CLEVELAND -- Carlos Rodon and his filthy repertoire made sure Cleveland’s celebration would have to wait for another day. Rodon had his best outing of the season on Sunday afternoon and the White Sox prevented the Cleveland Indians from clinching an American League Central title with a 3-0 win in front of 24,118 at Progressive Field. Rodon matched a career-high with 11 strikeouts and allowed just two hits and three walks over eight scoreless innings. David Robertson struck out the side in the ninth to convert his 36th save. The two White Sox pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts in the two-hitter, including eight of the last nine. “That’s the best I’ve seen (Rodon),” White Sox manager Robin Ventura
Rubbing out tough defeats has been a trait of the Detroit Tigers all season long. "I'm very adept at forgetting the last game," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said the morning after Saturday's tough 7-4 loss to Kansas City, which the Royals accomplished by scoring five times with two out in the ninth. Cleveland could have clinched the division title Sunday by winning but it dropped a 2-0 verdict to the visiting Chicago White Sox, getting just two hits in the game.
Indians fall to 90-64 Magic Number: 2 In a truly thrilling sporting event that captivated all 32,088 in attendance, Ketchup bested rivals Mustard and Onion in the Sugardale Hot Dog Derby. While the race stayed close in the early strides, Ketchup blew away Onion down the stretch by ten links. One more race remains in the storied contest, and officials report that Onion—— Okay, okay. The Indians played a baseball game. If Francona's goal today was to make sure that all of the arms that matter stayed rested, then tonight is a rousing success. The Cleveland Indians allowed only four runs in seven innings of work to begin today's game, using a mash-up of decent to replacement-level arms. That's allowable.