Cleveland Indians pitcher, Danny Salazar picked up his 7th win of the season, beating the Tampa Bay Rays last night. Salazar is now 7-3 on the season, and is showing the Tribe faithful, his is the pitcher the front office thought they had with him.
He had some help from the Indians offense, who managed to hit 3-home runs in the game. The red-hot Jason Kipnis started things going with a home-run to right field in the 3rd inning. Cleveland then got their second home-run of the night off the bat of 3rd baseman Giovanny Urshela.
Urshela hit a 3 run blast to left-center in the 7th inning. The Indians offense wasn't done with the long-ball yet folks. David Murphy hit a 2-run blast in the 8th that gave the Indians a 6-run lead.
With the win the Indians are now 35-41 on the season and 6 games below .500. They are 10-games back in the American League Central, and 5-1/2 games behind in the wild-card race.
The Indians offense needs to stay hot. Over the past few seasons, we have seen the inconsistency with the Tribes offense in the first half of the season. If history tells us anything, it's the Indians are a second half team.
There is still plenty of baseball to be played. Cleveland has 86 games left on their schedule, and if their offense can come alive and produce some consistency, they just might be able to contend.
The Cleveland pitching staff is doing a great job. The offense has been the problem for most of this season. Lets hope this is a sign of things to come.
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