Cleveland 6, Chi. White Sox 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 76°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 15192

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 12-10 4-7 8-3 W1
Chi. White Sox 12-12 5-8 7-4 L1

Recap

Indians 6, White Sox 3: Jack Hannahan’s RBI double in the eighth inning lifted visiting Cleveland past Chicago and into sole possession of the American League Central lead.

Michael Brantley began the decisive rally with a two-out single to center against Will Ohman (0-1). After Casey Kotchman walked, Hannahan greeted reliever Addison Reed with a double to left field that plated the go-ahead run.

Travis Hafner provided some insurance with a two-run homer in the top of the ninth, and Chris Perez retired the final three White Sox in order to save it for Joe Smith (1-0), who worked a scoreless seventh inning.

Carlos Santana gave the Indians a 3-1 lead with his three-run homer in the top of the fifth inning, but the White Sox drew even in the bottom of the frame on a two-run single by Alexei Ramirez.

Adam Dunn hit a solo home run in the fourth inning to open the scoring for Chicago, which came into the night tied with the Indians atop the division standings.

White Sox starter Philip Humber allowed three runs on four hits in six innings, walking six and striking out six. Josh Tomlin worked six innings for Cleveland, giving up three runs on five hits while finishing with four strikeouts and a pair of walks.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Cleveland LF Johnny Damon left the game in the bottom of the sixth inning due to unspecified cramping ... Chicago C A.J Pierzynski is 1-for-13 in his last four games, dropping his batting average 44 points to .289 ... Chicago’s Jake Peavy was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for April on Wednesday after going 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA and two complete games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Chi. White Sox
Josh Tomlin Player Phillip Humber
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 4
4.50 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Cleveland   Chi. White Sox
Travis Hafner Player Adam Dunn
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
1 HR 1
5 TB 5
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 8 2 16 .235 17 6 6 8 1 0
Chi. White Sox 6 1 9 .188 10 8 3 3 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The White Sox have a W/L % of .583 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 .636 after a loss.