Roster Moves: The Indians have sent starting pitcher Zach McAllister to AAA Columbus and called up infielder Juan Diaz from AA Akron. Juan Diaz will serve as an extra infielder for a few games as Jack Hannahan is still nursing a sore back. Juan Diaz will remain on the team for the White Sox series, but will probably be sent back down at the start of the Kansas City Royals series on Monday, when Josh Tomlin is ready to return from his injury.
Travis Hafner is day-to-day and is likely to miss the weekend series after getting hit by a pitch yesterday. Jack Hannahan is still day-to-day, but can possibly return to the line up tomorrow.
Player of the Game
With a 9th inning home run, Shelley Duncan won tonight’s Player of the Game. He went 1-3 tonight with a walk and a home run. His 3.46 points won him his 3rd Player of the Game of the season.
Shin-Soo Choo continues his productivity as the Tribe’s lead off hitter. He provided most of the Indians offense today with 2 doubles, a walk, and 2 of the Indians runs scored.
Juan Diaz made his Major League debut tonight, pinch hitting for Asdrubal Cabrera in the 8th inning.
Jeanmar Gomez was not as dominating as he had been in his last 2 starts. He was responsible for giving up 6 Whote Sox runs. He gave up 2 home runs early in the game and fell apart as the game went on.
An error by Jose Lopez in the 7th inning led to 3 unearned runs, allowing the White Sox to run away with the game.
Play of the Game
Shelley Duncan steals his first base since 2010.
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 3 – Chicago White Sox 9