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Walters, Indians beat White Sox 8-6 in 10 innings


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CHICAGO (AP) Zach Walters couldn't get a bunt down. And his manager was just fine with that since Walters came through with a go-ahead home run instead.

Walters hit a two-run home run in the 10th inning, lifting the Cleveland Indians to an 8-6 victory over the sliding Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

Pinch-hitter Lonnie Chisenhall doubled to lead off the 10th against Jake Petricka (0-4), and after failing to sacrifice Chisenhall to third, Walters hit a 3-2 pitch well into the right-field bleachers to give the Indians the lead.

''Fortunately he didn't get the bunt down,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said, ''but he's a strong kid and there's a lot of life in that bat and he's that threat.''

Francona said Walters didn't have to bunt, but just find a way to get Chisenhall to third. Walters did more than that, hitting his sixth home run of the season.

Bryan Shaw (5-3) pitched 2 1-3 scoreless innings in relief for the win, keeping Cleveland 5 1/2 games behind Kansas City in the AL Central.

The Indians' usually-sturdy rotation had an off night. Cleveland's starters entered the night with a 2.57 ERA since Aug. 1, but got only 4 2-3 innings from T.J. House, who squandered a 3-0 first-inning lead and gave up five runs, including Alexei Ramirez's fifth-inning home run.

Despite that, Cleveland won its third straight, moved to a season-high four games above .500 and kept pace in the tightly bunched hunt for an AL wild-card spot.

''We know exactly where we are and we know that we have to turn it on at this moment in time if we expect to catch anyone - whether it's the wild card or the division,'' House said.

Chicago lost its seventh straight and saw Petricka give up a go-ahead home run in his second consecutive appearance after allowing Brian McCann's 10th inning walk-off Sunday against the New York Yankees.

''I think it's location,'' Chicago manager Robin Ventura said. ''He has everything velocity-wise and the stuff.''

Chicago didn't get much from starter Jose Quintana, who went five innings and allowing six earned runs to match a season-high. His ERA also rose from 3.25 to 3.48 as he got his 11th no-decision of the year and major league-leading 38th since the start of the 2012 season.

Adam Eaton was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list (strained right oblique) before the game and went 1 for 4. He entered the game seventh in the AL with a .370 on-base percentage and had an eventful night in the field, committing an error in the sixth that led to a Cleveland run and also throwing out Roberto Perez at the plate on Michael Bourn's single.

''I felt a little upset with myself because I got pretty good support tonight,'' Quintana said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: C Yan Gomes (seven-day concussion disabled list) worked out with the team Tuesday and manager Terry Francona expects him to be ready Friday when he's eligible to return.

White Sox: OF Moises Sierra (strained left oblique) went 1 for 4 in his second game of a rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte.

UP NEXT

Indians RHP Corey Kluber (13-7, 2.46 ERA) starts Wednesday against Chicago's Hector Noesi (7-8, 4.39 ERA). Kluber is 3-1 with a 3.51 ERA in eight games against the White Sox, including his May 4 start against Chicago when he struck out a career-high 13 and set a Cleveland record by fanning seven straight.

BUSY SCHEDULE

Starting Tuesday, the Indians play 30 games in 30 days. Francona isn't worried about the impact of the schedule and is welcoming the rush of games. ''Days off are great,'' he said, ''but we need to play.

SLOW DOWN

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said top prospect Carlos Rodon's next start will be Saturday at Triple-A Charlotte, not Saturday in Chicago when they face the Tigers in a doubleheader. Rodon, 21, was the third overall pick and is the first player drafted this year to reach Triple-A.

 
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Z. Walters
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
Chicago

