Chi. White Sox 12, Cleveland 6

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 27, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 93°
Umpires - Home Plate - Marvin Hudson, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Ted Barrett,
Attendance - 22182

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 6 12 0
Chi. White Sox 3 0 1 3 3 0 0 2 12 15 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 26-21 14-12 12-9 L3
Chi. White Sox 26-22 12-13 14-9 W5

Recap


White Sox 12, Indians 6:
Paul Konerko belted a three-run homer and drove in four runs, lifting host Chicago past Cleveland for its fifth-straight victory.

Konerko raised his major-league leading average to .399 and extended his hitting streak to 13 games, finishing 4-for-4 with two runs scored. Chicago scored three runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings, winning for the 10th time in 11 games.

Gordon Beckham went 4-for-4 with three runs, and Alexei Ramirez added three hits and two RBIs for the White Sox.

Konerko cranked his 11th homer of the season on a 2-2 pitch from Ubaldo Jimenez (5-4) in the fourth. He drove in Chicago’s first run in the first on a groundout.

Alex Rios and Ramirez plated runs with RBI singles in the first. Cleveland tied the game 3-3 in the top of the second on Johnny Damon’s three-run homer off Gavin Floyd (4-5). It was Damon’s first homer this season.

With the game tied 4-4 in the fourth, Konerko’s homer gave Chicago the lead for keeps. Orlando Hudson tripled home two runs in the fifth, and Alejandro De Aza singled home a run to give the White Sox a 10-4 advantage.

Floyd got the victory, allowing 10 hits and five runs in five innings. Jimenez took the loss, surrendering seven hits and seven runs with four walks in four innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cleveland's Juan Diaz had two hits, his first two in the majors, and two runs scored. ... Chicago finished with 15 hits. ... Three Chicago relievers combined to allow just two hits in the final four innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Chi. White Sox
Ubaldo Jimenez Player Gavin Floyd
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 10
15.75 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Cleveland   Chi. White Sox
Juan DiazPlayer Gordon Beckham
2 Hits 4
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 5
.667 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 12 1 18 .316 22 7 6 0 0 0
Chi. White Sox 15 1 24 .417 19 4 12 5 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The White Sox have a W/L % of .640 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Indians have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .571 after a loss.