Not every walk-off win in baseball ends with a dramatic home run. Sometimes it’s a little play that pushes a team to victory in its final at-bat.
That’s exactly what happened for both the Los Angeles Angels and Chicago White Sox in their wins Wednesday.
Cody Allen was trying to close out the victory for the Cleveland Indians in the bottom of the ninth, but the Angels roared back to tie the game. And they didn’t stop there.
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That’s some heads-up baserunning by Taylor Featherston and some incredibly bad luck for the Indians.
Speaking of rough ways to lose a game, the Tampa Bay Rays faced a 5-0 deficit after the first inning of their game against the White Sox, but they came back and forced extra innings. However, Rays pitcher Brad Boxberger proved walks can be costly with a disastrous tenth inning.
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One team did earn its walk-off win in a more conventional way, though. Colorado Rockies catcher Michael McKenry hit a two-run home run in the eleventh inning, lifting his team to a dramatic win over the Seattle Mariners.
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Wednesday was the afternoon of the walk-off win, and not all of those happened in conventional ways.
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