Cleveland (WOIO) - Another night, another rally, another dramatic walkoff for the Indians, as they rallied from two runs down in the 9th to tie the White Sox, and then won it on Carlos Santana's solo home run in the 10th. The 6-5 win extends the Tribe's win streak to 7 games. It was their 9th walkoff of the season.
The Indians were able to keep the momentum rolling from the previous night, striking quickly in the first inning. Jason Kipnis capitalized at the plate, hitting a groundout that brought Michael Bourn home for the first score of the game to make it 1-0.
Michael Brantley joined in on the action in the fourth inning when he hit an RBI double for the Mike Aviles score and a 2-0 Tribe lead. Santana followed in the fifth inning, drilling an RBI double to left field to bring Nick Swisher home to make it 3-0.
Corey Kluber pitched a near flawless first half of the ballgame, holding the White Sox scoreless, along with four strikeouts. Chicago wouldn't stay down for long though, as they turned up the heat in the sixth inning. Alexei Ramirez started the rally with an RBI double. Alex Rios followed with an RBI double for the Ramirez score and Adam Dunn capped off the inning with an RBI single up center field to tie the game at 3.
Kluber stayed on the mound into the ninth for his longest career start, going eight and two-thirds, before giving way to Cody Allen. Allen loaded the bases and Jeff Keppinger capitalized, drilling a 2 RBI single to put the White Sox up 5-3.
That set the stage for the Tribe's rally in the bottom of the 9th. Bourn drilled a deep sacrifice fly to center field, bringing Brantley home to make it 5-4. Kipnis followed with a sacrifice fly of his own to score Lonnie Chisenhall, tying the game at five.
Then in the tenth, Santana's blast, and another win was in the books.
The Tribe will attempt the series sweep Thursday afternoon 12:05 pm ET at Progressive Field.