Abreu drives in 3 as White Sox clobber Kluber, Indians 8-3

CLEVELAND (AP) Just the sight of Corey Kluber is normally enough to weaken and wobble the White Sox.

They finally toughened up against him.

Jose Abreu drove in three runs, Leury Garcia had four hits and Chicago knocked around Kluber for a change, beating Cleveland's ace and the Indians 8-3 on Wednesday.

Abreu's two-run double in the fourth inning chased Kluber (0-2), who had won nine straight decisions over Chicago dating four seasons. The two-time AL Cy Young winner has owned the White Sox, going 4-0 against them last season and 13-4 in his career.

But starting with Garcia's single on the game's first pitch, Kluber was in trouble and lasted only 3 1/3 innings while losing to Chicago for the first time since July 24, 2015.

''He really knows what he's doing,'' White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "Our guys were able to take advantage of him trying to find his way.''

Kluber didn't offer any excuses other than to say his mechanics were off, affecting his delivery.

''I don't think it was much out of the usual the way teams attack me, I think I just didn't do a good job of making good pitches,'' he said. ''I guess I didn't make enough good pitches, too many balls either over the plate or kind of non-competitive where they just kind of spit on them.

''There was not enough good pitches.''

Carlos Rodon (1-1) made plenty of good ones while limiting the Indians to an unearned run and two hits over six innings. The left-hander settled down after a bumpy first and retired 12 straight and 14 of 15 before Jose Ramirez reached on an error in the sixth - one of three miscues for the White Sox.

Rodon never imagined taking the mound with a 3-0 lead against Kluber.

''I told someone after he came out, `I feel bad for the next team that has to face him because he's probably going to show up pretty well,'' Rodon said.

Chicago's Yoan Mocada hit a two-run homer in the eighth.

Hanley Ramirez connected for a two-run shot in the ninth. He has both of Cleveland's homers this season.

At about the same time they were scoring three times off Kluber in the first, the White Sox announced that Thursday's home opener against Seattle is being pushed to Friday because of a nasty weather forecast in Chicago.

Things got stormy right away for Kluber, who was down 3-0 after giving up two walks and three hits while throwing 36 pitches in the first, which included an early mound visit by pitching coach Carl Willis. Two innings later, it was manager Terry Francona's turn and he took the ball from Kluber, who allowed just three runs in 28 innings against the White Sox last season.

''First pitch of the game is hit for a base hit and he's pitching out of the stretch,'' Francona said. ''He never found a comfort zone. He scattered a lot of his fastballs, put him in some tough counts. You could tell he was fighting it.''

HOT HITTER

While his teammates struggle against Kluber, Abreu succeeds. He's batting .340 (18 of 53) with five homers and 15 RBIs in his career against the right-hander.

''Good hitters like him, you leave the ball middle in, things aren't going to work very well for you,'' Kluber said.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Renteria applauded the decision to delay Thursday's opener for one day.

''It's still going to be a home opener,'' he said. ''It's going to be as enjoyable for everybody I'm sure as we would want it to be. It's a wise decision that the weather, is not supposed to be, I guess, very good. It makes better sense if the weather is going to be good the next three days, why not?''

PLENTY OF SEATS

The announced crowd of 10,689 was the smallest at Progressive Field since April 10 last season. A weekday matinee, chilly weather and the White Sox contributed to the lackluster turnout.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: SS Tim Anderson is expected to return Friday following the birth of his daughter. Anderson left the club on Monday to be with his Bria. With Anderson on the paternity last, the club recalled RHP Jose Ruiz from Triple-A Charlotte.

Indians: 2B Jason Kipnis is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A Columbus. Kipnis sustained a calf strain in the last week at spring training. The former All-Star batted a career-low .230 last season.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Reynaldo Lopez will start the delayed home opener against the Mariners.

Indians: Open a four-game series Thursday against Toronto with RHP Trevor Bauer facing Aaron Sanchez. Bauer allowed one hit and struck out nine in seven innings last week at Minnesota.

