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Juan Pierre Steals Home, Viciedo Homers In Rain-Shortened Sox Victory

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Dayan Viciedo homered among two hits in Chicago’s rain-shortened 6-2 win over the Indians, ending Cleveland’s season- high seven-game win streak.

Brent Lillibridge drove in two runs for the White Sox, who have won four of their last five games. Mark Buehrle (13-13) snapped a four-decision losing streak by throwing all six innings and allowing two runs, six hits and a walk while fanning three.

Asdrubal Cabrera drove in a run for the Indians, who still lead the season series, 9-8. Carlos Carrasco (2-2) also lasted all six innings and yielded six runs — five earned — on five hits and three walks while fanning nine in defeat.

The White Sox scored a pair of runs in the first two innings without recording a hit.

Juan Pierre led off the first inning with a walk, and Omar Vizquel reached on an error by Cabrera. A flyout put runners on the corners, and the White Sox then executed a perfect double steal, with Pierre stealing home on the play.

In the second, Tyler Flowers walked leading off, moved ahead a base each on two consecutive groundouts and scored on Carrasco’s wild pitch.

The Indians rallied to tie the game in the third on Cabrera’s RBI single and Buehrle’s balk, scoring Michael Brantley, but Chicago came back with three runs in the fourth.

Viciedo doubled, and Flowers walked with one out. Two batters later, Alejandro De Aza doubled in Viciedo, and Lillibridge followed with a two-run single for a 5-2 contest.

Viciedo’s leadoff homer in the sixth accounted for the final margin before the rains forced a permanent stoppage in play.

Pierre notched his 67th stolen base of the season…Brantley finished with two hits…The game lasted 1 hour, 46 minutes, with a delay of 1 hour, 3 minutes before the game was stopped.