Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – Brent Lillibridge hit the tie-breaking home run in a four-run top of the 11th as Chicago coughed up a late lead only to come back to beat Cleveland, 10-6, to begin a three-game series.
Lillibridge, filling in for the injured Gordon Beckham, who left the game in the seventh inning after being hit by a pitch on the right hand, lofted his long ball just over the high wall in left field to help the White Sox move to within four games of idle Minnesota in the AL Central.
Alex Rios went 5-for-6 with a homer and four RBI and missed hitting for the cycle by a triple while Paul Konerko went 2-for-4 with three RBI and three walks for Chicago, which won for just a third time in its last nine road contests.
Scott Linebrink (2-1) earned the win with two scoreless relief innings.
Rafael Perez (4-1) took the loss after allowing the decisive runs on four hits and a walk in less than a full inning of work for the Tribe, who dropped a second straight after a three-game win streak.