ChiWS 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
Cle 5 1 1 0 1 4 0 0 X 12
Date of game: 5/2/2014

Recap: Cleveland vs. Chicago WSox

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Michael Brantley went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI and Carlos Santana also homered as the Cleveland Indians hammered the Chicago White Sox, 12-5, in the opener of a three-game series.

Santana, Ryan Raburn and Yan Gomes each drove in two runs to ignite a Cleveland offense that needed a lift.

The Indians' explosion was a surprising one considering they scored just 13 runs during a winless six-game road trip and hours before the contest placed one of their best offensive weapons, second baseman Jason Kipnis, on the 15- day disabled list.

"We had a real good approach early...and did some really good things offensively," Indians manager Terry Francona said.

The outburst allowed Danny Salazar (1-3) to pick up his first win of the year despite giving up five runs -- three earned -- on seven hits over five-plus frames.

Chicago dropped its third in a row even though rookie Jose Abreu smacked his league-leading 11th home run.

John Danks (2-2), who came in with a 2.79 earned run average in his last six starts in Cleveland, was tattooed for eight runs on 10 hits over five frames.

"I have to throw more strikes and get into pitcher's counts," Danks said. "I'm playing in hitter's counts way too much and getting burned for it."

The left-hander retired the first batter he faced before allowing the next seven to reach base. Santana lined a two-bagger into the left-field corner for the first run, Raburn added two more via a single and Gomes knocked in a pair with a bases-loaded double for a quick 5-0 Cleveland lead.

The White Sox began chipping away immediately with three runs in the second via RBI singles from Alejandro De Aza and Adrian Nieto followed by a run- scoring passed ball, but Danks gave another back in the bottom half when Santana took him deep to left for his fourth home run of the season.

Michael Bourn made it 7-3 with an RBI single in the third, and Abreu and Brantley exchanged solo shots in the fifth.

In the sixth, Bryan Shaw's wild pitch with the bases loaded pushed another run across and cut Chicago's deficit to 8-5, but the Indians poured on four more off the White Sox's bullpen in the bottom half to pull away.

Scott Downs gave up an RBI single to Nick Swisher, and Maikel Cleto yielded a two-run single to Brantley and later threw a wild pitch that allowed David Murphy to score.

Game Notes

The White Sox have lost seven in a row in Cleveland and were 1-8 there last season. They'd lost 14 straight against the Indians until winning three of four in Chicago last month ... Chicago's bullpen had not allowed a run in its previous five games (16 1/3 innings) prior to the sixth frame ... Kipnis is sidelined with a strained abdominal muscle ... Nieto recorded three of Chicago's 10 hits ... Cleveland's bullpen held the White Sox to three hits over the last four innings.

NASCAR News
Grand jury to review Tony Stewart's case

The Ontario County District Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday that a grand jury will determine if charges should be filed against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart for his involvement in a fatal accident during the Aug. 9 sprint car race at a dirt track in Upstate New York.

NFLPA appeals Rice's indefinite suspension

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice filed an appeal through the NFLPA following his indefinite suspension.

Tanaka slated to return Sunday

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters Tuesday that Masahiro Tanaka is tentatively slated to make his first major league start in more than two months Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.