Pronk’s walk-off bomb ends misery

The Tribe looked like they were headed for their seventh straight defeat until Grady Sizemore’s leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth tied the game.

“I think we knew then that we were going to win,” Sizemore said. “I was just trying to do something to get us going, but when I saw it go out, I was pretty fired up.”

Then with one out and Jhonny Peralta at first, Travis Hafner ended it with one swing of the bat. Hafner’s 12th homer of the season gave the Tribe a 6-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals, snapping their six-game losing streak. Paul Byrd ran into some trouble out of the gate, giving up three runs in the first inning, but managed to settle down. Betancourt, Mota, and Jason Davis each pitched a scoreless inning in relief for the Indians.

I would say we needed this win but that would probably be an understatement. The monkey is off everyone’s back now so hopefully they’ll just go out, relax, and play the kind of baseball that they are capable of.

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