Next match up in the play in round is the #20 seed Cleveland Indians vs the #19 Chicago White Sox. The Indians finished the season 69-90 and 6th in the AL East. The White Sox had a final record of 71-90 and finished 5th in the AL West. Game 1 featured starters Rick Waits (13-15 3.20 Grade 13) for the Indians and Steve Stone (12-12 4.37 Grade 5) for the ChiSox. This game featured some real good pitching as both Stone and Waits goes a full 9 innings both giving up only 2 runs. The White Sox scored 2 in the first compliments of a 2 run homer by Jorge Orta. The Indians countered with a 2 run homer of their own by Paul Dade in the 7th. The game goes to extras and Jorge Orta hits a walk off 3 run homer in the bottom of the 10th off Jim Kern. Was Orta’s second homer in the game, making him the first player in the tournament to hit 2 homers in a game. White Sox win 5-2.
Final Score: White Sox 5, Cleveland 2 (10)
WP: Rich Hinton (1-0)
LP: Jim Kern (0-1)
Game 2 will have a pitching matchup of Wise vs Kravec from Comiskey Park.