Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Alexei Ramirez's two-run homer in the ninth
inning lifted the Chicago Solid navy;background-color:yellow"> White Sox to a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians in
the finale of a four-game set at U.S. Cellular Field.
The Indians rallied for a pair of runs off Matt Lindstrom (1-1) in the top of
the ninth to tie the game. Michael Brantley reached on a fielding error and
moved to second on Yan Gomes' base hit to left. David Murphy then singled
home Brantley to tie the game.
Mike Aviles followed with a sacrifice bunt to push Gomes to third and after
Asdrubal Cabrera struck out, Lindstrom bounced a slider to the backstop,
allowing Gomes to score.
Jordan Danks worked a leadoff walk off John Axford (0-1) before Ramirez
clobbered the first pitch he saw to left for the walk-off win.
Marcus Semien hit a solo homer and Dayan Viciedo went 2-for-3 with an RBI for
the Solid navy;background-color:yellow"> White Sox, who took three of four in the series.
Chicago starter Jose Quintana allowed just one run -- a solo homer to Brantley
-- among five hits over six innings.
Corey Kluber started for the Tribe and allowed two runs on eight hits while
striking out six over 7 1/3 innings.
The game featured two hours of rain delays and the first pitch was pushed back
over an hour.
Brantley stroked a two-out homer in the fourth to give Cleveland an early
Chicago countered in the home half on Viciedo's infield single with runners on
With one out in the eighth, Semien hammered a 3-2 sinker into the left-field
Total game time: 5:18 ... Ramirez extended his hitting streak to 13 games
while Conor Gillaspie extended to 11 games ... Brantley's homer was his first
of the season.