CHICAGO (AP) — Rajai Davis’ two-run homer in the fifth inning put Cleveland ahead to stay, Jose Ramirez hit his second long ball of the day and Juan Uribe also went deep to lead the Indians to a 5-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox and a doubleheader split Monday night.
Davis’ shot to left field off Erik Johnson (0-2) on a 3-0 fastball snapped a 1-all tie. That was enough offense for Cody Anderson (1-3), who struck out a career-best nine over seven innings as the Indians snapped a three-game skid.
In the opener, Brett Lawrie broke a fifth-inning tie with a three-run homer, Todd Frazier hit his 14th of the season and the White Sox held on for a 7-6 victory.
Ramirez homered on the last pitch he saw in the opener and the first of the second game for Cleveland, which finished the day with six homers.