Guardians Clean Sweep the White Sox–Heading to the Bronx

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Fifteen mile-an-hour winds as the ball was jumping all over the place!

The Cleveland Guardians (7-5) have swept the Chicago White Sox (6-6), 6-3 at Progressive Field.

What an impressive victory for Zac Plesac (1-1) as he went 6.2, allowing one earned, one walk, three strikeouts, on seven hits total. However, the scoring fest all started for the hometown Guardians in the bottom of the third inning when Franmill Reyes launched a two-run four hundred foot homer his first of the season to center field giving Cleveland, a 2-0 cushion. Steve Kwan rounded the bases and scored.

For the visiting White Sox, Jose Abreu in the top half of the fourth smashed a double on a fly ball to right field to cut down the Guardians’ lead. In sequence, Cleveland scored again in the bottom of the fifth when Josh Naylor singled on a groundball to center field as Kwan came around to score, 3-1 swing.

As the game rolled on, the nerves get the best of you sometimes. In the seventh inning before the home stretch, Adam Haseley reached on a throwing error from pitcher Trevor Stephan, Gavin Sheets and Jake Burger scored. Ernie Clement made a throwing error as the White Sox were back in this ballgame, 4-3. The pitching staff for the Guardians was able to settle down and strikeout Tim Anderson to shut down the frame. Stephan grabbed his second hold.

Cleveland didn’t let the lead faze them when Naylor doubled for his first one of the year to right field and Myles Straw scored. The Guardians were able to get the lead to three and Emmanuel Clase sealed the deal for Cleveland as he recorded his second save of the season. On the flipside, Dylan Cease (2-1) had a difficult outing and he gave up eight hits, four runs all of them earned, two walks and three K’s. Ceases ERA jumped to 3.38, while Plesac has a 1.53 mark.

Therefore, Cleveland was 3-15 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. Chicago went 2-5 with runners on base leaving four on. The Guardians outhit their conference rival 13-8 and this is how you make an impact by playing with constant momentum at home. Cleveland will begin a 10-game road trip as they head into the Bronx to take on the New York Yankees. The Yankees are (7-6) along with the Tampa Bay Rays trailing the Toronto Blue Jays (8-5) on top of the American League East. New York has lost to the Detroit Tigers (5-7) early on by a 3-0 shutout.

Will the Guardians ride out this momentum at Yankee Stadium? Or will the Yankees make Cleveland come back down from earth?

Tune in as the first pitch begins at 7:05 pm.

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