Chi. White Sox 5, Cleveland 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 63°
Umpires - Home Plate - Todd Tichenor, First Base - Larry Vanover, Second Base - Brian Gorman, Third Base - Tony Randazzo,
Attendance - 11304

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 14-17 5-9 9-8 W1
Cleveland 17-12 8-9 9-3 L1

Recap


White Sox 5, Indians 3 (10)
: Alex Rios had three hits - including an RBI triple in the 10th inning - and A.J. Pierzynski drove in a pair of runs as visiting Chicago snapped a three-game losing skid by topping Cleveland.

After Paul Konerko singled to lead off the frame, Rios followed two batters later and tripled to right center off Chris Perez (0-1) to plate pinch runner Brent Lillibridge. Rios provided an insurance run by scoring on a fielder's choice.

Hector Santiago (1-1) worked a scoreless inning to pick up the win and Addison Reed retired the side in order in the 10th for the second save.

Carlos Santana had a two-run single in the eighth inning and Casey Kotchman had a pair of hits for the Indians, who saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.

With Chicago nursing a 3-0 lead, Cleveland leveled the contest after starter John Danks exited the game. After Jason Kipnis' RBI grounder put the Indians on the scoreboard, Santana ripped a two-run single right up the box off reliever Chris Sale.

The White Sox claimed a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning after Gordon Beckham singled and advanced to third on Adam Dunn's double. Konerko plated Beckham with a groundout and Pierzynski brought Dunn home with a single to shallow left field.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cleveland outfielder Grady Sizemore has his eyes set on a return in June. The three-time All-Star is slowly working his way back from lower back surgery. ... After yielding seven runs in his two previous outings, Danks was dominant on Tuesday. He pitched into the eighth, though both runners he allowed to reach base eventually came around to score. ... Cleveland starter Justin Masterson allowed two runs on six hits in six innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Cleveland
John Danks Player Justin Masterson
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 6.0
1 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 6
2.57 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Cleveland
Alex Rios Player Carlos Santana
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 2
0 HR 0
5 TB 3
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 10 0 13 .256 22 7 5 6 2 1
Cleveland 8 0 10 .216 21 5 3 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Indians have a W/L % of .529 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 .412 after a loss.