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MLB Final Score: Indians 1, White Sox 0

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Justin "Mr. Clean" Masterson blanks the White Sox through nine, and Nick Swisher broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the ninth.

Mr. Clean.
Mr. Clean.
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WOOOOOOOOO the Indians won for the first time in five days. And won in thrilling fashion.

Bullet time.

  • Justin Masterson was dominant. He had some trouble (three leadoff base runners) but struck out seven with only one walk, and was able to pitch nine innings.
  • It took that long (nine innings) for the first run to be scored. Jose Quintana, who has owned the Indians in his short major-league career, rebounded from a tough first start to blank the Indians through seven innings, only allowing one base runner (a Michael Brantley double in the second inning) and striking out seven himself.
  • It was a bitterly cold night at the ballpark, but those who braved the chill got to see the Indians win in dramatic fashion. Michael Bourn got a broken bat double, and with two outs, Nick Swisher lined a walkoff hit down the right field line.
  • That hit gave Masterson a shutout, which was the first Tribe shutout since Derek Lowe's gem last year in Minnesota (h/t: Jason). Masterson is now 3-0 and has a microscopic 0.41 ERA, which almost single-handedly is counteracting the Jimenez/Myers/Carrasco trio.


Source: FanGraphs

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