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  • W: C. Rodon (1-1)L: C. Kluber (0-2)
  • HR: CHW - Y. Moncada (2), CLE - H. Ramirez (2)
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Y. Alonso DH41110122.200.455.400.8553.0
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A. Engel CF10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Rondon SS50110013.111.111.222.3332.5
J. McCann C50100013.250.250.333.5830.5
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Martin CF30000021.125.263.250.513-1.0
    K. Plawecki C10000000.000.200.000.2000.0
    J. Ramirez 3B41000000.158.200.211.4111.0
    J. Luplow RF-LF40100021.143.250.143.3930.0
    C. Santana 1B41210001.471.526.5291.0564.0
    H. Ramirez DH41121023.235.316.588.9046.0
    G. Allen LF-CF40000022.000.182.000.182-1.0
    R. Perez C10000110.000.154.000.1540.5
    a- T. Naquin PH-RF20100000.167.167.167.3331.0
    M. Moroff 2B40000022.100.100.100.200-1.0
    E. Stamets SS30000021.000.077.000.077-1.0
    • a-flied out for Perez in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - Y. Moncada (3), J. Abreu, J. Rondon
    • HR - Y. Moncada (2)
    • RBI - Y. Moncada 2 (6), J. Abreu 3 (7), Y. Alonso (4), D. Palka (2), J. Rondon
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia, E. Jimenez 2 (2), D. Palka 2 (2), J. McCann 2 (2), Y. Sanchez 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • HR - H. Ramirez (2)
    • RBI - C. Santana (5), H. Ramirez 2 (3)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Martin, H. Ramirez, G. Allen 2 (2), M. Moroff
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - L. Garcia
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - L. Garcia
    • E - Y. Moncada, J. Rondon, Y. Sanchez (3)
    FIELDING
    • E - E. Stamets
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Rodon (W, 1-1)6.02101901.590.6229.5
    R. Burr1.00000109.001.003.5
    K. Herrera1.00000103.001.003.5
    N. Jones1.032202116.203.00-1.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Rodon (W, 1-1)6.0
    R. Burr1.0
    K. Herrera1.0
    N. Jones1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Kluber (L, 0-2)3.18643405.231.55-9.0
    T. Olson1.21001300.001.002.5
    D. Otero2.02000200.001.335.0
    N. Ramirez1.022201116.202.40-0.5
    A. Cimber1.00000000.000.003.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Kluber (L, 0-2)3.1
    T. Olson1.2
    D. Otero2.0
    N. Ramirez1.0
    A. Cimber1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Rodon
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Rodon 103-66, R. Burr 11-6, K. Herrera 11-7, N. Jones 22-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Rodon 6-5, R. Burr 1-1, K. Herrera 2-0, N. Jones 1-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Rodon 23, R. Burr 3, K. Herrera 3, N. Jones 6
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kluber 83-50, T. Olson 25-18, D. Otero 25-18, N. Ramirez 17-12, A. Cimber 9-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kluber 4-2, T. Olson 2-0, D. Otero 1-3, N. Ramirez 1-1, A. Cimber 1-2
    • Batters Faced - C. Kluber 21, T. Olson 7, D. Otero 8, N. Ramirez 5, A. Cimber 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    L. Garcia CF-RF53400001.368.368.421.7899.0
    Y. Moncada 3B33221200.450.522.9001.42213.0
    J. Abreu 1B51230001.300.364.6501.0147.0
    Y. Alonso DH41110122.200.455.400.8553.0
    E. Jimenez LF50200024.200.273.200.4731.0
    D. Palka RF30010113.000.105.000.1051.5
    A. Engel CF10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    J. Rondon SS50110013.111.111.222.3332.5
    J. McCann C50100013.250.250.333.5830.5
    Y. Sanchez 2B40000033.050.050.050.100-1.5
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      L. Martin CF30000021.125.263.250.513-1.0
      K. Plawecki C10000000.000.200.000.2000.0
      J. Ramirez 3B41000000.158.200.211.4111.0
      J. Luplow RF-LF40100021.143.250.143.3930.0
      C. Santana 1B41210001.471.526.5291.0564.0
      H. Ramirez DH41121023.235.316.588.9046.0
      G. Allen LF-CF40000022.000.182.000.182-1.0
      R. Perez C10000110.000.154.000.1540.5
      a- T. Naquin PH-RF20100000.167.167.167.3331.0
      M. Moroff 2B40000022.100.100.100.200-1.0
      E. Stamets SS30000021.000.077.000.077-1.0
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      HITTERSAB
      L. Martin CF3
      K. Plawecki C1
      J. Ramirez 3B4
      J. Luplow RF-LF4
      C. Santana 1B4
      H. Ramirez DH4
      G. Allen LF-CF4
      R. Perez C1
      a- T. Naquin PH-RF2
      M. Moroff 2B4
      E. Stamets SS3
      Total34
      • a-flied out for Perez in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Moncada (3), J. Abreu, J. Rondon
      • HR - Y. Moncada (2)
      • RBI - Y. Moncada 2 (6), J. Abreu 3 (7), Y. Alonso (4), D. Palka (2), J. Rondon
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia, E. Jimenez 2 (2), D. Palka 2 (2), J. McCann 2 (2), Y. Sanchez 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • HR - H. Ramirez (2)
      • RBI - C. Santana (5), H. Ramirez 2 (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Martin, H. Ramirez, G. Allen 2 (2), M. Moroff
