Chi. White Sox 5, Cleveland 4

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, September 24, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - Larry Vanover, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Mike Estabrook,
Attendance - 20206

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 13 0
Chi. White Sox 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 5 7 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 63-91 34-41 29-50 L1
Chi. White Sox 82-71 44-31 38-40 W1

Recap


White Sox 5, Indians 4: Adam Dunn hit his second home run of the game with two outs in the eighth inning, a three-run shot that helped host Chicago end its five-game losing streak and maintain its lead in the American League Central.

Dunn launched a two-out solo blast off Cleveland starter Zach McAllister in the sixth to draw the White Sox within 3-2. With two on and two down in the eighth, the slugger deposited an 0-2 pitch from Vinnie Pestano (3-3) into the right-center field seats for his 41st of the year and a 5-3 lead.

Kevin Youkilis recorded two hits and Alexei Ramirez drove in a run for Chicago, which remained one game ahead of Detroit in the Central.

Brett Myers (3-3) tossed one scoreless inning in relief of starter Chris Sale, who yielded three runs and 10 hits in seven frames. Matt Thornton gave up a run in the ninth before Donnie Veal recorded the final out for his first career save.

Russ Canzler hit a two-run homer while Shin-Soo Choo and Asdrubal Cabrera each had two hits and an RBI for the Indians, who have lost nine of 13 meetings with the White Sox this season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: McAllister was in line for his first victory since Aug. 11 before Pestano's implosion as he allowed two runs and four hits while striking out seven in six innings. ... The Indians have lost 12 of their last 16 games. ... White Sox LHP Hector Santiago could get the start in Wednesday's series finale, giving RHP Jake Peavy an extra day of rest. Peavy then would start the opener of a four-game series against Tampa Bay on Thursday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Chi. White Sox
Zach McAllister Player Chris Sale
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 7.0
7 Strikeouts 4
4 Hits 10
3.00 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Cleveland   Chi. White Sox
Asdrubal Cabrera Player Adam Dunn
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 4
0 HR 2
4 TB 8
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 13 1 20 .371 13 5 4 3 0 0
Chi. White Sox 7 2 14 .241 10 10 5 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 .568 after a win and .507 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Indians have a W/L % of .381 after a win and .429 after a loss.