Indians win, clinch playoff slot


    JOSE Ramirez belted a three-run homer in the 10th inning as the host Cleveland Indians clinched a postseason berth in dramatic fashion with a 5-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.

    Chicago appeared poised to prevent Cleveland from punching its ticket to the postseason for the fourth time in five seasons after scoring twice in the top of the 10th inning. Adam Engel ripped an RBI triple off Phil Maton (3-3) before coming around to score on Nick Madrigal’s RBI single to stake the White Sox to a 3-1 lead.

    Undaunted, Francisco Lindor halved the deficit in the bottom of the 10th with an RBI double off the top of the wall in center field.

    Cesar Hernandez earned a walk off Matt Foster (5-1) to set the stage for Ramirez, who greeted Jose Ruiz by depositing his 2-2 fastball over the wall in right field for his team-leading 17th homer and sixth in as many games.

    In other games, it was the Dodgers 7, A’s 2; Braves 11, Marlins 1; Astros 6, Mariners 1; Giants 5, Rockies 2; Pirates 3, Cubs 2; Twins 5, Tigers 4 (10 innings); Yankees 12, Blue Jays 1; Mets 5, Rays 2; Brewers 3, Reds 2; Nationals 5, Phillies 1 (Game 1); Nationals 8, Phillies 7 (Game 2, 8 innings); Angels 4, Padres 2; Red Sox 8, Orioles 3; Cardinals 5, Royals 0; Diamondbacks 7, Rangers 0.