Shields gets 1st W since opener, White Sox beat Indians 5-1

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox had the fog machine and strobe lights going after their latest victory. Considering how little they have had to celebrate this season, they're not going to let the opportunities go by.

James Shields won for the first time since opening day, Yoan Moncada and Yolmer Sanchez homered to lead off a three-run first, and Chicago beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Tuesday night.

Shields (2-7) gave up one run and four hits in seven innings after going 12 starts and 13 appearances without a win. The veteran right-hander struck out two and did not walk a batter in his first victory since the opener at Kansas City.

''We're trying to celebrate each win,'' Shields said. ''We're gonna go game by game and try to win the series and enjoy the moment.''

Moncada said through an interpreter that the White Sox started breaking out the fog machine and strobe lights a few weeks ago. On Tuesday, he and Sanchez got the party started .

They connected on consecutive pitches from Adam Plutko. Matt Davidson drove RBI doubles off the center-field wall in both the first and a two-run fifth , and the White Sox beat the AL Central leaders after losing their first four meetings this season.

Recalled from Triple-A Columbus, Plutko (3-1) got tagged for five runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. The 26-year-old righty won his first three major league starts this season before getting knocked around by Chicago.

Shields hit Francisco Lindor in the right foot with his first pitch of the game. He also gave up a sacrifice fly to Jose Ramirez in the sixth, but not much else in a dominant outing .

''He doesn't have the same stuff that he once had, so he's learned how to be a pitcher,'' Jason Kipnis said. ''To live on the corners, to get guys to hit off his pitches, and he's done a good job with it and he did a great job tonight. As a team, we've got to make an adjustment faster to that, not be chasing those type of pitches.''

HANGING ON

Cleveland stranded two on in the ninth and came up short after winning five of six.

Xavier Cedeno struck out Jason Kipnis with runners on first and third and one out. Yonder Alonso then took second on indifference before Joakim Soria retired Yan Gomes on a fly to the center-field warning track for his ninth save in 11 chances.

GOING DEEP

Moncada lined a 2-1 pitch over the center-field wall for his fourth career leadoff homer - all this season. Sanchez sent Plutko's next offering out to right-center, giving Chicago back-to-back drives for the fourth time this season. The White Sox had not started a first inning with consecutive homers since Alen Hanson and Sanchez connected against Tampa Bay's Chris Archer on Sept. 2.

QUOTABLE

''I feel like I've been pitching really well for the most part, a lot, this season. But wins haven't come my way.'' - Shields on the victory.

ROSTER MOVE

The Indians optioned catcher and outfielder Francisco Mejia back to Triple-A a day after recalling him, because catcher Roberto Perez did not need to go on the disabled list. Perez was hit by a pitch in the right wrist against Detroit on Sunday.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: 2B Kipnis (neck) was back in the lineup after sitting out the previous two games and so was 1B Edwin Encarnacion (ankle) after missing three in a row. ... The Indians continue to hold off on activating OF Brandon Guyer (strained neck) after he was hit in the wrist by a pitch during a rehab game for Columbus on Sunday. Manager Terry Francona indicated they might wait until Thursday, when the White Sox send a lefty to the mound in Carlos Rodon. ''We're just trying to make sure he's ready,'' Francona said.

White Sox: OF Avisail Garcia (strained right hamstring) went 1 for 2 for Triple-A Charlotte against Durham in his first rehab game on Tuesday.

UP NEXT

Indians: RHP Trevor Bauer (5-4, 2.62 ERA) hopes to continue his mastery over the White Sox after going 2-0 with a 2.19 ERA in two starts against them last year.

White Sox: RHP Dylan Covey (2-1, 2.22) tries to build on another strong outing after throwing three-hit ball over six innings in a 1-0 victory over Chris Sale and the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Friday.

