CHICAGO — Josh NaylorThe tying grand slam was hit with two outs in ninth and a three-run homer to end the eleventh. This led to a dramatic comeback that carried the Cleveland GuardiansPast the Chicago White SoxMonday Night, 12-9
Naylor had an eighth-inning run-scoring double and the Guardians finished with eight RBIs. Chicago was stunned when they rallied from an 8-2 deficit to win the ninth thanks to two White Sox errors.
According to ESPN Stats & Information research, Naylor became the first player since the stat became official in 1920 to have eight RBIs from the eighth inning on in a game. He was also the first player in major league history to hit multiple three-run homers (or a grand, slam) in the ninth inning.
“Nothing surprises us what he's able to do with the bat,” said a teammate. Franmil Reyes said. It was incredible. It was a moment that will be remembered forever.
Andrés GiménezIn the ninth inning, he led the charge with a homer. The Guardians then added a second run in the tenth to snap Chicago's six game winning streak. They won eight out of 10 after a seven game skid.
This was Naylor's first multihomer game since he returned from last season's horrific leg injury. He is currently 10-for-17 with runners scoring this year.
Naylor started his first career. Liam HendriksThe All-Star closer was handed his first save since April 8.
Naylor's go for it drive was successful Ryan BurrHe barely cleared the right-field fence. Burr (0-1), started the 11th Reynaldo LopezOne player felt tighter back muscles while warming up. He then left the game.
“It stings,” Hendriks said. It should have been something I should've taken care of. We were only one strike away, but I couldn't get it done. This is what hurts the most.”
Burr was just as remorseful.
He said that it was “sucking”. “Some days, you're like the windshield. Other days you're like the bug. Today, I was the bug. I got squashed. It's a pain to let this team down.”
Emmanuel Clase(1-2) Permitted a run in 10th, but won the victory. Trevor StephanHe pitched an 11th pitch for his second save in the major leagues and first of this season.
White Sox starter Michael KopechChicago scored three runs with two hits in six innings. Gavin SheetsAnd AJ Pollockto create a huge lead. The White Sox were haunted by four errors that tied the season high of April 20 in the opening game of a doubleheader.
Sheets hit a line drive to rightfield with two outs, which allowed the Guardians their first run. Chicago shortstop Tim AndersonThird baseman Yoan MoncadaIn the ninth, they made costly mistakes.
Three walks by the White Sox in the bottom of the ninth inning, but the third baseman, loaded the bases for the White Sox. Jose RamirezNaylor extended far at first base to field the throw.
Kopech lowered the ERA to 0.93. His six innings tied a Detroit career record, set on August 26, 2018, in Detroit.
Moncada returned to the White Sox, while the White Sox's debut of a reliever was marked. Joe Kelly. Moncada had not played this season due to a right-oblique strain. Kelly, who was out because of a right-biceps nerve injury suffered in the seventh, pitched a scoreless seven.
This report used information from ESPN's Jesse Rogers as well as The Associated Press.