CLEVELANDOn a chilly, windy night in downtown Cleveland, the Indians offense struggled once again against the Chicago White Sox.
The Indians would fall to the White Sox 2-0, dropping their mark to 18-16 on the season. The White Sox improve to 16-18 on the year.
Jefry Rodriguez was on the mound for the Indians and he had a solid inning with no run support.
He went 6 innings, 7 hits, 2 runs , 2 earned, 3 walks, 6 strikeouts, and an ERA of 2.41. He would load the bases load up in the fourth inning. Eventually he pitched his way to get out of the inning without giving up a run.
He gave up an RBI single to Yoan Moncada. He also gave up an RBI single to James McCann. When Rodriguez left the game, he would leave with the Indians being down 2-0 in the seventh.
White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito was on the mound tonight and he was sharp. He went 7.1 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, o earned, 3 walks, 8 strikeouts, 4.06 ERA.
The Indians offense has been struggling, as they have pushed across just one run their last three games. For Giolito, this was a chance get back in a rhythm. He did just that against a struggling Indians lineup.
The Indians would give themselves a chance in the bottom of the 8th with the bases loaded.
Francisco Lindor, Jason Kipnis and Jose Ramirez would all get on base. The best hitter on the team Carlos Santana came to the plate and struck out looking with a full count. the pitch looked like a ball but called a strike, thus ending the biggest threat of the night for the Tribe.
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