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Indy Indians Photo Gallery June 8, 2010

Indianapolis Indians-vs-Pawtucket Red Sox Walk Off Win Tuesday Night at Victory Field.

 

For complete coverage of the Indianapolis Indians Tuesday night victory, read the article here.

The Indianapolis Indians pitcher Charlie Morton got his first Triple-A start of the 2010 season. Prior to landing in Indianapolis, Morton had made 10 starts with the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Indians third basemen Pedro Alvarez and second basemen Brian Friday stay lose between innings with some ground balls at Victory Field.

Morton keeps Pawtucket Red Sox center fielder Ryan Kalish close to first base as Brian Myrow gets ready for the throw over.

Indians pitching coach Dean Treanor makes a visit to the mound.

Indians right fielder Kevin Melillo drops a routine fly ball with two outs in the top of the fourth inning which allowed the Pawtucket Red Sox to take a 5-1 lead early. This would not be the last the crowd in downtown Indianapolis would hear from Melillo in Tuesday night’s game.

Pawtucket Red Sox third basemen Jorge Jimenez rounding third and heading for home, Jimenez was the final run to score for the Paw Sox in last night’s 6-5 extra-inning thriller.

Indy manager Frank Kremblas had seen enough and pulled his starter Charlie Morton for Jeremy Powell in the top of the fifth inning.

Indians big man Jeremy Powell came on in relief and pitched 5 1/3 innings of great baseball to keep the Paw Sox off the scoreboard the rest of the game.

The Pawtucket Red Sox second basemen and leadoff man Niuman Romero welcomed Jeremy Powell to the game by stealing third base in the fourth inning. Powell pitched out of trouble and Romero was stranded on third.

The Indianapolis Indians baby-faced 21-year-old shortstop Argenis Diaz trots off the field between innings. Diaz had a quick two game spell up with the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this season and has one of the best defensive gloves in the International League.

The Indians regroup in the dugout before the seventh inning when their bats came alive–with the help of some poor defense from the Paw Sox–to score four runs and draw even at 5-5.

Indians second basemen Brian Friday gets brushed back and just misses getting plunked.

Indy Indians relief pitcher Brian Bass came in a pitched a hitless 10th and 11th inning to set the Tribe up to win the game.

From goat to golden-boy, Indians right fielder Kevin Melillo gets set to hit the game winning triple in the bottom of the 11th inning. Melillo would score on an errant throw to third base that ended up in the tribes dugout.

The Tribe’s dugout anxiously looks on to see if Melillo’s hit will be enough to get over the outfielder’s glove.

Melillo is on his horse trying to reach third base before the throw from Pawtuckets second basemen Nuiman Romero.

The Indians dugout explodes as Melillo crosses home plate for the game winning run it the bottom of the 11th inning. The Tribe came all the way back form a 5-1 deficit in the seventh inning.

The entire Tribe mobs Melillo as he crosses the plate with his game winning triple.

Melillo’s teammates tore off his jersey in the scrum at home plate to congratulate the Tuesday night’s hero. Melillo erased the ugly memory of his two-run error in the fourth inning. The walk off win was a great treat for all the Indianapolis sports fans that stuck it out for all 11 innings.

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