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Zach Plesac, Franmil Reyes, Jordan Luplow power Cleveland Indians over Chicago White Sox 7-1

Plesac allowed five hits and struck out seven in lowering his ERA to 1.29 this season.
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach Plesac throws against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020.

CHICAGO — (AP) Zach Plesac tossed six strong innings and the Cleveland Indians snapped a scoring drought with a six-run fourth in a 7-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

Franmil Reyes and Jordan Luplow each hit two-run homers in the fourth and Domingo Santana added a solo shot in the eighth. Plesac allowed five hits and struck out seven in lowering his ERA to 1.29 this season.

It was a much-needed offensive output for the Tribe (9-7), which came in ranked dead last in the majors with a .189 batting average. Luplow in particular snapped an 0-for-21 skid with his first home run of the season.

Yoan Moncada homered for Chicago (8-7). He has reached in 19 straight games dating back to Sept. 25 last season.

The Cleveland pitching staff has allowed four runs or fewer in all 16 games this season. The team's ERA currently sits at 1.99, the best in all of baseball.

The Indians and White Sox will wrap up their three-game series Sunday at 7:08 p.m., eastern time, in a game that was moved to the evening in order to be broadcast on ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball." 2019 All-Stars Shane Bieber and Lucas Giolito will face off on the mound.