Player of the Game
Just two days after getting his first Player of the Game with his first RBI, Matt LaPorta knocked in his second and third runs of the year with his first home run on the season. Along with two singles, this gave him a POG score of 5.07, enough to beat out a great start by Zach McAllister (4.21) and the late inning hero Jason Kipnis (4.07).
Matt LaPorta hit a game tying two run home run in the top of the ninth, giving the Indians a glimpse of what they hoped he would be, just in time for the season to be over. The fact that his first home run of 2012 came in mid-September shows why he spent most of the season in Columbus.
Zach McAllister threw a fantastic game, going 6 innings and just allowing a single earned run. Over that span he struck out six batters and made up (at least a little bit) for his last three terrible starts.
The Indians finally got Chris Perez a save opportunity with a powerful 9th inning comeback. After six straight losse...