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Indians 19, White Sox 10, Game 1

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CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox scored five runs in the first inning but the lead was short lived as the Cleveland Indians collected 11 runs over the next three innings on the way to a 19-10 victory in the first of two Friday games at U.S. Cellular Field.

Twelve pitchers gave up a collective 29 runs on 34 hits as Matt Albers (2-0) -- the second of seven Indians pitchers -- got the victory in a game that lasted 4 hours and 2 minutes.

Brian Omogrosso (0-2) took the loss after working 2 1/3 innings.

Asdrubal Cabral, Jason Kipnis, Yan Gomes and Mike Aviles each had three hits. Raburn drove in four runs while Drew Stubbs had three RBIs.

Adam Dunn and Jeff Keppinger hit back-to-back first inning home runs as the White Sox scored five times to quickly chase Indians starter Trevor Bauer.

But Chicago starter Hector Santiago was equally ineffective. He gave up five runs on six hits in the next inning as the Indians rallied to tie the game.

Omogrosso gave up nine runs on nine hits over 2 1/3 innings.

Dunn's three-run shot was his 21st and drove home Alejandro De Aza and Alexei Ramirez. Keppinger followed with a solo homer for a 4-0 lead. Gordon Beckham drove home Brent Morel with a two-out single to make the score 5-0.

Bauer, brought up from Triple-A Columbus prior to Friday's game, was pulled after facing 10 batters in his first start against Chicago.

Right-handed reliever Matt Albers got Ramirez -- the inning's 11th batter -- to ground out to second and end the inning.

After striking out four Indians to open the game, Santiago gave up base hits to six of the next seven batters -- including Stubbs' two-out single that scored Gomes and Aviles to cut the White Sox lead to 5-2.

Kipnis then doubled to score Stubbs and Cabrera. Nick Swisher singled home Kipnis to tie the game before Mark Reynolds grounded into an inning-ending fielder's choice.

Santiago departed with one out in the third and bases loaded. Omogrosso got Stubbs to ground into an inning-ending double play.

But the White Sox right hander then struggled, loading the bases for Ryan Raburn who singled home Cabrera and Kipnis with one out for a 7-5 Indians lead. Lonnie Chisenhall's two-out double scored Reynolds for an 8-5 edge.

Aviles' single brought home Raburn and Chisenhall to make it 10-5. Stubbs followed with a triple to deep right center. Aviles scored for an 11-5 lead.

Cleveland collected four doubles in the fifth for a 14-5 lead. Kipnis greeted Omogrosso with a ground-rule double and scored on Swisher's two-base hit to center. Gomes' ground-rule double to deep right brought home Swisher and Chisenhall's two-base hit to right scored Gomes.

Chisenhall's hit ended Omogrosso's work and right-hander Ramon Troncoso came in on relief.

Chicago chipped away with four runs in the fifth. Beckham singled home Dayan Viciedo and Tyler Flowers lined a first-pitch home run to score Keppinger and Beckham.

Keppinger's base hit scored Dunn in the sixth, trimming the deficit to 14-10. But Raburn restored a six-run lead in the seventh with a two-run homer to left and the Indians added three more runs in the eighth.

White Sox outfielder Casper Wells made his first career appearance as a pitcher, working a scoreless ninth.

The series continues with single games Saturday and Sunday.

NOTES: Dunn's first-inning homer was the 427th of his career. He passed Billy Williams for 46th on Major League Baseball's all-time leader board. ... Paul Konerko, who sat out Friday's Game 1, leads all active players with 47 home runs and 174 RBI vs. Cleveland. ... Chicago reinstated 3B Conor Gillaspie from the paternity leave list on Friday following the birth of his son, Mason. Morel, recalled from Triple-A Charlotte in Gillaspie's place, remained with the team. ... Bauer's start was his fourth with the Indians after going 3-2 with a 4.13 ERA for Triple-A Columbus. The Indians also activated RHP Carlos Carrasco from Columbus to start Friday's second game. ... Cleveland optioned LHP Nick Hagadone to Columbus after he went 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in 27 relief outings. ... The weary Indians had traveled from Baltimore and didn't arrive in Chicago until early Friday.
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