Cleveland uses 13 hits to top Chicago 12-11

The Cleveland Baseball Club did the unthinkable as they managed to outhit the Chicago White Sox and come away with a win.

Considering the overall lack of offense for the Cleveland Baseball Club this season, coming out on top of a slugfest did not seem to be a likely scenario. However, that was the case Saturday night as they topped the Chicago White Sox 12-11.

Cleveland used 13 hits including three home runs, six doubles, and a triple en route to scoring 12 runs. Every single batter in the lineup got a hit with Amed Rosario, Jose Ramirez, Harold Ramirez, and Austin Hedges even collecting two.

Homering in the contest were Amed Rosario, Austin Hedges, and Owen Miller. It was the first career home run for Miller who took Dallas Keuchel deep in the 5th. Keuchel would exit in the very next inning. 

Pitching wise it was a rough outing all around. Triston McKenzie got the start and Chicago scored six runs on four hits and three walks in just 4 innings. Bryan Shaw would allow two runs on three hits in just one third of an inning. James Karinchak allowed three runs on two hits and one walk in one third of an inning as well. Justin Garza, Nick Sandlin, and Emmanuel Clase were the only Cleveland pitchers to not allow a run to cross, but they only accounted for 4 innings in the contest.

At this point Cleveland just needs to let the young guys play and see what they have. Eventually some more highly regarded prospects will get their chance, but for now it is evaluation time with any win they get along the way as a bonus. 

Even with the win, it is still an 8 game lead for the White Sox in the division. Cleveland trails Oakland by 5.5 for the second Wild Card spot

Cleveland has a chance to win the series against the White Sox Sunday at 2:10 P.M. 

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