Today In Tribe History
Grady Sizemore hits a pair of solo home runs leading off the first and third innings to become just the second 30-30 man in the history of the Cleveland Indians. Franklin Gutierrez hits the go-ahead home run in the tenth inning to give the Indians a 4-3 win over the Tigers in Detroit.
Bob Feller returned to a Major League mound for the first time since 1941 and, judging by the results, it looked as though he never left as the 26-year-old allows just two runs on four hits with 12 strikeouts in a complete game victory over the Detroit Tigers.
It wasn’t a third inning at bat by Shin-Soo Choo that would have Progressive Field quaking on this date in 2011, but he would get the fans rocking in the bottom of the ninth as his three-run walk-off home run gave the Indians a 7-5 come-from-behind win over the Seattle Mariners in game one of a doubleheader.
With four sacrifice bunts in the game, Indians shortstop Felix Fermin ties a 70-year-old Major League record and Cleveland walks off in extra innings against the Seattle Mariners, 3-2. Somehow, none of Fermin’s four sacrifices affect the final score of the ballgame.