Clevinger strikes out 10 as Indians beat White Sox 6-3

CLEVELAND (AP) Mike Clevinger has become a vital member of the Cleveland Indians' rotation.

Clevinger struck out 10 and allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings, and Cleveland beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Tuesday night.

Clevinger (6-2) beat Chicago for the third time this season and was in command after giving up a first-inning run. He retired 13 straight between the second and sixth while allowing five hits.

The right-hander, in his first full season as a starter, has earned the trust of manager Terry Francona.

''He's doing everything you would ever ask of any guy,'' Francona said. ''He works hard. He's prepared. He competes like crazy. He's got three good pitches that seem to be getting better.''

Clevinger is pleased to know Francona has confidence in him.

''Obviously, it took a process to get there with him, but I'm enjoying the benefits of getting that trust now,'' Clevinger said.

Clevinger struck out a career-high 11 against the White Sox last week. This time, he was pulled after two walks in the eighth. He has held Chicago to three earned runs in 21 1/3 innings over three starts.

''His fastball had a lot of life and his changeup was working pretty well,'' White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. ''Really, he's got a pretty good repertoire.''

Francisco Lindor's two-run single was the key hit in the second when Cleveland scored four times. Yonder Alonso, Michael Brantley and Edwin Encarnacion also drove in runs for the Indians.

Yoan Moncada had a two-run double with two outs in the ninth off Zach McAllister. Second baseman Erik Gonzalez booted Yolmer Sanchez's ground ball putting two runners on. Cody Allen retired Jose Abreu on fly ball for his 15th save in 16 chances.

Cleveland improved to 16-4 in its past 20 home games against Chicago.

Carlos Rodon (0-2) allowed four runs in 6 1/3 innings. The left-hander made his third start of the season after having shoulder surgery in August.

The White Sox lost their sixth straight and dropped a season-high 24 games under .500. Chicago is 11-23 against the AL Central.

Abreu's single put Chicago ahead three batters into the game, but the lead lasted one inning. Alonso tied the game with an RBI single in the second, and Cleveland went ahead on Rodon's wild pitch.

Lindor singled into right-center with runners on second and third for a 4-1 lead. Brantley and Encarnacion drove in runs in the seventh.

Rodon pitched into the seventh inning for the first time this season, throwing 98 pitches.

''I feel healthy and my arm feels good, but I've got to be better,'' he said. ''When you lose, you're never satisfied. It's good that I went into the seventh, but I really hurt myself in the second.''

Abreu had a home run overturned in the third. His drive down the left field line was called fair by third base umpire Lance Barksdale. The ruling was reversed after a review that lasted 44 seconds. Abreu then struck out.

Moncada led off the first with a double and scored when Abreu hit a sharp ground ball through the right side.

Brandon Guyer and Rajai Davis stole bases for the Indians, who have stolen 23 bases without being caught since May 23.

HIGH NUMBER

RHP George Kontos became the 17th pitcher to be in Cleveland's bullpen this season when he had his contract purchased from Triple-A Columbus. Kontos, 33, was released by Pittsburgh last month. RHP Evan Marshall (sore elbow) is on the 10-day disabled list. He was removed in the eighth inning Monday with the injury.

CLEAN IT UP

The White Sox committed three errors Monday and continued to struggle in the field Tuesday. Catcher Omar Narvaez threw the ball into center field when Guyer stole second base in the third. Rodon and Bruce Rondon threw wild pitches.

The Indians were also sloppy. Jason Kipnis dropped a soft underhanded flip from Lindor that would have forced Abreu at second base in the first. Clevinger threw wildly trying to pick Charlie Tilson off first the following inning. Gonzalez's error forced Allen into the game in an inning that began with a 6-1 lead.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: OF Leury Garcia (sprained left knee), who has been on the disabled list since May 24, has three hits and three runs in the first two games of his rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte.

UP NEXT

Indians RHP Corey Kluber (10-3, 2.24 ERA), coming off a rare loss, starts the series finale. He allowed four runs in five innings - his shortest outing of the season - against the Twins on Friday. RHP Reynaldo Lopez (2-4, 3.26 ERA) starts for the White Sox.

