Cease, White Sox blank Indians 2-0

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The Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 2-0 Friday night.

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Cease worked his way through five shutout innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat Aaron Civale and the Cleveland Indians 2-0.

Cease walked the leadoff man four times and hit a batter, but wiggled out of trouble each time.

The Indians went 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 runners on base, continuing a season-long problem and wasting a terrific start by Civale.

Cleveland played without manager Terry Francona and hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo.

Francona missed his sixth straight game while addressing a gastrointestinal issue he has been dealing with for months. The team announced before the series opener that Van Burkleo had opted out of the 2020 season because of the coronavirus.

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