Tue. Jun 25th, 2019

Indians Defeat the White Sox 5-3 in Home Opener

It was an eventful day in Cleveland. The Browns unveiled Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns faithful at a 1:30 p.m. press conference. Although many Clevelanders were still excited about what is considered a city wide holiday in Cleveland, Opening Day. As you would expect, it was a sell out in the 35,041 seat capacity at Progressive Field for the Cleveland Indians versus the Chicago White Sox.

Mike Clevinger had a fantastic outing in front of the sellout crowd, he pitched seven innings, allowed zero runs, and struck out 12 batters. He’s only the 5th Tribe pitcher this millennium to strike out 12 batters, allow one or zero hits and not allow a run.

Unfortunately, the run support wasn’t there for him. After Clev’s flawless seven innings the Tribe only lead 1-0. Which immediately came back to bite them in the 8th inning. 

The Indians immediately relinquished their 1-0 lead in the top of the eighth when Cimber, Perez, and Edwards all let in a run. The White Sox lead 3-1 after eight and a half innings and it felt like the sellout crowd at “The Jake” were going home empty handed. 

Although some late-game heroics came through for the Tribe in the bottom of the eighth. Martin got a free base to start the inning, Bauers hit a double, and Santana was intentional walked with 1 out to load the bases. Ramirez and Moroff hit singles that kept the bases loaded and tied the score up at three a piece. Finally, Allen and Perez both forced bases loaded walks to give the Indians a 5-3 lead.

Brad Hand finished the job off easily in the top of the ninth and the Indians defeated the White Sox 5-3, to send an opening day crowd home happy! 

Up next for the Tribe is game two of a two game series versus the White Sox. That game is scheduled to begin Wednesday at 1:10 PM and Corey Kluber is expected to start.

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