Cleveland 4, Chi. White Sox 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 78°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Bellino, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Larry Vanover,
Attendance - 13797

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 64-91 34-41 30-50 W1
Chi. White Sox 82-72 44-32 38-40 L1


Indians 4, White Sox 3:
Corey Kluber pitched seven strong innings and Russ Canzler homered as visiting Cleveland dealt a blow to Chicago’s playoff chances.

Kluber (2-4) allowed two runs on four hits while walking three and striking out four to snap a three-start winless streak. Ezequiel Carrera and Shin-Soo Choo each singled in a run in a three-run fourth inning for the Indians, who have won two of three.

The White Sox fell for the sixth time in the last seven games and dropped into a tie with the Detroit Tigers atop the American League Central after the Tigers blanked the Kansas City Royals 2-0.

Canzler led off the second and blasted a first-pitch fastball from Francisco Liriano (6-12) into the Chicago bullpen in left field to open the scoring. Cleveland knocked Liriano out in the fourth, loading the bases on a pair of walks and a double before Thomas Neal recorded an RBI groundout and Carrerra and Choo followed with run-scoring singles.

Chicago got back into it with back-to-back solo homers from A.J. Pierzynski and Dayan Viciedo leading off the fifth but Kluber retired nine of the next 10 batters to keep the Indians ahead. Chris Perez yielded a solo homer to Paul Konerko leading off the ninth and a pair of two-out walks before retiring Gordon Beckham to lock up his 37th save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The White Sox will give LHP Hector Santiago a spot start Wednesday, pushing RHP Jake Peavy back to Thursday against Tampa Bay. … Chicago DH Adam Dunn went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts a day after his two home runs keyed a 5-4 victory in the series opener. … Indians RHP Roberto Hernandez (ankle) will throw a simulated game Wednesday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Chi. White Sox
Corey Kluber Player Francisco Liriano
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 3.2
4 Strikeouts 4
4 Hits 7
2.57 ERA 9.82
Cleveland   Chi. White Sox
Russ Canzler Player Dayan Viciedo
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
1 HR 1
7 TB 5
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 10 1 14 .286 17 10 4 2 0 1
Chi. White Sox 6 3 15 .194 12 5 3 5 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The White Sox have a W/L % of .561 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 .435 after a loss.
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