The weather is warming and so is the Cleveland Indians bats. The Indians were last in the league in hitting, but against the Detroit Tigers they started to put things together in their last two games.
The Indians pounded out 26 hits in their last two outings. The two day total average .337. Know the team from up north will take on the Tribe in a three-game weekend series.
The Indians (8-5), who have won five in a row, maintained division tie with the Minnesota Twins (7-4). The Toronto Blue Jays are also 8-5, but they trail the Boston Red Sox 2 1/2 games.
Friday – Mike Clevinger (1-0, 0.71 ERA) vs. Marcus Stroman (0-1, 8.38)
Saturday – Corey Kluber (1-1, 1.57) vs. Jamie Garcia (1-0, 3.18)
Sunday – Josh Tomlin (0-1, 9.00) vs. J.A. Happ (2-1, 3.94)
Francisco Lindor – 4 for 9 with homer, 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored.
Jose Ramirez – 4-11, HR, 3 runs and 3 RBIs
Jason Kipnis – 4-9, 2 runs
Blue Jays –
Curtis Granderson – 4-12, HR, 3 runs, 2 RBIs
Yangervis Solarte – 4-9, RBI
Justin Smoke – 15-48, @ HR, 10 RBIs
The Indians will travel to San Juan, PR to have a two-game series with the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday and Wednesday. Then for a three-game weekend series against the Baltimore Orioles. The Tribe will be back at Progressive Field on April 24 to take on the Chicago Cubs.