The Cleveland Indians had a long night in L.A.. They took on the Angels and they took them into a 14 inning marathon match. Danny Salazar started for the Indians, this kid is going to be something else.
In his first few games as a starter in the Major's Salazar has made only a couple of mistake. He gave up a lead off home run to start the game last night and he settled in fine after that. Salazar throws as hard as any major league pitcher and he is only going to get better as he gets more experience.
Salazar pitched 5-1/3 innings and only gave up the one run which was the lead off batter to start the game in the first inning. He struck out 7 and only walked 2 while allowing just 3 hits. This guy is going to be a great pitcher, lets hope the Indians keep him for years to come.
The Indians would tie the game in the 7th inning and they would keep it that way until the top of the 14th. It was Carlos Santana who would hit a home run in the 7th to get the game back to even. The Indians were able to score 3 runs in the 14th to take this game out of reach for the Angels.
In the 14th the Indians would mount a rally when Stubbs hit a home run that would score Chisenhall. Then it would be a throwing agent by the Angels pitcher that would make Kipnis safe at first and allowed Bourn to score.
That would be all the Indians needed to get the 4-1 win over L.A.. The Indians gained some ground in the A.L. central with a Tigers loss too. They are now 5-1/2 games back in the race for the division and are currently 3-1/2 games back in the wild card race.
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