Welcome home, Jensen Lewis
Right-hander Jensen Lewis, a graduate of the Anderson High, was the losing pitcher for the Indians.
He came in with one out in the eighth. He walked Brandon Phillips, then gave up a bloop double to Joey Votto, he then walked Edwin Encarnacion to load the bases. He went to a full count on Adam Dunn. Dunn fouled one back, fouled another, then took ball four to force in the go-ahead run.
"It wasn't exactly the the homecoming you envision," Lewis said. "Obviously, some emotion played into it."
Lewis was Cleveland's third round pick out of Vanderbilt in 2006. He was 1-1 with a 2.15 ERA in the 26 games last year. He came into Friday 0-1 with 2.82 ERA in 16 games this year.
Today is his 24th birthday.