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Tuesday, April 23rd (All times eastern)

Cleveland Indians (8-10) at Chicago White Sox (7-12), 8:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Cleveland - Zach McAllister (1-2, 3.12) Chicago - Jose Quintana (1-0, 2.55)

(Sports Network) - The suddenly resurgent Cleveland Indians aim for a fourth straight victory on Tuesday when they resume a three-game set with the struggling Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

Cleveland has rebounded from a five-game slide by winning three consecutive games, including a 3-2 win in the series opener on Monday. Asdrubal Cabrera hit a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning, scoring Drew Stubbs and Michael Brantley, in that one as the Indians rallied for the win.

Lonnie Chisenhall drove in one run for the Indians, who haven't won four straight games since June 18-22 of last season. Starter Justin Masterson (4-1) allowed two runs on four hits and four walks over seven innings, while Chris Perez pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up his third save of the season.

"He was falling behind," said Indians manager Terry Francona when discussing Masterson. "Once he got into the middle innings, he started really working ahead more. Even when he fell behind, his ball had enough life where he was still a pretty effective pitcher, but it's certainly a lot easier for him when he works ahead."

Conor Gillaspie knocked a solo homer and Hector Gimenez drove in a run for the White Sox, who wasted a solid performance from starter Dylan Axelrod and lost for the 10th time in 13 games. Axelrod gave up just one run on three hits and two walks in six innings.

"You just keep shooting yourself in the foot," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "And until we clean it up, we're going to lose games. It's just that simple."

Lefty Jose Quintana will try to get the ChiSox out of that rut. The Columbian is 1-0 with a solid 2.55 ERA in his first three starts this season and hasn't allowed a run in his last two outings, spanning 13 2/3 innings.

Overall Quintana is 1-0 with a 0.93 ERA in four career appearances versus Cleveland. He limited the Tribe to one hit while fanning seven in seven innings back on Apr. 12 but didn't get a decision opposite a Masterson five- hitter.

Righty Zach McAllister will oppose Quintana tonight and is 2-0 with a stellar 2.66 ERA in four starts against Chicago, including a solid performance back on April 13 when he allowed three runs -- one earned -- over 6 1/3 innings en route to his only win of the season.

The Indians, who were a dismal 68-94 last year, won two of three at home versus Chicago April 12-14.

04/23 10:40:03 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR
 
Final
SEA 2
TOR 8
Final
HOU 10
DET 8
Final
BAL 2
MIA 5
Final
CIN 2
CLE 5
Final
OAK 7
TAM 2
Final
ANA 1
BOS 6
Final
MIL 1
ATL 2
Final
NYM 1
PIT 9
Final
PHI 1
WAS 4
Final
MIN 8
CWS 1
Final
STL 6
KAN 1
Final
CHC 3
ARI 4
Final
SDP 11
LOS 3
Final
SFG 2
COL 11
Final
TEX 5
NYY 2
1:05pm Today
KAN
NYY
 
1:10pm Today
COL
CIN
 
1:10pm Today
PHI
NYM
 
1:35pm Today
HOU
BAL
 
2:10pm Today
BOS
MIN
 
2:10pm Today
SFG
MIL
 
2:20pm Today
WAS
CHC
 
4:05pm Today
DET
OAK
 
4:10pm Today
TEX
CLE
 
4:15pm Today
ARI
STL
 
7:05pm Tonight
MIA
PIT
 
7:07pm Tonight
CWS
TOR
 
7:10pm Tonight
SEA
TAM
 
8:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
 
9:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
 
Final
ATL 111
CLE 114
9:00pm Tonight
GSW
HOU
 
Final
TAM 2
NYR 0
9:00pm Tonight
CHI
ANA
 
Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR