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CHICAGO (AP) -- Melky Cabrera capped Chicago's four-run ninth inning with an RBI single off Cody Allen, sending the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Six consecutive batters reached safely before Cabrera drove a fastball into left-center for his first game-ending hit since he signed with Chicago over the winter. Alexei Ramirez doubled home two runs and Gordon Beckham had a tying RBI single.
David Robertson (1-0) worked a perfect ninth for his first win with the White Sox. Allen (0-2) recorded just one out in his first blown save in four chances.
Chicago had managed just four hits before the big finish.
Trevor Bauer pitched seven sparkling innings for Cleveland, which has dropped seven of nine. Ryan Raburn and Brett Hayes homered, and Michael Brantley had an RBI double.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Anthony Desclafani pitched eight shutout innings and Zach Cozart and Joey Votto homered as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Monday night.
Desclafani (2-0) held Milwaukee hitless until Adam Lind's double with two outs in the fourth. Hector Gomez's fifth-inning single was the only other hit off Desclafani, who struck out five and ran his scoreless innings streak to 15.
Desclafani and Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta (0-2) were locked in a scoreless battle through five innings. The Reds got to Peralta in the sixth. Brayan Pena drove in the game's first run with a sacrifice fly and Cozart followed with a three-run homer.
Votto added a two-run homer in the seventh off Peralta, who allowed six runs and eight hits over seven innings.
Ryan Braun homered with one out in the ninth for the Brewers.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- They don't have the catchy nickname of their three famous teammates, but Cleveland's reserves mean almost as much to the Cavaliers as the "Big 3."
Cleveland got major contributions from its bench while winning Game 1 of its playoff series against Boston on Sunday. Forward Tristan Thompson got big rebounds, James Jones made two critical baskets at the end of the third quarter to slow the Celtics' comeback, and Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova did their usual exemplary job on defense.
Even Shawn Marion came in for 52 seconds and had two steals. And, Kendrick Perkins, who didn't play, delivered an impassioned pregame speech.
LeBron James raved about the lift provided by Cleveland's bench, and Cavs coach David Blatt credited his backups with making "winning plays."
The Cavs and Celtics resume their best-of-7 series on Tuesday night.