Due to our powerful obsession with memories of the Cleveland Indians being awesome, Always The Jake is celebrating the one-year anniversary of The Streak by doing a brief recap of each game. Check back each day prior to game time to see the details of the game that took place one year ago that day!
Opponent: Chicago White Sox
Location: U.S. Cellular Field
Player of the Game: Jose Ramirez (2 Solo HR)
Play of the Game: After the White Sox pounced on Danny Salazar for four first-inning runs and chased him from the game, Ramirez homers for the second consecutive inning to tie up the score and keep morale high.
Season Record: 81-56
Streak Run Differential: +67
Things looked good again early for the Tribe after Austin Jackson and Ramirez smacked twin solo jacks off Chicago starter David Holmberg, and a Brandon Guyer RBI groundout padded that lead. But a three-run jack by Matt Davidson capped the scoring in a four-run first for the Pale Hose that forced Salazar off the mound after recording just two outs.
After Ramirez’ homer tied the game in the second, reliever Dan Otero provided the Tribe with a much-needed shutdown inning. That paved the way for Greg Allen to play hero with a double to score Guyer and Brandon Gomes. The bullpen tossed 8 1/3 scoreless innings for the Indians in this one, and Yan Gomes put an exclamation point on the game with a ninth-inning solo bomb.