Cleveland 9, Chi. White Sox 8

Date - Friday, June 28, 2013 8:40 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Estabrook, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Third Base - Quinn Wolcott,
Attendance - 28628

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 9 12 0
Chi. White Sox 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 8 13 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 42-38 24-15 18-23 W2
Chi. White Sox 32-45 17-17 15-28 L3


Indians 9, White Sox 8 (Game 2):
Nick Swisher hit a solo homer to cap a four-run rally in the ninth inning as visiting Cleveland stunned Chicago to complete a sweep of a doubleheader.

The White Sox scored a pair of runs in the eighth to take an 8-5 lead before bringing in closer Addison Reed (3-1). Michael Bourn’s RBI single trimmed the deficit and Asdrubal Cabrera scored on a passed ball before Jason Kipnis’ sacrifice fly tied the game.

Swisher followed by driving a 3-2 fastball out to right to put the Indians on top. Matt Langwell (1-0) picked up his first major-league win in relief and Vinnie Pestano struck out the side in the ninth for his sixth save for Cleveland, which slugged its way to a 19-10 triumph in the opener.

Cleveland's lead sat at 5-2 in the sixth, when Chicago got to starter Carlos Carrasco and loaded the bases before Alejandro De Aza doubled to slice the deficit to one. Carrasco got the second out before handing it off to left-hander Rich Hill, who left an 0-2 curveball over the plate for Adam Dunn to deposit into shallow center for a go-ahead two-run single.

Cleveland carried over its offensive onslaught from the first game of the doubleheader with a four-run first inning. Kipnis knocked the last of three straight singles into left-center for the first run, and three more came across on a bases-loaded walk, a passed ball and a sacrifice fly to cap the uprising.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Carrasco was charged with six runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings, while Chicago starter Jose Quintana gave up five runs - four earned - and five hits in six frames. … Kipnis’ single extended his hitting streak to 11 games. … White Sox 1B Paul Konerko (back) sat out both ends of the doubleheader after receiving six injections earlier in the day. He hopes to return before the end of the series.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Chi. White Sox
Carlos Carrasco Player Jose Quintana
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.2 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 3
10 Hits 5
9.53 ERA 6.00
Cleveland   Chi. White Sox
Michael Bourn Player Jeff Keppinger
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
0 HR 0
3 TB 5
.600 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 12 2 18 .333 10 6 7 3 0 0
Chi. White Sox 13 0 18 .333 21 10 8 6 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The White Sox have a W/L % of .469 after a win and .378 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Indians have a W/L % of .619 after a win and .421 after a loss.
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