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Great Scott: Elarton electric
Indians inch closer to first
Scott Elarton allowed five hits over 7 1/3 masterful innings, leading the Indians over the White Sox. Travis Hafner drilled a pair of homers for the Tribe, which moved within 2 1/2 games of the lead in the American League Central.
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Indians 8, White Sox 0
Scott Elarton improved to 11-7 with his win over the White Sox on Wednesday night. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Series at a glance:
White Sox sunk in finale
Right-hander Jon Garland gave up five runs on seven hits and four walks in 7 1/3 innings, and the White Sox dropped the series finale to the Indians. Trailing 2-0, Garland yielded a three-run homer in the eighth inning, allowing Cleveland to break open a tight ballgame.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 21, 2005
CLE
Cleveland (89-63)
Won 1
Cleveland 8, Chi White Sox 0   CWS
Chi White Sox (91-60)
Lost 1
September 21, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 3   8 12 0
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 0
Standings through 9/21/05  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  White Sox Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4331110.291
Crisp, LF3010011.307
Peralta, SS4210102.284
Hafner, DH4225111.308
Martinez, C5020011.301
Belliard, 2B4010001.282
Broussard, 1B4010002.254
Boone, 3B3000112.246
Blake, RF4111003.243
Totals3581274513 

BATTING
2B: Sizemore (33, Garland), Belliard (35, Garland).
HR: Blake (23, 3rd inning off Garland, 0 on, 1 out), Hafner 2 (30, 8th inning off Garland, 2 on, 1 out; 9th inning off Bajenaru, J, 1 on, 2 out), Sizemore (21, 9th inning off Bajenaru, J, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Sizemore 7; Crisp; Peralta; Hafner 8; Martinez 2; Belliard 2; Broussard; Blake 4.
RBI: Blake (53), Hafner 5 (100), Sizemore (78).
2-out RBI: Hafner 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Boone.
S: Crisp 2.
GIDP: Martinez; Blake.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Boone-Broussard).

 
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Podsednik, LF4000032.288
Iguchi, 2B4010002.277
Everett, DH3000011.249
a-Borchard, PH-DH1000000.750
Konerko, 1B3010000.275
b-Gload, PH1000000.156
Pierzynski, C3010000.262
c-Perez, PH1000000.225
Dye, RF3000002.270
Rowand, CF2010102.275
Uribe, SS3000004.258
Crede, 3B3010000.248
Totals310501413 

a-Flied out for Everett in the 9th. b-Flied out for Konerko in the 9th. c-Lined out for Pierzynski in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Iguchi; Konerko; Pierzynski; Rowand; Crede.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Uribe; Iguchi.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Uribe-Konerko, Uribe-Iguchi-Konerko).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Elarton (W, 11-7)7.15001304.38
Howry 1.20000102.43
 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garland (L, 17-10)7.17554323.51
Vizcaino 0.22000103.78
Bajenaru, J 1.03330126.23

WP: Garland.
IBB: Boone (by Garland).
Pitches-strikes: Elarton 100-68, Howry 21-15, Garland 113-70, Vizcaino 16-12, Bajenaru, J 24-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Elarton 4-15, Howry 1-3, Garland 15-4, Vizcaino 0-1, Bajenaru, J 0-2.
Batters faced: Elarton 27, Howry 5, Garland 31, Vizcaino 4, Bajenaru, J 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Howry 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Larry Poncino. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 83 degrees, clear.
Wind: 11 mph, R to L.
T: 2:47.
Att: 36,543.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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