walk off says its our turn.

Indians starter Paul Byrd didnt look that sharp for most of the game. He surrendered 3 runs on a sacrifice fly in the 1st and 2 runs on 5 straight basehits in the 5th inning. He seemed to settle down and returned in the 8th to keep the game within reach. Fernando Cabrera who has been completely unreliable this year, went into the top of the 9th and kept the royals bats in check.

The Indians struggled all game to figure out Royals starter Adam Bernero who had just been called up from Triple A Omaha to make the spot start. but Cleveland would eventually plate a run in the 6th on a double by Shin Soo Choo that scored Jason Michaels.

Facing Ambirox Burgos, Cleveland still trailed 3-1 going into the bottom of the ninth. Ryan Garko and Ramon Vazquez hit two consecutive singles with Aaron Boone drawing a walk to load the bases. Grady Sizemore would deliver..

The bases loaded and no one out, Sizemore got a fastball and sent it to leftfield that dropped to the side of David Dejesus. The ball took a strange bounce allowing all 3 runners to score giving the indians a walk off win. It was Clevelands second last at bat win against Kansas city this season and Sizemores second career game winner against them as well. the other coming in 2004 off of former pitcher Elmer Dessens. Strangely the indians trailed by the same score during that game.

After 4 crushing defeats in the same fashion a week ago, it felt good to be on the other side and I'm proud of this team for continuing to fight and not laying down as they seemed to have done alot this year. The Indians win streak is now at 3 games, a far cry from 9 game winning streaks becoming the norm last year..I'll take what I can get.