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A Swing and a Drive #3: Shin-Soo Choo into the second deck

This is the eighth of a series looking at the Indians' 10 longest home runs of the 2012 season, as measured by ESPN's Hit Tracker.

Shin-Soo Choo belted the third longest home run of the year on May 24 at Progressive Field.

It was the third game of a three-game set against the Tigers, and the Indians were going for a three-game sweep. Justin Verlander was on the mound for the Tigers. This was the "concede nothing" game; we were not going to act like beating Verlander after winning the first two games was just "a bonus" or "playing with house money". We were a first-place team, dang it, and we were going for a sweep. And sweep we did.

Choo led off and crushed Verlander's third pitch 444 feet to the second deck in right field:

It was the longest home run the Indians hit all year at Progressive Field, and the longest surrendered by Verlander in his career up to that point. (On June 3, he would give up a longer home run to Alex Rodriguez).

The Tribe won 2-1 and went 8 games over .500 and 6 games over third-place Detroit.

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