Watch VideoPlay Video
The Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians left it late in an exciting matchup. It would take a ninth inning home run to decide a thriller between the two teams on Tuesday night.
The battle proved to be a pitchers' duel until the seventh inning. That's when the Indians' Shelley Duncan broke the deadlock with a blast to left field off Edwin Jackson. It was Duncan's eighth homer of the season. Cleveland led 1-0.
In the eighth.the Sox strike back. Mark Teahen smacked the ball into center field. It dropped in front of Michael Brantley, and Brent Lillibridge rounded third and scored. It was the only run allowed by Indians starter Justin Masterson on the night.
Ninth inning.the Indians' Frank Herrmann on the mound, Chicago's A. J. Pierzynski at the plate and the baseball on its way to the right field stands. Pierzynski slams a three-run homer to put the White Sox out front 4-1.
Jackson made it to the ninth inning for the White Sox but he could not close out the complete game win. Jason Donald drove a pitch deep and Alex Rios couldn't catch it. The outfield scramble let two Cleveland runners score. The Indians make it a one-run game.
That left it up to White Sox closer Bobby Jenks. Cleveland's Matt LaPorta singled, but Jenks would force the final out of the night. Brantley grounded to Jenks and Chicago finally took the 4-3 victory at Cleveland.
|The Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians left it late in an |
- MLB: Tampa Bay defeats Toronto 6-2 2010-09-01