Mike Aviles sent the Tribe faithful home happy on Friday night with an 11th inning walk-off solo homer to beat Baltimore 2-1.
Zach Walters smashed a solo homer to center in the bottom of the fifth to put the Indians up 1-0, and it looked like that lead would hold. Corey Kluber had an outstanding night on the mound pitching 7.2 innings, had five hits, one run and 10 strike outs. He was in line for the win, until the Orioles tied it up when J.J. Hardy stepped up to the plate with two on and two out in the eighth. He singled to center field scoring Nelson Cruz to tie it up.
It stayed that way until Aviles hit his dramatic blast to end the game.
The Tribe and Orioles continue the series Saturday at 7:05pm.