Michaels, bullpen help Tribe win second straight

In a tight extra inning affair, the Indians came out on top in the rubber match to beat the White Sox 4-3 in 11 innings. Jason Michaels delivered the game-winning double for the Tribe and Bob Wickman came in and got the save. Indians starter Cliff Lee went 5 1/3 innings and gave up three runs before turning it over to the bullpen, which did a superb job keeping the Sox scoreless the rest of the way.

Michaels and Mota were awesome today. Jason is a tough and gritty ballplayer who gives it his all in the outfield and in the batter’s box. Whether he gets a hit or not, he seems to be a very difficult out who will always give himself a chance to get on base. Mota has great movement on his pitches and really showed me something today with his performance. Great win and just like last season, Eric Wedge knows the focus of this team is on winning series.

“Our goal is to win each series and it’s nice to get this first one,” Cleveland manager Eric Wedge said after Wednesday’s 4-3, 11-inning victory over the defending World Series champions.

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