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|Pierzynski's Homer Sends White Sox Over Indians
|CLEVELAND (AP) -- With Manny Ramirez standing in the on-deck circle ready to pinch-hit, A.J. Pierzynski hit a three-run homer off Frank Herrmann in the ninth inning to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.
Ramirez, who arrived earlier in the day to help Chicago's playoff push, was poised to make his White Sox debut and bat for Brent Lillibridge before Pierzynski came through.
He drove an 0-1 pitch over the wall in right field, and as he rounded the bases, Ramirez retreated to Chicago's dugout, where the fun-loving slugger celebrated his new teammate's heroics by high-fiving the rest of the White Sox as if he was the one who had homered.
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