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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