Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Lonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-4 with two
RBI and a run scored in the Cleveland Indians’ 4-2 win over the Chicago White
Sox on Wednesday.
Carlos Santana and Michael Bourn had one RBI apiece for the Indians in the
finale of this brief two-game series.
Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer (2-0) allowed two runs on four hits while
striking out eight and walking four over six innings. In his season debut last
Thursday, Bauer held the Houston Astros without a hit before leaving after 111
pitches in the sixth inning.
The Indians improved to 1-4 at home this season. No Indians team has started
0-5 at home since 1902, when the club was then known as the Bronchos.
Alexei Ramirez and J.B. Shuck each drove in a run for the White Sox, who had a
three-game winning streak snapped. John Danks (0-2) gave up four runs — three
earned — on six hits over 4 2/3 innings.
The Indians took a 1-0 lead in the third inning. Chisenhall led off with a
single and advanced to second when Roberto Perez reached on catcher Geovany
Soto’s throwing error. After Jose Ramirez put down a sacrifice bunt to move up
the runners, Bourn produced an RBI groundout.
The White Sox loaded the bases with one out in the fourth, but Shuck fouled
out and Soto struck out looking.
Cleveland tacked on two more runs in the bottom half. Jerry Sands singled and
Ryan Raburn doubled to put men on second and third with one out. Chisenhall
followed with a two-run double down the right-field line.
Santana added an RBI single in the fifth. Jason Kipnis worked a two-out walk
and stole second before scoring on the hit.
Chicago finally got on the board in the sixth. Adam LaRoche walked, advanced
to third on Conor Gillaspie’s double and raced home on Alexei Ramirez’s
groundout. Shuck’s RBI single cut the gap to 4-2.
Cody Allen stranded runners on the corners in the ninth to pick up his second
save of the season.
Bauer won consecutive starts for the first time in his career … Each team
went 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position.