The struggles continue for the Cleveland Indians' pitching staff, as the Chicago White Sox put the finishing touches on a three-game sweep of the first-place Tribe with a 12-6 win on Sunday.
Cleveland entered Friday's series opener with eight wins over its previous ten games, but yielded a whopping 35 runs to Chicago hitters during the series. The final game of the three-game tilt played out much like the previous two, as the White Sox rushed out a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning to put the Tribe in a significant early hole.
Starter Ubaldo Jimenez, who picked up the loss to move to 5-4 on the season, yielded seven earned runs through just four innings in yet another completely ineffective start. Aside from a Johnny Damon three-run homer in the second inning to pull the game into a 3-3 tie, Cleveland hitters could not manage to move runners over despite recording 12 hits on the day.
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