Back-to-back errors lead to Guardians blowing one-run lead in ninth in loss to White Sox
In a 5-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field, the Guardians blew a one-run lead in the ninth.
After a fight between Jose Ramirez, Tim Anderson, and both teams caused a 14-minute delay, neither team lit off fireworks the next day.
A 3-2 lead was held by the Guardians going into the ninth with closer Emmanuel Clase at the plate. As Oscar Colas grounded a ball to third baseman Brayan Rocchio with two outs and two runners on, he committed a throwing error, which extended the game and loaded the bases. Remillard followed up with another grounder to third, but another error by Rocchio led to another run being scored.
With a two-run single up the middle, Elvis Andrus delivered the dagger.
In the fifth, the Guardians (54-58) tied the game with a two-run home run to left field. Myles Straw hit a grounder back to the pitcher with a runner on second. Elvis Andrus knocked the ball around the infield and threw it away. That error allowed Rocchio to score, giving the Guardians a 3-2 lead.
The Guardians’ starter, Xzavion Curry, needed only 65 pitches to get through five innings, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out four.
The White Sox did not start Anderson.
After benches-clearing brawl, Guardians lose to White Sox
No one will be talking about the final score.
Despite losing 7-4 to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night at Progressive Field, only the sixth inning will stand out.
In the bottom of that inning, Jose Ramirez doubled down the right-field line and beat the throw into second base. The two appeared not to appreciate how Anderson tagged him, and they exchanged heated words. Ramirez and Anderson then squared up, with both throwing punches. Ramirez hit Anderson hard with a right cross, sending him to the ground.
Several heated altercations ensued between players and coaches, which led to both benches clearing.
The ejections included Ramirez, Anderson, closer Emmanuel Clase, both managers, and third base coach Mike Sarbaugh.