The Indians held on for a 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox today in the bitter cold and freezing wind of Jacobs Field. The victory gave the Tribe a 2-1 win in the 3 game series and improved the Indians to 6-3 overall as they won their third consecutive series to start the 2007 season.
C. C. Sabathia looked dominating in the frigid weather as the Tribe managed to put up two runs on only one hit and Joe Borowski actually looked like a closer by pitching a nearly flawless ninth to pick up his 5th save.
Grady doubled in the first inning, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a Dirt Dog ground out. He then forced in a run by drawing a walk with the bases loaded. The White Sox helped out by committing 3 errors and the Indians really should have been ahead 4-0 or 5-0 after three innings.
On the down side, this game should not have even been close but on the bright side these are the 1-run games that Indians habitually found ways to lose in 2004, 2205 and 2006.
And off day tomorrow before the Indians battle the Yankees in New York for a 3 game series as Jake Westbrook (0-1, 7.36) takes on the oft-injured Carl Pavano (1-0, 4.76) at 7:05 PM EST Tuesday.