White Sox and Indians Series in Cleveland – Dunn and Abreu with Milestone Home Runs
Hector Noesi against Corey Kluber
Top of the second inning saw the Sox open the scoring when, Conor Gillaspie starting things with a ground ruled double to right, Alejandro De Aza’s single to right moved Gillaspie to third, Adrian Nieto smacked a double to deep left getting Gillaspie across home and De Aza moved to third. Leury Garcia grounded to first, De Aza came home for a 2 – 0 Sox’s lead.
Cleveland tied up the game with a home run to right by David Murphy with Nick Swisher on board. The close of the second inning it was a 2 all ball game.
The fourth inning saw the scoring tie up again when Chicago started it with an Adam Eaton double to deep left scoring Garcia who had reach base on a fielders choice to second getting out Nieto. Giving the Sox a 3 – 2 lead, the Indians got that run back when Carlos Santana scored on a Chris Dickerson walk with the bases loaded. Close of the fourth saw scores level again at 3 a piece.
The fifth inning saw more scoring when Adam Dunn smacking career home run #453 to center for a 4 – 3 lead. That would be the last of Chicago’s scoring for the day. The bottom of the inning would see the Indians take the lead and never look back when Asdrubal Caberea scored on a Lonnie Chisenhall single, Caberea had safely stolen second. Nick Swisher’s home run to center with Chisenhall on board took the score to 6 – 4 at the close of the inning. The final run would be added by Michael Brantley off a Santana double to right. Final score at the close of the game would be in favor of the Indians 7 to 4
Scott Carroll against Zach McAllister
The top of the fourth inning would see Jose Abreu smack home run #29 of the season and with Sierra already on base taking over for Alexei Ramirez who departed the game with back soreness. Score at the close of the inning was 2 – 0 in favor of the Sox
The top of the sixth inning saw the Sox add another run when De Aza scored on an Adam Dunn single. De Aza reached the pond on a bunt single to third. The Bottom of the seventh the Indians finally got on the board when Chisenhall scored on a Jason Kipnis walk, which filled the bases.
Cleveland cut the Sox lead to one with a Brantley home run to right, taking the score to a 3 – 2 Sox lead. That would be the only offense that the Indians would be allowed for the day. The top of the ninth inning the Sox would add 3 more runs when, with Viciedo and Gillaspie both already on base would score, off a Gordon Beckham double to deep left. Garcia’s sacrifice single to right would bring Beckham home for a final score of 6 – 2 in the Sox favor, taking the series to one game each.
John Danks against Trevor Bauer
The bottom of the second saw the Indians open the scoring when, Ryan Raburn would cross home on a Yan Gomes single to center. Cleveland would home that 1 – 0 lead until the top of the eighth inning when Chicago would make a run at taking the lead when, Gillaspie and Beckham would both score on singles by Beckham and Garcia respectively, taking the lead 2 – 1. Gomes home run with Swisher on base would take back the lead and the win by a score of 3 – 2.
Chicago would depart Cleveland with only one win from the series.
The All Star game is this week giving everyone a well needed break. The Home Run Derby on Monday the 14th and the all start game on Tuesday the 15th.