Danny Salazar and Ryan Raburn helped the Cleveland Indians keep pace in the American League wild-card playoff race.
The Cleveland bullpen also played a role, too.
Salazar struck out nine in 3 2-3 innings, Raburn hit an RBI double in the fifth, and the Indians earned a 3-1 win Friday over the Chicago White Sox.
Cleveland defeated Chicago for the 10th consecutive time this season and leads the season series 13-2. The Indians have outscored Chicago 91-49 with four games left between the teams.
Salazar is the first Indians starting pitcher since 1916 to strike out at least nine batters in less than four innings.
After allowing Dayan Viciedo's single with two outs in the fourth on his 78th pitch, he was replaced by Nick Hagadone with runners on first and third. His pitch count was 85 entering the game.
''Today I felt good,'' Salazar said. ''Too many pitches.''
The bullpen, however, made up for that.
Hagadone, the first of seven relievers, got pinch-hitter Josh Phegley to ground o...