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  • W: M. Clevinger (6-2)L: C. Rodon (0-2)S: C. Allen (15)
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Y. Moncada 2B51220021.230.304.409.7126.0
Y. Sanchez 3B40000102.260.310.408.7181.0
J. Abreu 1B50110033.282.336.495.8300.5
D. Palka RF30100111.250.296.461.7571.5
M. Davidson DH40000014.236.351.492.843-0.5
O. Narvaez C40000022.217.297.321.617-1.0
T. Anderson SS41100000.233.300.414.7142.0
C. Tilson LF41300010.280.313.320.6333.5
A. Engel CF40000014.206.267.291.558-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS40220011.290.362.529.8913.5
    M. Brantley LF41110012.320.362.520.8823.5
    J. Ramirez 3B30100121.289.387.601.9881.0
    E. Encarnacion DH31110102.226.304.457.7604.0
    B. Guyer RF21100000.161.263.322.5845.0
    a- L. Chisenhall PH-RF10000002.339.439.446.8860.0
    Y. Alonso 1B41110021.242.315.433.7482.0
    Y. Gomes C21000200.249.315.459.7743.0
    J. Kipnis 2B40100003.208.284.319.6031.0
    E. Gonzalez 2B00000000.290.329.464.7930.0
    R. Davis CF41100023.224.278.276.5543.0
    • a-flied out for Guyer in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - Y. Moncada 2 (14)
    • RBI - Y. Moncada 2 (25), J. Abreu (42)
    • 2-Out RBI - Y. Moncada 2 (5)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Brantley (15)
    • RBI - F. Lindor 2 (40), M. Brantley (41), E. Encarnacion (42), Y. Alonso (38)
    • 2-Out RBI - F. Lindor 2 (9), M. Brantley (14), E. Encarnacion (16)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - B. Guyer, R. Davis (13)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - A. Engel (2)
    • DP - (Anderson-Abreu)
    • E - O. Narvaez (2)
    FIELDING
    • E - M. Clevinger, E. Gonzalez (3), J. Kipnis (5)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Rodon (L, 0-2)6.15442504.411.224.5
    B. Rondon0.23221104.701.70-5.5
    X. Cedeno1.01001200.000.752.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Rodon (L, 0-2)6.1
    B. Rondon0.2
    X. Cedeno1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Clevinger (W, 6-2)7.251121003.001.1628.0
    N. Ramirez0.10000002.771.150.0
    Z. McAllister0.23220105.901.31-4.5
    C. Allen (S, 15)0.10000003.861.127.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Clevinger (W, 6-2)7.2
    N. Ramirez0.1
    Z. McAllister0.2
    C. Allen (S, 15)0.1
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Rodon (2), B. Rondon (3)
    • IBB - B. Rondon
    • HBP - C. Rodon (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Rodon 98-62, B. Rondon 15-10, X. Cedeno 16-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Rodon 1-12
    • Batters Faced - C. Rodon 26, B. Rondon 6, X. Cedeno 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Clevinger 114-77, N. Ramirez 2-2, Z. McAllister 27-19, C. Allen 2-1
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Clevinger 4-10, N. Ramirez 1-0, Z. McAllister 1-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Clevinger 31, N. Ramirez, Z. McAllister 6, C. Allen
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    Y. Moncada 2B51220021.230.304.409.7126.0
    Y. Sanchez 3B40000102.260.310.408.7181.0
    J. Abreu 1B50110033.282.336.495.8300.5
    D. Palka RF30100111.250.296.461.7571.5
    M. Davidson DH40000014.236.351.492.843-0.5
    O. Narvaez C40000022.217.297.321.617-1.0
    T. Anderson SS41100000.233.300.414.7142.0
    C. Tilson LF41300010.280.313.320.6333.5
    A. Engel CF40000014.206.267.291.558-0.5
    Total37383021117-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      F. Lindor SS40220011.290.362.529.8913.5
      M. Brantley LF41110012.320.362.520.8823.5
      J. Ramirez 3B30100121.289.387.601.9881.0
      E. Encarnacion DH31110102.226.304.457.7604.0
      B. Guyer RF21100000.161.263.322.5845.0
      a- L. Chisenhall PH-RF10000002.339.439.446.8860.0
      Y. Alonso 1B41110021.242.315.433.7482.0
      Y. Gomes C21000200.249.315.459.7743.0
      J. Kipnis 2B40100003.208.284.319.6031.0
      E. Gonzalez 2B00000000.290.329.464.7930.0
      R. Davis CF41100023.224.278.276.5543.0
      Total3169504815-----
      • a-flied out for Guyer in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Moncada 2 (14)
      • RBI - Y. Moncada 2 (25), J. Abreu (42)
      • 2-Out RBI - Y. Moncada 2 (5)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Brantley (15)
      • RBI - F. Lindor 2 (40), M. Brantley (41), E. Encarnacion (42), Y. Alonso (38)
      • 2-Out RBI - F. Lindor 2 (9), M. Brantley (14), E. Encarnacion (16)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - B. Guyer, R. Davis (13)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - A. Engel (2)
      • DP - (Anderson-Abreu)
      • E - O. Narvaez (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Clevinger, E. Gonzalez (3), J. Kipnis (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Rodon (L, 0-2)6.15442504.411.224.5
      B. Rondon0.23221104.701.70-5.5
      X. Cedeno1.01001200.000.752.0
      Total8.0966480---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Rodon (L, 0-2)6.1
      B. Rondon0.2
      X. Cedeno1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Clevinger (W, 6-2)7.251121003.001.1628.0
      N. Ramirez0.10000002.771.150.0
      Z. McAllister0.23220105.901.31-4.5
      C. Allen (S, 15)0.10000003.861.127.0
      Total9.08332110---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Clevinger (W, 6-2)7.2
      N. Ramirez0.1
      Z. McAllister0.2
      C. Allen (S, 15)0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Rodon (2), B. Rondon (3)
      • IBB - B. Rondon
      • HBP - C. Rodon (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Rodon 98-62, B. Rondon 15-10, X. Cedeno 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Rodon 1-12
      • Batters Faced - C. Rodon 26, B. Rondon 6, X. Cedeno 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Clevinger 114-77, N. Ramirez 2-2, Z. McAllister 27-19, C. Allen 2-1
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Clevinger 4-10, N. Ramirez 1-0, Z. McAllister 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Clevinger 31, N. Ramirez, Z. McAllister 6, C. Allen
      • 9TH INNING
        Moncada doubled to deep center, Anderson and Tilson scored36
      • 7TH INNING
        Encarnacion singled to left, Brantley scored, Ramirez to second16
        Brantley doubled to deep center, Davis scored15
      • 2ND INNING
        Lindor singled to right center, Alonso and Gomes scored14
        Guyer scored, Alonso to third, Gomes to second on wild pitch12
        Alonso singled to right center, Encarnacion scored, Guyer to second11
      • 1ST INNING
        Abreu singled to right center, Moncada scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Erik Gonzalez at second base