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  • W: J. Shields (2-7)L: A. Plutko (3-1)S: J. Soria (9)
  • HR: CHW - Y. Sanchez (4), Y. Moncada (9)
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E. Encarnacion DH40000013.240.313.498.810-0.5
Y. Alonso 1B30100100.248.325.449.7743.0
J. Kipnis 2B40000013.198.275.306.581-0.5
Y. Gomes C40000003.235.289.434.7230.0
L. Chisenhall RF30000011.295.367.364.731-0.5
G. Allen CF30000010.221.267.326.594-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Y. Moncada 2B41111022.232.304.421.7255.0
    Y. Sanchez 3B31111100.271.315.424.7397.0
    J. Abreu 1B40000011.286.345.504.849-0.5
    D. Palka RF22000211.252.295.496.7913.5
    T. Thompson RF00000000.122.172.226.3980.0
    M. Davidson DH31220111.228.358.479.8377.5
    J. Rondon PR-DH00000000.267.313.533.8460.0
    O. Narvaez C40210002.212.297.283.5804.0
    T. Anderson SS40000024.232.297.425.723-1.0
    C. Tilson LF30100111.240.278.260.5380.5
    A. Engel CF40100013.226.289.323.6120.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Lindor 2 (23), J. Ramirez (20), Y. Alonso (10)
      • SF - J. Ramirez
      • RBI - J. Ramirez (44)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Davidson 2 (9), O. Narvaez (7)
      • HR - Y. Moncada (9), Y. Sanchez (4)
      • RBI - Y. Moncada (23), Y. Sanchez (28), M. Davidson 2 (30), O. Narvaez (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Davidson (8), O. Narvaez (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - C. Tilson
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Plutko (L, 3-1)4.28553525.091.30-6.5
      Z. McAllister2.10000305.541.197.5
      T. Olson0.20002005.941.38-2.0
      J. Tomlin0.10000107.171.510.5
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Plutko (L, 3-1)4.2
      Z. McAllister2.1
      T. Olson0.2
      J. Tomlin0.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Shields (W, 2-7)7.04110204.631.2327.0
      J. Fry1.00000202.000.894.0
      N. Jones0.11001004.011.42-2.0
      X. Cedeno (H, 1)0.10000100.000.600.5
      J. Soria (S, 9)0.10000003.241.167.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Shields (W, 2-7)7.0
      J. Fry1.0
      N. Jones0.1
      X. Cedeno (H, 1)0.1
      J. Soria (S, 9)0.1
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Plutko
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Plutko 87-52, Z. McAllister 30-22, T. Olson 15-5, J. Tomlin 7-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Plutko 3-5, Z. McAllister 2-2
      • Batters Faced - A. Plutko 24, Z. McAllister 7, T. Olson 4, J. Tomlin
      • Balks - A. Plutko
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Shields (5)
      • HBP - J. Shields (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 101-65, J. Fry 16-9, N. Jones 14-6, X. Cedeno 5-3, J. Soria 3-2
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 3-16, J. Fry 1-0, N. Jones 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Shields 26, J. Fry 3, N. Jones 3, X. Cedeno, J. Soria
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      F. Lindor SS31200010.291.365.534.8995.5
      M. Brantley LF40100002.316.359.529.8881.0
      J. Ramirez 3B30110001.290.385.609.9943.0
      E. Encarnacion DH40000013.240.313.498.810-0.5
      Y. Alonso 1B30100100.248.325.449.7743.0
      J. Kipnis 2B40000013.198.275.306.581-0.5
      Y. Gomes C40000003.235.289.434.7230.0
      L. Chisenhall RF30000011.295.367.364.731-0.5
      G. Allen CF30000010.221.267.326.594-0.5
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        Y. Moncada 2B41111022.232.304.421.7255.0
        Y. Sanchez 3B31111100.271.315.424.7397.0
        J. Abreu 1B40000011.286.345.504.849-0.5
        D. Palka RF22000211.252.295.496.7913.5
        T. Thompson RF00000000.122.172.226.3980.0
        M. Davidson DH31220111.228.358.479.8377.5
        J. Rondon PR-DH00000000.267.313.533.8460.0
        O. Narvaez C40210002.212.297.283.5804.0
        T. Anderson SS40000024.232.297.425.723-1.0
        C. Tilson LF30100111.240.278.260.5380.5
        A. Engel CF40100013.226.289.323.6120.5
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          BATTING
          • 2B - F. Lindor 2 (23), J. Ramirez (20), Y. Alonso (10)
          • SF - J. Ramirez
          • RBI - J. Ramirez (44)
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Davidson 2 (9), O. Narvaez (7)
          • HR - Y. Moncada (9), Y. Sanchez (4)
          • RBI - Y. Moncada (23), Y. Sanchez (28), M. Davidson 2 (30), O. Narvaez (4)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Davidson (8), O. Narvaez (3)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - C. Tilson
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Plutko (L, 3-1)4.28553525.091.30-6.5
          Z. McAllister2.10000305.541.197.5
          T. Olson0.20002005.941.38-2.0
          J. Tomlin0.10000107.171.510.5
          Total8.0855592---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Plutko (L, 3-1)4.2
          Z. McAllister2.1
          T. Olson0.2
          J. Tomlin0.1
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Shields (W, 2-7)7.04110204.631.2327.0
          J. Fry1.00000202.000.894.0
          N. Jones0.11001004.011.42-2.0
          X. Cedeno (H, 1)0.10000100.000.600.5
          J. Soria (S, 9)0.10000003.241.167.0
          Total9.0511150---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Shields (W, 2-7)7.0
          J. Fry1.0
          N. Jones0.1
          X. Cedeno (H, 1)0.1
          J. Soria (S, 9)0.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - A. Plutko
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Plutko 87-52, Z. McAllister 30-22, T. Olson 15-5, J. Tomlin 7-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Plutko 3-5, Z. McAllister 2-2
          • Batters Faced - A. Plutko 24, Z. McAllister 7, T. Olson 4, J. Tomlin
          • Balks - A. Plutko
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Shields (5)
          • HBP - J. Shields (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 101-65, J. Fry 16-9, N. Jones 14-6, X. Cedeno 5-3, J. Soria 3-2
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 3-16, J. Fry 1-0, N. Jones 1-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Shields 26, J. Fry 3, N. Jones 3, X. Cedeno, J. Soria
          • 6TH INNING
            Ramirez hit sacrifice fly to left, Lindor scored15
          • 5TH INNING
            Narvaez doubled to deep right center, Davidson scored05
            Davidson doubled to deep center, Palka scored04
          • 1ST INNING
            Davidson doubled to deep center, Palka scored03
            Sanchez homered to right center02
