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Indians get fifth walk-off win of the year; three takeaways

1. Walk-off heroics

Just when they needed it, the Cleveland Indians got their fifth walk-off win of the year in unconventional fashion.

Brandon Guyer started the inning off recording a lead-off double to left field. On the 1-1 pitch in the next at-bat, Roberto Perez hit a sacrifice bunt to Red Sox first baseman Brock Holt. On what should have been a routine play to get Guyer out at third, Holt hesitated on the throw.

The hesitation caused Holt’s throw to go wide. As a result, Guyer was safe at third and continued to run the 90 feet home to score the game-winning run.

“[Perez] getting the bunt down, I just put my head down and ran to third, I didn’t even know if [Holt] was going to throw to third,” Guyer said. “I saw the ball go by him, I was like damn, that’s going, I think I can go home.”

“Just a routine play, just couldn’t get it out of the glove,” Holt said after the game. “Fumbled it a little bit, then tried to rush the throw, and made a bad one.”

While the walk-off was obviously huge, Perez came up big in the second inning as well, nailing a three-run homer that gave the Indians a 3-2 lead. It was just his second home run this season, and his three RBI tied his single-game career-high.

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Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation's Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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