Michael Brantley after game-winning hit: 'It's great to be back'

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 in extra innings Tuesday, during the first home game of the 2017 season at Progressive Field.

Outfielder Michael Brantley knocked in the game winning run in the 10th inning.

Brantley was out most of the 2016 season with an injury.

"It was great," he said after the game. "It's great to be back and be a part of this team."

Cleveland Indians players received AL Championship rings before Tuesday's Home Opener at Progressive Field against the Chicago White Sox. Take a look at the rings here.

Here are the details:

  • Our AL Championship team is represented by the total number of diamonds (94) equaling the number of regular season wins.
  • Our proud history is represented by five rubies and a diamond (for this year) signifying our six AL Championships.
  • Our jewel of a ballpark is represented by our iconic light towers and scoreboard.
  • Our city and our fans are represented with our #RallyTogether battle cry.

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