Sierra’s walkoff single helps White Sox sweep Indians
BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN Staff Reporter May 28, 2014 9:38PM
Updated: May 29, 2014 12:11AM
Moises Sierra singled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the White Sox completed a three-game series sweep of the visiting Cleveland Indians with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.
The Indians had tied it at 2 in the top of the ninth against Ronald Belisario, who gave up two hits including Yan Gomes’ tying RBI single with two outs and two strikes, but Tyler Flowers led off the bottom of the ninth by reaching on an error, and pinch runner Leury came around to score the winning run as the Sox improved to 28-27.
Garcia stole second and advanced to third on a fly out by Marcus Semian.
The key play of the ninth for the Indians was an errant throw by first baseman Dunn allowing Brantley (leadoff single) to reach second after Dunn recorded ground ball out at at first. Brantley stopped between first and second but got to second when the throw sailed over shortstop Alexei Ramirez’ head. Brantley scored on Gomes’ hit.
Hector Noesi pitched 7 1/3 strong innings and Dunn scored Gordon Beckham with a sacrifice fly for the go-ahead run in the eighth inning.
Semien, the Sox designated hitter, singled with two outs in the seventh to score Dunn with the tying run. Dunn led off the seventh with a single to right.
Noesi, a waiver claim who got a chance to start because of injuries in the Sox starting rotation, had the best of his six starts with one run allowed -- a homer by Jason Giambi in the second inning -- over 7 1/3 innings. Noesi gave up five hits, no walks and struck out five.