CHICAGO (AP) After striking out three times Aaron Nola Jersey , Daniel Palka finally connected when it counted.Palka led off the ninth inning with a home run, Carlos Rodon matched a career high by throwing eight innings of scoreless four-hit ball and the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 1-0 on Friday night.Palka launched a 1-2 pitch from Neil Ramirez (0-2) six rows up into the left field seats for his 18th homer to end Chicagos three-game losing streak. His game-ending shot came on a high fastball after Palka was called out on strikes twice and fanned once.When your nights going like that, I feel like its just a lack of focus when it happens, Palka said. Youve just got to lock it back in and keep on rolling.It didnt hurt that Ramirez grooved a 96 mph pitch.They were getting me on some bad pitches to hit down, whether it was heaters or breaking balls early in the game, Palka said I just wanted something up in the zone.Jace Fry (1-2), the White Soxs third reliever, got the last two outs for his first major league victory.Rodon and Cleveland rookie Shane Bieber tossed crisp scoreless ball deep into the game. Each was relieved after 106 pitches.Rodon was sharp for a sixth straight start and has a 1.27 ERA in the span. The left-hander struck out five and walked two both in the first and the only time Rodon allowed two baserunners in an inning before being replaced by Xavier Cedeno to start the ninth.The hardest-hit balls off Rodon were doubles by Francisco Lindor in the third and Jose Ramirez in the sixth.I feel pretty good, Rodon said. I might not have all my stuff Juan Samuel Jersey , but its working.And the 25-year-old lefty says hes strong and pain-free after missing the first two months of the season following arthroscopic left shoulder surgery last September.Just the confidence is there, Rodon said Theres no doubt in your mind when you go out and I step on the mound that Im healthy and Im coming to compete.Bieber matched Rodon through 6 2/3 innings, yielding only three hits including two doubles while striking out eight and walking two in this first career start against the White Sox. The 23-year-old right-hander was replaced with two outs in the seventh by Oliver Perez.Its been nice, just another outing try to build off on, Bieber said There is a lot of room for improvement always, just to kind of feel my feet under me and try to build momentum has been nice.The White Sox managed two baserunners only once against Bieber, in the second with two outs.Hes been so good in his career early on and in the minor leagues, manager Terry Francona said. He really hasnt gotten up over 100 (pitches) very often. So todays another step for him.Yoan Moncada lined a double to the right-center wall to lead off the fifth, but didnt advance as Bieber struck out Ryan LaMarre and Nicky Delmonico before getting Yolmer Sanchez to fly out.The White Sox used three relievers as they escaped a Cleveland threat in the ninth.Cedeno walked Melky Cabrera to lead off , then Juan Minaya got Brandon Guyer to ground into a force at second. Yonder Alonso greeted Jace Fry with a single, but Fry struck out Jan Gomes and got Jason Kipnis to pop out.AL Central Leading Cleveland is 35-17 against division opponents.TRAINERS ROOM:Indians: DH Edwin Encarnacion left the game in the third with left biceps discomfort and was replaced by Cabrera. Hell be examined on Saturday. .. Francona had no update on OF Leonys Martin, who was placed on the 10-disabled list on Thursday with an unspecified illness thats not baseball-related. Francona, however, hinted Martins condition could be serious. What I would say, if you are into saying prayers and things like that, keep him in your thoughts, Francona said. Hes at the (Cleveland) Clinic and getting good care. RHP Josh Tomlin (strained right hamstring) and RHP Nick Goody (right elbow inflammation) threw bullpen sessions in Cleveland on Friday. Tomlin is expected to throw a rehab start at Triple-A Columbus on Monday and Goody will head to the Arizona League for a rehab assignment.White Sox: Manager Rick Renteria said the team will know in the next couple of day if INF/OF Leury Garcia (left hamstring strain) will need a rehab stint. Garcia was injured on Sunday at Tampa Bay.UP NEXT: Indians RHP Trevor Bauer (11-6, 2.25) takes the mound against White Sox RHP James Shields (4-13 Robin Roberts Jersey , 4.50) on Saturday night. Bauer has won his last three starts, and is 4-0 in his last seven with a 1.76 ERA. LOS ANGELES (AP) Matt Adams is bringing his power bat back to the St. Louis Cardinals more than a year after they traded him away.The playoff-contending Cardinals got the 29-year-old first baseman and left fielder from the Washington Nationals on Tuesday for $50,000.Adams hit .257 with 18 homers and 48 RBI in 249 at-bats after signing with Washington in the offseason. The lefty-swinging Adams made his big league debut with the Cardinals in 2012 and stayed with them until being traded to Atlanta in May 2017.Interim manager Mike Shildt said Adams will join the team at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday and be activated for the series finale against Los Angeles.Were talking about a guy whos a proven big league, accomplished hitter, Shildt said. Done it for us for years. Done it since hes left us. Hes definitely a perfect fit for what were trying to accomplish here.Adams joins a surging Cardinals team that is 15-4 in August, the most wins in the majors. They entered Tuesday night 3 ½ games behind the NL Central-leading Cubs. Adams left the slumping Nationals, who are 7 ½ games behind first-place Atlanta in the NL East.Hes super-excited and were excited to have him back, Shildt said.Adams will be a free agent at the end of the season.