        • Zach McAllister relieved Neil Ramirez
        • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Narvaez struck out swinging
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson singled to right
        • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Tilson reached on an infield single to third, Anderson to second
        • A. Engel: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Engel fouled out to first
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Moncada doubled to deep center, Anderson and Tilson scored
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Sanchez safe at first on 2nd baseman Gonzalez fielding error, Moncada to third
        • Cody Allen relieved Zach McAllister
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Abreu flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 8TH INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • D. Palka: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Palka walked, Sanchez to second
        • Neil Ramirez relieved Mike Clevinger
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Davidson grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Palka out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Xavier Cedeno relieved Bruce Rondon
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gomes walked
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Kipnis singled to center, Gomes to third, Kipnis out at second
        • R. Davis: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • O. Narvaez: Narvaez lined out to shortstop
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Tilson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Tilson singled to center
        • A. Engel: Strike looking, Engel lined out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Rodon Pitching:
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kipnis lined out to right
        • Bruce Rondon relieved Carlos Rodon
        • R. Davis: Davis singled to center
        • F. Lindor: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Davis stole second, Ball, Davis to third on wild pitch, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • M. Brantley: Brantley doubled to deep center, Davis scored
        • J. Ramirez: Ramirez intentionally walked
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion singled to left, Brantley scored, Ramirez to second
        • Lonnie Chisenhall hit for Brandon Guyer
        • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Chisenhall flied out to left
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to first
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Abreu struck out looking
        • D. Palka: Ball, Ball, Palka singled to center
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Rodon Pitching:
        • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Guyer fouled out to first
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Alonso lined out to third
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Gomes flied out to deep right
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • C. Tilson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tilson struck out swinging
        • A. Engel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Engel struck out looking
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Rodon Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor singled to left center
        • M. Brantley: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Brantley lined out to left
        • J. Ramirez: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
        • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion flied out to deep right
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davidson flied out to deep center
        • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Narvaez flied out to left
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Anderson flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Rodon Pitching:
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Gomes lined out to left
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Kipnis flied out to deep right
        • R. Davis: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • D. Palka: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Rodon Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ramirez reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Encarnacion lined into double play shortstop to first, Ramirez out at first
        • B. Guyer: Foul, Ball, Guyer singled to left
        • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Guyer stole second, Guyer to third on catcher Narvaez fielding error, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Strike looking, Anderson lined out to left
        • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Tilson singled to left
        • A. Engel: Engel flied out to deep right
        • Y. Moncada: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Tilson to second on Clevinger fielding error, Moncada lined out to left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • C. Rodon Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion walked
        • B. Guyer: Ball, Guyer hit by pitch, Encarnacion to second
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Alonso singled to right center, Encarnacion scored, Guyer to second
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gomes walked, Guyer to third, Alonso to second
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Foul, Kipnis popped out to shortstop
        • R. Davis: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Guyer scored, Alonso to third, Gomes to second on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Foul, Davis lined out to first
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Lindor singled to right center, Alonso and Gomes scored
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Moncada doubled to left center
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Sanchez fouled out to third
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Abreu singled to right center, Moncada scored
        • D. Palka: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Palka flied out to deep right
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Davidson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Abreu to second on 2nd baseman Kipnis fielding error
        • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Narvaez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • C. Rodon Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor flied out to center
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Brantley struck out swinging
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)