Cle 4 1 1 1 7 0 0 0 0 14
ChiWS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Date of game: 9/12/2013

Recap: Chicago WSox vs. Cleveland

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Ryan Raburn homered and drove in a season-high five runs and Cleveland batted around in a seven-run fifth inning as the Indians routed the Chicago White Sox, 14-3, in the opener of a four-game set from U.S. Cellular Field.

"He not only gets his, but he gives us a lot of production for a guy that plays maybe half the year or not even that," Indians manager Terry Francona said of Raburn.

Already leading 7-2, Asdrubal Cabrera clubbed a homer to left to lead off the fifth. Charlie Leesman then walked three straight batters to load the bags for Michael Bourn, who singled in a run. Nick Swisher plated a pair with his single to center and Jason Kipnis drew a walk to reload the bases.

Dylan Axelrod took over on the hill and yielded consecutive run-scoring singles to Carlos Santana and Raburn, who plated a pair, before finally retiring the side.

Swisher homered, scored three times and contributed three RBI while Kipnis reached base in all three of his plate appearances and scored twice as Cleveland sits 1 1/2 games behind Tampa Bay for the final A.L. wild card spot.

The Indians have won a franchise-best nine straight games against the White Sox.

Corey Kluber (9-5) won his third straight decision after tossing five innings, allowing two runs on six hits. Josh Tomlin pitched two scoreless innings of relief.

The Indians wasted no time getting to Chicago starter John Danks (4-13) as Swisher belted a solo home run with one out in the top of the first. After Kipnis singled and Santana walked, Raburn homered as well for a 4-0 cushion before the White Sox even took the plate.

"I just couldn't do what I wanted to do," Danks said of his start.

Kipnis doubled in another run in the second inning before Paul Konerko went yard for Chicago in the bottom half.

Each team plated a run in the third inning as well, with Mike Aviles offering a sac fly to right for Cleveland and Alejandro De Aza singling home Marcus Semien in the home half after the latter led off with a ground-rule double to center.

Dayan Viciendo had a sac fly in the eighth to round out the scoring.

Game Notes

Danks was lifted after four innings, reached for seven runs -- six earned -- on nine hits and three walks ... Leesman was charged with seven runs on three hits and four walks without recording an out ... Axelrod pitched five scoreless innings of relief for Chicago ... Semien's third inning double was his first career extra-base hit ... Yan Gomes doubled twice and Drew Stubbs had three hits for the Indians ... Cleveland has 12 wins against Chicago this season, its most against the Sox since 13 wins in 1968.

USC investigating Shaw story claims

USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian admitted to reporters Tuesday that the school has begun examining claims made by defensive back Josh Shaw that he injured himself while saving a nephew from drowning over the weekend.

Sixers acquire Thabeet

The Philadelphia 76ers acquired center Hasheem Thabeet and cash considerations from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for a 2015 protected second round draft pick.

Senators sign G Anderson to three-year extension

The Ottawa Senators signed goaltender Craig Anderson to a three-year contract extension that will run through the end of the 2017-18 season.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.