Indians Stun White Sox with 12 Inning Victory
CLEVELAND — The Indians beat the White Sox 4-3 in a marathon 12 inning affair on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. Jason Donald lined the game winning hit to left field to bring Lonnie Chisenhall in with the winning run.
The game was tied after eight innings and then the fun began. With a man on board, Dayan Viciedo took a Chris Perez pitch deep for a 2 run homer and a 3-1 Chicago lead in the 9th inning.
To add to the drama, Perez hit Flowers with a pitch and the umpires warned both teams. Perez made a point to go up to Flowers at the end of the inning and tell him he did not throw at him on purpose, that the pitch got away.
In the bottom of the 9th inning, Travis Hafner ripped a two-run homer to tie the game at 3 all. It was Hafner’s 200th home run as a Cleveland Indian and perhaps his final hit as an Indian.
The game stayed tied until the 12th when Donald became the hero. The final game of the season is Wednesday at Progressive Field.