American League Game Summary - Chicago at Cleveland
(Tuesday, May 8th)
Final Score: Chicago 5, Cleveland 3 (10 innings)
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Alex Rios tripled home the go-ahead run in
the top of the 10th inning, as the Chicago White Sox posted a 5-3 win over the
Cleveland Indians in the third installment of a four-game series at
Paul Konerko singled off Chris Perez (0-1) to begin the 10th and pinch-runner
Brent Lillibridge came around to score on Rios' second triple of the season.
Rios then hustled home on a fielder's choice.
Addison Reed retired the Indians in order in the bottom of the frame to earn
his second save.
Rios finished with three hits for Chicago, which snapped a three-game losing
streak. The White Sox had lost four straight to their AL Central rivals,
including Monday's split doubleheader.
Hector Santiago (1-1) worked the ninth to pick up his first major league win.
Carlos Santana hit a two-run single as part of a three-run eighth for the
Indians, who had their winning streak halted at three games.
Down 3-0, the Indians orchestrated a comeback in the eighth. Chicago starting
pitcher John Danks was relieved by Chris Sale after Casey Kotchman and Jack
Hannahan both singled to open the frame.
Johnny Damon then reached on a fielding error by Alexei Ramirez, loading the
bases for Jason Kipnis, who put Cleveland on the board with a groundout to
first. After Sale walked Asdrubal Cabrera to reload the bases, Santana tied
the game by sending Sale's 1-2 offering up the middle into center field.
Danks gave up two runs on five hits and three walks but White Sox manager
Robin Ventura said he liked what he saw.
"He pitched great," said Ventura. "It's just baseball. There were a couple of
The White Sox jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Gordon Beckham hit
a one-out single and advanced to third on a double by Adam Dunn before Konerko
plated him with a groundout to third. A.J. Pierzynski followed with a run-
scoring single to left field.
"My goal the rest of the way was to not let any more (runs) get on there so we
had a chance to tie it up, which we did," said Indians starter Justin
Chicago had chances to extend its lead but couldn't capitalize on Masterson's
inability to throw strikes. The Cleveland right-hander walked the leadoff
batter in the third, fifth and sixth. He walked a pair in each of the latter
The White Sox loaded the bases against Masterson's replacement, Dan Wheeler,
in the seventh and plated only one run on a Pierzynski ground ball to first.
Masterson allowed two runs on six hits and five walks in six innings...It
marked the third time this season Danks squared off with Masterson...The White
Sox were 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10...Cleveland
was 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.
05/09 00:17:33 ET
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