Tribe cruise 5-3 in nightcap, sweep doubleheader

Oscar Mercado

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - There were surprise heroes all around for the Indians, who hung on to beat Chicago 5-3 and sweep a day-night doubleheader Tuesday at Progressive Field.

Spot starter Adam Plutko shined, fanning 4 in 6 solid innings to notch the victory.

Oscar Mercado sparkled with a 2-run single and a leaping grab up against the wall in the 8th ininng.

Also, rookie Cam Hill got his first MLB save in just his second big-league appearance.

Carlos Santana staked the Tribe to an early lead with his first homer of the season off starter Carlos Rodon.

The teams finish the 3-game series Wednesday at 6:10 pm.

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