The Cleveland Indians were hosting the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Thursday in a day game when Nick Swisher saved the day with a walk-off grand slam. After nine innings the two teams were tied at nine runs apiece and headed to some free baseball.
After nine innings the two teams were tied at nine runs apiece and headed to some free baseball. In the top of the 10th inning, the Angels were able to get a pair of runs to take the lead. A single from Albert Pujols to right-center brought home Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout for the lead.
The Indians were able to get the three outs and stop the scoring, but faced a two-run lead to overcome to get the win. The inning opened with center fielder Michael Bourn being walked.
Short stop Asdrubal Cabrera struck out swinging when he came up. Second baseman Jason Kipnis hit a double, moving Bourn to third base. Then Carlos Santana was walked, loading the bases and putting the Indians in position to strike.
First up with the bases loaded and one out was David Murphy, who flied out to left. That is when first baseman Nick Swisher, who was playing as designated hitter in this game, came up to bat, bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the tenth inning.
This is the kind of scenario you make up in your mind as a kid when hitting baseballs in your backyard or playing with your friends. Swisher connected with the pitch and launched a ball to deep right field clearing the bases.
The walk off grand slam from Swisher gave the Indians a 5-3 win and a highlight on SportsCenter. The win moves the Indians one game over .500 and 2.5 games back in their division.