Guardians sweep White Sox, magic number down to 5

Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Shane Bieber throws to the plate during the second inning...
Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Shane Bieber throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Monday, April 25, 2022, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)(Mark J. Terrill | AP)
Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 11:12 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Shane Bieber pitched 7.2 solid innings, pacing the Cleveland Guardians to a 4-2 win over the White Sox in Chicago Thursday night.

The win completes a 3-game series sweep for Cleveland and lowers the Guardians magic number for clinching a playoff spot to 5.

Bieber allowed 7 hits and struck out 5.

Steven Kwan’s RBI triple in the 5th was the big blow, giving Cleveland a 3-1 lead in the fifth inning.

Emmanuel Clase pitched the ninth for his 37th save.

The Guardians now head to Texas for a weekend series.