CHICAGO (AP/WJW) — Josh Naylor snapped a ninth-inning tie with a pinch-hit single and the streaking Cleveland Guardians beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 in the opener of a split doubleheader. But the team wasn’t able to keep the momentum going with the second game.

AJ Pollock hit a two-run single with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Guardians 5-4 to salvage a split of their day-night doubleheader.

Eloy Jiménez homered and Yoán Moncada drove in two runs as Chicago improved to 9-9 in a stretch of 19 straight games against AL Central opponents.

Chicago blew a 3-0 lead in the second game, but Pollock’s bases-loaded single to left against Nick Sandlin drove in Andrew Vaughn and José Abreu.

Cleveland Guardians’ Jose Ramirez, left, Amed Rosario, center, joke around with Chicago White Sox’s Yoan Moncada during a pitching change in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The Guardians began the day just 1 1/2 games back of Minnesota for the AL Central lead.

The teams are back at it again Sunday afternoon.