Rapid Reaction: Indians 3, White Sox 2

May, 7, 2012
5/07/12
10:55
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By ESPNChicago.com
ESPNChicago.com
A quick look at the Chicago White Sox's 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday night in Game 2 of a doubleheader at Progressive Field.

How it happened: After the White Sox tied the game in the top of the eighth on an RBI single from Alex Rios, the Indians tied it up in the bottom half. Shelley Duncan's double off Sox reliever Matt Thornton brought in Asdrubal Cabrera with the winning run. Eric Stults threw six innings in his White Sox debut, allowing two runs on four hits with four walks and four strikeouts.

What it means: With Monday's doubleheader losses, the White Sox have dropped three straight games and are five games in back of the first-place Indians in the AL Central.

Outside the box: The game was delayed by rain for an hour and 25 minutes in the eighth inning.

Up next: The Sox and Indians continue their series on Tuesday at 6:05 CT. Probable starters are John Danks (2-4) for the Sox and Justin Masterson (1-2) for the Indians.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jose Abreu
BA HR RBI R
.292 30 77 54
OTHER LEADERS
HRJ. Abreu 30
RBIJ. Abreu 77
RJ. Abreu 54
OPSJ. Abreu .962
WJ. Danks 9
ERAJ. Quintana 3.15
SOJ. Quintana 118