The Cleveland Indians have 11 walk-off wins this season. In terms of drama, Tuesday’s 5-4 walk-off victory over the White Sox is head and shoulders above the rest.
Jason Giambi — yes, that Jason Giambi — drilled a pinch-hit two-run homer off White Sox reliever Addison Reed with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Giambi, at 42 years young, broke his own record for the oldest player in MLB history to hit a walk-off home run. Hank Aaron previously held the record until Giambi smacked a walk-off blast back on July 29.
Giambi’s improbable heroics came after Indians closer Chris Perez surrendered two home runs and blew a save in the top of the ninth inning. The win was huge for the Indians, as fellow wild card contenders Tampa and Texas won their respective games Tuesday as well.
Check out Giambi’s walk-off blast in the video below.