Indians 7, White Sox 1: Zach Plesac benefits from power surge in win

John Jackson
The Associated Press
The Indians' Franmil Reyes, right, celebrates with Jordan Luplow after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning Saturday.

CHICAGO — Zach Plesac tossed six strong innings and the Indians snapped a scoring drought with a six-run fourth in a 7-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.

The Indians had been blanked for 13 innings before Franmil Reyes and Jordan Luplow each hit a two-run homer in the fourth. Luplow was 0-for-21 with a walk this season before homering.

Domingo Santana added a solo homer in the eighth.

Plesac (1-1) allowed five hits and struck out seven in lowering his ERA to 1.29 this year.

The Indians pitching staff has allowed four runs or fewer in all 16 games this season.

Yoan Moncada homered in the eighth for the White sox. He has reached in 19 consecutive games dating back to last Sept. 25.

The Indians were held hitless through the first three innings before erupting for six in the fourth. With one out and one on, Francisco Lindor doubled off Drew Anderson (0-1).

A wild pitch and a passed ball each scored runs. Reyes followed with his homer. Two batters later, Jordan Luplow, who struck out against Anderson in the third, connected for 6-0 lead.

Strong debut

Right-hander Zack Burdi, a White Sox first-round pick in the 2016 draft, tossed a scoreless sixth inning with two strikeouts in his major league debut. Burdi, a native of nearby Downers Grove, was recalled from the White Sox’s alternate site at Schaumburg on Saturday morning.

Trainer’s room

White Sox: Left-hander Aaron Bummer (biceps strain) was placed on the 10-day injured list before the game. Bummer had to exit in the seventh inning Friday night. The 26-year-old has been a primary setup guy for the White Sox with a 1.23 ERA in seven games this season. No determination has been made as to how long Bummer will be sidelined.

Indians at White Sox

Time: 7:08 p.m. Sunday

TV: ESPN

Pitchers: Shane Bieber (3-0, 0.83) vs. Lucas Giolito (1-1, 5.17)

The Indians' Jordan Luplow hits a two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning Saturday.