Greg Walker and Ron Kittle hit home runs at Cleveland as Chicago overcame a 4-1 deficit created by a first-inning grand slam by Brook Jacoby.
Floyd Bannister (1-3) shook off Jacoby's homer, yielding six hits and striking out nine in 6 1/3 innings for the victory. Tom Seaver pitched two-thirds of an inning -- his ninth relief appearance in 600 career games, but second in a week. Bob James followed with two scoreless innings and four of the game's 14 strikeouts by White Sox pitchers.
Kittle had struck out six straight times since coming off a shoulder injury, but he started Chicago's comeback in the second inning with his first home run of 1985. Walker hit a two-run drive in the fifth inning to end a 4-4 tie and beat Bert Blyleven (1-3).
Indians Manager Pat Corrales announced before the game that Johnnie LeMaster, obtained from the San Francisco Giants yesterday in a waiver deal for pitcher Mike Jeffcoat and minor league infielder Luis Quinones, will move in as starting shortstop with Julio Franco shifting to second base -- and Tony Bernazard perhaps up for trade.
"Julio will find second easier to play," Corrales said, "and that should settle him down."
In 24 games, Franco had committed eight errors for a season pace of 54. Last year, Franco led AL shortstops with 36 errors.
LeMaster is a career .226 hitter -- zero for 16 this season.
"We know Johnnie's a weak hitter," Corrales said. "We traded for his glove, not his bat.