Player of the Game
Carlos Santana was tonight’s Player of the Game with a score of 3.36. Santana contributed offensively today with 2 walks, a single, a double, and 2 RBI. It was his RBI single in the 8th inning that tied the game for the Indians. This is Santana’s team leading 4th Player of the Game award of the season.
Though Justin Masterson was wild and walked 5 Chicago batters, the double play ball minimized the damage. Masterson got out of two rough innings after forcing White Sox hitters to ground into double plays. Masterson did not pitch a great game, giving up 6 hits, walking 5, and striking out just 3in his 6 innings of work. Masterson was, however, able to limit the White Sox to just 2 runs, keeping the Indians in the game.
The Indians came back from 3 runs down in the 8th inning to tie the game, thanks to a couple singles, a walk, and a Chicago error.
After tying the game in the 8th, the Indians sent Tribe reliever, Nick Hagadone, to pitch the 9th. Hagadone had a perfect 1-2-3 inning with 3 strike outs.
Chris Perez was unable to keep the White Sox off the scoreboard in the 10th inning. He gave up a single, a triple, and 2 runs, giving him his first loss of the year.
Play of the Game
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 3 – Chicago White Sox 5