Today in Tribe History: April 4, 1994

1994 – The Cleveland Indians open up their new home, Jacobs Field, in exciting fashion with a 4-3 walkoff win in extra innings over the Seattle Mariners.

Seattle’s Eric Anthony scored the first run in the Jacobs Field era with a sacrifice fly off of Cleveland’™s Dennis Martinez. After a combined six walks and a hit batsman put runners on base for both clubs, Anthony delivered the park’s first hit, a home run, in the third.

Against future Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, the Indians did not get their first hit until the bottom of the eighth. After a leadoff walk to Candy Maldonado, Sandy Alomar singled to right. A wild pitch moved both runners up and both came around to score to tie the game on a two-run double to left by Manny Ramirez. The Mariners reclaimed the lead in the tenth on an RBI-single by Kevin Mitchell, but a bases loaded groundout by former Mariner Omar Vizquel tied the game in the bottom of the inning. Wayne Kirby would walk the Tribe off a winner in the bottom of the eleventh, after Eddie Murray reached on a one-out double and moved to third on a fly out, on a single to left off of Kevin King.

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