Tribe Trumps White Sox After Rain Delay

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CLEVELAND — A Rain delay of about an hour and a half did not stand in the way of the Tribe beating the White Sox in game #2 of the doubleheader.

Just after the 11 o’clock hour, with a few fans still in the stands at Progressive Field, Tony Sipp got the final out to preserve a 3-2 Tribe victory and a sweep of the White Sox in a day/night doubleheader.

The Tribe broke a 1-1 tie in the 5th inning.  Michael Brantley drove in the tying run and Jason Kipnis made it a 2-1 score.

Josh Tomlin pitched brilliantly, allowing 2 runs over 7 and a third innings before the rains came. He was not credited with the win as reliever Joe Smith got the victory and Tony Sipp got the save.

Shelley Duncan was the hitting hero, driving in the winning run in the bottom of the 8th inning.

Tribe and White Sox go at it again Tuesday night at Progressive Field.