MLB: Cleve. 4, Chi. White Sox 3 (1st game)

Sept. 20, 2011 at 3:48 PM
share with facebook
share with twitter

CLEVELAND, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Travis Hafner, Asdrubal Cabrera and Kosuke Fukudome hit home runs Tuesday in Cleveland's 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader.

Hafner provided a two-run homer in the first inning and Cabrera led off the fourth with his 24th home run of the year while Fukudome's shot came in the fifth.

All of the home runs came off White Sox starter Gavin Floyd (12-12), who allowed a total of seven hits and struck out seven over 6 2/3 innings.

Fausto Carmona (7-15) picked up the victory. He surrendered seven hits, walked two and struck out three in six innings of work. Chris Perez got his 35th save.

Cleveland's Jason Kipnis reached on an infield hit and, with two outs, Hafner followed with a shot to right for his 12th home run of the year.

Adam Dunn and Alejandro De Aza knocked in runs and tied the score for Chicago in the second but Cabrera's drive just cleared the wall in right to break the tie in the fourth. Fukudome's homer -- also to right -- gave him seven on the year.

The White Sox added another De Aza RBI in the sixth but still lost for the eighth time in nine games.

Related UPI Stories
Trending Stories