CLEVELAND — José Ramírez delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 for a four-game sweep in a matchup of playoff-bound teams.
The victory pulled the Indians within one game of Chicago for the fourth seed and home-field advantage in the first round of the postseason. Idle Minnesota leads the White Sox by one game in the AL Central with three to play.
The Indians have won five straight and the White Sox have lost five in a row.
On Tuesday night, Ramírez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning to lift Cleveland over the White Sox for a playoff spot.
AL MVP candidate Ramirez went 2 for 3 in the series finale and is hitting .485 with eight homers and 20 RBI over his last 13 games.
Indians right-hander Zach Plesac went 6 2/3 innings, surrendering four runs and striking out seven.
The Indians finish the regular season with a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates starting Friday night at Progressive Field.