Swisher walk of grand slam beats Angels

CLEVELAND - Nick Swisher's two-out grand slam off Ernesto Frieri in the 10th inning gave the Cleveland Indians a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday.

Swisher had gone 0 for 4 with three strikeouts, but belted a 1-2 pitch into the right-field seats to cap an improbable comeback after Albert Pujols' two-run single put the Angels ahead in the top of the inning.

Swisher threw his arms in the air when the ball cleared the wall and was mobbed by his teammates when he reached home plate.

Pujols' single with two outs gave the Angels a 3-1 lead, but the Indians responded off rookie Cam Bedrosian (0-1). Michael Bourn drew a leadoff walk and took third on Jason Kipnis' one-out double. Carlos Santana walked to load the bases and Frieri replaced Bedrosian. David Murphy flied out before Swisher rallied the Indians.

Kyle Crockett (1-0) retired the final hitter in the 10th for his first major league win.


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