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - L. Garcia
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - L. Garcia
      • E - Y. Moncada, J. Rondon, Y. Sanchez (3)
      FIELDING
      • E - E. Stamets
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Rodon (W, 1-1)6.02101901.590.6229.5
      R. Burr1.00000109.001.003.5
      K. Herrera1.00000103.001.003.5
      N. Jones1.032202116.203.00-1.0
      Total9.05321131---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Rodon (W, 1-1)6.0
      R. Burr1.0
      K. Herrera1.0
      N. Jones1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Kluber (L, 0-2)3.18643405.231.55-9.0
      T. Olson1.21001300.001.002.5
      D. Otero2.02000200.001.335.0
      N. Ramirez1.022201116.202.40-0.5
      A. Cimber1.00000000.000.003.0
      Total9.013864101---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Kluber (L, 0-2)3.1
      T. Olson1.2
      D. Otero2.0
      N. Ramirez1.0
      A. Cimber1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Rodon
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Rodon 103-66, R. Burr 11-6, K. Herrera 11-7, N. Jones 22-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Rodon 6-5, R. Burr 1-1, K. Herrera 2-0, N. Jones 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Rodon 23, R. Burr 3, K. Herrera 3, N. Jones 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kluber 83-50, T. Olson 25-18, D. Otero 25-18, N. Ramirez 17-12, A. Cimber 9-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kluber 4-2, T. Olson 2-0, D. Otero 1-3, N. Ramirez 1-1, A. Cimber 1-2
      • Batters Faced - C. Kluber 21, T. Olson 7, D. Otero 8, N. Ramirez 5, A. Cimber 3
      • 9TH INNING
        Ramirez homered to center, Santana scored83
      • 8TH INNING
        Moncada homered to right, Garcia scored81
      • 4TH INNING
        Abreu doubled to deep right, Garcia and Moncada scored61
      • 2ND INNING
        Abreu singled to left, Garcia scored, Moncada to second41
      • 1ST INNING
        Santana singled to right, Ramirez scored, Luplow to second31
        Rondon reached on fielder's choice to second, Alonso scored, Jimenez to third, Palka out at second30
        Palka walked, Abreu scored, Alonso to third, Jimenez to second20
        Alonso singled to right center, Moncada scored, Abreu to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Adam Cimber relieved Neil Ramirez
        • A. Engel: Engel lined out to right
        • J. Rondon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rondon grounded out to third
        • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, McCann flied out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Nate Jones relieved Kelvin Herrera
        • J. Luplow: Ball, Ball, Luplow grounded out to second
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana singled to right
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez homered to center, Santana scored
        • G. Allen: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Allen struck out swinging
        • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Naquin singled to left center
        • M. Moroff: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moroff struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Kevin Plawecki catching
        • Neil Ramirez relieved Dan Otero
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Garcia reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • Y. Moncada: Foul, Foul, Moncada homered to right, Garcia scored
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Abreu grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • E. Jimenez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jimenez popped out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Kelvin Herrera relieved Ryan Burr
        • E. Stamets: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Stamets struck out swinging
        • K. Plawecki: Ball, Foul, Ball, Plawecki grounded out to third
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • D. Otero Pitching:
        • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Jimenez singled to right
        • D. Palka: Palka flied out to left
        • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Rondon struck out looking
        • J. McCann: McCann singled to center, Jimenez to second
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Adam Engel in center field
        • Ryan Burr relieved Carlos Rodon
        • G. Allen: Ball, Allen grounded out to first
        • Tyler Naquin hit for Roberto Perez
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Naquin flied out to center
        • M. Moroff: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Moroff struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Dan Otero relieved Tyler Olson
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Foul, Moncada flied out to left
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Foul, Abreu grounded out to third
