Indians Sweep White Sox
(By Matt Anderson)
CHICAGO, Illinois — After eight hours of baseball, that included a combined 46 runs, the Indians swept a doubleheader against the White Sox in dramatic fashion early Saturday.
At 1:50 a.m EST, Nick Swisher provided the heroics in the nightcap, with a ninth-inning solo home run off White Sox reliever Addison Reed to cap off a four-run inning and give the Indians a 9-8 victory.. The 3 hour 51 minute game was delayed at the start by 25 minutes because of a rain delay
The opener lasted a little over 4 hours. Jason Kipnis reached base six times and scored four runs as the Indians pounded out 20 hits in their 19-10 win. Utility man Ryan Raburn hit a homer and drove in four runs.
The combined time of 7:53 made it the longest doubleheader with two nine-inning games in Major League Baseball history.
The Indians and White Sox will meet again today. Ubaldo Jimenez (6-4, 4.58 era) will be opposed by Chicago’s Dylan Axelrod (3-4, 4.57 era). First pitch is set for 4:10 p.m. from U.S. Cellular Field.