ACL – White Sox 8, Indians 7
DSL – Indians Blue, Marlins PPD
DSL – Red Sox Blue, Indians Red PPD
Milan Tolentino (ACL Indians, 2B): 2/5, HR, 3B, 4 RBI – After falling behind big early, Tolentino tried to create a comeback nearly all by himself over his last two at bats. In the seventh, he followed singles from Michael Cooper and Luis Durango with a home run to move the score to 8-6. In the ninth, he followed a Durango walk and steal with a triple to bring the game within one, but he was stranded at third.
Adrian Rodriguez (ACL Indians, RP): 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 R, K – Tomas Reyes started off hot, but ultimately gave up eight runs before he left in the fourth. After a grand slam, Rodriguez came in with the bases empty and one out and retired five straight including a strike out to start the fifth. This performance was huge to hold back the White Sox who looked unstoppable for one inning.
Best of the rest
Junior Sanquintin (ACL Indians, DH): 1/4, HR – Sanquintin knocked in the game’s first run in the second with his seventh home run of the season, more than twice the amount he hit as a rookie in 2019 in nearly half as many at bats.
Luis Durango (ACL Indians, LF): 2/4, 2 R, BB, SB, RBI – Following a Michael Cooper RBI single in the fifth, Durango singled to bring home Richard Paz from third. He singled to advance Cooper again in the seventh, then both scored on Tolentino’s homer. He reached a third time with a walk in the ninth before stealing a base and getting knocked in by Tolentino a second time.
Wardquelin Vasquez (ACL Indians, RP): 2 IP, H, 0 R, 3 K – Vasquez replaced Victor Soteldo in the seventh and struck out two of his first three batters faced with a double in between. After an error by Jose Devers started the eighth, Vasquez induced a double play and struck out a batter for his second scoreless frame.
Elvis Jerez (ACL Indians, RP): 1 IP, BB, 0 R, 3 K – Continuing with the strong relief performances, Jerez pitched the ninth for the Indians and walked his first batter faced before striking out three in a row to end his only inning.
Tropical storm Grace hit Hispaniola yesterday causing all Dominican Summer League games to be cancelled. None of these games have been rescheduled as of yet.