Dylan Covey helps White Sox beat sloppy Indians 6-1

CHICAGO (AP) Dylan Covey threw strikes and let the Chicago White Sox defense do its job.

Trevor Bauer was zoned in, too, but the Cleveland Indians let their slumping right-hander down in the field.

Covey pitched six effective innings for his first win since August and the White Sox beat the sloppy Indians 6-1 Friday for their season-high fifth straight win.

Charlie Tilson hit a two-run double to get Chicago's offense rolling. Tilson, Yoan Moncada, Yonder Alonso and Yolmer Sanchez each had two hits as Chicago moved into a second-place tie in the AL Central with Cleveland.

Covey (1-4) allowed a lead-off homer to Francisco Lindor, and then settled in to end a personal six-game losing streak. The right-hander scattered eight hits while striking out five and walking one - the fewest number of passes he has issued in a start this season

''I tried to attack the zone,'' said Covey, who threw 61 of 98 pitches for strikes. ''I was able to scatter the hits and limit the damage.''

The Indians had a least one hit in every inning against Covey, but only Lindor scored.

''I'm just trying to pound the zone and not let runners on base affect me, knowing that if I make my pitches and let the defense work, that's all I can do,'' Covey said. ''It worked out tonight.''

Bauer threw 81 of 111 pitches for strikes through seven innings, but four of Chicago's six runs against him were unearned as the Indians committed four errors.

''I don't think we were ready to play tonight and that's my fault,'' manager Terry Francona said. ''Losing is one thing, but losing the way we did is unacceptable and we need to clean that up.''

Bauer (4-5) allowed nine hits and struck out eight. He was doomed by shaky fielding. An All-Star in 2018, Bauer dropped to 0-4 in six May starts with a 5.75 ERA.

''I thought he competed, and I thought he pitched better than in a long time,'' Francona said. ''We put him in some horrible positions from the get-go.''

Covey, by contrast, was helped by crisp defense.

Eloy Jimenez made a leaping catch of Mike Freeman's fly on the left-field warning track to lead off the third. Jose Abreu speared Greg Allen's liner near first and then dove back and caught Jake Bauers off the bag for an unassisted double play in the fourth.

Josh Osich and Juan Minaya followed Covey with three innings of one-hit relief.

Lindor's solo shot to right-center was the 15th lead-off homer of his career.

Tilson's ground-rule double with two outs in the third bounced just inside the left field line and into the stands, and drove in runners from second and third to give Chicago a 2-1 lead.

The White Sox added three runs, including two unearned, in the fourth, extending their lead to 5-1.

Bauer struck out Moncada with the bases loaded and none out. Abreu followed with a drive to the warning track in straightaway center for a sacrifice fly.

Alonso's grounder to the right side should have been the third out, but it glanced of Carlos Santana's glove for an error that allowed two more runs to score.

Bauer was visibly angry after the error and as he returned to the dugout after the inning.

''I get pretty furious, I throw harder, my stuff gets sharper,'' Bauer said. ''I guess that's the best I can give you.''

Chicago tacked on another unearned run in the sixth, set up when Tim Anderson reached on Freeman's throwing error.

FIRST HIT

White Sox catcher Seby Zavala's bloop to right in the fourth fell in for his first major league hit. Zavala was recalled from Triple-A last Saturday after Welington Castillo went on the IL with concussion symptoms, but was optioned back to the minors after the game.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: RHP Mike Clevinger (strained upper back muscle) is expected to throw a simulated game at the Indians' training facility in Arizona on Saturday. ... OF Tyler Naquin (left calf strain) is continuing his rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus and expected to play on Saturday at Durham. ... Manager Terry Francona said OF Bradley Zimmer (right shoulder surgery in July 2018), played at Goodyear on Friday and will be re-evaluated on Saturday. The 26-year-old Zimmer could be ready to move to Triple-A in the next phase of his rehab.

White Sox: Castillo (concussion symptoms) is eligible to return on Saturday, and manager Rick Renteria said he would be re-evaluated on Friday. Castillo took a foul ball off his helmet last Friday in Minnesota.

