White Sox blow another lead in another loss to Indians
BY TONI GINNETTI firstname.lastname@example.org June 29, 2013 6:29PM
Updated: June 29, 2013 7:13PM
The Cleveland Indians came from behind for the third consecutive game Saturday, beating the White Sox 4-3 at U.S. Cellular Field. The Indians have won six of eight games against the Sox this season.
The winning run scored in the eighth inning against Sox reliever Jesse Crain (2-3), who hadn’t allowed an earned run in 30 consecutive appearances, a franchise record. The Indians had three consecutive singles, the last by Nick Swisher to drive in Asdrubal Cabrera.
Swisher had the game-winning home run Friday in Game 2 of a doubleheader sweep.
The Sox went 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position and stranded 11.
The Sox led 1-0 in the second for starter Dylan Axelrod and 3-1 after the fifth, scoring all their runs against Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
But the Indians tied the score in the sixth on a two-run homer by Jason Kipnis against Axelrod. Cabrera homered in the fourth.
The Indians improved to 17-7 in one-run games, the best in the majors.
The victory went to Joe Martinez (1-0) in relief. Chris Perez earned his seventh save.