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Alonso flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Rodon Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Ramirez safe at first on 2nd baseman Sanchez fielding error, Ramirez to second on shortstop Rondon fielding error
        • J. Luplow: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Luplow struck out swinging
        • C. Santana: Santana grounded out to shortstop, Ramirez to third
        • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 2 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Olson Pitching:
        • J. Rondon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rondon doubled to deep left
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • L. Garcia: Garcia grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Rodon Pitching:
        • M. Moroff: Strike looking, Moroff grounded out to second
        • E. Stamets: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Stamets struck out swinging
        • L. Martin: Ball, Foul, Martin grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Kluber Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Sanchez flied out to left
        • L. Garcia: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Garcia reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Moncada doubled to deep center, Garcia to third
        • J. Abreu: Abreu doubled to deep right, Garcia and Moncada scored
        • Tyler Olson relieved Corey Kluber
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Alonso walked
        • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Jimenez struck out on foul tip
        • D. Palka: Palka grounded into fielder's choice to second, Alonso out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Rodon Pitching:
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
        • G. Allen: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Allen grounded out to third
        • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Kluber Pitching:
        • D. Palka: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Palka struck out on foul tip
        • J. Rondon: Rondon flied out to shallow right
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Strike swinging, McCann grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Rodon Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ramirez lined out to center
        • J. Luplow: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Luplow struck out swinging
        • C. Santana: Foul, Ball, Ball, Santana flied out to right
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Kluber Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia singled to center
        • Y. Moncada: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Moncada walked, Garcia to second
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Abreu singled to left, Garcia scored, Moncada to second
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jimenez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Rodon Pitching:
        • R. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Perez walked
        • M. Moroff: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Moroff fouled out to shortstop
        • E. Stamets: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Stamets lined out to center
        • L. Martin: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Kluber Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Garcia singled to left center
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Garcia stole second, Ball, Moncada walked
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Garcia out at third, Moncada to second, Garcia picked off at third, catcher to third to second to third, Moncada to second, Abreu safe at first on shortstop Stamets fielding error, Moncada to third
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Alonso singled to right center, Moncada scored, Abreu to second
        • E. Jimenez: Foul, Jimenez singled to left, Abreu to third, Alonso to second
        • D. Palka: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Palka walked, Abreu scored, Alonso to third, Jimenez to second
        • J. Rondon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Rondon reached on fielder's choice to second, Alonso scored, Jimenez to third, Palka out at second
        • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, McCann grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
        • C. Rodon Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ramirez safe at first on 3rd baseman Moncada throwing error
        • J. Luplow: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Luplow reached on an infield single to shortstop, Ramirez to third
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Santana singled to right, Ramirez scored, Luplow to second
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to second, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • G. Allen: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Luplow to third, Santana to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Allen struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)