CHICAGO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Jermaine Dye hit a home run Sunday to boost the Chicago White Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
The decision ended a second-half-of-the-season charge that saw the Indians not only vie for a wild-card playoff spot, but the AL Central title. But the White Sox swept the final three-game series and the Indians finished 93-69, one game out of the playoff race.
Cleveland lost six of its last seven games.
Chicago, which ended the regular season with an AL-best 99-63 mark, will face the Boston Red Sox in the first round of the playoffs.
Dye's first-inning home run was backed by single runs in the second and third innings to make a loser of Cleveland starter Scott Elarton (11-9).
Brandon McCarthy (3-2) allowed one run and six hits over five innings in collecting the victory.