CLEVELAND — (AP) Carlos Rodón followed up his no-hitter by hanging around for five shaky innings to beat Cleveland for the second time in a week and José Abreu homered twice, leading the Chicago White Sox past the Indians 8-5.
Rodón pitched in short sleeves despite temperatures dropping into the 30s and snow on the way. He worked around five walks, giving up a homer and throwing 110 pitches — four fewer than in his April 14 gem.
Jordan Luplow's leadoff homer in the third ended Rodón's streak of no-hit innings against the Indians (8-8) at 11. The Tribe cut the deficit to 3-2 in the fourth on a Cesar Hernandez single, but Josh Naylor ran through a stop sign at third and was thrown out by a mile at home plate to end the inning and kill the rally.
In the sixth, Yoán Moncada and Abreu drove in runs to chase starter Zach Plesac from the game before Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run homer off reliever Cal Quantrill to make it 7-2 White Sox (9-9). Abreu's second home run made it 8-2 in the seventh, and while the Indians rallied for three in the ninth, it wasn't enough as Liam Hendriks was able to nail down the save.
The Tribe has now lost three of its last four dating back to Friday in Cincinnati. They'll face the Sox again Wednesday night for the second of a two-game series, with Cleveland Aaron Civale (3-0, 2.18 ERA) against a yet-to-be-determined starter for Chicago, which is expected to go with a "bullpen game."
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