The Cleveland Indians offense decided it was time to get back to work. They took control of the game against the Phillies and gave them more of the same they faced when they visited Cleveland. The Indians were able to hit 3 home runs in the game.
That was after Mark Reynolds got the scoring started for the Indians in the 3rd inning with a double to left that drove in Kipnis and Cabrera to make it 2-0 Cleveland. Reynolds has been a RBI machine since coming to the Indians. The team better sit down with this guy and work out a long-term deal that has Reynolds in Cleveland for the rest of his Major League career.
The Indians are only 39 games into the season, that is less than 25% in and Reynolds already has 11 home runs and 34 RBI’s. He has a .271 batting average and his OBP is .362 and he has a .581 SLG. Not to bad is it. Reynolds was a great signing for the Indians this past off-season.
Mike Aviles, Nick Swisher and Jason Kipnis all had home runs in the game. Aviles homered to left in the 4th, then Swisher homered to left in the 5th which drove in Kipnis. The Indians were on top and they weren’t done with the long ball yet.
Kipnis hit a 3 run shot in the 8th inning to make it 10-3 Indians. Both Kipnis and Swsher have 6 home runs on the season. The Indians got some pretty good pitching from Corey Kluber, he pitched 6 innings giving up 6 hits and 3 runs to the Phillies. It was the kind of day the Indians needed. Their offense was MIA over the past few games. It was great to see it return.
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