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Indians edge White Sox, 3-2

CHICAGO -- A flat White Sox offense spoiled left-hander John Danks' best start of the month, and the Sox fell to the Indians 3-2 Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field, their third straight series loss.

Jason Kipnis hit the go-ahead RBI single off Danks in the sixth inning, and Michael Brantley added an RBI single against reliever Ronald Belisario in the seventh for a 3-1 Indians lead.

At the plate

Adam Eaton singled, stole second, advanced on a throwing error and scored on Jose Abreu's RBI single in the third inning. Alexei Ramirez chipped in with two singles.

On the mound

Danks allowed two runs on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts in six innings.

In the field

Alejandro De Aza misplayed Michael Bourn's leadoff hit to the left-field corner for a triple in the first inning, and Bourn went on to score on a groundout.

The number

3: RBIs needed for Abreu to become the fourth Sox rookie in history to reach the 100 RBI mark in a season. He would join Smead Jolley (114 in 1930), Zeke Bonura (110 in 1934) and Ron Kittle (100 in 1983).

The quote

Sox manager Robin Ventura on Abreu: "(Consistency) is the biggest thing for him, and he has done it lately without really hitting a lot of home runs, but driving in runs -- tough runs, too."

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