Brantley lifts Indians to 2-1 win in opener over White Sox

Posted April 13, 2017

Renteria is no stranger to playing Cleveland.

Taking the White Sox burned me yesterday, but in my defense, there were times yesterday where the Sox looked like they'd take it and they showed that they are more than capable of holding the Indians offense in check.

OUR PICK: Despite winning in his start last week, the White Sox are just 5-12 in Shield's last 17 outings dating back to last season.

The road trip is a long one for the White Sox, as they'll play three games apiece in Cleveland, Minnesota, and NY.

Before the Indians took the field against the White Sox, protesters carried signs outside Progressive Field that said "Racism Honors No One" and "Real People Not Mascots". Despite the dominant performance, he was left with a no-decision as the Tribe could only muster one run until Michael Brantly's walk off dRBI double in the 10th inning. No attendance figure was reported for the game. That included a record of 0-1 and a 10.57 ERA in two starts vs. Cleveland.

It would be a banner season for player-manager Lou Boudreau and the Tribe. On the trip they'll face some tough pitchers, including Carlos Carrasco, Ervin Santana, and Masahiro Tanaka, and they'll face three teams eager to prove that they've got what it takes to make a run toward the postseason.

In near-perfect weather for early April on the shores of Lake Erie, 1972 AL Cy Young Award victor Gaylord Perry outdueled Tigers ace Mickey Lolich in front of a capacity crowd of 74,420. He did give up a home run, but he was also able to induce 11 ground balls in a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

"You hit the ball hard it's going to find the hole eventually", Frazier said. Bundy pitched 6⅓ innings, allowing three runs and seven hits. Nearly from the beginning of the season, there was tension between Robinson and Perry. In the fifth inning, Murphy hastened Lynn's departure from the game with a two-run homer into the right-field seats. The Indians have lost seven of their last eight home openers. He hit a trio of homers on August 21, 2015 against the Rockies.

It's easy to forget now, but the Indians made their magical run to Game 7 of the World Series last season while woefully short-handed.

Everything about this day felt right for the Indians and their fans in the inaugural home opener at the state-of-the-art downtown ballpark.

There will be three ceremonial first pitches before the Indians begin their defense of the American League Pennant.

With his near-perfect command, Carrasco did not issue a walk and finished with a final line of 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 7 K (95 pitches, 61 strikes, 64.2%).

Seattle had a 3-2 lead going into the sixth, but the Astros got a pair of lucky bounces with two outs which led to four runs.

More than 30 professional football players were scheduled to compete at the weekend event held at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, according to a news release. Problem was, the snow stuck around and forced postponement of the entire four-game series against the Mariners.

The Indians have played 19 consecutive innings without a multihit inning.

Francisco LINDOR, He went 1-2 with 1 RBI and 2 runs.