The only real threat Cleveland could muster was in the 7th inning, after Brandon Moss singled to right field to put runners on the corners. Cleveland is 19-30 at Progressive Field.
Carlos Rodon (4-3) limited the Indians to five hits over 6 2/3 innings, striking out nine and walking none.
Jose Abreu drove in three runs, Melky Cabrera was 3 for 5 with two RBIs and Carlos Sanchez hit his first major league homer.
Chicago scored a run in the seventh inning, which began with a one-out single by Sanchez. Urshela tripled to center.
The White Sox came into the series with six losses in seven games, but moved out of last place in the AL Central and dropped Cleveland into the basement.
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Cleveland Indians? Giovanny Urshela hits a triple off Chicago White Sox relief pitcher David Robertson in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Cleveland.
Shortstop Alexei Ramirez took a hit away from Kipnis in the sixth with a leaping backhand grab while tumbling to the ground.
This was a big bounce back game for Rodon, who struggled against the St. Louis Cardinals in his last start on July 21st as his lack of control got the best of him. For only the second start in 13, Rodon didn’t walk anyone, and it kept him out of trouble for most of the day.
Said Rodon: “The defense was good, Carlos hit another home run, it was a good game”. The result, the Indians would sweep the four game series over the Tampa Bay Rays in Saint Petersburg.
The White Sox (46-50) have a lot of work in front of them if they want to get into the playoff chase, but they left town on a positive note.
“If we are not playing well, (everyone is) just sitting in the dugout”, Salazar said. “There’s a nice little roll going on”.
“He continues to go through mechanical changes on his own I think, ” Bell said.
White Sox: OF Adam Eaton was out of the lineup after injuring his left shoulder diving for a flyball Saturday night. “He fell behind a few guys early, but I think he’s realizing that he has the stuff that when he throws it over the plate he’s not going to get hammered”, said Manager Robin Ventura. Moss flied out to center fielder Shuck.
NOTES: Indians OF/1B Nick Swisher, who has made two rehab appearances at Double-A Akron, is scheduled to make two more, Sunday and Monday.
Perhaps manager Terry Francona should hold another team meeting before the Indians open up a three game series again the central division leading Kansas City Royals on Monday.