Indians rout slumping Sox

Thursday night, it was the Indians who played like they were in the midst of a postseason run, not the White Sox. The Tribe got on the board first and built a sizable 7-0 lead through five and put it in cruise control the rest of the way, beating the Sox 9-1. Cliff Lee was rock solid, carrying a no-hitter into the fifth. He gave up a run through six and the gave way to the bullpen. Rafael Betancourt and Jason Davis combined to throw the final three scoreless innings.

The Tribe’s offense came back to life and pounded 17 hits against Mark Buerhle and White Sox. They got home runs from Grady Sizemore and Victor Martinez. In addition, Ryan Garko, Jason Michaels, Aaron Boone, and Andy Marte all enjoyed three-hit nights. Jhonny Peralta, finishing 0-for-5, was the only player left out of the Tribe hit parade.

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