Ramírez, Indians Clinch Playoff Spot With 5-3 Win Over WSox
Chicago White Sox's Yoan Moncada can't hang onto a ball hit by Cleveland Indians' Franmil Reyes in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Cleveland. Reyes was safe at first base. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
CLEVELAND: With one swing, Jos Ramrez pushed the Cleveland Indians in the playoffs and strengthened his case for the AL MVP award.
Ramrez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning, giving Cleveland a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox that clinched a postseason berth Tuesday night.
Ramrezs drive to right off Jos Ruiz scored Csar Hernndez and Francisco Lindor, setting off a wild celebration at home plate as the Indians reached the postseason for the fourth time in five years.
Lindor had pulled Cleveland within one on a two-out double that plated Roberto Perez, who began the inning on second base. After Matt Foster (5-1) walked Hernndez, Ruiz entered and gave up the game-ending drive.
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