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Five Memorable Moments of the First Half for the Indians

4. Progressive Field Opening Day Walk-Off

There’s always something special about opening day, and on Tuesday, April 11th the team was able to pull off what to date has been their only home walk-off win of the season, a 2-1 win over the White Sox.

The game was a pitcher’s duel between Carlos Carrasco and James Shields, with Carrasco going 7 innings allowing a run on four hits with 7 Ks, and Shields went 5.1, allowing a run on two hits with six strikeouts.

The bullpens took over, and finally in the bottom of the 10th, the Indians were able to scratch across the game-winning run.

After back-to-back strikeouts to Abraham Almonte and Carlos Santana, Francisco Lindor drew a walk, and then Michael Brantley scorched a double to left field, and Lindor raced around third, scoring the winning run.

It’s odd to think at the halfway point it’s the only home walk-off win for the Indians, but it was one that sent the fans home happy to start the teams’ home schedule.

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Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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