White Sox Have Long Ball Working, End Game With Indians Tied 5-5

Feb 25, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox infielder Brett Lawrie (15) takes batting practice during a workout at Camelback Ranch Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 25, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox infielder Brett Lawrie (15) takes batting practice during a workout at Camelback Ranch Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /
facebooktwitterreddit

The Chicago White Sox squared up with the Cleveland Indians on Friday afternoon at Camelback Ranch, in Glendale, Arizona. Jacob Turner got the start for the White Sox, and Trevor Bauer started for the Tribe.

White Sox pitcher Jacob Turner opened the game with a 1-2-3 top of the first inning against the Cleveland Indians. Brett Lawrie got the White Sox on the board early in the bottom of the first with a solo home run to left field off of Indians starter Trevor Bauer. Todd Frazier singled to right field, but was thrown out attempting to steal second base to end the inning.

Turner allowed a one out walk to Indians outfielder Collin Cowgill, and then a soft dribbler down the third base side by Shane Robinson that set up runners at the corners with two outs for the Indians in the top of the second. Turner worked out of the jam by striking out Zach Walters to end the inning.

Jason Coats added to the White Sox lead in the bottom of the second with a solo home run to right field off of Indians starter Trevor Bauer. Bauer allowed two runs, both on solo home runs in his two innings pitched on the afternoon. The Indians struck back in the top of the third when they put together a walk, and a pair of base hits off of White Sox reliever Chris Beck making the score 2-1 White Sox after three innings.

More from White Sox News

In the top of the fourth inning the Indians tied the game at two a piece when Roberto Perez doubled off of the right field wall driving in Shane Robinson, who walked earlier in the inning. Chris beck threw two innings, allowing two runs on three hits, and two walks.

Will Lamb threw a 1-2-3 inning for the White Sox in relief of Chris Beck in the top of the fifth inning. The White Sox threatened in the bottom half of the fifth with two outs. Jimmy Rollins, and Brett Lawrie got on with back-to-back two out singles, and Jose Abreu walked to load the bases. Indians reliever Mike Clevinger escaped trouble by inducing the 5-3 ground-out off of the bat of the clean-up hitter Todd Frazier.

Scott Carroll matched Will Lamb‘s 1-2-3 fifth inning with one of his own in the top of the sixth inning. In the home half of the sixth, Adam LaRoche smacked a solo home run to right field to put the White Sox back in the lead 3-2, the third solo home run on the afternoon for the White Sox.

The lead didn’t last long as Scott Carroll, after retiring the first two Indians of the inning to start the seventh, he allowed the Indians to string together back-to-back base hits, followed by a two run double by Eric Stamets. Tyler Naquin singled in another run off of White Sox pitcher Peter Tago before the end of the inning, putting the Indians in the lead 5-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning.

The Indians lead would hold until the bottom of the ninth inning when Courtney Hawkins walked, and Jacob May doubled into the right field gap to set up runners at second and third base with one out. Catcher Hector Sanchez slapped a single through the hole between first, and second base driving in both Hawkins, and Jacob May tying the game at five. White Sox manager Robin Ventura called on speedy outfielder Adam Engel to pinch run for Carlos Sanchez, but was caught stealing at second base for the second out of the inning. Second-basemen Carlos Sanchez flew out to center field for the third out of the inning. Managers Terry Francona, and Robin Ventura agreed to end the game in a 5-5 tie after nine innings.

Brett Lawrie had another impressive outing on Friday afternoon with a solo home run, a base hit, and some impressive defensive effort at second base.

The White Sox will play another division rival in the Kansas City Royals on Saturday at 2:05 pm (CT). Top pitching prospect Carson Fulmer gets the start for the White Sox on Saturday afternoon.

facebooktwitterreddit