Hafner does it again

Hold the phone, Tribe fans. The Indians are on a hot streak and are starting to make a habit out of late-inning comebacks. In the second game of their doubleheader, the Tribe got two runs in the eighth to overtake the Royals 6-5. It was another hit by Travis Hafner that gave the Indians the victory. This time, it happened one inning earlier. With Jason Michaels at first in the eighth, Hafner drove a ball in the right-center field gap. Michaels, running on the pitch, was able to score. A few batters earlier, Grady Sizemore blasted a pitch that landed deep in the lower deck in right field to tie the game.

“It’s tough to win a doubleheader,” manager Eric Wedge said. “We had multiple guys step up in both games.”

“We haven’t had many walk-off wins or wins in our last at-bat,” Hafner said. “It’s nice to get on a roll.”

Jeremy Guthrie struggled a bit in his spot start. He allowed four runs and six walks in 4 2/3 innings but Tom Mastny came on in relief and did a decent job keeping the Royals at bay. Brian Sikorski got the win for the Indians.

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