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Bullpen meltdown costly
White Sox 4, Indians 3
Grady Sizemore is congratulated by Jason Michaels after homering. (Brian Kersey/AP)
 Sizemore's leadoff homer
Veteran Roberto Hernandez couldn't get anyone out in the ninth inning as the Tribe settled for a series win. Grady Sizemore and Jason Michaels both homered and although he was a bit wild, starter Jeremy Sowers allowed two runs on a hit in six innings.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 05, 2007
TOR
DET
PPD
CLE
Cleveland (2-1)
Lost 1
Chi White Sox 4, Cleveland 3   CWS
Chi White Sox (1-2)
Won 1
April 5, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0   3 9 2
Chi White Sox
1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1   4 5 0
Standings thru 4/5/07  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  White Sox Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4221000.429
Michaels, LF-RF4132000.600
Hafner, DH4000022.273
Martinez, C4000012.500
Blake, RF-1B4020001.250
Garko, 1B3010001.333
  a-Dellucci, PH-LF0000100.125
Peralta, SS3010011.364
Barfield, 2B4000004.143
Marte, 3B4000023.077
Totals343931614 

a-Walked for Garko in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Peralta (1, Masset), Michaels (1, Thornton).
HR: Sizemore (3, 1st inning off Buehrle, 0 on, 0 out), Michaels (1, 3rd inning off Masset, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Sizemore 5; Michaels 7; Blake 2; Garko; Peralta 2.
RBI: Sizemore (4), Michaels 2 (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Marte; Barfield; Blake.
GIDP: Martinez.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Blake (1, 2nd base by Masset/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
E: Marte (1, fielding), Hernandez, R (1, pickoff).
Outfield assists: Blake (Uribe at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Marte-Barfield-Garko, Blake-Peralta).

 
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Podsednik, LF3121110.286
Erstad, CF4000003.300
Konerko, 1B4001010.200
Thome, DH3100111.167
Dye, RF3010001.182
  1-Mackowiak, PR0100000.000
Crede, 3B2010201.300
Iguchi, 2B2111101.222
Pierzynski, C3001003.200
Uribe, SS2000101.222
Totals264546311 


1-Ran for Dye in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Iguchi (1, Betancourt).
TB: Podsednik 2; Dye; Crede; Iguchi 2.
RBI: Konerko (2), Iguchi (3), Podsednik (1), Pierzynski (1).
2-out RBI: Podsednik.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pierzynski.
SF: Iguchi.
GIDP: Iguchi.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Podsednik (1, 2nd base off Sowers/Martinez).
CS: Podsednik (2, 2nd base by Betancourt/Martinez).

FIELDING
DP: (Crede-Iguchi-Konerko).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sowers 6.01225103.00
Betancourt 1.02110003.38
Fultz 1.00000200.00
Hernandez, R (L, 0-1)0.02111004.50
 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buehrle 1.13110116.75
Masset 4.24110214.70
MacDougal 1.00000104.50
Thornton (BS, 2)0.221100018.00
Jenks (W, 1-0)1.10001200.00

Hernandez, R pitched to 4 batters in the 9th.

IBB: Iguchi (by Hernandez, R).
HBP: Dye (by Sowers), Pierzynski (by Hernandez, R), Peralta (by Masset).
Pitches-strikes: Sowers 92-51, Betancourt 14-9, Fultz 14-8, Hernandez, R 13-6, Buehrle 26-15, Masset 66-37, MacDougal 12-9, Thornton 18-12, Jenks 24-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sowers 7-10, Betancourt 1-1, Fultz 0-1, Hernandez, R 0-0, Buehrle 3-0, Masset 5-6, MacDougal 2-0, Thornton 1-1, Jenks 1-1.
Batters faced: Sowers 24, Betancourt 4, Fultz 3, Hernandez, R 4, Buehrle 6, Masset 18, MacDougal 3, Thornton 4, Jenks 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Masset 1-0, Jenks 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Tony Randazzo. 2B: Charlie Reliford. 3B: Larry Vanover.
Weather: 35 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 23 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:54.
Att: 24,141.

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