Opening Day at Victory Field
A soft liner into right field off the bat of DH Nick Evans gave the Indianapolis Indians the walk-off win tonight at Victory Field. It was a great way to wrap up the Tribe's home opener, which was played in front of a record Opening Day crowd. Daniel McCutchen was the winning pitcher, earning his first win of the season.
The Tribe was trailing the Mud Hens by a score of 2-1 going into the bottom of the 8th. Former Indian (and Indiana native) Chris Bootcheck, on the mound in relief for Toledo, had retired the Indians in order in the 7th inning, but began the bottom of the 8th by walking Tribe 2B Brian Friday. A fly out and a pop out gave Bootcheck two outs, and he was replaced with reliever Matt Hoffman, as the Mud Hens thought to take advantage of bri...
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