Today in Tribe History: April 28, 1966
Bob Toth | On 28, Apr 2015
1966 – Behind a strong start from Sonny Siebert, the Cleveland Indians win their tenth straight game to open the season, tying the modern day record, with a 2-1 win over the California Angels.
In his second start and fourth appearance overall on the season, Siebert pitched into the ninth inning but was lifted after giving up a pair of singles to start the inning. Bob Allen came on in relief for his first save of the year. Siebert struck out seven and allowed just five hits in eight and one-third innings on the mound. His lone blemish was a leadoff home run allowed to Rick Reichardt in the eighth to tie the game at one.
Rocky Colavito got the Indians on the board in the bottom of the first with a two-out RBI-double off of Marcelino Lopez. Leon Wagner, pinch-hitting for catcher Joe Azcue who was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate on the day, knocked in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth on a sacrifice fly.