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                === Masterson's gem lifts Tribe over ChiSox ===
 
 Cleveland,  OH (SportsNetwork.com)  - Justin Masterson picked up his first win
 of  the  season with 7 1/3  scoreless innings, and Cleveland got past Chicago,
 2-0, in the middle test of a three-game set.
 
 Masterson  (1-1) allowed  four hits  and one  walk while  fanning six  for the
 Indians,  who received  their lone RBI on  a Nick Swisher sacrifice fly in the
 fifth inning.
 
 "It's  nice  to go out and  pitch well," Masterson  said. "Any time you're not
 doing as well as you hoped, it's hard not to press. But I've been really happy
 with my last four starts."
 
 Scott  Carroll (1-1)  was the hard-luck loser, letting up two unearned runs on
 five hits in six full frames for the White Sox, who have dropped the first two
 games in the series by a combined 14-5 count.
 
 "It  just happened  to be one of  those days. Masterson was better, was better
 today than I was," Carroll offered.
 
 Cleveland picked up a run in the second, giving Masterson all he needed to get
 by.  Lonnie Chisenhall  started with a double, moved up on an Asdrubal Cabrera
 fly out and scored when Sox third baseman Marcus Semien dropped a David Murphy
 pop up near the mound.
 
 The  Indians extended their  lead to 2-0 in the fifth, as Jose Ramirez reached
 on  a leadoff bunt single, moved to second on Tyler Flowers' throwing error on
 the  play, was sacrificed  to third by Mike Aviles and scored on Swisher's fly
 to center.
 
 Masterson  worked  out of a jam  in the top  of the frame. A Chisenhall error,
 walk  to  Jordan Danks and  hit-by-pitch to Flowers  loaded the bases with one
 away,  but  Semien lined into  an inning-ending double  play thanks to a great
 diving stop from Swisher.
 
 "We  really needed  that play  at that  time," Swisher  said. "That  ball goes
 through and two runs score."
 
 Chicago  went  quietly in  the sixth,  then Adam Dunn's  leadoff double in the
 seventh went for naught. Cody Allen came on in the eighth with Flowers aboard,
 then gave up a two-out double to Gordon Beckham before finishing the inning by
 fanning Jose Abreu swinging.
 
 John Axford retired the side in order in the ninth to post his ninth save.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Masterson  threw 62  of his 101 pitches for strikes ... Indians center fielder
 Michael  Bourn left  the  contest  in the  third  inning  with left  hamstring
 tightness ... The  White Sox made  a  flurry  of  roster  moves  on  Saturday,
 including  placing outfielder Adam Eaton on the 15-day disabled list, recalled
 left-handed  pitcher Frank  De  Los Santos  from  Triple-A Charlotte,  claimed
 outfielder Moises Sierra off waivers from Toronto and transferred pitcher Nate
 Jones  from the  15-day disabled  list  to the  60-day disabled  list ...  The
 Indians  placed outfielder  Yan  Gomes  on the  paternity  list, selected  the
 contract  of  catcher  George  Kottaras  from  Triple-A  Columbus,  designated
 infielder   Elliot  Johnson   for   assignment  and   recalled  pitcher   Nick
 Hagadone from Columbus.
 
 
 05/03 23:05:43 ET