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Indians defeat White Sox with 10th-inning home run

CHICAGO -- White Sox reliever Jake Petricka gave up the winning home run in the 10th inning for the second straight game Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field as the Sox lost to the Indians 8-6 in the series opener.

The Sox losing streak climbed to a season-high seven games after Zach Walters' two-run shot with no outs. Petricka also allowed a walk-off homer against the Yankees on Sunday.

Left-hander Jose Quintana put the Sox in an early hole by giving up four runs in the first two innings, but the Sox twice pulled back into the game to send it to extra innings.

At the plate

Alexei Ramirez singled and scored in the first inning, hit a two-run homer in the fifth and had the tying RBI groundout in the seventh. Avisail Garcia hit a two-run single in the first inning.

On the mound

Quintana gave up six earned runs on nine hits, walking two and striking out three over five innings.

In the field

Sox center fielder Adam Eaton, just back from the disabled list, committed a fielding error on a Roberto Perez single in the sixth, allowing the Indians to score a run for a lead.

The number

14: Earned runs allowed by Quintana over his last three starts.

The quote

Eaton on returning to a lineup with Garcia and Jose Abreu: "Hopefully fans will want to see us all play together for the first time, so it will be very exciting."

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