Santana, Anderson lead Indians past White Sox 12-1

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CLEVELAND — Carlos Santana’s grand slam capped a six-run third inning off Chicago ace Chris Sale and the Cleveland Indians defeated the White Sox 12-1 on Friday night.

Cody Anderson (5-3) allowed one run — Melky Cabrera’s fifth-inning homer — in 6 2-3 innings.

Francisco Lindor, continuing his late push for AL Rookie of the Year, hit a solo homer in the seventh and went 3 for 5.

Cleveland, which scored five runs in the eighth, entered play trailing Houston by four games for the second wild-card spot in the AL and moved back to .500 (73-73). The Indians have won 15 of 22.

Sale (12-10) was charged with seven runs, one earned, in seven innings. The left-hander, who hasn’t won since Aug. 21, struck out nine and leads the AL with 259.