The Indians finish with one-hit in 7-1 loss to White Sox

The Indians fall to 81-60 on the season

James Rapien
September 05, 2019 - 3:44 pm
Sep 5, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach Plesac (65) loses the ball as he tries to field a bunt hit by Chicago White Sox third baseman Danny Mendick (not pictured) during the sixth inning at Progressive Field. Mandatory Cre

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CLEVELAND, OH – The Indians’ bats went cold and their pitching wasn’t much better on Thursday, as the Tribe fell to the White Sox 7-1.

Cleveland only mustered one hit, less than 24 hours after compiling 14 hits against Chicago.

Zach Plesac had a lackluster start for the Tribe, allowing six runs and eight hits in five innings. The White Sox broke the game open with a 3-run sixth to take a commanding 6-1 lead.

Kevin Plawecki’s RBI double in the second inning was the play of the day. The backup catcher doesn’t get many opportunities, but he made the most of it on Thursday. Plawecki's double was the Indians’ only hit.

White Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez was dominant, pitching a complete game, allowing one run and one hit. He entered Thursday's game with a 5.41 ERA. Lopez issued three walks and finished with 11 strikeouts.

The Indians fall to 81-60 on the season. They split their four-game series with the White Sox. They’re six games behind the Twins in the AL Central.

Take a Seat

Yasiel Puig was given the day off, which meant Franmil Reyes hit in the cleanup spot.

“He’s played basically every single inning since he’s been here,” manager Terry Francona said before the game. “He’s kind of beat up. I thought the length of that game last night and a quick turn around, I thought it’d be really good for him to take a deep breath.”

Greg Allen started in Puig’s place, finishing 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

Up Next

The Indians begin a three-game series against the Twins on Friday. Adam Plutko will start for the Tribe. He has a 6-4 record and a 4.53 ERA this season. Michael Pineda will start for Minnesota. He’s 11-5 on the year with a 4.11 ERA.