Indians 4, White Sox 1
CHICAGO (AP) _ Omar Vizquel hit a go-ahead, two-out RBI single in the ninth Tuesday night and the Cleveland Indians, behind strong pitching from Charles Nagy, beat the Chicago White Sox 4-1.
Shawon Dunston, batting .176 entering the game, doubled with two outs off Matt Karchner (0-1) before Vizquel lined a 3-2 pitch to right center to give Cleveland a 2-1 lead.
Kenny Lofton walked and Brian Giles followed with a two-run double to give the Indians a three-run cushion.
Cleveland snapped a three-game losing streak and won for just the fourth time in 12 games.
Nagy (3-1) had been roughed up by the White Sox in his previous outing last Wednesday at Jacobs Field, surrendering 12 runs _ four earned _ in just 4 2-3 innings.
But Tuesday night he allowed just three hits in eight innings, including Ray Durham’s game-tying homer in the sixth. He walked two, both in the first, and struck out four.
Mike Jackson pitched the ninth for his ninth save.
The Indians took an early lead in the third. After Albert Belle leaped high above the left-field fence to rob Dunston of a homer, Vizquel doubled and scored on Giles’ two-out single.
Chicago starter Jason Bere, shooting for his first victory since last Sept. 10, allowed one run and six hits in six innings.
Notes: Another small crowd at Comiskey Park, announced at 13,208 on a 52-degree night. ... The Indians signed Phil Hiatt to a minor-league contract Tuesday. He was sent to Triple-A Buffalo. Hiatt was in the Yankees’ spring training camp, played last season in Japan and two years ago at Triple-A Toledo, where he hit 42 homers. ... Vizquel has not made an error in 58 games dating back to last August. ... In their first four meetings this season, the teams combined for 63 runs.