Cleveland slugs four homers in 7-2 win over Cardinals

The Cleveland Baseball Club relied on the long ball as they used four home runs to come away with a 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

After the disappointing loss on Tuesday, Cleveland needed their offense to come back in a big way and they certainly did. Cleveland hit four home runs off of St. Louis starter Kwang Hyun Kim as they took the second and final game of their series by a score of 7-2.

The first home run came in the 2nd inning with Cleveland trailing 1-0. Franmil Reyes came to the plate and launched a big fly out of the ballpark.

After a Dylan Carlson homer led to the Cardinals retaking the lead, Cesar Hernandez would come up in the 3rd and hit a two-run shot to give Cleveland a 3-2 edge.

It was the 18th home run of the season for the Cleveland second baseman. Just two batters later it was Jose Ramirez’ turn to get in on the action, slugging a solo home run to extend the lead two.

The very next batter was Reyes who would hit another home run.


Cleveland would add two more runs in the 4th inning to cap off their scoring effort. It was a RBI single from Austin Hedges and a sacrifice fly from Cesar Hernandez.

On the mound it was Zach Plesac who got the start for Cleveland. Plesac would allow just two runs on seven hits with one walk while striking out four in 5 innings. Plesac was the only pitcher to allow a Cardinals batter to reach base. The combination of Blake Parker, Nick Sandlin, Emmanuel Clase, and James Karinchak would strike out seven batters in 4 innings without allowing a baserunner.

The win keeps Cleveland from dropping to 10 games behind the Chicago White Sox in the division and even further back of Oakland in the Wild Card race. It is an off day on Thursday before returning to action Friday in Chicago against the division leader.
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