Ramirez, Hernandez homer as Indians smooth White Sox 5-0

José Ramirez and Cesar Hernandez homered, Amed Rosario had three hits and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-0 on Sunday.

Zach Plesac and three relievers blended to limit the White Sox to four hits as Cleveland took two of three in a series between AL Central foes that each and every made the playoffs last year. The Indians hold received 5 of their last seven.

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Andrew Vaughn had two hits for the White Sox, had received seven of nine.

Ramirez hit a two-escape shot — his eighth homer of the season — off Codi Heuer in a three-escape seventh inning.

Hernandez linked for a solo drive off Lucas Giolito to position the Indians forward in the third. Giolito has allowed six homers in six starts.

Rosario tripled and scored on third baseman Yoán Moncada’s error when Moncada and shortstop Tim Anderson ran into every various looking for to field a popup in the fourth.

Plesac (2-3) allowed three hits and four walks whereas placing out six in 5 2/3 innings. He fanned Jake Lamb with the bases loaded in the third after issuing support-to-support walks and hitting José Abreu with a pitch.

Plesac additionally escaped effort in the fourth when he struck out Anderson with two on. In two old starts in opposition to Chicago, the wonderful-hander had allowed 12 runs over 5 2/3 innings.

Giolito (1-3) struck out eight and allowed two runs — one earned — in 5 1/3 innings. He had given up 12 runs (11 earned) in his last 7 2/3 innings.

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LATE SWITCH

Valuable person rookie Yermín Mercedes became once scratched from the White Sox lineup after reporting late. Lamb replaced him at designated hitter. Mercedes entered Sunday 2nd in the majors with a .395 batting practical.

“I’m now not upset with him,” manager Tony La Russa acknowledged.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Indians: C Roberto Pérez sat out due a tiny, nondisplaced fracture in his ring finger. He became once injured when he obtained crossed up by RHP James Karinchak throughout the group’s last discuss over with to Chicago. Manager Terry Francona acknowledged he’s hopeful Perez will return Monday. … In vogue LF Eddie Rosario began at DH to support leisure his legs, Francona acknowledged.

White Sox: CF Luis Robert (strained wonderful hip flexor) exited after beating out an infield single in the first inning. X-rays were negative, and he’s going to be evaluated Monday. Adam Eaton replaced Robert as a pinch-runner and moved to wonderful field, whereas Leury García took over in heart. Chicago is already with out LF Eloy Jiménez, who is predicted to omit 5 to six months after rupturing his left pectoral tendon looking for to manufacture a leaping hold throughout an exhibition game March 24 in opposition to Oakland. OF Adam Engel (strained wonderful hamstring) additionally is on the injured listing. … RHP Dylan Pause will start Tuesday at Cincinnati as an alternative of LHP Carlos Rodón (4-0, 0.72 ERA) to present Rodón extra leisure, La Russa acknowledged. Rodón, who threw a no-hitter April 14 in opposition to Cleveland, underwent Tommy John surgical treatment in 2019.

UP NEXT

Indians: RHP Aaron Civale (4-0, 2.94 ERA) is scheduled to start Monday to start a four-game series at Kansas Metropolis. RHP Jakob Junis (1-1, 3.47) goes for the Royals.

White Sox: After an off day Monday, Pause (1-0, 2.96) is predicted to start Tuesday to start a two-game interleague series at Cincinnati. RHP Jeff Hoffman (2-1, 3.33) will purchase the mound for the Reds.