Cleveland 4, Chi. White Sox 1
When: 8:10 PM ET, Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Where: U.S Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
Wally Bell, 1B -
John Hirschbeck, 2B -
Scott Barry, 3B -
Fausto Carmona worked into the ninth inning for his first victory in a month as the Cleveland Indians closed the gap in the American League Central with a 4-1 victory over the host Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
The victory moved the Indians to within two games of Detroit in the AL Central. The White Sox missed a chance to leapfrog the Indians for second place and remain 3 1/2 games behind Detroit.
Carmona (6-12) was never in any serious trouble, limiting the White Sox to a run on five hits in his longest outing of the year. He came into the game having allowed 18 runs over eight innings in two losses to Chicago earlier this season.
He was given all the offense he would need when Kosuke Fukudome put the Indians ahead 2-1 with a single to center field in the sixth. Shin-Soo Choo added some insurance with an RBI single in the seventh, and Asdrubal Cabrera capped the scoring with a sacrifice fly later in the inning.
Chris Perez recorded the final two outs for his 26th save.
Choo finished 3-for-4 en route to his first multi-hit effort in four games since returning from the disabled list.
Mark Buehrle (10-6) suffered his first loss since June 16. The veteran lefthander was charged with four runs on 12 hits over 7 1/3 innings.
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