Happy Tuesday, everyone!
Indians 10, Reds 3
A precarious back and forth game eventually tipped in favor of the Cleveland Indians thanks to a seven-run sixth inning. Francisco Lindor scored his 100th run of the season, Jose Ramirez hit his 35th home run, and Mike Clevinger looked good again. It was a good day for the Cleveland Indians.
Jose Ramirez now holds the franchise record for single-season home runs by a switch hitter, passing Carlos Santana’s mark of 34 from 2016.
Around the league
- Kenley Jansen may need to undergo a second heart surgery.
- Mike Trout has been on the DL (retroactive to August 6) but he is now away from the Angels in order to attend to a family matter.
- CC Sabathia is on the DL with right knee inflammation.
- If you thought the Cleveland bullpen was bad, at least they didn’t give up a walk-off grand slam.
- We are all Oakland fans for now.
- Ronald Acuna Jr. became just the fourth player in MLB history to lead off both games of a double header with a home run.
- Joe Simpson questioning Juan Soto’s age may be indicative of a larger, systemic problem in baseball.
- Jacob deGrom is a good dad:
Jacob deGrom swears he doesn't keep tabs on the Cy Young race. Instead of tuning in to watch Max Scherzer on Sunday Night Baseball, he was playing with his son Jaxon.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 14, 2018
"I normally am watching 'Blaze [and the Monster Machines]' or 'Paw Patrol,'" deGrom said.