The Cleveland Indians home opener didn’t start on time, because of the weather. The skies over Progressive Field opened up and poured down on the sold out crowd. Then it happened, the storm passed and the boys of summer returned.
Danny Salazar ran out to the pitching mound after all the pregame rituals took place. He through some warm up pitches and just like that, the Cleveland Indians were ready to Play Ball!!!
Salazar was effective, he gave up a couple of runs and he wasn’t getting the called strikes he was looking for. The Indians fell behind early and it looked like the Tribe was going to have a tough time winning in front of their home town fans.
The Indians didn’t give up and either did the sold out crowd, who inspired them despite the cold temperatures to hang in there and find the magic this team has at Progressive field.
It took 6 innings to get the Indians offense going. Once it got turned on, it poured down on the Minnesota Twins in the same way the skies opened up and poured down on the sold out crowd waiting to see baseball take place.
It would be the Indians catcher, Yan Gomes who would get the Indians on the score board with a home run blast to center field. Then not wanting to be out-shinned Indians 1st baseman Nick Swisher followed suit with a home run blast of his own that traveled over the right feet wall, to drive in Chissenhall and just like that, the Cleveland Indians took the lead over the Twins.
Then, the Indians offense was in full gear, they scored 4 more runs in the 7th off of hits by, Morgan, Swisher and Brantley. The home town crowd, got what they came to see. The Cleveland Indians who said in the off-season they had business to finish took care of business alright, they beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 and showed the home town crowd that this Indians team is on a mission.
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