Player Of The Game
David Murphy earns this afternoon’s honors. He had the only Indians RBI’s on the afternoon to go along with two hits and one walk.
Not much to write here. The 7 1/3 innings pitched by Bauer was a career high. Previous high was 7 IP on 7/8 against the Yankees. He is lengthening his arm and ready to end the season on a good note.
Chris Dickerson had a pinch hit walk in the bottom of the ninth which set up a game tying two-run homerun by Murphy. What was most impressive about the walk was that he started the at-bat being down in the count 0-2. Murphy is now 12 for 26 with HR, 6 doubles and 7 RBI against his former team this season.
Michael Brantley finished the Tribe comeback with a 12th inning homerun. It was the second walkoff homer for Brantley this season. It was also the 7th walk off win for Tribe this season and 5th in extra innings.
Elvis Andrus with 2 hits today and a 10-game hitting streak overall and 25 games overall at Progressive Field.
Nick Swisher avoided the Golden Sombrero but did strike out three times; the eighth time he has done so this season.
Rangers starter Yu Darvish shut the Indians down most of the game. His final line: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 8 SO. 101 pitches, 70 strikes.
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