Luplow homers twice, Indians beat White Sox 5-0

The Indians improve to 20-16 on the season

James Rapien
May 09, 2019 - 5:29 pm
CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 09: Jordan Luplow #8 of the Cleveland Indians bats in the third inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field on May 9, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

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CLEVELAND, Ohio ­– The Indians got off to a quick start and didn’t look back in Thursday’s 5-0 win over the White Sox. The game was delayed for two hours and 34 minutes due to rain before being called an official game. 

Jordan Luplow got things started with a home run in the second inning, his first of the season. He didn’t stop there, hitting a second homer in the fifth, to help the Indians extend their lead.

Carlos Carrasco pitched well in his eighth start of the season. He threw five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and finishing with six strikeouts. His ERA fell to 4.91 on the year.

The Indians had nine hits on the day, including two doubles. Every player got on base and seven starters had hits.

José Ramírez continues to show flashes of his old self. He’s reached base safely in 18 consecutive games, which leads the American League. Ramírez finished 1-for-4 with a single.

Luplow has played well since being called up on April 28. He’s posted a .333 batting average, a .429 on-base percentage with two home runs and two RBI. He's also played center field at a high level, making multiple tough catches in his last few games.

Luplow's the second Indian to hit two homers of at least 420 feet in a single game during the Statcast era according to Mandy Bell of MLB.com. Edwin Encarnacion did it on June 3, 2018.

The Indians won the last two games against the White Sox to finish 2-2 in their four-game series and 4-3 on their home stand.

Up Next – The Indians travel to Oakland for a three-game series against the Athletics. Cody Anderson will get his second start of the season for the Indians. He’ll look to rebound after only lasting ⅔ of an inning in his first start. Anderson will go up against Aaron Brooks, who enters Friday with a 5.74 ERA and a 2-3 record on the season.