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Danny Valencia gets game-winning hit off Chris Perez, then lets him sleep over

Jul 20, 2011, 12:16 PM EST


Danny Valencia‘s walk-off single against Chris Perez last night was dramatic enough, coming with the bases loaded and turning a 1-0 Indians lead into a 2-1 Twins victory, but their back story added to the drama.

Valencia and Perez have been friends since high school, played together at the University of Miami, and were roommates for two years. And after Valencia handed Perez just his second blown save of the season he also handed him some pillows and blankets, with the Indians closer staying at the Twins third baseman’s place for the night.

Asked about their postgame plans for the evening, Valencia replied: “We’re just going to watch highlights over and over.”

If Valencia’s hand didn’t end up in a bowl of hot water Perez is a better friend than me.

  1. thumbsjohnson - Jul 20, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    “If Valencia’s hand didn’t end up in a bowl of hot water Perez is a better friend than me.”

    Pure classic. I use to pull this golden maneuver all the time when I was a young sprout. Then my mother got annoyed because the stunt was always pulled at my house when my amigos were using my COUCH, BLANKETS, ETC…Extra laundry is never fun.

  2. sknut - Jul 20, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    That picture is classic.

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