Chicago White Sox (86-67, first in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (75-77, second in the AL Central)
Cleveland; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Dylan Cease (12-7, 4.09 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 212 strikeouts) Indians: Shane Bieber (7-4, 3.28 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 130 strikeouts)
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox clinched their first AL Central title since 2008 with a 7-2 win over the Cleveland Indians in a doubleheader opener Thursday behind two home runs by Tim Anderson.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Yu Chang hit a bases-loaded triple off left fielder Andrew Benintendi’s glove in the first inning, leading Cal Quantrill and the Cleveland Indians to a 4-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cal Quantrill was cruising until a five-run seventh inning by his Cleveland teammates extended his stay in the dugout while waiting to return to the mound in Minnesota for the bottom of the frame.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Franmil Reyes, Oscar Mercado and José Ramirez homered, and the Cleveland Indians scored for the first time in three games, beating the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Thursday night.
Reyes’ two-run shot in the third inning against Andrew Albers snapped the Indians’ 25-inning scoreless streak.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Oscar Mercado was awarded home plate on a fielder’s obstruction call for the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Cleveland Indians rallied past the Boston Red Sox 7-5 Sunday.
TORONTO (AP) — Jose Ramirez homered to cap a three-run 10th inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Blue Jays 5-2 Monday, snapping Toronto’s four-game winning streak.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 34th home run for the Blue Jays, who lost for the first time in four games since returning north of the border to Rogers Centre.