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Bats wake up as Cleveland Indians pound Detroit Tigers behind Danny Salazar's 11 strikeouts

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Plus Rangers on the verge of acquiring Josh Hamilton

More, more. I'm still not satisfied.
More, more. I'm still not satisfied.
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The Indians finally solved their problems with the Detroit Tigers and home runs with men on base in a 13 -1 outburst. Who needs BABIP luck when everything is clearing the yard?

Cleveland 13 - Detroit 1

Brandon Moss leads Indians in win over Tigers - Let's Go Tribe - Brandon Moss's 2 home runs led the Cleveland Indians in their 13-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers Friday evening.

Moss drives in 7, Salazar K's 11 in rout of Tigers | indians.com - Brandon Moss homered twice as part of a seven-RBI outburst, sending Greene to his first loss and the Tigers to their fourth in a row as the Indians rolled to a 13-1 win Friday night at Comerica Park.

Brandon Moss goes from "auto-out' to seven RBI for Cleveland Indians against Detroit | cleveland.com - Brandon Moss, after two weeks of toil and trouble, hit two homers and drove in seven runs as the Indians beat Detroit, 13-1.

Danny Salazar was pretty good, too:

Salazar dominating after starting season in Minors | indians.com - Over seven innings, Salazar established a career best with 11 strikeouts, and he held Detroit's lineup to one run -- a solo homer by Nick Castellanos in the second -- on six hits.

The training wheels are off for Danny Salazar and the Cleveland Indians want more of what they've seen lately | cleveland.com - "He's so important," Francona said. "I'm not sure who isn't important, but the way Danny throws the ball, if he can attain that level of consistency, he's going to be really special. That's why we stay on him so much."

Other Tribe news

Swisher notches 3 hits in first rehab game | indians.com - Nick Swisher collected three hits on Friday night in his first Minor League rehab game with Triple-A Columbus. The veteran outfielder is scheduled to suit up again for the Clippers on Sunday before heading back to Cleveland to plan the next portion of his comeback schedule.

Staying in Columbus: Cleveland Indians activate Zach Walters, option him to Triple-A | cleveland.com - The Indians activated and optioned Zach Walters on Friday to Triple-A Columbus, where he was already playing.

Among Cleveland Indians, Lou Boudreau should be next: Cleveland sports statues (poll, photos) | cleveland.com - Imagine Derek Jeter managing the Yankees during his prime. That's what player-manager Lou Boudreau meant to the Cleveland Indians 1948 World Series championship team.

Indians to test earlier weeknight start times against Kansas City | fox8.com - Each game in next week’s series against the Kansas City Royals will be starting at 6:10 p.m., which is an hour earlier than a typical weeknight game starts.

Around the Horn

White Sox's Sale went to KC clubhouse; trouble averted | MLB.com - White Sox left-hander Chris Sale went to the Royals' clubhouse Thursday night after the on-field fracas in the bottom of the seventh inning at U.S. Cellular Field had been settled, but cooler heads prevailed before anything escalated.

Kansas City Royals defend actions as they await news of post-brawl suspensions | FOX Sports - Decisions regarding possible suspensions or fines are not expected until Monday, when the league office reopens. Both Lorenzo Cain and Edinson Volquez, who were ejected from Thursday night's game, said they don't think they should be suspended because they were provoked into protecting their teammates.

Source: Rangers to trade for Halos' Hamilton | MLB.com - The Rangers are closing in on a deal to acquire Hamilton from the Angels, sources told MLB.com on Friday.

Rangers ready to welcome Hamilton back | MLB.com - "Who doesn't need a guy like Josh Hamilton," third baseman Adrian Beltre said. The answer, apparently, is the Los Angeles Angels.

Promotion panels? Nah. Service-time panels? Maybe! | FOX Sports - Scott Boras's call for panels to determine when young players reach the majors is unrealistic. But that doesn't mean the Kris Bryant Problem can't be solved with the help of outsiders. You know, if anybody actually cares enough. Which they probably don't.

Marlins' Jose Fernandez Sworn In as U.S. Citizen | NBC 6 South Florida - USCIS held a special ceremony at their field office in Kendall Friday morning where Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, along with 140 other South Florida residents, became a naturalized U.S. citizen.

Nightengale: Rules help turn back MLB's clock - We're seeing quicker MLB games. At a snappy pace. Games have been shortened by eight minutes from a year ago, according to USA TODAY Sports' research, reducing the average time of a nine-inning game to 2 hours, 54 minutes.