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"It's crazy sometimes," Guillen said of Chicago's 6-1 record against the Indians. "If not for us, Minnesota (7-1 against the White Sox) is out of the race. Some teams beat others. Who knows why?"
The Indians got one run back in their sixth. Asdrubal Cabrera walked and took off for second before Travis Hafner lined a ball to right-center. Cabrera never stopped, scoring all the way from first on the hard-hit single to make it 3-2.
Two more Cleveland errors restored Chicago's two-run lead in the seventh. Alex Rios reached when Cabrera backed up on his soft liner, which bounced on the infield dirt and then off the shortstop's glove. Rios stole second and continued to third when catcher Carlos Santana threw wildly. Mark Teahen broke an 0 for 12 skid with an RBI single to make it 4-2.
Chicago took a 1-0 lead in the first on a groundout by Konerko, but Cleveland tied it in the fifth on Carrera's two-out line single to right.
Masterson allowed one earned run and four hits over seven innings. The right-hander walked only one and struck out six. He is 1-2 with a 1.23 ERA against the White Sox this season.
NOTES: Fans gave Carrera a loud cheer when he caught a simple fly ball hit by Pierre in the eighth. ... The Indians have scored two runs or fewer in 10 of Masterson's 21 starts. He is 1-5 in those starts. ... Masterson has allowed six earned runs in his last 44 1-3 innings, a 1.22 ERA. ... White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said that RHP Philip Humber will work out of the bullpen until an extra starter is needed. Guillen wants to keeps LHPs Mark Buehrle and John Danks and RHP Jake Peavy sharp and will start those three in order against Detroit. ... Santos has not allowed an unearned run in 21 road relief outings this year. ... Pierre has hit .367 (33 for 90) in his last 22 games.
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