American League Game Summary - Cleveland at Chicago|
(Saturday, September 14th)
Final Score: Cleveland 8, Chicago 1
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Ubaldo Jimenez carried a shutout into the
ninth, Lonnie Chisenhall and Asdrubal Cabrera homered in a five-run fourth
inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 8-1 on Saturday.
Jimenez (12-9) went 8 1/3 innings but couldn't lock down his first complete
game or shutout since 2011. He was charged with a run and gave up eight hits
and a walk with eight strikeouts.
He threw 73 of his 105 pitches for strikes, running his record to 3-0 in his
last three starts. A sacrifice fly after Jimenez was taken out of the game in
the ninth counted as the only earned run against him in his last three starts
spanning 21 1/3 innings.
"He's pitching with confidence," said Indians manager Terry Francona. "His
stuff is real crisp. Right when we need people to step up, he's done it as
much as anybody."
Chisenhall hit a three-run homer and Cabrera had a two-run shot in the fourth
off White Sox starter Andre Rienzo (2-2).
The Indians, chasing a wild card spot in the AL, are 14-2 against the White
Sox this season, including 11 wins in a row. They have won the first three
games of this four-game series by a combined score of 25-5.
Rienzo went four-plus innings for Chicago, giving up seven hits and four walks
with two strikeouts.
"He's maxed out," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said of Rienzo.
The White Sox have lost five in a row and are 2-14 in their last 16 games.
Cabrera hit his 13th homer of the season, a drive to right-center field that
scored Carlos Santana after he led off the inning with a single. Rienzo walked
Jason Giambi and Yan Gomes singled before Chisenhall belted his 10th homer of
the season, also to right-center, to make it 5-0.
Later, White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza leapt at the wall to steal a
two-run homer from Jason Kipnis, ending the fourth inning and saving his team
from a 7-0 deficit.
The Indians got there anyway.
Santana hit a single that was deflected by White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez
into center field, scoring Chisenhall and Michael Bourn to make it 7-0 in the
Ryan Raburn hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth for the Indians.
Jimenez's hasn't thrown a complete game since shutting out the Dodgers on June
1, 2011, as a member of the Rockies. He struck out Michael Brantley to start
the ninth but was pulled after back-to-back singles by Avisail Garcia and
Dayan Viciedo hit a single off C.C. Lee to load the bases and Josh Phegley
delivered a sacrifice fly to center to spoil the shutout.
Garcia made a leaping catch at the right-field wall on a long drive by Giambi
leading off the second inning ... The White Sox wore green hats and green trim
and lettering on their jerseys as part of a Halfway to St. Patrick's Day
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