Tribe takes Game One over Chicago 8-6
The Indians took game one of the day-night doubleheader at Progressive Field 8-6 over the Chicago White Sox.
Zach McAllister, who had been called up from Columbus got his first major league win as the offense beat up White Sox pitcher Philip Humber. Yes, the same Philip Humber, who pitched a perfect game a few weeks ago.
Since his gem, Humber has given up 19 runs in just 13 innings on the hill. The Tribe was willing to abuse him to build an early lead.
Humber left in the 3rd inning, down 8-2 as the Indians loaded up the bases and the scoreboard, scoring 5 runs. The two big hits in the inning,courtesy of Michael Brantley, who stroked a two run double to begin the home plate parade, and Casey Kotchman, who ripped a double with the bases loaded to plate two more.
Travis Hafner started the scoring for the Indians in the second inning with a solo homer, his 4th round-tripper of the season.
The game got suspenseful in the 9th, as Jairo Ascensio got in trouble and allowed 2 runs. Nick Hagadone came on to register his first major league save.
With the win, the Indians upped their record to 16-11 on the season.
Game two begins at 7:05 p.m., with Josh Tomlin pitching for the Indians.