Salazar dominates on mound, Indians pound White Sox 7-1

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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 08: Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians shakes hands with Dan Otero #61 after a win over the Chicago White Sox during the home opener at U.S. Cellular Field on April 8, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Indians defeated the White Sox 7-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO — Danny Salazar pitched two-hit ball into the sixth inning, and the Cleveland Indians pounded the White Sox 7-1 Friday, spoiling Chicago’s bone-chilling home opener.

It was 39 degrees at first pitch and snow and rain fell during the day, but the Indians were in their element. Cleveland jumped to a 5-0 lead against John Danks en route to an easy victory after splitting two games at home with Boston in a season-opening series that included two postponements.

Jason Kipnis singled off Danks (0-1) and scored during a three-run first and capped a two-run second with a sacrifice fly.

Francisco Lindor added two hits and two runs. Mike Napoli scored twice, and Carlos Santana and Yan Gomes each drove in two.

Salazar (1-0), a 14-game winner last season, gave up a solo homer to Todd Frazier but not much else. He struck out seven and walked three over 5 1/3 innings.