MLB: Cleveland 7, Chicago White Sox 2

Sept. 25, 2013 at 11:34 PM
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CLEVELAND, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Nick Swisher keyed the offense with a two-run homer Wednesday and Cleveland kept its hold on a wild card berth by downing the Chicago White Sox 7-2.

Swisher's blast gave the Indians a 4-1 lead in the fifth and helped bring Cleveland its sixth straight victory.

Cleveland is in the second wild card position, one game behind Tampa Bay for the top spot and one game in front of Texas.

Two Chicago errors handed Cleveland three unearned runs, one of them scoring in the second inning when Marcus Semien misplayed a grounder at shortstop.

After Swisher's key homer in the fifth, Cleveland added a run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Drew Stubbs and tacked on two more in the seventh on a base hit by Asdrubal Cabrera.

Danny Salazar (2-3) struck out eight over 5 1/3 innings to get the win. He gave up two runs on six hits. Dylan Axelrod (4-11) surrendered three runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 to take the loss.

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