Masterson allows only four hits as Indians edge White Sox 3-2
BY TONI GINNETTI firstname.lastname@example.org April 22, 2013 10:04PM
Updated: April 22, 2013 10:57PM
The White Sox hitting woes continued Monday, garnering only four hits off Cleveland starter Justin Masterson (4-1) in a 3-2 loss.
The Sox were without a hit in the sixth, seventh and eighth before Conor Gillaspie singled in the ninth off Chris Perez (third save).
Despite the lack of hitting, the Sox led 2-1 in the eighth when Matt Thornton(0-1) committed an error throwing attempting to pick off Drew Stubbs at second. Stubbs and Jeff Brantley both advanced and scored on Asdrubal Cabrera’s two-out single.
That erased a victory for Sox starter Dylan Axelrod, who limited the Indians to three hits through six innings.
The loss was the fourth straight for the Sox, who fell another game behind the Indians in the American League Central.
Gillaspie home run (first) in the second and a run in the fourth on Hector Gimenez’ RBI double accounted for the Sox runs.
Gimenez left the game in the seventh after being hit on the left shin by a Masterson pitch.