Chi. White Sox 8, Cleveland 7

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 76°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lazaro Diaz, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - John Hirschbeck, Third Base - Scott Barry,
Attendance - 24695

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 1 0 7 10 1
Chi. White Sox 1 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 8 22 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 60-58 33-25 27-33 L1
Chi. White Sox 61-60 27-33 34-27 W3

Recap


Juan Pierre's RBI single in the bottom of the 14th inning lifted the Chicago White Sox to a marathon 8-7 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday.

Pierre's heroics were made possible because of a one-out double by Gordon Beckham off Indians reliever Chad Durbin. Beckham advanced on an infield single by Brent Morel, and came around to score on Pierre's third hit of the night.

The victory moves Chicago to within a half-game of Cleveland for second place in the American League Central. The Indians drop three games back of the Detroit Tigers, who beat Minnesota 7-1 earlier Tuesday.

The White Sox outhit the Indians 22-10. Five of those hits were triples, the most three-baggers the White Sox have accumulated in one game since Sept. 17, 1920 against the New York Yankees.

Jason Frasor (3-2) pitched a scoreless 14th inning. Durbin (2-2) was the eighth of nine Cleveland hurlers, and final relief pitcher. David Huff, a starter, came in and allowed Pierre's hit.

Paul Konerko finished with four hits - giving him seven in the past two games - and is batting .413 (19-for-46) during a 12-game hitting streak, one short of equaling his season high.

The Indians trailed entering the ninth but forced extra innings on a Shin-Soo Choo RBI groundout off White Sox closer Sergio Santos.

Cleveland starter Ubaldo Jimenez wasn't sharp, allowing five runs - four earned - on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Chicago counterpart Gavin Floyd allowed five runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings and struck out nine.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Chi. White Sox
Ubaldo Jimenez Player Gavin Floyd
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.2 IP 5.2
5 Strikeouts 9
9 Hits 5
7.71 ERA 7.94
Hitting
Cleveland   Chi. White Sox
Michael Brantley Player Paul Konerko
3 Hits 4
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 5
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 10 1 14 .204 24 19 7 8 0 1
Chi. White Sox 22 1 40 .367 30 11 8 3 3 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The White Sox have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .508 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Indians have a W/L % of .517 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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