Sep 24, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians designated hitter Jason Giambi (25) hits a game-winning two-run home run in the ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
CLEVELAND (AP) - Pinch-hitter Jason Giambi belted a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a stunning 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, keeping the Indians up with the lead pack in the AL wild-card race.
Giambi drove a 1-1 pitch from Addison Reed (5-4) into the lower deck in right field to save the Indians from a potentially devastating loss. Giambi's shot bailed out controversial closer Chris Perez, who gave up two homers in the top of the ninth.
As he rounded third base, the 42-year-old Giambi slowed down before being engulfed by his teammates as the Indians celebrated their 13th straight win over Chicago.
Bryan Shaw (6-3) came in after Perez had nearly given away a game the Indians couldn't afford to lose.
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The Baltimore Orioles were eliminated from the playoff race, after losing to Toronto, 3-2, in 10 innings.