Cleveland (WOIO) - It was a mid-summer night's comeback on Tuesday, as the Indians rallied once again, coming back from a 3-run deficit to defeat the Chicago White Sox, 7-4 at Progressive Field.
The Tribe got off to a rough start in the first inning when Adam Dunn hit a line drive double to right field that brought Alejandro De Aza and Alex Rios home, putting the White Sox up 2-0.
The bats stayed hot for Chicago in the second inning with a Gordon Beckham double, followed by Josh Phegley's RBI single to make it 3-0.
Despite a rough start, one early highlight of the game for Cleveland came when Yan Gomes won "the battle of Brazil" at the plate against White Sox pitcher Andre Rienzo. When Gomes stepped into the batter's box, it marked the first time two Brazilians ever went head to head in the MLB. The Indians won that battle as Gomes hit a single to center field to get on base.
Cleveland then got on a roll in the fifth inning when Rienzo walked Gomes with the bases full to force in Michael Brantley and put the Tribe on the board. Michael Bourn followed with a 2 RBI single that brought Santana and Chisenhall home to tie the game at 3-3.
Chicago answered in the 6th with a Dayan Viciedo RBI single to bring Paul Konerko home, putting the White Sox back on top, 4-3.
But the final rally belonged to the Tribe, as they posted four runs in the 8th.
Ryan Raburn started the rally with a 2 RBI single to bring Cabrera and Stubbs home for a 5-4 lead. Gomes doubled later in the inning, bringing Raburn and Chisenhall home, sealing the deal.
The win stretches the Tribe's winning streak to six games. They will try to sweep the series Wednesday night at Progressive Field at 7:05 pm ET.
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