Here’s to a week with more good than bad.
Indians 7, Tigers 4
Jose Ramirez stayed hot, swatting two more homers, and Carlos Carrasco was excellent in the Tribe’s win Sunday over Detroit. With the victory, Cleveland is now 29-24 on the season.
MVP? Ramirez sparks Tribe’s offense | Indians.com
From Mandy Bell:
The Indians’ starting pitching has stolen the show all season long, while the bats have ranked among the worst in the league. While those two narratives surrounded the team, José Ramírez has flown under the radar, putting together a season worthy of at least a few American League Most Valuable Player Award votes.
The Tribe’s third baseman is no stranger to the MVP ballot, placing third in both 2017 and ‘18, and with one week remaining in the regular season, Ramírez bolstered his resumé with his second two-homer game in four days, leading the Indians to a 7-4 victory over the Tigers on Sunday at Comerica Park.
“After I hit a home run, I leave it in the past and focus on the next at-bat, because that’s what really matters,” Ramírez said through an interpreter. “Just focusing on executing my next at-bat.”
McKenzie, Tribe not worried about velocity drop | Indians.com
The young right-hander’s average fastball velocity was only 90.6 mph during his start Saturday.
Carlos Santana’s poor season carrying over to rest of lineup | si.com
His .295 slugging percentage and 85 wRC+ isn’t ideal.
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