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Uribe's walk-off homer in 13th completes wild victory over Indians

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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CHICAGO -- Juan Uribe received another chance after his error on a difficult play nearly cost the White Sox the game.

Uribe hit a game-winning two-run homer in the 13th inning Wednesday night to send Chicago to a 6-4 victory over the first-place Cleveland Indians.

"I'm glad I'm the one who came through. It might have been different if I had made those plays," said Uribe, who had errors in the 10th and 12th innings.

"They were in the back of mind. The first one I tried to rush, the other one just fell out of my glove."

Scott Podsednik singled with one out in the 13th and Uribe lined a ball over the wall in left center off Aaron Fultz, his 12th homer of the season.

"I didn't want it in the seats. It was supposed to be down and away. It was just up," Fultz said. "He's a free swinger and, if I make a good pitch, hopefully he hits a ground ball to short and get a double play. But I got it up and he hit it well."

Fultz (3-2) took the loss and Jose Contreras (6-14), making his first regular-season relief appearance since 2003 while with the Yankees, picked up the victory by pitching two innings. It was Contreras' first win since June 18 and he is scheduled to get another start Sunday.

"The White Sox did the right thing putting me in the bullpen," Contreras said. "I was pitching so badly and not helping the team, it was the best thing that could have been done. ... I'm glad to be back on rotation. Every pitcher wants to be a starter."

A.J. Pierzynski homered to tie the game leading off the bottom of the 12th against Indians closer Joe Borowski, who suffered his fourth blown save in 35 chances.

"I got it right into the happy zone for a lefty and he took advantage of it," Borowski said. "The team fought and scratched to get back in it and get the lead. Then I didn't get the job done, plain and simple."

The Indians have lost 10 of 16 but still hold a slim lead over Detroit in the AL Central.

Cleveland took the lead in the top of the 12th after Uribe couldn't hold Kenny Lofton's pop to shallow left -- ruled an error -- as pinch-runner Josh Barfield scored to give Cleveland a 4-3 lead.

"That error was tough. He was running a long way," Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen said. Uribe also had a throwing error in the 10th that didn't lead to a run. He finished the game 3-for-6, raising his disappointing batting average to .219.

"When he is patient at the plate, he doesn't know how good he can be," Guillen said.

Ryan Garko singled off Contreras to start the 12th, Asdrubal Cabrera sacrificed and after Grady Sizemore fouled out, Lofton lofted the pop behind third. Uribe raced back, the ball hit his glove and popped out.

Jermaine Dye tied the game at 3-3 in the eighth with a solo homer off Indians reliever Rafael Betancourt, who'd allowed just four earned runs in his last 32 appearances.

C.C. Sabathia, bidding for his 15th victory, allowed six hits and two runs, walked three and struck out six in seven innings, leaving with a 3-2 lead.

Chicago's Jon Garland, who'd allowed nine hits and eight runs in one-third of an inning in his previous start against the Yankees, had a 2-1 lead Wednesday night, was working on a two-hitter and had retired 11 in a row entering the sixth.

But he brushed No. 9 hitter Cabrera with a pitch, Lofton singled and pinch-hitter Jason Michaels -- batting for Travis Hafner -- and Jhonny Peralta delivered two-out RBI singles to push Cleveland ahead 3-2. It might have been an even bigger inning for the Indians if White Sox center fielder Jerry Owens hadn't made a diving catch of Victor Martinez's liner.

Garland went seven innings, allowing six hits and three runs.

The White Sox, held to two hits on Tuesday night by Jake Westbrook and Borowski, had three in the third inning off Sabathia. Toby Hall and Josh Fields doubled to tie the game at 1-1 before Paul Konerko hit an RBI single.

Peralta's 17th homer staked Sabathia to a 1-0 lead in the second.

Notes

  • Hafner had to leave the game with tightness in his left knee and was pinch hit for by Michaels in the sixth. "We're going to have to see how he is tomorrow. He's day to day right now. I'm not quite sure what to expect until we get here tomorrow," Indians manager Eric Wedge said. "You could see that he was hobbling after that second at bat."
  • Sabathia entered the game 14-3 in his career against the White Sox.
  • Garland was 7-10 against the Indians, his most losses against any opponent.
 
