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Chris Perez Converts Save, Loses Lunch

The Cleveland Indians took their second straight series on Sunday afternoon with a dramatic ninth-inning win in St. Louis. Jason Kipnis crushed a three-run homer off Jason Motte to put the Tribe ahead 4-1 in the top of the ninth. In the bottom of the inning, closer Chris Perez came on to try for his major league-leading 20th save.

Perez worked around a David Freese single to convert the save and get the Tribe out of St. Louis with the series win. But the ninth inning drama didn't necessarily end there, as Perez immediately puked on the mound as the team congregated to celebrate the win. Carlos Santana's reflexes kicked in and he jumped away for cover when he went to greet his closer.

Animated gifs of the unpleasantness after the jump:

Via Jeff Sullivan at Baseball Nation:

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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.