CHICAGO (AP) — Shane Bieber pitched two-run ball into the eighth inning, and the Cleveland Guardians beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Thursday night time for a three-game collection sweep.
Cleveland opened a seven-game lead over Chicago within the AL Central with its fifteenth win in 18 video games. The Guardians (83-67) can clinch the franchise’s first division title since 2018 as early as Sunday.
Bieber (12-8) earned his fourth straight win. The 2020 AL Cy Young Award winner allowed seven hits, struck out 5 and walked none in 7 2/3 innings.
Trevor Stephan completed the eighth and Emmanuel Clase dealt with the ninth for his AL-best thirty seventh save in 41 probabilities.
Gavin Sheets homered for Chicago within the eighth. Johnny Cueto (7-9) allowed 4 runs, three earned, and eight hits in six innings in his third straight loss.
The White Sox (76-74) have dropped three straight and 4 of six total.
Cleveland went forward to remain on José Ramírez’s sacrifice fly within the third. Steven Kwan hit an RBI triple within the fifth and scored on one other Ramírez sacrifice fly, giving the Guardians a 4-1 lead.
The White Sox, who began September with an 8-2 streak however did not make up a lot floor on the streaking Guardians, acquired a run within the first on Eloy Jiménez’s RBI single.
The Guardians’ second run was arrange by a Cueto pickoff try that bounced in entrance of first baseman José Abreu’s glove within the third. The ball rolled to the dugout fence and allowed Amed Rosario to sprint from first to 3rd. He got here residence a pitch afterward Ramírez’s sacrifice fly.
Guardians: RHP Zach Plesac (damaged finger) may get a begin or two earlier than the tip of the season, however supervisor Terry Francona mentioned it solely will occur if Plesac is prepared. He has been out since Aug. 30.
Guardians: Cody Morris (0-2, 2.30 ERA) faces Texas right-hander Jon Gray (7-7, 3.80 ERA) on Friday night time.
White Sox: RHP Lucas Giolito (10-9, 5.07 ERA) goes in opposition to Tigers LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (3-5, 4.35 ERA) on Friday night time.
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