Indians late-inning comeback erased

The Indians went through quite an emotional roller coaster during their 7-6 loss to the White Sox Friday night. An impressive ninth inning comeback by the Tribe was all for naught as Tom Mastny blew his first save when he surrendered a walk-off two-run home run to A.J Pierzynski. Trailing 5-3 heading into the ninth, the Indians shocked the Sox faithful when they rallied with four straight doubles off closer Bobby Jenks to take a 6-5 lead. The Tribe went ahead but could have even added more to their slim advantage. With the lead, they had a chance at an even bigger inning with two on and nobody out until Ryan Garko hit into a double play. As it turns out, they would need another run or two. Mastny, converting his last five save chances, let up a single to Konerko before the Sox catcher took him yard to end it.

The blown save wasted a terrific night by Sizemore, both at the plate and on the basepaths. Grady finished 3-for-4 with a single, double, triple, and two stolen bases. But what has plagued the team all season came back to bite the Tribe again…the bullpen.

“This is still new to me,” he said of the ninth-inning job. “Anytime I get out there, it’s good for me. I can only build off this.”

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