CHICAGO, May 2 (UPI) -- Jack Hannahan doubled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth Wednesday, propelling Cleveland past the Chicago White Sox 6-3.
Travis Hafner extended the Cleveland lead with a two-run homer in the ninth.
Joe Smith (1-0) collected the win by working the seventh inning in relief of Josh Tomlin Smith walked one, but struck out the side.
Chris Perez was perfect in the ninth while grabbing his eighth save.
The White Sox have lost six of their last eight after winning four in a row.