VIDEO: Jason Giambi's walkoff homers

Indians designated hitter/pinch hitter Jason Giambi has had several clutch moments this season. One of them came Tuesday night. After the Indians blew a ninth-inning lead, they were facing the possibility of falling back into a tie with the Rangers for the final AL playoff spot.

But Giambi came through with a two-run, walkoff homer. It was the second time this season he hit a walkoff homer against the White Sox in Cleveland. The first came on July 29.

Here are both shots:

On the season, Giambi has come up with several huge hits for the Indians. His overall line isn't impressive, as he's hitting .181/.280/.374.

However, Giambi has brought value to the Tribe at times. As a pinch-hitter, he's just 3-for-14, but all three hits are home runs. Two of them were the walkoff jobs we saw above. He also hit a huge home run in Cincinnati to make a 2-1 lead in the sixth into a 5-1 lead in an eventual win, for example.

With the Indians having just a one-game lead in the race for the last wild card -- not to mention all the reports of his mentorship of several younger players -- I'd say he's more than earned his keep this season.

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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