UP NEXT

Indians right-hander Jefry Rodriguez (1-5, 4.99 ERA) faces White Sox right-hander Ivan Nova (3-4, 6.52 ERA) on Saturday afternoon. Rodriguez has been hit hard in losing his last three starts, allowing 14 earned runs over 15 innings for an 8.40 ERA over the span. Nova allowed one run in five innings in a no-decision in his previous start.

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  • HR: CLE - F. Lindor (8)
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G. Allen RF40100013.153.215.305.5200.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Ramirez (11)
      • HR - F. Lindor (8)
      • SH - R. Perez (2)
      • RBI - F. Lindor (20)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Lindor, C. Santana, J. Ramirez, J. Bauers 3 (3), R. Perez 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Tilson (3)
      • SF - J. Abreu (4)
      • SH - L. Garcia (2)
      • RBI - J. Abreu (50), C. Tilson 2 (11), Y. Sanchez (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Tilson 2 (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia 2 (2), J. Abreu, E. Jimenez, C. Tilson 3 (3), T. Anderson, Y. Sanchez
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Anderson (14)
      FIELDING
      • E - G. Allen (2), M. Freeman (3), F. Lindor (2), C. Santana (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Abreu)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Bauer (L, 4-5)7.09621803.871.1811.0
      T. Olson1.01000003.311.712.0
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Bauer (L, 4-5)7.0
      T. Olson1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Covey (W, 1-4)6.08111514.731.4220.5
      J. Osich2.01000204.421.156.0
      J. Minaya1.00000101.351.203.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Covey (W, 1-4)6.0
      J. Osich2.0
      J. Minaya1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - T. Bauer (10)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 111-81, T. Olson 8-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 9-7, T. Olson 1-2
      • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 35, T. Olson 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Covey 98-61, J. Osich 22-16, J. Minaya 11-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Covey 4-8, J. Osich 2-2, J. Minaya 1-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Covey 26, J. Osich 7, J. Minaya 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      M. Freeman 3B40100010.244.396.293.6890.5
      C. Santana 1B40200011.288.410.505.9151.5
      J. Kipnis 2B40100002.230.295.336.6311.0
      J. Ramirez DH30100122.213.317.324.6402.0
      J. Bauers LF40200003.217.307.339.6462.0
      G. Allen RF40100013.153.215.305.5200.5
      R. Perez C30000012.215.319.405.724-0.5
      L. Martin CF40000021.218.297.346.642-1.0
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        E. Jimenez LF30000113.220.273.390.6630.5
        C. Tilson RF40220003.287.340.356.6975.0
        T. Anderson SS41000012.328.362.492.8542.5
        Y. Sanchez 2B31210011.257.335.318.6534.5
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          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Ramirez (11)
          • HR - F. Lindor (8)
          • SH - R. Perez (2)
          • RBI - F. Lindor (20)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Lindor, C. Santana, J. Ramirez, J. Bauers 3 (3), R. Perez 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - C. Tilson (3)
          • SF - J. Abreu (4)
          • SH - L. Garcia (2)
          • RBI - J. Abreu (50), C. Tilson 2 (11), Y. Sanchez (11)
          • 2-Out RBI - C. Tilson 2 (7)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia 2 (2), J. Abreu, E. Jimenez, C. Tilson 3 (3), T. Anderson, Y. Sanchez
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - T. Anderson (14)
          FIELDING
          • E - G. Allen (2), M. Freeman (3), F. Lindor (2), C. Santana (4)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Abreu)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Bauer (L, 4-5)7.09621803.871.1811.0
          T. Olson1.01000003.311.712.0
          Total8.01062180---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Bauer (L, 4-5)7.0
          T. Olson1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Covey (W, 1-4)6.08111514.731.4220.5
          J. Osich2.01000204.421.156.0
          J. Minaya1.00000101.351.203.5
          Total9.0911181---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Covey (W, 1-4)6.0
          J. Osich2.0
          J. Minaya1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - T. Bauer (10)
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 111-81, T. Olson 8-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 9-7, T. Olson 1-2
          • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 35, T. Olson 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Covey 98-61, J. Osich 22-16, J. Minaya 11-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Covey 4-8, J. Osich 2-2, J. Minaya 1-1
          • Batters Faced - D. Covey 26, J. Osich 7, J. Minaya 3
          • 5TH INNING
            Sanchez singled to right center, Anderson scored, Sanchez to second on right fielder Allen throwing error16
          • 4TH INNING
            Alonso safe at first on 1st baseman Santana fielding error, Zavala and Garcia scored15
            Abreu hit sacrifice fly to center, Sanchez scored, Zavala to third, Garcia to second13
          • 3RD INNING
            Tilson doubled to left, Moncada and Alonso scored12
          • 1ST INNING
            Lindor homered to right center10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Juan Minaya relieved Josh Osich
            • G. Allen: Foul, Allen flied out to deep center
            • R. Perez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Perez grounded out to second
            • L. Martin: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • J. Osich Pitching:
            • Ca. Santana: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Santana singled to shallow left
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Kipnis popped out to first
