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  • 11 Jul
    CHICAGO -- A little rest and refocusing was just the remedy Josh Tomlin needed.Tomlin pitched five effective innings in his return to the Indians rotation, Coco Crisp hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to break the game open and Cleveland defeated the Chicago White Sox 6-1 on Wednesday night to remain six games ahead of Detroit in the AL Central.Tomlin (12-8) allowed one run on four hits and walked none as he ended a personal five-game losing streak that led to the right-hander being demoted to the bullpen after his last start on Aug. 30.Since that last start, when Tomlin lasted just 1 2/3 innings against Minnesota, he pitched only one inning in relief. He came back recharged in this one, even if he was limited to 72 pitches by manager Terry Francona.He pitched really well, Francona said. When you have the rest like that theres a reason, but you also hope theres no rust.He threw so many strikes (50), was aggressive with his fastball in, threw his cutter off of it.Tomlin won for the first time since July 30, when he was 11-3 with a 3.43 ERA. In six starts in August, the righty had a 11.48 ERA.In this one though, Francona said Tomlin was back to being crisp.It never hurts to get the rest this time of year, Tomlin said. But youve still got to go out there and you have to execute pitches and still got to figure out what you were doing wrong.Hopefully I can build off that outing and just keep going.Jose Ramirez had two hits, including a triple that drove in two runs in a three-run third inning, and scored two runs. Brandon Guyer and Rajai Davis had two hits each.Crisp, who also doubled, went deep to left with none out in the sixth to chase Carlos Rodon (7-9) who allowed six runs to match his season high and lost for the first time since July 31. The lefty was 5-0 with a 1.85 ERA in his previous seven starts.It just didnt work out today, Rodon said. It wasnt my best, although I felt real good. Thats just a good ballclub.Crisps homer was his first with the Indians since rejoining them in a trade from Oakland on Aug. 31.Adam Eaton drove in the lone White Sox run with a triple in the third.NO WORRIESThe Indians had lost three of four as they entered Wednesdays game with a six game lead over Detroit in the AL Central. But Francona said neither he nor his team are feeling pressure as they try to wrap up the division.Once my stuff (pregame preparation) is in a bundle and Im ready to go, I have fun the rest of the day, Francona said. When you lose, it kind of hurts more, but thats because (the games) are so important. But Id rather have that than be 20 out and say we lost the game.TRAINERS ROOMIndians: Guyer (sore knee) started in right field after being struck by a pitch in the fourth inning of Tuesdays 8-1 loss, then leaving in the seventh. ... C Yan Gomes (shoulder) was the DH at Double-A Akron on Wednesday and is expected to come off the disabled list Friday, possibly in time to catch ace Corey Kluber when the Indians open a pivotal series against Detroit.White Sox: DH Justin Morneau (stiff neck) was out of the lineup for the second straight game. Jose Abreu was at DH with Todd Frazier switching from third to first base. . RHP Zach Putnam visited the teams clubhouse and said hes recovering really nicely from surgery on Aug. 5 to remove bone fragments from his right elbow. Following physical therapy, Putnam expects to resume throwing in December.UP NEXTRHP Mike Clevinger (2-2, 5.01) faces struggling RHP James Shields (3-10, 7.30) in the finale of the four-game series on Thursday afternoon. 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PHILADELPHIA -- Odubel Herrera clapped his hands together and yelled toward the dugout as he ran to first base after yet another big hit.The speedy center fielder is having fun again, and hes helping his team win games, too.Herrera kept up his hitting surge with a homer among his three hits and drove in three runs as the Philadelphia Phillies held off a late Chicago White Sox rally in a 7-6 win Tuesday night.Tommy Joseph and Roman Quinn added two hits apiece and combined to drive in three runs for the Phillies. Herrera, who hits between Quinn and Joseph in the lineup, is 15 for 28 in his last seven games after slumping for most of the summer following his trip to the All-Star Game.I was a little disappointed because things were not working out the way I wanted them to work out, Herrera said through a translator. Thankfully now things are better for me and Im putting the work in and the results are showing.Melky Cabrera hit a three-run home run for the White Sox, who have lost four straight. Struggling veteran James Shields (5-18), winless since July 26, allowed six earned runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings.Trailing 7-3 in the ninth, the White Sox pulled within one on a two-out wild pitch and a two-run double from Adam Eaton. However, Michael Mariot came on and got Tim Anderson to ground out to short to end the game and pick up his first career save.It wasnt pretty but we hung on to win that game, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. That was huge.Jake Thompson (3-5) gave up three runs and four hits over five innings. The rookie right-hander, who struggled for most of August after first getting called up from the minors, has won his last two starts and has a 2.99 ERA over his last five appearances.For the second straight game, the Phillies jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. After Quinn walked, Herrera hit a 1-1 pitch into the Phillies bullpen for his 15th homer of the season.Herrera also started a two-out rally in the third, singling and stealing second, before scampering home on Josephs two-out double. Joseph then came home when Anderson couldnt handle a sharp liner off the bat of Maikel Franco, giving the Phillies a 4-3 lead.Herreras big night continued in the fifth when he snuck a ground-ball through the hole bettween first and second to drive in Quinn and extend Philadelphias lead to 5-3.dddddddddddd On the next pitch, the speedy center fielder stole his second base of the game and 24th of the season.Hes more disciplined at the plate, Mackanin said of Herrera. He looks more like the guy we saw early in the season than the guy we did for the last six weeks. For whatever reason, he seemed to lose focus but he seems to be getting it back. That bodes well for us.Quinns two-run single in the sixth provided enough insurance for the Phillies to open their second-to-last home series of the season with a win.Before the ninth, Chicagos big inning came in the third. With two outs and nobody on, Anderson doubled and Jose Abreu walked before Cabrera lined a 1-1 pitch just inside the right-field foul pole for his 12th home run of the year, putting the White Sox ahead 3-2.Offensively, we just kept chipping away and getting to a point, even in the last inning right there, you bring up the tying run, White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. Weve got to be able to hold them, and thats got to be the biggest thing.FLASHING LEATHERWith two on and one out in the fifth, sure-handed Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis made a very nice sliding snag of Abreus grounder before starting an impressive inning-ending double play.The Phillies also ended the seventh inning with a double play.RED-HOT ROOKIELike Herrera, Joseph is also riding a hot streak with 10 hits in his last six games. The rookie first baseman has been playing more with veteran Ryan Howard hobbled with an injury.MORE ABOUT HERRERAHerrera became the first Phillies outfielder with three hits, three RBI and two stolen bases in a game since Ben Revere on March 31, 2014. Hes also the first Phillies outfielder with at least 15 home runs and 20 stolen bases since Shane Victorino in 2010.TRAINERS ROOMPhillies: Ryan Howard missed his third straight game because of knee soreness. 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