Cleveland 8, Chi. White Sox 6

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, May 7, 2012 1:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 61°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Gorman, First Base - Angel Campos, Second Base - Todd Tichenor, Third Base - Larry Vanover,
Attendance - 9196

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 13-16 5-9 8-7 L2
Cleveland 16-11 7-8 9-3 W2

Recap


Indians 8, White Sox 6:
Michael Brantley and Casey Kotchman each knocked in three runs and Cleveland held off visiting Chicago in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
 
Brantley and Kotchman belted back-to-back, two-run doubles as the Central Division-leading Indians scored five times in the third inning to take an 8-2 lead. Cleveland went on to win for the fifth time in six games.
 
Indians starter Zach McAllister (1-0) gave up six hits and four runs – two earned – over six innings to earn his first major league victory in his 2012 debut.
 
Alexei Ramirez had three RBIs, including a two-run single in the ninth with no outs to bring the Sox within 8-6. Nick Hagadone got the final three outs for his first major league save.
 
Travis Hafner homered off White Sox starter Philip Humber to ignite a three-run rally in the second inning and give the Indians a 3-1 lead.
 
Humber (1-2) allowed nine hits and eight runs over 2 1/3 innings. The right-hander has given up 21 hits, including five homers, and 20 runs in three starts since his perfect game.
 
Jose Quintana allowed just one hit over the last 5 2/3 innings for the White Sox in his major league debut.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK:
Hafner lined his first triple since May 29, 2007 in the sixth. … The White Sox have dropped five of their last six games … Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis was 0-for-4, ending his hit streak at 10 games. … This was a make-up game for the rained-out contest on April 10.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Cleveland
Phillip Humber Player Zach McAllister
Loss W/L Win
2.1 IP 6.0
1 Strikeouts 5
9 Hits 6
30.86 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Cleveland
Alejandro De Aza Player Travis Hafner
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 7
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 8 0 11 .250 11 7 5 4 1 0
Cleveland 10 1 18 .294 12 4 8 4 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Indians have a W/L % of .533 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 .400 after a loss.