White Sox rally for 4-3 victory over In­di­ans

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Melky Cabr­era capped Chicago’s four-run ninth in­ning with an RBI sin­gle off Cody Allen to send the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Cleve­land In­di­ans on Mon­day.

Six con­sec­u­tive bat­ters reached safely be­fore Cabr­era drove a fast­ball into left-cen­ter for the game-end­ing hit. Alexei Ramirez dou­bled home two runs and Gor­don Beckham had a ty­ing RBI sin­gle.

David Robert­son (1-0) worked a per­fect ninth for his first win with the White Sox. Allen (0-2) recorded just one out in his first blown save in four chances.

Chicago had man­aged just four hits be­fore the big fin­ish.

Bos­ton’s Justin Master­son ben­e­fited from five un­earned runs as the Red Sox beat the Bal­ti­more Ori­oles 7-1 in a soggy Pa­tri­ots’ Day game short­ened to six-and-a-half innings by rain.

The first pitch was thrown at 11:04 a.m. un­der cloudy skies on the Mas­sachusetts hol­i­day af­ter Bos­ton Marathon run­ners al­ready were on the course that passes close by Fen­way Park. Rain be­gan fall­ing steadily in the fourth and in­ten­si­fied, and the game was called af­ter a 1-hour, 42-minute wait.

With the score tied at 1-1, Bos­ton scored four runs in the third when Chen Wei-yin (0-1) walked four and made an er­ror, and third base­man Manny Machado com­mit­ted an­other er­ror.

In Pitts­burgh, Kris Bryant turned his tiebreak­ing two-run dou­ble into a homer with some heads-up baserunng as the star rookie had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Chi- cago Cubs past the Pi­rates 5-2.

Bryant’s dou­ble off Arquimedes Camninero (0-1) hit off the base of the left-cen­ter field fence in the sev­enth in­ning and snapped a 1-all tie. He ad­vanced to third base on the throw home, and raced across the plate when catcher Fran­cisco Cervelli missed the throw for an er­ror.

The Detroit Tigers edged the New York Yan­kees 2-1 af­ter J.D. Martinez and Yoe­nis Ce­s­pedes hit con­sec­u­tive RBI sin­gles in the sev­enth in­ning, and Joba Cham­ber­lain got Ja­coby Ellsbury to hit into a cru­cial dou­ble play in the eighth.

CC Sa­bathia (0-3) faced the min­i­mum num­ber of hit­ters through the first six innings, but with two out and a man on sec­ond in the sev­enth in­ning, the Yan­kees in­ten­tion­ally walked Vic­tor Martinez. J.D. Martinez fol­lowed with a sharp sin­gle that short­stop Didi Gre­go­rius was un­able to keep in the in­field, and Ce­s­pedes’ sin­gle scored Martinez.

In other games, Edin­son Volquez dodged trou­ble for seven innings as the Kansas City Roy­als scored two runs on wild pitches be­fore pound­ing the bum­bling Min­nesota Twins 7-1, the Cincin­nati Reds downed the Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers 6-1, the San Diego Padres trounced the Colorado Rock­ies 14-3, the Oak­land Ath­let­ics de­feated the Los An­ge­les An­gels 6-3 and the Hous­ton Astros were 7-5 win­ners over the Seat­tle Mariners.

AP

Chicago White Sox start­ing pitcher John Danks throws out Cleve­land In­di­ans short­stop Jose Ramirez af­ter he at­tempted to bunt dur­ing the third in­ning of an base­ball game in Chicago on Mon­day, April 20.

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