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Beckham homers in eighth to power White Sox past Cubs 5-1 for two-game sweep

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Chicago White Sox's Gordon Beckham, right, celebrates his home run off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Neil Ramirez with Dayan Viciedo during the eighth inning of an interleague baseball game Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)The Associated Press

Gordon Beckham's tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning helped the Chicago White Sox beat the rival Cubs 5-1 on Tuesday night.

Beckham was 1 for 6 in the White Sox's 3-1, 12-inning win Monday over the Cubs, but he matched a career high with four hits Tuesday. The fourth one, on a 1-2 pitch with two outs from Neil Ramirez (0-1), gave Beckham his first homer of the season and the White Sox the lead, one they held to sweep the two-game series at Wrigley Field.

The teams start a two-game series Wednesday across town at U.S. Cellular Field.

Moises Sierra had a career-high four hits for the White Sox, starting in place of Adam Dunn who was scratched about 30 minutes before the first pitch because of a bruised right calf. Dunn did pinch-hit for reliever Zach Putnam in the eighth and grounded out to short.

Putnam (1-0) got the win.