Eaton HR in eighth sends Chisox previous Indians 8-6 in DH opener

Adam Eaton hit a two-run homer and José Abreu had a sacrifice fly within the eighth inning to offer the Chicago White Sox an 8-6 win over Cleveland within the first recreation of a doubleheader

CLEVELAND — Adam Eaton hit a two-run homer and José Abreu had a sacrifice fly within the eighth inning to offer the Chicago White Sox an 8-6 win over the Cleveland Indians within the first recreation of a doubleheader Monday.

Indians starter Triston McKenzie struck out eight straight hitters, two wanting the foremost league document.

Eaton, who returned to the lineup after lacking a number of video games with a good hamstring, adopted Abreu’s fly along with his fifth homer, a shot to right-center off James Karinchak (2-2).

The AL Central-leading White Sox received their fourth straight and improved to 7-1 of their final eight.

Chicago starter Carlos Rodón recovered after permitting back-to-back homers within the first inning and hung round for six. He pitched a no-hitter — one among six within the majors this season — towards the Indians on April 14.

Codi Heuer (4-1) pitched the seventh and Aaron Bummer gave up one run within the eighth earlier than getting his first save.

The Indians performed their second consecutive seven-inning doubleheader after splitting two with Toronto on Sunday.

McKenzie set a membership document for consecutive strikeouts and César Hernández homered twice but additionally had two errors for the Indians.

After giving up 4 runs within the second, McKenzie was nearly unhittable.

The correct-hander, lately despatched right down to the minors to work on his management, struck out Abreu to finish the third after which fanned the aspect within the fourth and fifth to tie the workforce’s earlier consecutive strikeout document held by Corey Kluber (2014).

McKenzie broke it by placing out Jake Lamb to open the sixth earlier than giving up a single to Yoán Moncada and being pulled. The 23-year-old was given a roaring ovation as he walked to the Indians’ dugout after his robust outing.

Bryan Shaw’s two wild pitches and Hernández’s second error helped the White Sox take a 5-4 lead within the sixth.

However the Indians tied it when Bradley Zimmer beat out a two-out infield single and Josh Naylor scored. Cleveland acquired the go-ahead run to 3rd however Rodón struck out Hernández on his eighty fifth and ultimate pitch, a fastball clocked at 99 mph.

Any ideas of Rodón throwing one other gem towards the Indians have been over shortly as Hernández related on his first pitch — the shot to left was initially dominated a double and overturned — and Amed Rosario adopted with a homer into the left-field bleachers.

It was the primary time Cleveland had opened the sport with consecutive homers since Francisco Lindor and Michael Brantley did it in 2018.

Zack Collins hit a two-run double within the second off McKenzie and a 3rd run scored on the play when Hernández dropped the relay throw.

The White Sox scored their fourth run with two outs when Tim Anderson stayed alive in a rundown between first and second lengthy sufficient for Collins to dash residence from third earlier than the ultimate out was recorded.


Indians supervisor Terry Francona was again with the membership after attending his youngest daughter’s marriage ceremony in Rhode Island, the place the weekend climate was not perfect.

“Rained the complete time,” he mentioned. “Truth, once I tried to land, they tried to land 3 times and so they lastly diverted and went to a special airport.”


Francona had by no means managed a seven-inning doubleheader, so he was principally detached when requested if he want to see them proceed. Baseball switched from the nine-inning doubleheader format to seven innings final 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s wonderful what a giant distinction two innings is,” he mentioned.


White Sox: RHP Michael Kopech went on the 10-day injured record earlier than the opener with a strained left hamstring. RHP Jimmy Lambert was recalled from Triple-A Columbus to function the membership’s twenty seventh man for the doubleheader. Kopech is 2-0 with a 1.78 ERA in three begins and 13 video games.


Cleveland’s Cal Quantrill (0-1) is beginning Recreation 2 towards Lambert (0-0), who will make his first main league begin.


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