Jesus Aguilar saved his best for last Monday.
With his club trailing by one run in the 10th inning and two men on base, Cleveland's No. 10 prospect picked up his fifth hit of the game by launching a three-run walk-off homer that sent Triple-A Columbus to an 11-9 victory over Indianapolis.
The 24-year-old finished with four RBIs and three runs scored. He doubled in the first and sixth and singled in the third and fourth. He also reached base on third baseman Brent Morel's throwing error during the eighth.
In 113 games at Columbus, Aguilar is batting .302/.394/.504 with 18 home runs and 73 RBIs. His on-base percentage ranks second in the International League, his RBI total fourth and his batting average eighth. He also stands fifth on the circuit with 62 walks. The Venezuela native made his Major League debut with Cleveland on May 15, going 3-for-16 with two RBIs during an eight-game stint.
Matt Carson also collected five hits Monday. Like Aguilar, the farmhand waited to make his biggest contribution until it mattered most, tying the game with a solo shot in the ninth. The 33-year-old -- who hit a walk-off single during Cleveland's Wild-Card run last September -- finished 5-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored.
Columbus led after five innings, 6-1, but Indianapolis scored six runs over the next three frames to take a 7-6 advantage heading into the ninth. After the first two batters were retired, Carson drilled the first pitch of his at-bat over the right-field fence.
The Clippers fell behind again in the 10th when Robert Andino hit a two-RBI double for the Indians. With one out, Dusty Brown homered, Cleveland's top prospect Francisco Lindor doubled, Ryan Raburn singled and Aguilar left the yard -- and the fans at Huntington Park went home happy.
Columbus' Austin Adams (3-2) allowed two runs -- one earned -- on two hits in the final frame, but picked up the victory.
Andrew Lambo hit a solo shot in the sixth and Tony Sanchez hit a two-run blast in the eighth for Indianapolis.