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

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No. 20: Jason Kipnis‘ walk-off single, July 25 (.342 WPA): The first hit of Kipnis’ career was for a walk-off RBI, as the rookie second baseman’s single off of Angels reliever Hisanori Takahashi brought home the winning run and gave the Tribe a 3-2 walk-off victory.

No. 19: Carlos Santana’s two-run home run, June 28 (.343 WPA): With a runner at second and one out in the top of the ninth inning in Arizona, Santana’s home run against J.J. Putz erased the Diamondbacks’ 4-2 lead.

No. 18: Carlos Santana’s RBI double, August 12 (.344 WPA): With the tying run at first and one out in the bottom of the eighth, Santana doubled off of Twins reliever Glen Perkins to erase the Twins’ 2-2 lead and set himself up as the go-ahead run in scoring position. Santana then scored on Matt LaPorta’s RBI double.

No. 17: Asdrubal Cabrera’s two-run home run, April 29 (.350 WPA): With a runner at first and two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Cabrera took Tigers starter Max Scherzer deep to tie the game, 5-5.

No. 16: Travis Hafner’s home run, September 21 (.364 WPA): With a runner on first and two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Hafner homered off of White Sox starter Mark Buehrle to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead.

No. 15: Orlando Cabrera’s two-run home run, April 3 (.364 WPA): With a runner on first and two outs in the sixth inning at Progressive Field, Cabrera hit a first-pitch home run off of White Sox starter John Danks to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead.

No. 14: Carlos Santana’s walk-off home run, September 23 (.364 WPA): Santana ripped the first pitch Twins reliever Matt Capps threw in the bottom of the ninth inning out of the park, giving the Tribe a 6-5 walk-off victory.

No. 13: Shelley Duncan’s RBI double, September 24 (.373 WPA): With two on and one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Duncan hit a bases-clearing double off of Twins reliever Matt Capps to turn a 6-5 deficit into a 7-6 lead.

No. 12: Chris Perez’ induced game-ending double play, May 23 (.374 WPA): With one out and runners at the corners in the top of the ninth, Carl Crawford grounded into a double play that stranded potential tying run J.D. Drew at third base and preserved the Tribe’s 3-2 lead.

No. 11: Michael Brantley’s RBI double, August 6 (.380 WPA): With a runner at first and two outs in the top of the ninth inning, Brantley’s double off of Rangers closer Neftali Feliz scored Lonnie Chisenhall and snapped a 4-4 tie.

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