It might only be July, but the Indians (51-48) handed the Sox an early Christmas present Sunday. Three Cleveland errors led to three unearned runs for the White Sox (49-51) giving the South Siders a win and a rain-shortened series sweep.
The Sox got off to a fast start Sunday in Cleveland. Juan Pierre led off the game with a double and later scored on a Paul Konerko ground out. The Indians would tie the game in the fifth on an Ezequiel Carrera RBI single. The Sox would take the lead in the sixth thanks to an error by Carrera which allowed Omar Vizquel and Paul Konerko to score. Travis Hafner pulled the Tribe to within one in the sixth, but Mark Teahen drove in Alex Rios in the seventh to end the scoring as the White Sox took the finale 4-2.
Edwin Jackson earned another win against Cleveland on Sunday improving his career record against the Indians to 9-0. Jackson went six innings and allowed two runs on just five hits. The Sox righty evened his record at 7-7 on the season. Sergio Santos was a little shaky in the ninth but held on to earn his 20th save of the season.
Justin Masterson was the tough luck loser Sunday for Cleveland. Masterson went seven innings and allowed four runs (one earned) on just four hits. The Indians righty fell to 8-7 on the season.
With the win Sunday the Sox improved to 6-1 against Cleveland on the season.
The Sox now head home to open a long homestand. First game is Monday night against the Detroit Tigers.