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Viciedo's three-run HR helps lead White Sox past Indians

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CHICAGO -- While the Chicago White Sox await the return of injured slugger Jose Abreu, Dayan Viciedo is doing his part to make up for the missing power.

Viciedo hit a long three-run homer, Conor Gillaspie collected four more hits and the White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on Monday.

Abreu, who is out with a left ankle injury, took 25 grounders and played soft toss before the game. He also hit 30 balls off a tee. The slugger is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list when he is eligible on June 2.

Viciedo went 2 for 4 for his first multihit game since May 19 at Kansas City. He said the bond between the two Cuban players has been beneficial for both sides.

"We have a great relationship," he said through an interpreter. "There are some things he has mentioned to me and I give him advice as well. It goes both ways. Knowing each other for years and then being here together definitely helps."

Gillaspie went 4 for 4, scored twice and drove in a run. He became the first White Sox player to hit three doubles in a single game since Paul Konerko on May 26, 2012, against the Indians.

Viciedo connected in the third inning against Josh Tomlin as the White Sox improved to 5-3 this year against Cleveland.

Mike Aviles, Michael Brantley and Ryan Raburn had two hits apiece for the Indians, who have dropped three of four. Brantley and Raburn each drove in a run.

Cleveland third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall committed a costly error in the third inning, allowing Marcus Semien to reach. Gillaspie then singled to put runners on first and second before Viciedo drove a 1-2 pitch over the wall in left for his fifth homer, giving the White Sox a 3-1 lead.

"That's on me," Tomlin said. "I need to do a better job of picking Lonnie up there. It took a tough hop and I need to come back and make a better pitch to Viciedo right there."

Gillaspie is batting .407 (24 for 59) in his last 16 games.

The White Sox added two more runs in the sixth on consecutive RBI singles for Alexei Ramirez and Alejandro De Aza against Bryan Shaw. Gillaspie's third double in the seventh scored Semien from first base, making it 6-2.

"Any time you can add on runs, it's big," Chicago manager Robin Ventura said.

Tomlin (3-2) allowed two earned runs and five hits in five-plus innings. He struck out eight and walked one.

Jose Quintana (3-4) pitched six effective innings for the White Sox, allowing two runs and five hits. Scott Downs got four outs for his first save.

"It's great to give Q some run support," Gillaspie said. "He's a guy that goes out there every time, he's a fighter, he's a bulldog out there. To give him some run support, it has to make him feel better about his performance."

Quintana also got some help from his defense in the sixth. Raburn singled in Brantley with one out, but was thrown out by right fielder Moises Sierra trying to stretch it to a double.

"It's a good feeling," Quintana said. "That's a good one for us, the first game of the series. It was good to make a quality start, too, which gives us a chance to win."

Notes

Cleveland manager Terry Francona declined comment on the Cubs hiring Manny Ramirez as a minor league coach/player. "I've got my hands full being the manager of this team," said Francona, who was in Boston with Ramirez and Cubs executive Theo Epstein. "I did exchange a couple of texts with Theo yesterday in fun." ... Indians slugger Carlos Santana was in the original lineup at DH but was scratched because he was feeling ill. ... INF Jason Kipnis (right oblique strain) will rejoin the Indians on Tuesday following a rehab assignment. ... RHP Justin Masterson (2-3) faces White Sox ace Chris Sale (4-0) in the second game of the series.

 
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Dayan Viciedo watches as his three-run home run leaves the park in the third inning against the Indians.  (Getty Images)
Dayan Viciedo watches as his three-run home run leaves the park in the third inning against the Indians. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
Chicago

C. Gillaspie
AB 4
R 2
H 4
HR 0
RBI 1
Chicago

D. Viciedo
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
 
Cleveland Indians
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Michael Bourn, CF5000024 .284
Mike Aviles, 2B4020013 .263
Michael Brantley, LF3121111 .307
Asdrubal Cabrera, DH4000026 .251
Ryan Raburn, RF-1B4021000 .206
Nick Swisher, 1B3010000 .211
   a-David Murphy, PH-RF1000013 .267
Yan Gomes, C4000011 .273
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B3100100 .371
Justin Sellers, SS3010100 .231
Josh Tomlin, P0000000 .000
   Josh Outman, P0000000 .000
   Bryan Shaw, P0000000 .000
   Marc Rzepczynski, P0000000 .000
   Carlos Carrasco, P0000000 .000
Totals3428238  
a-struck out for Swisher in the 8th
Batting
RBI - Michael Brantley (39), Ryan Raburn (12)
2-OUT RBI - Michael Brantley (15)
SB - Michael Brantley (8, 2nd base off Quintana/Nieto)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
E - Lonnie Chisenhall (8, Misplayed grounder)
Cleveland Indians
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Josh Tomlin (L,3-2) 5552181 3.04
Josh Outman 0.1000010 2.55
Bryan Shaw 0.2200020 1.50
Marc Rzepczynski 0.1211000 3.50
Carlos Carrasco 1.2000010 5.25
Pitches-Strikes - Josh Tomlin 100-69, Josh Outman 6-5, Bryan Shaw 16-11, Marc Rzepczynski 4-4, Carlos Carrasco 28-20
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Tomlin 3-5, Marc Rzepczynski 1-0, Carlos Carrasco 2-2
Batters Faced - Josh Tomlin 22, Josh Outman 1, Bryan Shaw 4, Marc Rzepczynski 3, Carlos Carrasco 5
Chicago (A.L.) White Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Adam Eaton, CF4000000 .275
Marcus Semien, 2B4210010 .222
Conor Gillaspie, 3B4241000 .352
Dayan Viciedo, DH4223012 .284
Adam Dunn, 1B3000133 .241
Alexei Ramirez, SS4011001 .320
Alejandro De Aza, LF4011021 .175
Tyler Flowers, C2000021 .308
   Adrian Nieto, C2000012 .308
Moises Sierra, RF3000022 .176
Jose Quintana, P0000000 .000
   Jake Petricka, P0000000 .000
   Zach Putnam, P0000000 .000
   Scott Downs, P0000000 .000
Totals34696112  
Batting
2B - Conor Gillaspie 3 (12, Tomlin)
HR - Dayan Viciedo (5, Tomlin)
RBI - Conor Gillaspie (17), Dayan Viciedo 3 (20), Alexei Ramirez (36), Alejandro De Aza (17)
2-OUT RBI - Dayan Viciedo 3 (8)
SB - Alejandro De Aza (6, 2nd base off Shaw/Gomes)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Moises Sierra 1
DP - A. Ramirez-Semien-Dunn
E - Marcus Semien (8, Misplayed grounder)
Chicago (A.L.) White Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jose Quintana (W,3-4) 6522250 3.61
Jake Petricka (H,4) 1000000 1.57
Zach Putnam 0.2300020 1.64
Scott Downs (S,1) 1.1000110 5.68
Pitches-Strikes - Jose Quintana 107-64, Jake Petricka 11-7, Zach Putnam 22-14, Scott Downs 23-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jose Quintana 8-4, Jake Petricka 2-1, Scott Downs 2-1
Batters Faced - Jose Quintana 24, Jake Petricka 3, Zach Putnam 5, Scott Downs 5
Game Information
Attendance - 17075
Game Time - 3:22
Temperature - 86
Umpires - Home - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Ed Hickox, Second Base - Lance Barrett, Third Base - Mike Everitt