Michael Brantley leads Indians in blasting White Sox

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Michael Brantley homered and drove in three runs to lead the Cleveland Indians in a 12-5 rout of the Chicago White Sox Friday at Progressive Field.

Carlos Santana doubled to left while Ryan Raburn and Yan Gomes had two RBIs each to give the Indians a 5-0 lead in the first.

Singles by Alejandro De Aza and Adrian Nieto and a passed ball by Gomes allowed the White Sox to close in at 5-3 in the second.

Santana belted a homer to push the Indians lead to 6-3.

A single by Michael Bourn in the third gave the Indians a 7-4 advantage.

In the fifth, Jose Abreu homered for the ChiSox, but Brantley homered to restore a 4 runlead for the Indians.

A wild pitch by Bryan Shaw in the sixth resulted in De Aza scoring, cutting the Indians’ lead to 8-5.

But Nick Swisher had a single and Brantley added a two-run RBI to give the Indians an 11-5 lead.

A wild pitch by Maikel Cleto buried the White Sox deeper in the sixth.

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