The 50 Biggest Plays of the 2011 Cleveland Indians Season (With Video)

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No. 30: Shelley Duncan’s RBI double, April 18 (.302 WPA): With Carlos Santana on first and no one out in the top of the 10th inning in Kansas City, Duncan’s RBI double put the Indians on top, 4-3.

No. 29: Lonnie Chisenhall‘s two-run home run, September 9 (.305 WPA): With a runner at first and two outs in the top of the sixth inning, Chisenhall hit a two-run blast—his second homer of the day—off of White Sox starter Mark Buehrle to erase Chicago’s 4-2 lead.

No. 28: Shin-Soo Choo’s RBI double, May 7 (.317 WPA): With two on and two out in the fifth inning in Anaheim, Choo’s bases-clearing double turned a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead. He then scored on Carlos Santana’s RBI single.

No. 27: Chris Perez’ induced double play, August 16 (.320 WPA): With runners at the corners and one out in the bottom of the 11th inning of a 7-7 game in Chicago, Tyler Flowers lined out and Brent Lillibridge was thrown out at first to keep the Indians alive.

No. 26: Michael Brantley’s RBI single, July 30 (.321 WPA): With the tying run at second and two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, Brantley’s base hit off of Royals reliever Aaron Crow tied the game, 1-1, and put the potential go-ahead run in scoring position.

No. 25: Michael Brantley’s RBI single, May 23 (.321 WPA): With the tying run at second and two outs in the eighth inning, Brantley’s single against Red Sox reliever Daniel Bard tied the game and put the go-ahead run in scoring position for Cleveland.

No. 24: Travis Buck‘s RBI single, June 21 (.325 WPA): With two on and two out in a 2-2 game in the bottom of the eighth, Buck’s base hit off of Rockies reliever Matt Belisle put Cleveland ahead, 3-2.

No. 23: Chris Perez’ induced fielder’s choice, April 21 (.326 WPA): With runners at the corners and no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning in Kansas City, Alcides Escobar hit a ground ball to Jack Hannahan, who threw would-be tying run Mike Aviles was thrown out at home to protect the Tribe’s 2-1 lead.

No. 22: Carlos Santana’s double, July 30 (.333 WPA): With the a runner at first in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 2-1 game, Santana’s double off of Royals closer Joakim Soria put both the tying and winning runs in scoring position. Santana scored on Matt LaPorta’s walk-off home run.

No. 21: Shin-Soo Choo’s walk-off home run, August 23 (.341 WPA): With the tying run on third and the winning run on second, Choo clobbered the first pitch he saw from Mariners closer Brandon League for a three-run homer, giving the Indians a walk-off 7-5 victory.

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Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera Austin Kearns Carlos Santana Chris Perez Cord Phelps Ezequiel Carrera Grady Sizemore Jack Hannahan Jason Kipnis Lonnie Chisenhall Matt LaPorta Michael Brantley Orlando Cabrera Shelley Duncan Shin Soo Choo Travis Buck Travis Hafner