There's not much Francisco Lindor hasn't done in his young career, but Saturday night was a first for the young shortstop. Lindor recorded his first career walk-off home run for a 2-1 Cleveland Indians' win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Lindor took a 2-2 pitch from Danny Barnes in the 10th inning and sent a no-doubter into the seats to end the game in the rain. The grounds crew scrambled to get the tarp on the field while the Indians celebrated, as a heavy rain began to fall in the final inning. Bryan Shaw got the final out of the top of the 10th to earn his third win. Danny Salazar returned from the disabled list to allow just one hit over seven innings for Cleveland. Although, Justin Smoak connected for a solo shot in the eighth against Andrew Miller to tie the game. Edwin Encarnacion knocked in the only other run for Cleveland. Marcus Stroman lasted 7.2 innings for Toronto, allowing five hits and striking out seven in the loss.
Judge Homers Again, Yankees Fall in Extras
It seems as if Aaron Judge has found his home run swing, but that was not enough on Saturday. The rookie homered for a second straight game, but the New York Yankees fell to the Seattle Mariners 6-5 in 10 innings. Nelson Cruz singled home Ben Gamel in the 10th, snapping the Yankees' minor two-game win streak. Masahiro Tanaka struggled again to put the Yankees in a 4-2 hole, but Judge's 32nd home run and Matt Holliday's sac fly tied the game. David Robertson gave up a home run to Robinson Cano in the eighth, but Edwin Diaz blew the save for a fourth time when Ronald Torreyes drove in the tying run to force extras. Adam Warren gave up the walk-off hit to suffer his second loss in relief.
Cubs Rally Past Cardinals
A day after the eighth inning haunted the Chicago Cubs, they used that same inning to rally past the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. The Cubs scored all three of their runs in the bottom of the eighth for a 3-2 victory. Anthony Rizzo drove in the go-ahead run with a double that scored Kris Bryant, capping off Chicago's comeback from a 2-0 deficit. Randal Grichuk and Paul DeJong both went deep to build the lead for the Cardinals, who fell three games behind .500 with the loss. Ben Zobrist's RBI double and Kris Bryant's RBI single tied the game before Rizzo's game-winner. The Cubs kept pace with the Brewers to remain a game out in the NL Central.