How it happened: Alejandro De Aza had a two-run double in the sixth inning to get the White Sox close before Juan Pierre tied it on a run-scoring ground out in the seventh, and Alexei Ramirez put the White Sox ahead for good with an RBI single. The bullpen pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings to close it out with Chris Sale getting the save.
What it means: With White Sox players getting plunked all over the place it will be interesting to see how the final two games of the series progress. Paul Konerko was first hit by Zach Putman on the left hip and fumed. It got worse in the ninth inning when Josh Judy hit Gordon Beckham (back) and Alexei Ramirez (left arm). No retaliation happened in the bottom of the ninth in a one-run game. Judy was the pitcher who hit Brent Lillibridge and ended his season.
Outside the box: Beckham had three doubles in a game for the first time in his career and is the first player in a Whit Sox uniform to do it since Aaron Rowand on Sept 13, 2005 against Kansas City.
Up next: White Sox left-hander Mark Buehrle (11-9, 3.74 ERA) will take the mound in the third game of the four-game series Wednesday. He will be opposed by Indians right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez (4-2, 4.56) in the 6:05 p.m. start from Progressive Field.