Published November 20, 2014
Asdrubal Cabrera hit a three-run home run and 2, in game series.
Kosuke Fukudome went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, three RBI and two runs scored while Jason Kipnis added a solo home run for the Indians, who won the opening game of the set before dropping the next two.
Jeanmar Gomez (5-2) won his fifth straight start as he gave up just two runs -- one earned -- on four hits with two walks and three strikeouts over six innings of work.
"We had a lot of good at-bats from everyone in the lineup tonight," said Cleveland manager Manny Acta. "Cabrera and Fukudome were both swinging the bats real well and it was a good night all around."
Philip Humber (9-9) gave up seven runs on eight hits with two walks and four strikeouts in six-plus innings.
"I don't feel like I threw the ball as bad as the results," said Humber. "But every time they needed a hit they got one. It's frustrating, but it's a good lesson for me."
Fukudome and Kipnis hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning to stake the Indians to a 2-0 lead.
That score stayed that way until the fifth when the White Sox tied the game. With one out, Alejandro De Aza walked and Brent Morel followed with a single. After Gordon Beckham fouled out, Pierre hit a single to right that scored both runners on a bad throw by Cabrera.
The Indians, though, got the lead back in the fifth as Fukudome punched a two- run single to left for a 4-2 lead.
An RBI single from Matt LaPorta in the sixth made it a three-run game and the Tribe blew it open in the seventh.
The eighth inning saw Cabrera hit a two-run single to account for the final score.
Cabrera set an Indians record for most home runs by a shortstop in a season...Chicago won the season series, 11-7...The Indians hosts Minnesota for four games starting on Friday, their final home series of the season.