MLB Final Score: Cleveland Indians 19, Chicago White Sox 10

Asdrubal Cabrera, trying to get hot by osmosis - USA TODAY Sports

Yes, it was as crazy a game as the score indicates.

Bullet time:

  • Box Score
  • Trevor Bauer has about as disastrous a start as you can have. He only retired two batters before being lifted in the first inning.
  • That implosion couldn't have happened at a worse time, because Bauer was pitching the first leg of a doubleheader. The bullpen needed to eat 8.1 innings, and the team was already down 5-0. Matt Albers pitched the most important innings of the game, getting out of the first inning and two innings after that, holding the White Sox scoreless on two hits.
  • Soon the scenarios were reversed, because the Indians soon not only jumped on Chicago starter Hector Santiago for five, they scored nine MORE runs off Brian Omogrosso to pull out to a 14-5 lead in only the fifth inning.
  • After Albers left the Tribe bullpen let the White Sox get somewhat close. Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen allowed five runs between them, with the score getting as close as 14-10.
  • But the Tribe offense continued to push across runs, scoring two more in the seventh and three in the eighth. It got so bad that White Sox manager Robin Ventura resorted to using outfielder Casper Wells to the ninth. And of course, Wells pitched a scoreless frame.
  • The star of the game was Jason Kipnis. He went 3-for-4 with 3 doubles and 3 walks, and was a inches from going 4-for-4 with 4 doubles and 3 walks. Every starter had at least 1 hit, and everyone except Mark Reynolds had at least 2 hits.
  • Unfortunately there's a second game in just a bit, and with the Indians using six out of their seven relievers, it's of vital importance for Carlos Carrasco to at least pitch into the sixth inning.

Source: FanGraphs

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