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Cleveland Indians bounce back from sweep, beat White Sox 11-3

The Cleveland Indians bounced back from their sweep at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays to beat the Chicago White Sox 11-3 on Monday.
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Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor hits an RBI-single in the seventh inning in a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in Cleveland. Yu Chang scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — CLEVELAND (AP) - Carlos Santana homered, Franmil Reyes had a three-run double and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox 11-3 on Monday night.

Santana, a first-time All-Star this season, hit his team-leading 32nd home run with one out in the sixth and had an RBI single in the seventh.

Reyes' first-inning drive to the wall in left-center gave Cleveland the lead after Chicago starter Ross Detwiler walked the bases loaded.

Rookie right-hander Aaron Civale (3-3) allowed three runs - one earned - in five innings.

The game lasted 4 four hours, 7 minutes. The longest nine-inning game in Progressive Field history was 4 hours, 19 minutes on April 28, 2009, against Boston.

The Indians needed a boost after being swept in a three-game series at Tampa Bay. Cleveland trails Minnesota by 5 ½ games in the AL Central and is a half-game behind the Rays in the race for the first wild-card spot.

The White Sox have dropped seven straight - matching their longest streak of the season - and are a season-high 17 games under .500.

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9/2/2019 11:27:50 PM (GMT -4:00)