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CLEVELAND -- Ryan Raburn's two-out, two-run pinch single and a two-out, two-run double by Yan Gomes in the eighth inning lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 7-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

With Cleveland trailing 4-3, Asdrubal Cabrera singled off reliever Donnie Veal (1-2). Cabrera went to third on a one-out single by Carlos Santana. Drew Stubbs pinch-ran for Santana and stole second base.

Raburn, pinch-hitting for Jason Giambi, then greeted reliever Matt Lindstrom with a single to center, scoring both runners and giving Cleveland a 5-4 lead.

Lonnie Chisenhall singled Raburn to second, and Gomes followed with a booming double to right-center field, scoring both runners to make it 7-4.

The win went to Indians reliever Bryan Shaw (2-2), who got the last out of the eighth inning.

The late Cleveland rally prevented Chicago's Andre Rienzo from earning a win in his major league debut. Rienzo pitched seven innings and allowed three runs, all unearned. He wound up with a no-decision.

Rienzo was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte earlier in the day to start in place of veteran Jake Peavy, who is at the center of several trade rumors. Barring a deal, Peavy is scheduled to start Wednesday night's game.

Chicago broke a 3-3 lead in the sixth inning against Cleveland starter Scott Kazmir. Paul Konerko led off the inning with a checked-swing dribbler in front of home plate that Kazmir and catcher Gomes both tried to field, but neither did cleanly.

Matt Albers relieved Kazmir and got Jeff Keppinger to ground into a double play, but Dayan Viciedo lined a two-out single to center, scoring Konerko and giving the White Sox a 4-3 lead.

The Indians traditionally have had trouble with pitchers they have never seen before, and that was temporarily was the case Tuesday. Rienzo breezed through the first four innings, holding Cleveland scoreless on two hits and striking out the side in the fourth inning.

Kazmir came into the game undefeated since June 10. In eight starts since, he was 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA. However, the White Sox reached Kazmir for two runs in the first inning and another run in the third.

Alejandro De Aza led off the game with a single and he went to second on a one-out single by Alex Rios. Both runners scored on a two-out double into the gap in right-center field by Adam Dunn.

Chicago made it 3-0 in the second inning when Gordon Beckham snapped his 0-for-20 streak with a double, then scored when Josh Phegley snapped his 0-for-14 streak with an RBI single.

Cleveland tied it with a three-run fifth inning, the first run coming on a bases-loaded walk by Gomes. The Indians scored two more runs when Michael Bourn grounded into a forceout at second. Bourn beat the return throw to first, allowing a run to score, and when Rienzo, covering first, appeared to get spiked on the play and fell to the ground, another runner came home.

NOTES: Rios, also the subject of trade rumors, left the game in the eighth inning after fouling a pitch off his left foot. ... Prior to the game, the Indians acquired LHP Marc Rzepczynski from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for minor league INF Juan Herrera. . . Cleveland's franchise-record streak of scoring first in 16 consecutive games was snapped when the White Sox scored two runs in the top of the first. ... To make room on the roster for Rienzo, the White Sox optioned OF Blake Tekotte to Charlotte. . . Only two Brazilian-born players have appeared in major league games, and they were both in Tuesday night's game: Rienzo and Gomes.
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