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Updated: June 29, 2013 7:13PM



The Cleveland Indians came from behind for the third consecutive game Saturday, beating the White Sox 4-3 at U.S. Cellular Field. The Indians have won six of eight games against the Sox this season.

The winning run scored in the eighth inning against Sox reliever Jesse Crain (2-3), who hadn’t allowed an earned run in 30 consecutive appearances, a franchise record. The Indians had three consecutive singles, the last by Nick Swisher to drive in Asdrubal Cabrera.

Swisher had the game-winning home run Friday in Game 2 of a doubleheader sweep.

The Sox went 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position and stranded 11.

The Sox led 1-0 in the second for starter Dylan Axelrod and 3-1 after the fifth, scoring all their runs against Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez.

But the Indians tied the score in the sixth on a two-run homer by Jason Kipnis against Axelrod. Cabrera homered in the fourth.

The Indians improved to 17-7 in one-run games, the best in the majors.

The victory went to Joe Martinez (1-0) in relief. Chris Perez earned his seventh save.



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