Michael Brantley Wins the Indians’ 2017 Home Opener with a Walk-off Double!
welcome back, Dr. Smooth! during the Cleveland Indians’ Home Opener versus the Chicago White Sox on April 11, 2017, Michael Brantley reminded everybody just how vital a piece the Tribe was missing in 2016 when he won today’s game at Progressive Field in walk-off fashion.
let me set the scene. the Indians took an early lead in the bottom of the 1st inning after Francisco Lindor hit a solo home run off James Shields. later, the White Sox evened up the score in the top of the 5th inning on Todd Frazier’s home run off Carlos Carrasco. and the game remained tied at 1 through 9, forcing the Tribe’s first extra innings of the season.
lefty Boone Logan started off the top of the 10th inning by getting one out before he was replaced with Bryan Shaw, who got the last two outs. that gave the Indians another opportunity for a walk-off in the bottom of the 10th.