CLEVELAND — The White Sox lost a rain-shortened game to the Indians on Thursday, a 5-0 decision after five innings that gave the Indians a split of their four-game series at Progressive Field.
White Sox left-hander Manny Banuelos (2-2) allowed five runs, eight hits and five walks (one intentional) over 4 1/3 innings. Indians righty Carlos Carrasco limited the Sox to two hits while striking out six and issuing no walks.
Jordan Luplow hit his first and second home runs of the season. The Indians scored their fifth run with two outs in the fifth when right fielder Charlie Tilson slipped on the wet grass in deep right field and tumbled backward, allowing Francisco Lindor’s fly ball to fall for an RBI double.
In Banuelos’ last outing against the Red Sox on Saturday at Guaranteed Rate Field, he allowed nine runs and 10 hits over 2 2/3 innings. All 10 hits came consecutively after he retired the first two batters in the third inning.
Banuelos, who threw 91 pitches — 52 for strikes — walked three consecutive batters with one out in the second but wriggled out of the jam. He probably deserved better in the fifth. Two batters before Tilson slipped, a ground ball hopped over third baseman Yoan Moncada’s glove for what was first scored an error but later changed to an RBI single.
Time of the game was one hour, 45 minutes. The game was called after a two-hour, 34-minute delay.