A. Ramirez
AB 5
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
 

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Cleveland Indians
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Michael Bourn, CF5120112.264.323.371
Jose Ramirez, SS4110012.255.293.318
Michael Brantley, LF4111000.310.370.497
Carlos Santana, 1B4111121.228.367.426
Jason Kipnis, 2B5021010.251.323.350
Mike Aviles, 3B4121003.252.279.345
   a-Lonnie Chisenhall, PH-3B1110000.292.356.451
Zach Walters, DH4222103.207.266.529
Tyler Holt, RF3000035.348.375.391
   b-Chris Dickerson, PH-RF1000110.239.320.348
Roberto Perez, C4021010.255.300.362
T.J. House, P0000000.000.000.000
   Chen-Chang Lee, P0000000.000.000.000
   Marc Rzepczynski, P0000000.000.000.000
   Scott Atchison, P0000000.000.000.000
   Nick Hagadone, P0000000.000.000.000
   Bryan Shaw, P0000000.000.000.000
Totals398147410    
a-doubled for Aviles in the 10th
b-walked for Holt in the 8th
Batting
2B - Michael Bourn (11, Quintana), Jose Ramirez (4, Quintana), Michael Brantley (33, Quintana), Carlos Santana (21, Quintana), Lonnie Chisenhall (24, Petricka)
HR - Zach Walters (9, Petricka)
SH - Jose Ramirez (9), Roberto Perez (5)
RBI - Michael Brantley (82), Carlos Santana (61), Jason Kipnis (39), Mike Aviles (32), Zach Walters 2 (14), Roberto Perez (4)
2-OUT RBI - Michael Brantley (28), Mike Aviles (8)
CS - Michael Bourn (5, 2nd base by Quintana/Flowers)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Aviles-Kipnis-Santana, Aviles-Kipnis-Santana-Kipnis-Ramirez-Santana, Aviles-Kipnis-Santana-Kipnis-Ramirez-Santana-Kipnis-Ramirez-Santana
Cleveland Indians
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
T.J. House 4.2755141 4.18
Chen-Chang Lee 0.1100000 3.66
Marc Rzepczynski (H,10) 0.1000010 3.07
Scott Atchison (BS,5) 2211100 2.82
Nick Hagadone 0.1000010 1.37
Bryan Shaw (W,5-3) 2.1000030 2.44
IBB - Abreu by Scott Atchison
HBP - Konerko (by Chen-Chang Lee)
Pitches-Strikes - T.J. House 74-44, Chen-Chang Lee 8-5, Marc Rzepczynski 8-6, Scott Atchison 26-15, Nick Hagadone 4-3, Bryan Shaw 29-21
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T.J. House 6-2, Chen-Chang Lee 1-0, Scott Atchison 4-1, Bryan Shaw 3-1
Batters Faced - T.J. House 20, Chen-Chang Lee 3, Marc Rzepczynski 1, Scott Atchison 8, Nick Hagadone 1, Bryan Shaw 7
Chicago (A.L.) White Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Adam Eaton, CF4111000.303.369.399
Alexei Ramirez, SS5223000.286.319.424
Jose Abreu, 1B3110200.308.368.599
Avisail Garcia, RF5022023.254.304.492
Paul Konerko, DH3000012.225.271.354
Conor Gillaspie, 3B4010023.303.356.449
Dayan Viciedo, LF3110012.234.279.399
   a-Alejandro De Aza, PH-LF1000010.249.317.362
Tyler Flowers, C4110012.236.296.353
Carlos Sanchez, 2B4010011.304.304.348
Jose Quintana, P0000000.000.000.000
   Matt Lindstrom, P0000000.000.000.000
   Javy Guerra, P0000000.000.000.000
   Zach Putnam, P0000000.000.000.000
   Jake Petricka, P0000000.000.000.000
   Maikel Cleto, P0000000.000.000.000
Totals36610629    
a-struck out for Viciedo in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jose Abreu (30, House), Avisail Garcia (3, Lee), Dayan Viciedo (21, House)
HR - Alexei Ramirez (13, House)
SH - Adam Eaton (2)
RBI - Adam Eaton (33), Alexei Ramirez 3 (63), Avisail Garcia 2 (13)
2-OUT RBI - Adam Eaton (12), Alexei Ramirez 2 (16)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Adam Eaton 1
DP - C. Sanchez-A. Ramirez-Abreu
E - Adam Eaton (4, Misplayed grounder)
Chicago (A.L.) White Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jose Quintana 5966230 3.48
Matt Lindstrom (BS,4) 1200020 4.88
Javy Guerra 1.1100200 2.78
Zach Putnam 1.2000020 1.91
Jake Petricka (L,0-4) 0222001 2.86
Maikel Cleto 1000030 4.87
HBP - Brantley (by Jose Quintana)
Pitches-Strikes - Jose Quintana 102-66, Matt Lindstrom 12-11, Javy Guerra 25-10, Zach Putnam 22-13, Jake Petricka 12-7, Maikel Cleto 15-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jose Quintana 6-4, Javy Guerra 1-3, Zach Putnam 1-2
Batters Faced - Jose Quintana 25, Matt Lindstrom 4, Javy Guerra 7, Zach Putnam 5, Jake Petricka 2, Maikel Cleto 3
Game Information
Attendance - 12462
Game Time - 3:48
Temperature - 71
Umpires - Home - Joe West, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Al Porter, Third Base - Gabe Morales