Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana throws against the Cleveland Indians during the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
David Banks
May 25, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) After slumping at home, the Chicago White Sox hope to rebound on the road.

Corey Kluber allowed two runs over 7 1/3 innings on Wednesday, and the Cleveland Indians roughed up a top White Sox pitcher for the second straight day in a 4-3 win.

First-place Chicago concluded a 3-7 homestead, during which it scored 28 runs and more than three in a game only twice. It begins a 10-game trip at Kansas City on Thursday night

''It didn't go well for us,'' manager Robin Ventura said. ''Offensively, we can do a lot more.''

Cleveland moved within one-half game of the AL Central lead. It trailed by six before play on May 10.

''I don't know about the last few days,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''I just care about today. As far as the standings, we've got a long way to go.''

After sending Chris Sale to his first loss after a 9-0 start, the Indians got three runs and five hits in six innings against Jose Quintana (5-4). Quintana's ERA, an AL-best 1.98 at the start of the day, rose to 2.22.

Before Tuesday, the White Sox had been 15-3 in games started by Sale and Quintana.

''He gave us a quality start,'' catcher Dioner Navarro said. Unfortunately, we came up short.''

Lonnie Chisenhall hit a two-run triple, Yan Gomes had an RBI triple and Juan Uribe had a sacrifice fly.

Melky Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and Jose Abreu had three hits for the White Sox.

Kluber (4-5) allowed two runs - one earned - and seven hits in 7 1/3 innings with nine strikeouts. Cody Allen struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth to remain perfect in 11 save chances.

''We just did a good job of getting ahead of guys today,'' Kluber said. ''That was the biggest thing - putting them in defensive counts so they're not sitting on fastballs.''

After the Indians scored six runs in 3 1/3 innings against Sale on Tuesday, Chisenhall put Cleveland ahead in the second with a triple that rolled to the right-field wall after Adam Eaton missed on his attempt for a diving backhand catch.

''It's part of baseball. It stinks,'' Eaton said. ''I take full responsibility for those two runs.''

Uribe's fly made it 3-0 in the third, and the White Sox cut the gap in the sixth when Todd Frazier walked, stole second, took third as Gomes' throw sailed into center field for an error and came home when center fielder Rajai Davis overran the ball for another run.

Gomes' triple boosted the lead to 4-1 in the eighth. Cabrera greeted Bryan Shaw with a home run on a 1-2 pitch in the bottom half.


Indians: SS Francisco Lindor was held out of the starting lineup after a three-hit game on Tuesday. It was his fourth three-hit game in his last 10 games.


Indians: RHP Trevor Bauer (3-2, 4.31 ERA) starts Friday against visiting Baltimore and RHP Mike Wright (2-3, 4.97) in the opener of a three-game series.

White Sox: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (0-1, 4.57 ERA) looks to keep the No. 5 spot in the rotation at Kansas City in the opener of a 10-game trip. LHP Danny Duffy (0-0, 2.13) is to start for the Royals.

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