CLEVELAND– The good times keep rolling at Progressive Field. The Indians exploded for 4 runs in the eighth inning with two outs on Tuesday night and that powered the team to a 7-4 win over the White Sox for their 6th straight win.
Starter Scott Kazmir allowed three runs early in the game and settled down to keep the team in the game. One of the early runs looked very questionable as replays appeared to show Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes make a clear tag at the plate.
Cleveland overcame a 3-0 deficit by scoring 3 in the fifth inning.
Michael Bourn grounded into a fielder’s choice to first, but Santana and Chisenhall both scored while the Sox pitcher Andre Rienzo was on the ground in pain with an apparent foot injury.
Chicago scored one run in the 6th inning to take the 4-3 lead, but the Indians were just warming up.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, the team exploded for four runs to take control.
Ryan Raburn ripped a two-run single to center field for a 5-4 lead.
Then Gomes doubled to deep right center and two more scored for the eventual 7-4 final score.
All runs in the 8th inning came with two outs.
Credit Bryan Shaw with the win, and give Chris Perez his 15th save of the season.