Conor Gillaspie powers White Sox over Indians

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) – Conor Gillaspie recorded a career-high four hits, including three doubles, while Dayan Viciedo knocked in three runs to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 6-2 win over the Cleveland Indians Monday at US Cellular Field.

Jose Quintana (3-4) made his ninth quality start as the White Sox (26-27) snapped a two-game losing streak and picked up their fifth win in eight games against the Indians.

Quintana allowed two runs on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts in six innings of action to carry the White Sox to victory in the opener of a three-game series.

Josh Tomlin (3-2) suffered the loss after giving up five runs – two earned — on five hits with a walk and eight strikeouts as the Indians (24-28) dropped three of their last four games.

Conor Gillaspie set the pace offensively, courtesy of a career-high four hits, three of which were doubles. Jose Quintana (3-4) made his ninth quality start, allowing just two runs on five hits over six innings, while striking out five and walking two.

Michael Brantley put the Indians ahead with an RBI single in the third but Viciedo erased the lead with a three-run blast to left off Tomlin.

The White Sox added two more in the sixth on run-scoring singles by Alexei Ramirez and Alejandro De Aza, and another run in the seventh on Gillaspie’s double to bring in Marcus Semien.

Cleveland loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth against Zach Putnam but Scott Downs struck out pinch-hitter David Murphy to end the threat.

Downs walked a batter in the ninth before recording the save, his first since July 23, 2012, against Kansas City as a member of the Los Angeles Angels.

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