Even when the Indians win, it seems like it’s never easy.
The Indians hung on for a 7-5 win that really didn’t feel all that different from last night’s 8-1 whipping. Why? Because the sudden plague of the ill-timed double-plays continued to rear their ugly heads, as the struggling Tribe offense hit into another four on the day.
Making things a bit more difficult was that Cody Anderson proved to be mortal for the first time in his infant Big League career. Anderson labored through just 2.2 innings, giving up four runs. Thankfully, the Tribe bullpen bounced back nicely from a tough night to settle things down the rest of the way, pitching 6.1 innings of one-run ball. Cody Allen walked the tightrope but managed to escape thanks to game-ending double-play for his 20th save.
Michael Brantley had a huge day getting four hits and four RBI including a game-tying three-run homer in the third inning. Francisco Lindor hit his third homer and Yan Gomes and Carlos Santana each had nice days, each getting two hits and driving in a run apiece.
And they hit 4/10 with runners in scoring position, which is almost an excuse to throw a party at this point.
W: Adams (1-0); L: Lohse (5-11); S: Allen (20)