            Moncada homered to center01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Nate Jones relieved Jace Fry
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ramirez doubled to center
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Encarnacion grounded out to second, Ramirez to third
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso walked
            • Xavier Cedeno relieved Nate Jones
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
            • Joakim Soria relieved Xavier Cedeno
            • Y. Gomes: Foul, Ball, Alonso to second on fielder's indifference, Gomes flied out to center
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Jace Fry relieved James Shields
            • Trayce Thompson in right field
            • G. Allen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Allen struck out swinging
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Brantley grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Tyler Olson relieved Zach McAllister
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Davidson walked
            • Jose Rondon ran for Matt Davidson
            • O. Narvaez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Narvaez fouled out to catcher
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson lined out to left
            • C. Tilson: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tilson walked, Rondon to second
            • Josh Tomlin relieved Tyler Olson
            • A. Engel: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso doubled to deep right center
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kipnis flied out to left
            • Y. Gomes: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Gomes grounded out to shortstop, Alonso to third
            • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Chisenhall flied out to shallow center
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Z. McAllister Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez lined out to left
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Foul, Abreu grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Palka: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Palka grounded out to first
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • G. Allen: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Allen lined out to center
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor doubled to right
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Brantley reached on an infield single to second, Lindor to third
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Brantley to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Ramirez hit sacrifice fly to left, Lindor scored
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Encarnacion flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • Z. McAllister Pitching:
            • C. Tilson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Tilson struck out swinging
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Engel lined out to shortstop
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Kipnis lined out to center
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gomes grounded out to third
            • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Chisenhall flied out to center
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Plutko Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez fouled out to third
            • J. Abreu: Foul, Strike looking, Abreu grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Palka: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Palka walked
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson doubled to deep center, Palka scored
            • O. Narvaez: Narvaez doubled to deep right center, Davidson scored
            • Zach McAllister relieved Adam Plutko
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ramirez lined out to center
            • E. Encarnacion: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Encarnacion flied out to right
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Plutko Pitching:
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Narvaez singled to center
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson popped out to second
            • C. Tilson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Tilson reached on fielder's choice to second, Narvaez out at second
            • A. Engel: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Engel singled to right, Tilson to third
            • Y. Moncada: Moncada fouled out to third
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Chisenhall struck out swinging
            • G. Allen: Ball, Allen flied out to center
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Lindor doubled to left
            • M. Brantley: Brantley lined out to center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Plutko Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez walked
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Sanchez to second on balk, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • D. Palka: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Palka struck out on foul tip
            • M. Davidson: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Alonso flied out to left
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kipnis lined out to center
            • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Foul, Gomes lined out to right
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Plutko Pitching:
            • C. Tilson: Ball, Tilson singled to shallow left
            • A. Engel: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Engel flied out to center
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Tilson caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor hit by pitch
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Brantley flied out to left
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez popped out to first
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Plutko Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Foul, Moncada homered to center
            • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez homered to right center
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Abreu grounded out to second
            • D. Palka: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Palka walked
            • M. Davidson: Davidson doubled to deep center, Palka scored
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Ball, Narvaez flied out to left
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Davidson to third on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)