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MLB: Chicago White Sox 5, Cleveland 4

Sept. 24, 2012 at 11:27 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Adam Dunn stroked two home runs for the Chicago White Sox who beat Cleveland 5-4 Monday and maintained a one-game lead in the AL Central.

Dunn cracked a three-run shot in the eighth inning to put the game away and prevent second-place Detroit from grabbing a share of the division lead.

Chicago had lost five consecutive games coming into Monday's contest.

Alexei Ramirez drove in Chicago's other run.

Brett Meyers (3-3) was credited with the win after pitching a scoreless eighth in relief of Chris Sale. Sale gave up three runs on 10 hits over seven innings.

Vinnie Pestano (3-3) took the loss after serving up the home-run pitch to Dunn in the eighth.

Cleveland outhit Chicago 13-7. Russ Canzlet led the attack with a two-run homer. Shin-Soo Choo, Asdrubal Cabrera and Jason Kipnis all had two hits apiece.

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