In the middle of a homestand turning increasingly bleak, the Indians found out that outfielder Marlon Byrd was suspended 162 games for PED use. They went out that evening and managed to overcome Texas ace Cole Hamels and a blown save by closer Cody Allen to win in the 11th on a walk-off single by Yan Gomes.
Cleveland 5 - Texas 4 (11 innings)
Cleveland Indians avoid sweep, beat Texas Rangers 5-4 in 11 innings - Let's Go Tribe - Cody Allen blew a 4-3 lead in the ninth, but Yan Gomes' single in the 11th gave the Tribe the extra-inning victory.
Yan Gomes gives Indians first walk-off win | MLB.com - Yan Gomes sent a pitch from lefty Alex Claudio bouncing up the middle and into center field, scoring Lonnie Chisenhall and sending the Indians to a 5-4 walk-off victory over the Rangers in 11 innings on Wednesday night
Yan Gomes' walk-off hit just what Indians need | MLB.com - After an emotionally draining day, which began with Tribe outfielder Marlon Byrd receiving a 162-game suspension, Cleveland pulled off a 5-4, 11-inning victory over the Rangers thanks to a walk-off single by Gomes.
Cleveland Indians beat Texas, 5-4, in 11 innings for first walk-off win of season | cleveland.com - Lonnie Chisenhall loves Texas Ranger pitching.
Other Indians News
Indians' Marlon Byrd suspended 162 games | MLB.com - Marlon Byrd cleaned out his locker at Progressive Field and packed up his belongings on Tuesday night. After receiving a phone call from manager Terry Francona late in the evening, the veteran outfielder promised he would explain everything in the morning.
How Marlon Byrd's Cleveland Indians tenure and, likely, major-league career came to an end with 162-game ban | cleveland.com - "He told the guys that his career is over and this is not how he wanted it to end," Francona said.
Marlon Byrd of Cleveland Indians suspended 162 games for PEDs - Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd has been suspended for 162 games after testing positive for PEDs for the second time in his career.
What Marlon Byrd's suspension does to the Cleveland Indians - SweetSpot- ESPN - The big problem is power, because the Indians don’t have a lot of it to spare, ranking slightly below league average with a .157 Isolated Slugging rate (ISO).
The Indians are getting rid of their cream-colored jerseys. This is an outrage. – HardballTalk - "Personally, I think the alternate uniforms the Indians introduced in 2008 -- the cream numbers with the red-block "Indians" on the front and the navy, block-C cap" were among the best-looking uniforms in baseball."