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|Chi. White Sox (32-46)||0||1||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||3||11||0|
CHICAGO -- The boos Nick Swisher heard before his first plate appearance were nothing compared to the reception he received after his tiebreaking single in the eighth.
His homer in the ninth inning Friday night propelled Cleveland to a sweep of a marathon doubleheader.
"It's that never die attitude," Swisher said. "I just feel like we keep fighting. We keep doing our thing. This is a good squad."
This time, Cabrera, Jason Kipnis and Swisher hit consecutive one-out singles off Jesse Crain (2-3) in the eighth. Crain allowed his first earned run since April 12. He went 31 outings before Saturday without giving up an earned run.
"It's one of those he's always going to come in, kind of the toughest situations," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "That eighth inning's just one of those, depending on where that lineup is, it's usually a nasty situation. It's impressive just kind of the run he's been on."
Joe Martinez (1-0), called up from Triple-A Columbus Saturday, earned the victory in his first major league appearance this season. He pitched two innings and held Chicago to two hits and no runs with one strikeout.
"He really clutched up," Cleveland manager Terry Francona said about Martinez. "That's not the easiest situation to be put into.
"It's not like there was a safety net there," Francona added. "He did really well."
Cleveland closer Chris Perez earned his seventh save in nine attempts.
Kipnis tied the game 3-all with a two-run home run in the sixth inning. Kipnis said he caught a cutter from White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Axelrod. Michael Bourn started the inning with a walk and Cabrera flew out to right field before Kipnis homered beyond the bullpen in right field.
"It wasn't a big swing," said Kipnis, who has a 12-game hitting streak and has reached base in 32 consecutive games. "It was more reacting in and letting the hands do the work. I got it well enough."
Chicago rallied with two outs in the fifth inning to take a 3-1 lead. Conor Gillaspie and Dayan Viciedo had back-to-back RBI singles to score Alex Rios and Jeff Keppinger. Catcher Tyler Flowers had a chance to add on but struck out looking with the bases loaded.
Cleveland shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera hit his sixth home run of the season to tie the game at 1 in the fourth inning.
White Sox left fielder Viciedo made a pair of terrific catches that easily could have been base hits for the Indians. His first was a diving grab of a looper from Cabrera that was fair and in shallow left field, where Viciedo snagged it just as it was about to hit the ground. His second highlight catch prevented Michael Bourn from reaching base in the third inning, when Viciedo sprinted into the gap to make the play. He also went 3 for 4 with an RBI and a double.
"Today, energy wise, he was up and ready to go," Ventura said. "Swinging the bat, he was a lot better, too. Just something that seemed a little calmer with him."
Chicago took the lead in the bottom of the second inning when Flowers had an RBI double, but the White Sox stranded runners on second and third.
|Carlos Santana connects for a double in the Indians' third win over the White Sox in a 24-hour span. (USATSI)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Michael Bourn, CF||3||1||0||0||1||0||0||.299|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, SS||4||2||2||1||0||0||1||.268|
|Jason Kipnis, 2B||3||1||2||2||1||0||0||.299|
|Nick Swisher, 1B||3||0||1||1||1||0||1||.235|
|Michael Brantley, LF||4||0||2||0||0||0||3||.271|
|Carlos Santana, C||4||0||1||0||0||0||2||.269|
|Jason Giambi, DH||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||.198|
|Mark Reynolds, PH-DH||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.236|
|Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B||2||0||0||0||0||2||1||.236|
|Mike Aviles, PH-3B||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.264|
|Drew Stubbs, RF||3||0||0||0||0||2||1||.238|
|a-grounded out for Giambi in the 7th|
|b-grounded out for Chisenhall in the 7th|
|2B - Carlos Santana (20, Axelrod)|
|HR - Asdrubal Cabrera (6, Axelrod), Jason Kipnis (12, Axelrod)|
|RBI - Asdrubal Cabrera (26), Jason Kipnis 2 (51), Nick Swisher (29)|
|SB - Jason Kipnis (19, 2nd base off Axelrod/Flowers), Michael Brantley (8, 2nd base off Axelrod/Flowers)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|Outfield Assists - Michael Brantley 1|
|Joe Martinez (W,1-0)||2||2||0||0||0||1||0||0.00|
|Joe Smith (H,7)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.08|
|Chris Perez (S,7)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.86|
|Pitches-Strikes - Ubaldo Jimenez 112-63, Joe Martinez 30-19, Joe Smith 10-7, Chris Perez 11-6|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ubaldo Jimenez 3-3, Joe Smith 3-0, Chris Perez 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Ubaldo Jimenez 27, Joe Martinez 8, Joe Smith 3, Chris Perez 3|
|Chicago (A.L.) White Sox|
|Alejandro De Aza, CF||5||0||1||0||0||2||2||.260|
|Alexei Ramirez, SS||5||0||1||0||0||1||3||.280|
|Alex Rios, RF||4||1||1||0||1||0||1||.272|
|Adam Dunn, DH||5||0||0||0||0||3||4||.196|
|Jeff Keppinger, 1B||4||1||1||0||1||1||2||.247|
|Conor Gillaspie, 3B||3||1||2||1||1||0||0||.255|
|Dayan Viciedo, LF||4||0||3||1||0||0||2||.237|
|Gordon Beckham, 2B||3||0||1||0||1||0||2||.318|
|Tyler Flowers, C||3||0||1||1||0||2||3||.216|
|Jordan Danks, PH-CF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.121|
|a-grounded out for Flowers in the 8th|
|2B - Dayan Viciedo (10, Martinez), Tyler Flowers (10, Jimenez)|
|RBI - Conor Gillaspie (20), Dayan Viciedo (23), Tyler Flowers (22)|
|2-OUT RBI - Conor Gillaspie (5), Dayan Viciedo (11)|
|SB - Alex Rios (14, 2nd base off Jimenez/Santana)|
|Team LOB - 11|
|DP - Keppinger-A. Ramirez, Keppinger-A. Ramirez-Beckham-A. Ramirez-Keppinger, Keppinger-A. Ramirez-Beckham-A. Ramirez-Keppinger-Beckham-A. Ramirez, Keppinger-A. Ramirez-Beckham-A. Ramirez-Keppinger-Beckham-A. Ramirez-A. Ramirez-Beckham-Keppinger|
|Chicago (A.L.) White Sox|
|Jesse Crain (L,2-3)||1||3||1||1||0||0||0||0.74|
|Pitches-Strikes - Dylan Axelrod 111-68, Matt Thornton 14-9, Jesse Crain 18-12, Nate Jones 17-13|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dylan Axelrod 6-7, Matt Thornton 2-0, Nate Jones 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Dylan Axelrod 24, Matt Thornton 3, Jesse Crain 5, Nate Jones 3|
|Attendance - 26289|
|Game Time - 3:05|
|Temperature - 66|
|Umpires - Home - Wally Bell, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Al Porter, Third Base - Mike Estabrook|