INDIANAPOLIS - Kevin Newman helped the Tribe earned a four-game series split against Pawtucket with a walk-off single to close out Indy's July slate, a victory that ranks fourth on our Best Games of 2017. Danny Ortiz hit a pair of solo home runs, the second coming in the 10th to extend the game before Newman's heroics.
Ortiz's first long ball provided Indy with a 1-0 lead in the second. The dinger came on a 2-2, two-out pitch from Justin Haley and sailed out to deep right for his 11th home run of the season.
Tribe hurler Tyler Glasnow made the most of the run, striking out the first seven batters he faced en route to a season-high-tying 12 punchouts.
The score remained 1-0 until the seventh when a leadoff walk led to a one-out RBI double off the bat of Bryce Brentz, knocking Glasnow out of the game.
With the game in the hands of the bullpens, Indy threatened in the ninth but Eury Perez was stranded at second base. A Mike Miller run-scoring single then gave the visitors the lead in the 10th, but Ortiz's second homer leveled the score in the bottom half.
The Indians put two on in the 11th and came up empty before Newman's two-out single to deep left in the following frame finished off the split. Eric Wood had started the 12th with a single, took second on a wild pitch and moved to third on a groundout ahead of Newman's knock.
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