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Juan Uribe reaches home plate after cranking the game-winning, two-run shot in the 13th inning.  (AP)
Juan Uribe reaches home plate after cranking the game-winning, two-run shot in the 13th inning. (AP)

Players of the Game
Chicago

J. Uribe
AB 6
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 2
Cleveland

J. Peralta
AB 6
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
 
Cleveland Indians
Grady Sizemore, CF6010023 .278
Kenny Lofton, LF6110000 .296
Victor Martinez, C5010103 .298
Travis Hafner, DH2000010 .254
   a- Jason Michaels, PH-DH4011013 .273
Jhonny Peralta, SS6122031 .281
Casey Blake, 3B-1B6020012 .268
Trot Nixon, RF3000001 .255
    Franklin Gutierrez, RF3000011 .288
Ryan Garko, 1B5020011 .310
    Josh Barfield, PR-2B0100000 .244
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B-3B3100011 .000
Totals494103111  
a-singled for Hafner in the 6th
Batting
2B - Casey Blake (27, Garland)
HR - Jhonny Peralta (17, Garland)
SH - Asdrubal Cabrera (1)
RBI - Jason Michaels (31), Jhonny Peralta 2 (58)
2-OUT RBI - Jason Michaels (20), Jhonny Peralta (21)
SB - Casey Blake (3, 2nd base off Contreras/Pierzynski)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - Peralta-Garko, Blake-A. Cabrera-Garko
Cleveland Indians
C.C. Sabathia 7622360 3.52
Rafael Betancourt (BS,3) 1.1311001 1.53
Rafael Perez 2.2100200 1.86
Joe Borowski (BS,4) 1211111 4.84
Aaron Fultz (L,3-2) 0.1222001 2.49
IBB - Gonzalez by Rafael Perez, Konerko by Joe Borowski
Pitches-Strikes - C.C. Sabathia 106-70, Rafael Betancourt 24-17, Rafael Perez 34-18, Joe Borowski 26-16, Aaron Fultz 11-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C.C. Sabathia 10-4, Rafael Perez 5-1, Aaron Fultz 1-0
Batters Faced - C.C. Sabathia 29, Rafael Betancourt 6, Rafael Perez 9, Joe Borowski 6, Aaron Fultz 3
Chicago White Sox
Jerry Owens, CF6010011 .249
Josh Fields, 3B5131111 .248
Paul Konerko, DH4021201 .271
Jermaine Dye, RF4111225 .241
Darin Erstad, 1B5000007 .265
Andy Gonzalez, 2B5010110 .220
Scott Podsednik, LF6110013 .262
Juan Uribe, SS6132012 .219
Toby Hall, C3110001 .229
   a- A.J. Pierzynski, PH-C2111001 .270
Totals46614667  
a-grounded into a double play for Hall in the 9th
Batting
2B - Josh Fields 2 (10, Sabathia, Sabathia), Paul Konerko (27, Sabathia), Toby Hall (2, Sabathia)
3B - Juan Uribe (2, Sabathia)
HR - Jermaine Dye (23, Betancourt), Juan Uribe (12, Fultz), A.J. Pierzynski (10, Borowski)
SH - Darin Erstad (5)
RBI - Josh Fields (32), Paul Konerko (65), Jermaine Dye (60), Juan Uribe 2 (45), A.J. Pierzynski (39)
SB - Jerry Owens 2 (16, 2nd base off Borowski/Martinez, 3rd base off Borowski/Martinez)
CS - Josh Fields (1, 3rd base by Sabathia/Martinez), Andy Gonzalez (4, 2nd base by Betancourt/Martinez)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
E - Juan Uribe 2 (13, Throwing)
Chicago White Sox
Jon Garland 7633051 4.56
Boone Logan 0.1100000 4.67
Ryan Bukvich 0.2000010 3.42
Bobby Jenks 1000000 3.04
Matt Thornton 0.2100110 5.05
Mike MacDougal 1.1000020 6.15
Jose Contreras (W,6-14) 2210020 6.49
IBB - Martinez by Matt Thornton
HBP - A. Cabrera (by Jon Garland)
WP - Ryan Bukvich (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Jon Garland 101-64, Boone Logan 6-4, Ryan Bukvich 11-6, Bobby Jenks 9-5, Matt Thornton 12-7, Mike MacDougal 24-15, Jose Contreras 30-20
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jon Garland 4-12, Ryan Bukvich 1-0, Bobby Jenks 3-0, Matt Thornton 1-0, Mike MacDougal 2-0, Jose Contreras 2-3
Batters Faced - Jon Garland 28, Boone Logan 2, Ryan Bukvich 2, Bobby Jenks 3, Matt Thornton 4, Mike MacDougal 4, Jose Contreras 9
Game Information
Attendance - 33147
Game Time - 4:17
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - Rob Drake, First Base - Bruce Froemming, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Mark Wegner