White Sox rally for 6-4 win over Indians

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CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson delivered a tiebreaking single, José Abreu was hit in the head by a pitch with the bases loaded and the Chicago White Sox rallied for two runs in the eighth inning to top the Cleveland Indians, 6-4, on Friday night after acquiring All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel from the crosstown Cubs.

Anderson’s hit to right field put Chicago ahead 5-4, then Indians reliever James Karinchak (7-3) plunked Abreu in the helmet with a fastball to force in another run. Both benches and bullpens emptied briefly, but no punches were thrown and the reigning AL MVP stayed in the game.

Yoán Moncada had a bizarre and fortunate solo homer among his three hits as the AL Central leaders moved nine games ahead of second-place Cleveland despite winning for just the third time in nine tries.