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Indians actually hit with men on base, leading to 9-4 win over Toronto

The Indians killed three rallies and plated 9 runs.

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New month, new Tribe?

Cleveland 9 - Toronto 4

Indians bats come alive in 9-4 victory over the Blue Jays - Let's Go Tribe - Home runs by Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley, and Brett Hayes helped lead the Cleveland Indians to a 9-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday night.

Home runs power Indians past Blue Jays | indians.com - Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley and Brett Hayes each launched a home run for the Indians, who churned out 13 hits in a 9-4 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday night at Progressive Field.

Cleveland Indians start May with three home runs to beat Toronto, 9-4 | cleveland.com - Home runs by Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley and Brett Hayes powered the Indians to a 9-4 win against Toronto.

Carrasco settles down after early struggles | indians.com - The big right-hander allowed four runs in the first three innings, but allowed just one hit to the final 11 batters he faced following a two-run triple by Toronto's Kevin Pillar.

More Tribe News

Month of May welcome sign for Indians' lineup | indians.com - "I can't tell you how much a different calendar month does for a baseball player's psyche," Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis said. "When you say it turns a page, it really does."

Will Michael Bourn ever wreak havoc on bases again? Hey, Hoynsie! | cleveland.com - Is Michael Bourn's drop in stolen bases due to a lack of confidence, injuries or lost speed?

Cleveland Indians Have Home-Field Advantage on Recycling - NYTimes.com - Progressive Field’s concessions adopt a system that converts food waste to energy.

Tony Wolters is catcher on the rise for Akron RubberDucks: Cleveland Indians Class AA Report | cleveland.com - Catcher Tony Wolters and pitcher Cody Anderson are starting fast for the Akron RubberDucks this season.

Sizing up Captains shortstop Yu-Cheng Chang: Cleveland Indians Class A Report | cleveland.com - Indians shortstop prospect Yu-Cheng Chang has some impressive skills and a hot bat for Class A Lake County.

DOWNWARD-FACING DUCKS: Yoga helps RubberDucks keep balance on, off field - Sports - The Suburbanite - Akron, OH - “I started teaching players nine years ago and definitely there was a lot of that (skepticism) and, 'How's this going to help me?’” Silverberg said. “But now, I think part of it is just that a lot of the players have been exposed to it over the years and yoga in athletic training is becoming a lot more popular, so definitely there's a lot more openness.”

Around the Horn

Cubs prospect Addison Russell hit his first major league home run on Friday | HardballTalk - Addison Russell hit his first major league home run on Friday afternoon, helping the Cubs beat the Brewers.

Homer Bailey to undergo season ending Tommy John surgery | Sports - WLWT Home - RHP Homer Bailey has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He is expected to return during the 2016 season.

Peter Gammons: Archer on the Kluber path to success; The Correa drumbeat begins - GammonsDaily.com - From the time Kevin Cash was named Rays manager to the opening of the season, Chris Archer picked his brain on how Corey Kluber went from being a guy who in his second organization won his first major league game at age 26—a year in which his ERA was 5.14—to being the Cy Young Award winner two years later at 28.