            • J. Ramirez: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
            • J. Bauers: Bauers grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Tyler Olson relieved Trevor Bauer
            • S. Zavala: Zavala grounded out to shortstop
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia singled to left
            • Y. Moncada: Foul, Foul, Moncada popped out to second
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Abreu flied out to right
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Josh Osich relieved Dylan Covey
            • L. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Martin struck out looking
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Lindor grounded out to third
            • M. Freeman: Strike looking, Freeman lined out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • E. Jimenez: Jimenez lined out to center
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Tilson singled to left
            • T. Anderson: Anderson reached on fielder's choice to third, Tilson out at second
            • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Kipnis flied out to deep center
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez walked
            • J. Bauers: Ball, Bauers singled to shallow center, Ramirez to second
            • G. Allen: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Allen struck out swinging
            • R. Perez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Perez fouled out to right
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Moncada flied out to deep center
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu grounded out to first
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Alonso grounded out to second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • L. Martin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Martin flied out to left
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lindor lined out to left
            • M. Freeman: Freeman singled to center
            • Ca. Santana: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • C. Tilson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Tilson popped out to third
            • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Anderson safe at first on 3rd baseman Freeman throwing error
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Anderson stole second, Ball, Sanchez singled to right center, Anderson scored, Sanchez to second on right fielder Allen throwing error
            • S. Zavala: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Zavala struck out swinging
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • J. Bauers: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bauers singled to left
            • G. Allen: Ball, Strike swinging, Allen lined into double play first, Bauers out at first
            • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez singled to right
            • S. Zavala: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Zavala singled to shallow right, Sanchez to second
            • L. Garcia: Garcia hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Sanchez to third, Zavala to second
            • Y. Moncada: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Abreu hit sacrifice fly to center, Sanchez scored, Zavala to third, Garcia to second
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Alonso safe at first on 1st baseman Santana fielding error, Zavala and Garcia scored
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Jimenez struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • M. Freeman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Freeman lined out to left
            • Ca. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Santana grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Kipnis singled to right
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Moncada singled to shallow left
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • Y. Alonso: Foul, Alonso reached on an infield single to second, Moncada to third, Alonso to second on shortstop Lindor throwing error
            • E. Jimenez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Jimenez grounded out to third
            • C. Tilson: Foul, Ball, Tilson doubled to left, Moncada and Alonso scored
            • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • G. Allen: Strike looking, Ball, Allen singled to center
            • R. Perez: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Perez hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Allen to second
            • L. Martin: Martin grounded out to second, Allen to third
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Foul, Lindor lined out to right
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez hit by pitch
            • S. Zavala: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Zavala struck out swinging
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia flied out to deep left
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Foul, Lindor homered to right center
            • M. Freeman: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Freeman struck out looking
            • Ca. Santana: Ball, Ball, Santana singled to deep right center
            • J. Kipnis: Foul, Kipnis reached on fielder's choice to first, Santana out at second
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez doubled to deep right, Kipnis to third
            • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Bauers flied out to left
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Garcia popped out to third
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike looking, Moncada singled to shallow right
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Abreu flied out to center
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso singled to right, Moncada to second
            • E. Jimenez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jimenez walked, Moncada to third, Alonso to second
            • C. Tilson: Strike swinging, Foul, Tilson grounded out to first
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)