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Indians Lose Again, Fall To White Sox 7-3 In 10 Innings

Alex Rios won the game in style for Chicago as his grand slam in the 10th inning gave the team a 7-3 win over Cleveland.

With Chris Perez (3-7) on the mound, Juan Pierre doubled to start the frame. Alexei Ramirez fouled out trying to bunt, but Paul Konerko was issued an intentional pass and Tyler Flowers followed with a walk to load the bases for Rios, who drilled a first-pitch fastball over the wall in left for the win.

"We battled through the whole game and it was a long game," said Rios. "It felt really good to get that hit right there and come through for the team."

Rios' first career grand slam made a winner of Sergio Santos (4-4), who threw an uneventful 10th inning to help the White Sox win for the fifth time in their past seven games.

Gordon Beckham drove in two runs while Pierre had an RBI and scored a run for Chicago, which got six innings of two-run, seven-hit ball out of starter Philip Humber.

Shelley Duncan hit a solo home run while Matt LaPorta added a two-run double for the Indians, who have lost five of six. Fausto Carmona gave up three runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings.

"They've been good throughtout the year," said Cleveland manager Manny Acta about his bullpen. "They will have rough spots here and there, but I'm not going to complain about it cause they've been very good for us this year."

Beckham's RBI double in the second scored Alejandro De Aza to give Chicago a 1-0 lead.

LaPorta's double to center in the fifth plated Duncan and Lonnie Chisenhall to lift the Indians to a 2-1 advantage.

Beckham worked a walk with the bases loaded in the sixth and Pierre followed with an RBI single to give the White Sox the lead, but Duncan tied the game with a leadoff home run in the seventh off of Jesse Crain.

Chicago lead the bases loaded in the eighth and ninth innings. 

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.