Surprise Power Pushes Tribe Past Sox; Indians 6, White Sox 4
Bob Toth | On 10, Sep 2015
Francisco Lindor came within a double of the Indians’ first cycle since 2003 and Cleveland claimed their second straight series win with a 6-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox Wednesday night.
Lindor displayed the hustle and athleticism that has had his arrival for the Tribe a priority for Indians fans this season and he failed to disappoint once again. His first inning hustle and slide into third led to a run on an RBI-groundout to give starter Josh Tomlin a 1-0 lead before he even took the mound. Jose Ramirez started the fifth inning with a solo homer off of Chicago starter Jeff Samardzija, his second in as many days, and Lindor followed two batters later with a homer to right. Two runs on an error in the eighth by right fielder Trayce Thompson gave the Indians a pair of valuable insurance runs late.
The first of three home runs on the night off of the “Little Cowboy” was struck in the second by rookie Thompson to tie the game. The Sox would later get back-to-back homers from Tyler Saladino and Jose Abreu in the sixth and a run in the ninth from Thompson on a single off of Tribe closer Cody Allen, who earned his 30th save of the season.
Cleveland will host Detroit for four straight beginning Thursday night at 7:10 PM ET from Progressive Field.
W: Tomlin (5-1)
L: Samardzija (9-12)
S: Allen (30)
HR: Thompson (3, 2nd inning off Tomlin, 0 on, 1 out); Saladino (4, 6th inning off Tomlin, 0 on, 1 out); Abreu (27, 6th inning off Tomlin, 0 on, 1 out); Ramirez (4, 5th inning off Samardzija, 0 on, 0 out); Lindor (8, 5th inning off Samardzjia, 0 on, 2 out)
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