The Cleveland Indians hit five home runs in a much needed offensive explosion in their 9-0 win over the Chicago White Sox.
It has not been a secret that the Cleveland Indians offense has struggle so far this season. Cleveland slugged their way to a 9-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox Tuesday. This is a far cry from the disastrous outing the day before where Francisco Lindor got the only two hits for the Tribe.
Jordan Luplow continues to crush White Sox pitching. Luplow had a two home run performance yet again and led the Cleveland offense. Just last week Luplow also hit two home runs against Chicago. This is exactly what the Indians need at this point in time with their inconsistent offense. Luplow has been quite impressive since his return from AAA Columbus.
Cleveland also got some production from other key players in their lineup. Jose Ramirez, Jake Bauers and Roberto Perez all hit home runs. These types of contributions will be crucial moving forward. The key for the Indians to turn things around will be getting Jose Ramirez going. Any sort of winning streak be dependent on Ramirez’ performance at the plate.
Jason Kipnis also had a good day at the plate. Kipnis went 2-5 including an RBI double in the fifth inning. Kipnis is still not quite where he needs to be, but days like this are encouraging.
Carlos Carrasco got the start for Cleveland and was absolutely phenomenal. Carrasco allowed six hits over seven innings while striking out six. This is the second straight shutdown performance from Carrasco against the White Sox.
The Indians bullpen continued their surprisingly good run. Oliver Perez, Dan Otero and A.J. Cole pitched the final two innings and only allowed one hit.