Final

Series: Game 4 of 4

Chi White Sox won 3-1

Game 1: Thursday, April 10
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Chi White Sox7
Game 2: Friday, April 11
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Chi White Sox9
Game 3: Saturday, April 12
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Game 4: Sunday, April 13
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Indians 3

(6-7, 3-4 away)

White Sox 4

(7-6, 5-2 home)

    2:10 PM ET, April 13, 2014

    U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois 

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    W: M. Lindstrom (1-1)

    L: J. Axford (0-1)

    Alexei Ramirez's 2-run homer in 9th rallies White Sox past Indians

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Alexei Ramirez came up to the plate, ready to swing.

    Ramirez hit a two-run homer on the first pitch he saw from John Axford in the ninth inning, rallying the Chicago White Sox over the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on a rainy Sunday.

    "Everybody knows me as an aggressive hitter," Ramirez said through a translator. "I'm going to go looking for a good pitch to hit and when I get it, I'm going to swing at it. And that's what happened, I got a good pitch."

    "(Axford is) definitely a really good pitcher and he just left me a pitch up there and I was able to put a good swing on it," he said.

    Ramirez has a hit in all 13 games for the White Sox this season.

    The Indians scored twice in the top of the ninth, getting the go-ahead run on a wild pitch by closer Matt Lindstrom.

    Axford (0-1) came in seeking his fifth save in as many chances. He issued a leadoff walk to Jordan Danks, who stole second.

    One out later, Ramirez homered over the left field fence.

    The White Sox won a series against Cleveland for the first time since October 2012. Chicago took three of four in this set.

    The game was delayed 1 hour, 15 minutes at the start by the threat of rain. There was another 45-minute delay in the fourth.

    Cleveland trailed 2-1 going into the ninth. Michael Brantley reached on first base Jose Abreu's error, and singles by Yan Gomes and David Murphy tied it.

    "Try to have a solid at-bat. There's a lot of things you can do to be productive right there, at least get that runner at second to third," Murphy said.

    With two outs, Lindstrom (1-1) threw a wild pitch that put the Indians ahead.

    Marcus Semien hit a solo home run in the eighth to give Chicago a 2-1 lead. He sent a full-count pitch from Indians starter Corey Kluber into the seats in right field.

    Brantley gave Cleveland a 1-0 lead with two outs in the fourth when he homered off Jose Quintana.

    The White Sox tied the game in the bottom half after the rain delay. With runners on second and third, Dayan Viciedo drove in a run with an infield single.

    Quintana gave up one run and five hits over six innings. He struck out six and walked two while throwing a career-high 121 pitches.

    "When he goes out there he always gives us a chance to win," manager Robin Ventura said. "That's the one thing about Q, very rarely is he out there in his game and he doesn't give you a chance to win."

    Game notes


    Ventura says OF Avisail Garcia will have season-ending shoulder surgery on Tuesday. He was injured Wednesday at Colorado on a diving-catch attempt. . Chicago 2B Gordon Beckham (strained left oblique) was cleared to resume his rehab assignment with Double-A Birmingham. ... Chicago is off Monday before concluding its seven-game homestand with three games against the Boston Red Sox beginning Tuesday. Rookie Erik Johnson (0-1, 9.58 ERA) is scheduled to face former White Sox righty Jake Peavy (0-0, 2.13 ERA) in the opener. ... The Indians reinstated 3B Lonnie Chisenhall from the paternity list and optioned Justin Sellers back to Triple-A Columbus. Chisenhall's second son, Cannon, was born Thursday. ... Cleveland is off Monday before beginning a three-game series at Detroit on Tuesday with right-hander Zach McAllister (1-0, 2.31 ERA) scheduled to face Anibal Sanchez (0-0, 3.00 ERA).

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    Game Information

    StadiumU.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL
    Attendance14,281 (35.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity
    Game Time3:18
    Weather48 degrees, overcast
    Wind10 mph
    UmpiresHome Plate - Gerry Davis, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Brian Knight, Third Base - Quinn Wolcott

    Research Notes

    From Elias: With another hit today, Alexei Ramirez is now 2 games short of the longest hit streak to start a season in White Sox history
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    Jose Quintana threw pitches on the inner third of the strike zone or farther in 36 percent of the time since the start of last season, sixth most among qualified pitchers. Cleveland Indians hitters have a .172 batting average against pitches in that location this season, third worst in baseball.
    Alexei Ramirez (CHW): 2nd career walk-off HR, 5th career walk-off hit

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