Jason Kipnis

JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis made his first MLB hit count.

Coming to bat for just the 7th time since being called up from the “AAA” Columbus Clippers last week, Kipnis hit a walk-off RBI single with two outs in the 9th inning to give the Tribe a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday (7/25/2011).

The 24-year-old rookie’s teammates swarmed him after the dramatic hit. Until then he had only reached base once, after being hit by a pitch in his debut game.

“He’s not going to be intimidated,” Indians manager Manny Act told MLB.com. “He is going to contribute, and he has already done it today. … Jason Kipnis couldn’t pick a better spot to get his first hit in the big leagues.”

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