CLEVELAND, Ohio – There were nuances on a 10-cent home evening at Progressive Field on Thursday when the Cleveland Indians swallowed the Chicago White Sox with a 5-4 return victory.
No, the cardboard fans in the stands did not revolt like those present at the old Municipal Stadium on June 4, 1974. No strips, beer showers or police escorts were needed. The connection between Thursday’s game and the infamous takeover of the Texas Rangers Indians in the days of the disco occurred in the seventh inning, when Cleveland received three consecutive blows to beat Chicago.
Josh Naylor, Tyler Nakin and Mike Freeman made the award against right-wing Chicago Jimmy Cordero. Naylor was eventually eliminated by Delino DeShields, but Nakin and Freeman scored a double for Cesar Hernandez. Later, Jose Ramirez would knock out twice with a double to finish the rally in Cleveland.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Indians sent three consecutive strikers with a pinch to the plate and all three hit safely was in the ninth inning of that unfortunate night in 1974. Just before embarrassing crew boss Nestor Chilak called the game due to fueled by beer disobedient behavior of fans, the Indians received a pinch of Ed Crosby, Rusty Torres and Alan Ashby.
This time the White Sox needed a cold.
Acting manager Sandy Alomar Jr. said entering the seventh, the Indian coaches had a plan and all the figures seemed to have come into place.
“We were very happy that all three boys got hits,” said Alomar. “He created the big inning. The boys continued to fight, hitting balls on the other side. It was fun to watch. “
Starting pitcher Zack Plesak said he had never seen anything like it in a game before.
“The way we did it to win the game was crazy, man,” Plesak said. “It’s just a really, really good feeling around this club right now.”
Plesak said the return wins as Thursday, a long way to building trust at the club, especially for a long series of losses like the one the Indians snapped last week in Detroit.
“It just shows us that we’ve never been out of the game,” Plesak said. “We just did such a good job after going through this period of losses to really get back on track and really get where we needed to go. Now everything is playing out the way we should. Keep your foot on the gas. , definitely. “
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