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Sox record shutout for win

This afternoon the Chicago White Sox would win today 6-0 over the Cleveland Indians to take just their second series of the season.  It was defiantly one of the best games they have played thus far.  And it was against Indians ace Corey Kluber none the less.

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Jose Abreu had a big day going 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI’s.  He got the Sox off to a fast start with yet another solo homer in the 1st inning.  It is his 5th homer on the season.  In the 3rd, he grounded into a double play but it did allow a run to score.  Then in the 7th , after the Sox had a 5-0 lead he sealed the game with an RBI double.

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Jeff Samardzjia pitched well for Chicago allowing on runs on six hits, two walks and three strikeouts over six innings for his first win in a White Sox uniform.  The bullpen also did well as Dan Jennings, Zach Duke and Jake Petricka allowed no runs, each pitching an inning of work.

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The Sox will now begin another series with a division opponent:  the Kansas City Royals.  It is a 4-game set beginning Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Rodon makes debut as Sox fall to Indians

Last night the Chicago White Sox fell to the Cleveland Indians 6-2.

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Hector Noesi lasted just 5 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on four hits (two homers), walking one and striking out five for the White Sox.  The Indians Carlos Carrasco, making his first start since being hit in the face with a line drive, pitched five innings, allowed just one run on four hits, walked none and struck out eight.

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The lone run Carrasco allowed was a solo blast by Jose Abreu in the 1st inning.

The Indians bullpen of a combined six pitchers held the Sox to just one run over the final four innings as the Sox were 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position in the game.

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Carlos Rodon of the White Sox did make his MLB debut entering the game in the 6th inning with two runners on in a 2-1 ballgame.  Rodon would walk the first batter he faced in Brandon Moss before allowing a single on an eight pitch at bat to Sox killer Ryan Raburn that scored two runs, both charged to Noesi.  Rodon would get Lonnie Chisenhall to ground out to end the inning.

Rodon would return for the 7th and walk the first to men he faced as his nerves were clearly evident.  After a sacrifice bunt to move the runners, Jason Kipnis would hit a sac-fly to left to score a run off Rodon.  Michael Brantley would then single as the other walk would score before Rodon would record the final out of the inning.

Rodon would return for the 8th and despite allowing a double to Raburn, Rodon would allow no runs and record his first MLB strikeout, getting Lonnie Chisenhall to to go down swinging.  His final line would be 2 1/3 innings pitched, allowing two runs on three hits, walking three and striking out one.

White Sox rally in 9th for improbable win

Things were looking about as bleak as can be.  It was the bottom of the 9th inning with one out already recorded.

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The Indians Trevor Bauer had dominated the Sox on this night.  He had now exited the game, but he pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out seven batters.  The Indians bullpen had not yet allowed a hit to this point as Nick Hagadone, Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen had been used in specific spots by Tribe manager Terry Francona to prevent the White Sox from putting together any sort of rally.  The Sox had not had a hit since Avisail Garcia singled to lead off the 7th against Bauer as the Sox trailed 3-0.

Now Garcia was standing at the plate again, this time facing Indians closer Cody Allen who was perfect in save opportunities this season.  Down 0-2 in the count, Garcia laced a hanging curveball down the 1st base line that stayed fair right over the bag.  Garcia would end up at 2nd base with a double.  After a walk to Conor Gillaspie followed by a wild pitch, the Sox had runners at 2nd and 3rd with one out  and Alexei Ramirez at the plate.

Ramirez, who has been struggling so far this season crushed a ball to deep center field that went over the head of former infielder and now converted outfielder Mike Avilas.  That double would allow two runs to score and put the tywing run on 2nd base with still one out.  Tyler Flowers would follow that with a single to left, but Ramirez had to hold putting runners at the corners with Gordon Beckham now at the plate.

Beckham, since returning to Chicago this season has been swinging a pretty hot bat so my hopes were high.  And on the first pitch he saw he singled between short and 3rd allowing Ramirez to score to tie the game at 3-3!!!  I was listening on my radio on 670 the score and I went crazy along with Ed Farmer and Darren Jackson.  It was awesome.

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The Sox were not done.  Adam Eaton would then single to left to load the bases and bring newly acquired Melky Cabrera to the plate.  On a 3-2 count and on the 7th pitch of a battling at bat, Cabrera hit a ball deep to left center of a drawn in infield that fell to the ground and allowed the Sox to walk off with a 4-3 victory!!!

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The win improved the Sox to 5-7 on the season and gave closer, David Robertson who pitched a solid top of the 9th his first victory in a White Sox uniform.  It also got John Danks off the hook who actually pitched well allowing three runs on six hits, walking two and striking out four over six innings.

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Credit is due to Dan Jennings who pitched a scoreless 1 2/3 innings to keep the score where it was when the Indians could have broke it open.

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It was an amazing win that hopefully will propel the Sox to great heights in the coming weeks ahead.