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Jason Kipnis and Michael Bourn try to maintain their hot streaks

Jason Kipnis had the best May of like, all time, and Michael Bourn has been stepping his game up, too. How long can they keep it going?

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It may have been a devastating night for other Cleveland sports teams, but the Indians didn't disappoint on Thursday. Here's some more on that, and everything else going on around baseball:

Yesterday's game: Indians 6, Royals 2

Trevor Bauer put on a solid if not spectacular pitching performance, and the Indians scored a bunch to win in the rain-shortened rubber match of the series in KC. The Tribe is now just one game out from .500.

Indians news & notes

Jose Ramirez sitting, Francisco Lindor not ready yet | - The Angry Hamster has been abjectly terrible this year, and his time as a starter may be coming to an end. Despite that, ace prospect Francisco Lindor still isn't quite ready to take his place. He's not fully baked yet but the next best option, Zach Walters, isn;t getting much playing time becaus of Lindor. Is it too late to sign Omar Vizquel as a stopgap? Maybe Joe Inglett?

Bourn focused on swinging a productive bat | - Michael Bourn is taking a "little league" approach to baseball these days: see the ball, hit the ball. Fortunately, he's not taking the approach I too in little league, which was to be one of the tubbiest kids on the team and strike out as often as possible.

How long can Bourn and Kipnis stay hot? | Burning River Baseball - Jason Kipnis had a month for the ages, and Michael Bourn is finally showing signs of life. Both started out the season poorly, having terrible Aprils before their impressive Mays. So which of these months is more predictive of the future? If the past is any indication, we can expect another roller coaster season for Kip.

The AL Central refuses to run away from the Tribe | Wahoo's On First- Sure, the Indians aren't living up to pre-season expectations. Likewise, the Twins have defied predictions and continue to play solid baseball. Aside from the pesky Twinkies, though, the rest of the division is cooling off. Ot's time for the Indians to strike.

What does Carlos Carrasco have in common with hot show "Empire?" | Fox Sports MLB - Hint: it has something to do with cookies.

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