The Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox, 9-4, on Monday in Goodyear Ballpark.
The Indians exploded for 9 runs from the bottom of the 5th thru the end of the contest, erasing an early 4-0 Chicago lead. The Indians scored 5 times in the 7th inning on a RBI double from ROBERTO PEREZ, a 2-run double from COLLIN COWGILL and a 2-run home run from GIOVANNY URSHELA, his team-high 5th of the spring. Perez added an RBI single in the 8th inning as did JOEY BUTLER to cap the scoring. Newly acquired OF MARLON BYRD reached base 3 times, going 2-for-2 with 2 doubles and a walk. CARLOS CARRASCO (4.0IP, 6H, 3R/ER) started and CODY ALLEN, DAN OTERO, FELIPE PAULINO & JARRETT GRUBE notched scoreless innings of relief.
The Indians are off on Tuesday and resume Cactus League play on Wednesday, March 23 at 1:05 PM ET/4:05 PM ET against the Kansas City Royals in Goodyear. RHP DANNY SALAZAR starts against RHP KRIS MEDLEN for the Royals