CLEVELAND -- Drew Stubbs knew he was taking a chance. Luckily for the Cleveland Indians, his gamble paid off.
Stubbs slid home with the winning run on Jason Kipnis' fielder's choice ground ball in the ninth inning to give the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.
Cleveland's speed, which also featured a perfect hit-and-run play earlier in the inning, played a big part in the rally as the Indians got back to .500 (33-33).
The Indians meet the Nationals again at 7:15 p.m. Saturday.