Indians defeat White Sox, gain series splitDaryl Van Schouwenon April 15, 2021 at 9:28 pm

White Sox starting pitcher Lance Lynn throws during the first inning of Thursday’s loss to the Indians.
White Sox starting pitcher Lance Lynn throws during the first inning of Thursday’s loss to the Indians. | Nam Y. Huh/AP

Lance Lynn strikes out 10 and allows two runs over six innings in oss.

Right-hander Lance Lynn made his third solid start Thursday afternoon, following Carlos Rodon’s no-hitter with two hitless innings to start the game and allowing two runs over six innings, but the White Sox offense was quiet against Aaron Civale and three relievers in a 4-2 Indians victory at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The result gave the Indians (7-5) a split of their four-game series with the Sox (6-7).

Jose Ramirez’ two-run homer with two out and two strikes in the sixth produced the first earned runs scored against Lynn (0.97 ERA) and erased a 1-0 Sox lead. The Sox managed five hits after the first innings, two in the infield and one a pop fly by Yermin Mercedes that fell for a double.

Lynn recorded 10 strikeouts and allowed no walks. Civale improved to 3-0.

Benches clear in first

Both dugouts and bullpens emptied after Adam Eaton shoved Indians shortstop Andres Gimenez after getting called out trying to stretch a single into a double in the first inning. Eaton felt he was pushed off the base, and the out ruined a second-and-third with no outs opportunity.

Yoan Moncada’s two-out single scored Anderson, who hit Aaron Civale’s first pitch for a single.

No ejections resulted from the dustup.

Cease passes tests

Right-hander Dylan Cease passed precautionary tests for the coronavirus after going on the IL with symptoms Wednesday and was cleared to travel with the team to Boston. Cease’s turn to pitch is Friday and he is expected to make the start.

Anderson returns

Shortstop Tim Anderson was activated off the the 10-day injured list, and outfielder Nick Williams was designated for assignment to make room on the 26-man roster.

Williams was 0-for-10 with two walks in four games. The Sox have a week to trade Williams or attempt to pass him through outright waivers.


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