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CLEVELAND -- Justin Masterson was quick to pass along credit for Clevelands eighth straight victory to the guy he provided him all the support he needed in a 6-1 decision over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. "The storys about Ryan Raburn doing his thing," Masterson said. "That was pretty cool to see." Raburn homered twice and drove in four runs as the Indians, who have won 13 of 17, completed a four-game sweep of the reeling White Sox. Raburn, who has played a major role off manager Terry Franconas bench, hit a two-run homer in the third, had an RBI single in the fifth and belted a leadoff home run in the seventh. He has 13 homers and 37 RBIs in 173 at-bats while playing mostly against left-handed starters. "I prepare myself the same way every day whether Im playing or not," Raburn said. "This is one of those years where everything is going right for me. Im trying to hold on to it and ride it as long as I can." Francona pushed for Clevelands front office to sign Raburn, even though he batted .171 with 12 RBIs in 66 games with Detroit last season. He began the season as the Tigers second baseman but things quickly regressed and he was benched before being sent to the minors. "He got off to a horrendous start and never really recovered," Francona said. "That happens to a lot of players. We were able to get him because of that. In the role hes in, he does a great job." The Indians, who have beaten the White Sox eight straight times, moved to within two games of idle Detroit in the American League Central. "Credit them," Chicago manager Robin Ventura said. "They just outplayed us. Today is probably magnified because of what happened earlier in the series." Cleveland also swept a four-game series in Chicago from June 28-30. Chicago has dropped seven in a row and is 26 games under .500 for the first time since 1980. The White Sox have lost 13 of 16 and have the second-worst record in the AL. The Indians, who are a season-high 12 games over .500, won all seven games of their homestand, which began with a three-game sweep against Texas. Cleveland outscored the opposition 40-20 during the seven-game stretch. Masterson outpitched Chris Sale (6-11) in a matchup of All-Star hurlers. Masterson (13-7) gave up one run in 6 2-3 innings and has won all four of his starts against Chicago this season, allowing three earned runs in 31 2-3 innings. Raburns home run off Sale in the third was towering fly ball to right that was pushed by the wind and curled inside the foul pole. He added an RBI single in the Indians two-run fifth and hit a leadoff homer off Dylan Axelrod in the seventh that landed in the left field bleachers. Mastersons bid for his fourth shutout of the season ended on Alejandro De Azas leadoff homer in the sixth. The right-hander was pulled with the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh but Rich Hill got De Aza to hit into a fielders choice. Masterson allowed five hits, struck out seven and walked three. He threw complete game shutouts against the White Sox on April 12 in Cleveland, a five-hitter, and on June 30, a six-hitter at U.S. Cellular Field. Francona said Masterson was battling a stiff neck but the pitcher didnt think that affected him. "I felt all right," Masterson said. "I was leaving a few sinkers out there at times. I was pitching and battling and trying to make things work. The overall sense is we played well as a team." Sale has lost all three of his starts against the Indians this season. The left-hander is 1-9 in his last 11 starts but has a 3.24 ERA in that stretch. Mark Reynolds run-scoring single -- his second RBI since June 29 -- gave Cleveland the lead in the second. Asdrubal Cabrera added a sacrifice fly. NOTES: Indians OF Michael Brantley struck out in all three at-bats against Sale and is 2 for 16 with eight strikeouts against the left-hander this season. ... 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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- By just about any measure, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had as good of an offseason as anyone.It began when he reached a five-year, $46 million contract extension that included $20 million in guarantees -- a deal signed while he was in Hawaii, no less. It continued with the filming of a reality TV show in which 50 women tried to impress the 27-year-old bachelor enough to win his love.His season is turning out to be pretty good, too.Kelce had eight catches for a career-best 140 yards in Sundays win over Atlanta, which allowed Kansas City to remain a game behind Oakland in the AFC West. It was the former third-round picks third straight 100-yard receiving effort, one shy of the franchise record set by Tony Gonzalez in 2000. Hell have a chance to match it in a pivotal Thursday night showdown with the Raiders .The guys so unique. One of the most unique tight ends in the NFL, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said. I think of what he can do -- he has so many different strengths.Most of them are in the passing game, where his hands and ability to run essentially turns him into an extra wide receiver. That has proven to be critical the past few weeks while Jeremy Maclin, the Chiefs top wide receiver, has been dealing with a lingering groin injury.His big-play ability was evident right from the start in Atlanta, when Kelce hauled in back-to-back catches of 21 and 35 yards to help the Chiefs answer the Falcons opening-drive touchdown.For a big guy to have the kind of vision he does, you saw it on the opening drive, Smith said. The first catch, to go up and get that in traffic, and then he beats the safety one-on-one (one the next catch) to get us down to the goal line. Obviously, hes a heck of a player.He even got props from the safety he beat on that play, Keanu Neal.Hes a technician, smart with his routes, and he knows how to play the game, Neal said after the game. Hes a great route-runner and can play ball. Thats why hes a Pro Bowler.Its also why the Chiefs have begun to target him more often.He was only targeted three times apiece in back-to-back games against Oakland and New Orleans earlier this season, catchinng five passes for 57 yards combined.dddddddddddd But he has been targeted at least eight times each of the past three weeks, including 15 targets in his 101-yard effort two weeks ago in Denver.The result has been 23 catches for 349 yards over the past three games .Normally in big games, your good players show up, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. Hes always going to be a part of our game plan. Wed be foolish not to make him a part. So then you have to kind of overcome the other teams plan and try to do something else if they double him. Weve moved him all over the place, so were lucky he can do that.Indeed, Kelce is comfortable lining up in the traditional tight end position at the end of the line, but hes just as relaxed lining up in the slot or even wide in formations.The most impressive thing to me is in the pass game, how he matches up on different people, Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. You have coverage on him, you think you have the right leverage and then he can stick a foot in the ground and change directions. Thats really hard for a big guy to do.Perhaps most impressive is that Kelce has managed to maintain his focus and drive, despite the flashy new contract, all those swooning women and his burgeoning superstardom. He is rarely in the locker room when reporters are around, and he tends to deflect questions that dont have anything to do with football.Good luck trying to get him to talk about his show, Catching Kelce.Which is perfectly fine with the Chiefs. They just want him to keep catching passes.Game notes WR Jeremy Maclin, who has missed four games with a groin injury, practiced Tuesday and could be available. I know hes feeling better, Reid said. Were optimistic. ... The forecast for Thursday night calls for temperatures in the teens with a wind chill that could approach single digits. Its going to be freezing, most definitely, said WR Tyreek Hill, a Florida native. Ive never played in anything like this.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL China Womens NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '

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