Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Hector Santiago gave the White Sox the start they were looking for, but it may be too little, too late for Chicago in the AL Central pennant race.
Santiago fanned 10 over seven shutout innings, and the White Sox used 15 hits to crush the Cleveland Indians, 11-0, at Progressive Field.
The win kept Chicago's slim playoff hopes alive, as the club needs to sweep this three-game series and hope the front-running Tigers lose their three remaining games in Kansas City to force a tie atop the division.
Chicago held a three-game lead over the Tigers as late as September 18, but a 2-10 stretch allowed Detroit to determine its own playoff fate.
Santiago (4-1), in his fourth career start, allowed just one hit and one walk, while Dayan Viciedo highlighted the offense with a grand slam and an RBI single in the victory.
Corey Kluber (2-5) was charged with four runs on five hits and two walks over 5 2/3 innings for the Indians, who had won five of seven coming in.