Cleveland 3, Chi. White Sox 2

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, May 7, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 57°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tony Randazzo, First Base - Todd Tichenor, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Angel Campos,
Attendance - 10483

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 13-17 5-9 8-8 L3
Cleveland 17-11 8-8 9-3 W3

Recap


Indians 3, White Sox 2 (2nd game): Asdrubal Cabrera collected three hits and scored the game-winning run on Shelley Duncan's RBI double in the eighth inning as host Cleveland completed a sweep of its doubleheader against Chicago.

Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis ripped back-to-back RBI singles in the fifth inning for the Indians, who posted an 8-6 triumph earlier on Monday. American League Central-leading Cleveland has won three in a row and eight of its last 11.

After a 1-hour, 25-minute rain delay halted the game in the top of the eighth, Alex Rios tied it with an RBI single.

But the Indians answered in their half of the eighth inning when Cabrera led off the frame with a single to center off Matt Thornton (1-2) and advanced to third on Carlos Santana's base hit. After Travis Hafner popped out, Duncan belted a double to left to plate Cabrera with the winning run.

Joe Smith (2-1) relieved starter Josh Tomlin and permitted Rios' RBI single, but secured the final two outs of the eighth inning to pick up the victory. Tony Sipp struck out two in the ninth for his first save of the season.

Brantley, who drove in three runs during the opener, plated Lou Marson to tie the game at 1-1. Brantley advanced to second on the throw and scored after Kipnis deposited a breaking ball from starter Eric Stults into right field.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Tomlin struck out a career-high eight batters over 7 1/3 solid innings. ... Cleveland manager Manny Acta said that outfielder Grady Sizemore is on pace to take batting practice when the team returns from its next road trip. Sizemore, who is recovering from back surgery, is eligible to be activated from the 60-day disabled list on June 3. ... Chicago has lost three in a row.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Cleveland
Eric Stults Player Josh Tomlin
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 7.1
4 Strikeouts 8
4 Hits 5
3.00 ERA 2.45
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Cleveland
Alex Rios Player Asdrubal Cabrera
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 6 0 7 .188 15 10 2 3 0 0
Cleveland 7 0 8 .241 14 4 3 5 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Indians have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The White Sox have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .375 after a loss.