Chi. White Sox 7, Cleveland 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 56°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Timmons, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Marty Foster,
Attendance - 15212

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 11-10 4-7 7-3 L1
Chi. White Sox 12-11 5-7 7-4 W2

Recap

White Sox 7, Indians 2: Gordon Beckham went 3-for-4 with a home run and Chris Sale continued a successful conversion to the starting rotation with six strong innings as host Chicago cruised.

A.J. Pierzynski added a solo blast and Alejandro De Aza scored a pair of runs for the White Sox, who have won back-to-back games.

Sale (3-1) allowed a run on three hits while striking out three and walking one. The 23-year old left-hander has yet to allow more than three runs in an outing.

Chicago fell behind in the second inning but immediately got it back against Ubaldo Jimenez (2-2). Pierzynski started it off in the bottom of the second, when he took an 0-2 cutter and hooked it into the right field seats for his fifth homer.

Beckham was next, starting a four-run rally in the third with his first blast of the season. Jimenez walked in a run and Alex Rios made it 4-1 with an RBI groundout before Dayan Viciedo capped the rally with an RBI single.

Jimenez lasted 4 2/3 innings and was charged with seven runs - four earned - and eight hits while issuing six walks and striking out one.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Johnny Damon was added to the Cleveland roster on Tuesday but did not make his debut because of the left-handed Sale on the mound. Damon is expected to platoon in left field with Shelley Duncan, who hit a solo homer on Tuesday. … The top five hitters in the Cleveland lineup combined to go 0-for-20. … Beckham entered Tuesday with a .153 batting average and one multi-hit game this season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Chi. White Sox
Ubaldo Jimenez Player Chris Sale
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 6.0
1 Strikeouts 3
8 Hits 3
7.71 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Cleveland   Chi. White Sox
Jason Kipnis Player Gordon Beckham
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
0 HR 1
4 TB 6
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 6 1 11 .182 11 5 2 3 1 2
Chi. White Sox 8 2 15 .242 20 3 7 6 3 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The White Sox have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Indians have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .600 after a loss.