If Tampa Bay and Texas thought the White Sox were going to help them in the Wild Card chase, they need to think again. The Indians beat the White Sox for the 13th straight game by a score of 7-2 to remain in the second wild card, one game ahead of Texas and one behind Tampa for the first spot.
The White Sox got the early lead in the second when Avisail Garcia hit his seventh homer of the year. The Indians would take the lead in the bottom half. Lonnie Chisenhall would reach after beating out a double play attempt and moved to second on a wild pitch. Marcus Semien‘s error on Drew Stubbs ball allowed the run to score and Stubbs to reach. Michael Brantley drove in Stubbs with a single.
The Tribe would extend the lead in the fifth. With one out, Brantley doubled and Nick Swisher would hit his 21st homer of the season.
Cabrera would drive in two more runs with a single in the seventh inning.