Santana and Gonzalez homer in Indians victory


Carlos Santana and Carlos Gonzalez both hit home runs in the Cleveland Indians 7-4 victory over the Miami Marlins Tuesday.

The Cleveland Indians bounced back after dropping two straight games to the Houston Astros with a 7-4 victory over the Miami Marlins. The Tribe got some excellent performances from both Carlos’ in the lineup. Carlos Santana and Carlos Gonzalez combined to drive in five of the Indians seven runs.

Carlos Santana tied the game at one in the second inning with a solo home run, his third of the year. Santana would drive in another run with an RBI single in the third inning. Santana’s single would bring home Francisco Lindor. Carlos Gonzalez would follow Santana and drive in three runs courtesy of the Indians first three-run homer of the season. This was the second home run of the year for Gonzalez.

Cleveland also scored two runs via the sacrifice fly. Jake Bauers hit a long fly ball to left allowing Gonzalez to score in the second inning. Mike Freeman hit a sac fly of his own in the eighth inning to stretch the Tribe lead to three.

Bauer, Wittgren and Hand kept Miami in check

While Trevor Bauer did not have the best of starts, he did just enough to secure his fourth victory of the year. Bauer allowed four runs on four hits in seven innings while striking out 10. The only blemish for Bauer on the night was walking four Marlins batters. Walks have been an issue for Bauer over the past two starts. Bauer walked six in Thursday’s 2-1 victory over the Astros. Hopefully things can turn around in that regard for his next start.

Nick Wittgren and Brad Hand pitched the final two innings of the contest. Wittgren allowed one hit and walked one batter did manage to strike out one as well. Hand did not allow a baserunner as he struck out one batter to earn the save, his ninth of the year.

Cleveland will take on the Marlins in the final game of the two game series Wednesday at 7:10 P.M.

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