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|White Sox Open Trip With Win Over Indians
|CLEVELAND (AP) -- Manny Ramirez isn't in the middle of Chicago's lineup yet, and the White Sox are already swinging for the playoffs.
Brent Lillibridge atoned for a costly error in the ninth inning by hitting a two-out homer in the 11th as the White Sox opened a critical 10-game road trip with a 10-6 win over the Cleveland Indians, hours after Chicago officially claimed Ramirez off waivers Monday.
Lillibridge entered in the seventh, when second baseman Gordon Beckham left after being hit on the right hand with a pitch. In the ninth, Lillibridge bare-handed a high hopper but threw past first, helping the Indians tie it at 6.
He came up in the 10th with one homer in 58 at-bats and in a 2 for 27 rut before connecting off Rafael Perez (4-1).
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