Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cleveland Wins on Extra Inning Walk-Off Balk


Haha! Yeah, this really did happen.

The Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 11-10 in 13 innings Thursday afternoon when Tigers relief pitcher Al Albuquerque balked home the winning run.


Believe it or not, this did happen because Albuquerque went and shook his body in a move that appeared to signal he was going into his motion. And according to the rules of baseball, once you start, you can't stop. The balk is called for essentially deceiving the runners. Asdrubal Cabrera strolls home to a jubilant Ryan Rayburn. The fans and the announcers celebrate....

But hey, a win is a win and the struggling Indians we're sure are more than happy to take it.

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