Tyler Naquin hit two homers and drove in 6 runs in the Indians 11-4 beatdown of the Kansas City Royals. If he keeps performing like that, he just might be Rookie of the Year.
Cleveland 11 - Kansas City 4
Tyler Naquin single-handedly defeats Royals - Let's Go Tribe - When you really think about it, the Cleveland Indians only really needed two players today: Tyler Naquin and Carlos Carrasco.
Rookie Tyler Naquin leads Cleveland Indians past Royals, 11-4, with two homers and six RBI | cleveland.com - Tyler Naquin hit two homers and tied a franchise record for RBI by a rookie Wednesday as the Indians rolled over the Royals to push their lead in the AL Central to 7 1/2 games.
Indians hit five homers in rout of Royals | MLB.com - -Power was the theme of the day for the Indians as they launched five home runs and received a dominant outing from Carlos Carrasco en route to an 11-4 rout over the Royals on Wednesday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.
Tyler Naquin impresses with 6 RBIs vs. Royals | MLB.com - In Wednesday's win, Naquin became the first Tribe rookie to have a multi-homer game that included at least six RBIs since 1986 (Cory Snyder), while no rookie had enjoyed a six-RBI game since 1990 (Turner Ward).
Other Indians News
Redemption always close at hand for Cleveland Indians' set-up man Bryan Shaw | cleveland.com - Bryan Shaw, after turning a 2-0 lead into a 7-3 loss on Monday, retired the Royals in order on eight pitches in the eighth inning Tuesday to help preserve the Tribe's 7-3 victory.
Indians reportedly targeting Jonathan Lucroy | MLB.com - On Wednesday, ESPN reported the Indians are in talks regarding Lucroy, who would present a clear upgrade over their current catching situation. A source told MLB.com that, while the Indians are open-minded to multiple avenues to improve the roster, seeking bullpen help via a trade remains the primary objective.
Cleveland Indians happy with catchers despite rumored links to Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy | cleveland.com - Chris Antonetti says he's not looking for an upgrade at catcher even though starter Yan Gomes could be lost for the season after separating his right shoulder Sunday against the Twins.
Next Stop: 'The Show' - Daily Jefferson County Union: Sports - In his own words Ben Heller has been an underdog throughout his baseball career, which has made him play with a bit of a chip on his shoulder.
Indians must be aggressive at trade deadline to get over the top for first title since 1948 - A team this good owes it to itself to go all out for a ring because you never know what the future will hold.
10 years in the making: How the Cleveland Indians' vaunted starting rotation came together | cleveland.com - It all started in Lakewood Township, New Jersey, about 10 years ago
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