Indians 2, White Sox 0: Justin Masterson scattered four hits in 7 1/3 innings for his first victory since Aug. 21 as host Cleveland made it two straight over Chicago.
Masterson (1-1), who went 0-2 over his last 11 regular-season appearances, struck out six and Nick Swisher recorded a sacrifice fly for the Indians. Cody Allen fanned major league home run leader Jose Abreu with runners on second and third to end the eighth inning and John Axford worked a perfect ninth to earn his ninth save in 10 chances.
Scott Carroll (1-1) yielded two unearned runs, five hits and walked one in six innings in his second major league start for Chicago, which lost its eighth straight game in Cleveland and is 4-20 in its last 24 overall meetings with the Indians. Adam Dunn had two hits as the White Sox dropped their fourth straight contest.
The Indians took a 1-0 lead in the second when Lonnie Chisenhall led off with a double and scored as third baseman Marcus Semien dropped David Murphy's pop-up near the mound with two outs. Chicago loaded the bases with one out in the fifth on an error, walk and hit batsman before Semien lined into an inning-ending double play.
Cleveland made it 2-0 in the fifth when Jose Ramirez reached on a bunt single and advanced to second on a throwing error by catcher Tyler Flowers, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Swisher's sacrifice fly. Dunn led off the seventh with a double, but ran into an out at third after trying to advance on a grounder to shortstop.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Indians CF Michael Bourn left in the fourth because of left hamstring tightness and DH Jason Giambi exited in the sixth due to calf cramps. ... The White Sox placed CF Adam Eaton on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring and called up LHP Frank De Los Santos from Triple-A Charlotte. ... Cleveland placed C Yan Gomes on the three-day paternity list after the birth of his first child, Brooklyn Mae, and designated INF Elliot Johnson (two errors Friday) for assignment while selecting the contract of C George Kottaras and calling up LHP Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus.