CLEVELAND, Ohio — It was nice to see the Indians‘ bats come alive on Saturday afternoon at Progressive Field, beating the White Sox 9-4.
The Tribe banged out nine hits; five of them were extra base hits including two home runs and a grand slam.
The White Sox jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but the Indians quickly tied it in the bottom half of the first when Nick Swisher hit his first home run as a member of the Indians, it was a two-run shot to left field.
In the third, the Indians took their first lead of the game on a Mark Reynolds single to center which scored Swisher. In the fifth, the Indians broke the game wide open on a Reynolds grand slam to left field, his thirteenth RBI of the season and just the second grand slam of his career.
In the fifth, Yan Gomes got his first hit as an Indians player and it was went 421 feet to center field, a two-run home run, the Indians took a 9-2 lead.
The Indians got a great outing from Zach McCallister who improved to 1-1 on the year after going 6.1 innings, giving up 3 runs on five hits and striking out 6. His ERA is now 2.19.
The Indians are now 5-5 on the season, 2-2 at home and will go for the sweep against the White Sox Sunday at 1:05 p.m. at Progressive Field.
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