After a rain delay of over an hour, the Cleveland Indians lost their lead and recaptured it in the same inning to sweep Monday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox and improve to 17-11 on the young season.
The Indians lost a reliever due to the rain delay and then lost their lead in the top half of the eighth inning when play resumed. The White Sox had two on and nobody out, and Alex Rios was ready to face Dan Wheeler who had just replaced starter Josh Tomlin when the rains came. After the delay, Wheeler was replaced by Joe Smith, who allowed one of the inherited runners to score, tying the game at 2-2.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Asdrubal Cabrera led the inning off with a single and was followed by a Carlos Santana single. After Travis Hafner popped out, Shelley Duncan doubled down the left field line off Matt Thornton, scoring Cabrera.
In the ninth, Tony Sipp made easy work and picked up the save for the resting Chris Perez.
The Indians are now two and a half games up on the Tigers in the Central with the Tigers still playing out west. The Indians and White Sox continue their four-game series on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. ET.
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