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Shields gets win as White Sox beat Cleveland 5-1
Wednesday Jun 13, 2018 12:00am

Shields gets win as White Sox beat Cleveland 5-1
(CHICAGO) – The Chicago White Sox had the fog machine and strobe lights going after their latest victory. Considering how little they have had to celebrate this season, they're not going to let the opportunities go by. James Shields won for the first time since opening day, Yoan Moncada and Yolmer Sanchez homered to lead off a three-run first, and Chicago beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Tuesday night. Shields (2-7) gave up one run and four hits in seven innings after going 12 starts and 13 appearances without a win. The veteran right-hander struck out two and did not walk a batter in his first victory since the opener at Kansas City. Moncada and Sanchez connected on consecutive pitches form Adam Plutko. Matt Davidson drove RBI doubles off the center-field wall in both the first and a two run fifth and the White Sox beat the A.L. Central leaders after losing their first four meetings this season. Recalled from Triple-A Columbus, Plutko (3-1) got tagged for five runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. The 26 year old righty won his first three major league starts this season before getting knocked around by Chicago. Shields hit Francisco Lindor in the right foot with his first pitch of the game. He also gave up a sacrifice fly to Jose Ramirez in the sixth, but not much else in a dominant outing .

OTHER A.L. SCORES
Boston 6 – Baltimore 4
Tampa Bay 4 – Toronto 1
Houston 6 – Oakland 3
Seattle 6 – LA Angels 3

James Shields fires a pitch in to a Cleveland batter (photo courtesy of The Chicago Tribune)
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