Best Hitter Performance, No. 5: Gosselin Delivers Tribe, Kellman Memorable Win

Tribe second baseman laces walk-off single in ninth

Phil Gosselin gets doused with water following his walk-off hit on June 30 against Louisville. (Photo by Adam Pintar)

By Cheyne Reiter / Indianapolis Indians | October 2, 2017 10:37 AM ET

INDIANAPOLIS - Phil Gosselin was consistent from start to finish during his Tribe tenure in 2017, and his performance on June 30 against Louisville was no different. The 28-year-old gave Indians broadcaster Howard Kellman a memorable call in his 6,000th game, delivering a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to give the Tribe a 6-5 victory over the Bats.


Following a 1-hour, 52-minute rain delay that bumped first pitch past 9 p.m. ET, Gosselin made it rain at the plate, playing a role in every inning that the Indians scored.


With the Tribe up 1-0 in the first and the Bats' infield drawn in, Gosselin smashed a 1-2 fastball from lefty Cody Reed off the glove of second baseman Darnell Sweeney to score Eury Perez from third.


In his second trip to the dish, he singled off Reed - this time with two outs - to set up an RBI double by Joey Terdoslavich.

Gosselin reached on an error in the sixth and again scored on a Terdoslavich double that made it 5-1.


The Bats fought back to level the score at 5-5. Louisville plated one run apiece in the seventh and eighth before rallying for two ninth-inning runs. Gosselin ensured there would be no complete collapse, however, when he lined an Alejandro Chacin 1-2 slider into right-center for a walk-off single.


The three-hit performance was Gosselin's fourth of sixth in total in a Tribe uniform.

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