A wild game it was at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago on an overcast Friday evening. It was far from a pitchers’ duel in the first game of a doubleheader between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox, as the two teams combined to score 29 runs.
The Cleveland Indians drove home 19 of those 29 runs thanks in large part to every one of their batters logging at least one hit. Eight of their nine batters had more than one base hit. In fact, the Tribe posted 10 extra base hits including eight doubles, a triple and a home run. Cleveland walked away with a wild 19-10 win.
Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer didn’t make it through the first inning. Chicago was able to knock him around for five runs and that was enough for Cleveland skipper Terry Francona to pull Bauer after only two-thirds of an inning and 49 pitches. White Sox pitcher Hector Santiago, on the other hand, wasn’t much better. He lasted 2.1 innings, allowing five earned runs on seven base hits, while walking three.