The Blue Jays and Indians played a wild one on Thursday afternoon, taking a 9-9 game into extra innings. Four of the Indians’ runs came on two home runs from shortstop Francisco Lindor, who accomplished the feat of homering from both sides of the plate.
Lindor’s first homer was a go-ahead three-run shot from the right side to the opposite field off of Jaime Garcia in the fourth inning.
Lindor’s second homer, a solo shot, came from the left side off of Ryan Tepera in the bottom of the eighth.
Lindor is the first player to homer from both sides of the plate since teammate Jose Ramirez accomplished the feat on September 3 last year. It happened 10 times last year. Six were done by Indians batters: Lindor, Jose Ramirez (three times), and Carlos Santana (twice).