BOSTON Nick Swisher finally has something to savor in a tough season a game winning homer.
He had spent 16 days on the disabled list before being activated on June 12. He was batting just .203 when he came to bat in the 11th inning on June 15.
This year s been kind of crazy for me, personally, just to come up with a hit like that to help this team win a ballgame, Swisher said. I was so stoked, man. I wanted to smile all the way around the bases.
Cleveland manager Terry Francona was pretty excited by the good view he had from the third base dugout of the homer just inside the right field foul pole.
At that point it s not relief, he said, it s elation.
The Red Sox jerseys wasted an excellent opportunity to win the game in the ninth when they loaded the bases with three walks by cheap John Axford jersey. Then Scott Atchison came in and got cheap Brock Holt jersey to end the threat with a groundout to second.
He throws strikes, Francona said. That s why he s out there.
The Red Sox jerseys left eight runners on base.
We had opportunities, Boston manager John Farrell said. cheap mlb jerseys We walked the bases loaded in the ninth and (were) a base hit away, or a swing away from ending it right there. It s been elusive.
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Swisher had been 1 for 8 in two of the first three games of the series after recovering from a hyperextended right knee and was 0 for 4 on June 15 before his homer.
He obviously has that (home run) capability, but we re challenging him given his four previous at bats on the day and maybe some of the inconsistencies he s had during the season, Farrell said, and got beat on it.
The win was the Indians jerseys second straight after four consecutive losses.
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