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Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland Indians 5-4

Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland Indians 5-4

Mark Buehrle's ejection in the third inning for arguing a balk didn't rattle the Chicago White Sox, who regrouped after losing their starting pitcher and survived a scary ninth to beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Wednesday.
Buehrle and manager Ozzie Guillen were both tossed by first-base umpire Joe West, who called two balks on the left-hander in the first three innings.
Mark Kotsay hit a two-run homer off Jake Westbrook (2-3) and Mark Teahen drove in two runs as Chicago won two of three over Cleveland to capture their first road series this season.
Bobby Jenks nearly blew a 5-1 lead in the ninth, allowing the Indians to score three runs before striking out Austin Kearns with the bases loaded and getting Russell Branyan to fly out.
White Sox reliever Tony Pena (1-1), summoned in the fourth after Randy Williams left with an apparent foot injury, worked four scoreless innings and was credited with the win.
In Minneapolis, Derek Jeter homered and made a highlight-reel play at shortstop in the sixth inning to lift New York in the completion of a game halted by rain the night before.
The Yankees and Twins had to push the pause button Tuesday after a thunderstorm forced an 83-minute delay and then suspension of a scoreless game after the fifth.
Their regularly scheduled matchup was still on tap for Wednesday night, about a half-hour after completion of this pitching duel started by A.J. Burnett and Scott Baker on Tuesday.
In Seattle, Mike Sweeney hit a two-run homer off reliever Ryan Perry and Josh Wilson capped the eighth-inning rally with a two-run single for Seattle as the Mariners beat the Tigers 5-4.
Down 4-1 entering the eighth, Franklin Gutierrez got it started with a leadoff single before Sweeney belted his sixth homer in the last 10 games two batters later. After a single by Jose Lopez and double by Rob Johnson, Wilson singled into left-center field to give Seattle the lead.
David Aardsma then pitched the ninth for his 11th save in 13 chances.
In Kansas City, Billy Butler homered and Luke Hochevar pitched eight strong innings to lead Kansas City as the Royals beat Rangers 5-2.
Hochevar (5-2) held the Rangers to two runs on six hits, striking out four and walking none, and Joakim Soria worked the ninth for his 11th save in 13 chances and the 100th of his career.
Rangers right-hander Scott Feldman (2-5) allowed four runs on seven hits with one walk and two hit batters in 6 2/3 innings.


Updated : 2021-05-06 20:50 GMT+08:00