Pinch hitter Jason Giambi homered over the center field wall leading off the ninth inning Monday night to give the Indians their fifth straight win, 3-2, over the Chicago White Sox in Cleveland.
Giambi, batting for struggling Mark Reynolds, belted a 1-1 pitch from Ramon Troncoso (1-3) high over the wall and into the bushes in center. It was the 436th career homer and ninth career walkoff shot for the slugger, who had a bucket of water dumped over his head by teammates after the game.
Chris Perez (3-1) pitched the ninth, allowing a two-out triple to Dayan Viciedo but getting out of the inning on a nice catch by left fielder Michael Brantley. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.