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Cleveland Indians rout Los Angeles Angels 14-4

Home sweet home . . .

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Indians David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Indians 14, Angels 4

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Tribe improves to 64-48


How about that for some home cooking?

The Indians jumped out to a big lead Thursday evening and never looked back in their 14-4 victory over the Angels. The Tribe put up crooked numbers in the first, second, fourth, and fifth innings in what was a dynamic offensive show for the good guys.

The Angels actually took an early lead on a Mike Trout solo home run in the top of the first. The Indians answered back quickly, as Carlos Santana homered to lead off the bottom of the frame. After Francisco Lindor, MIke Napoli, and Jose Ramirez all reached base, Lonnie Chisenhall’s line drive to left field was pretty much botched by the Angels Ji-Man Choi, allowing all three runners to score and the Indians to cruise ahead and never turn back.

While all this fun offensive stuff was going on, Corey Kluber was plenty solid enough to keep the Angels at bay. The Tribe’s ace did allow three earned runs over six innings of work, two of which came on solo home runs (Trout’s and Cliff Pennington’s). Kluber struck out three, while walking two.

Plenty of Indians hitters finished with gaudy numbers. Napoli finished with four hits, four RBI’s, three runs scored, and a homer. Lonnie Chisenhall also drove in four runs, finishing with two doubles on the night. Ramirez added a homer, while Abraham Almonte finished with three hits to raise his batting average to .292.

The only real bad news was that Santana left with a contusion on the side of his head after being hit by a foul ball while standing in the dugout. It was a freaky play that was more than a little scary, as Lindor fouled a liner that caught Santana in the head. Early word is that Santana did feel better as the night wore on, so here’s hoping the big guy is ok.

Friday’s scheduled starters are Carlos Carrasco and Tyler Skaggs with the first pitch scheduled for 7:10 PM ET. Let’s Go Tribe!