Indians solve the Tigers equation with the help of Lindor
Did they declare yesterday a holiday in Cleveland? The should have. The Cleveland Indians finally got the better of the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field. The Indians got great news early as Justin Verlander was scratched from the start, making way for Buck Farmer. That’s a victory in itself.
The Tribe got up early and never let up. Already up 3-0 in the fifth, Francisco Lindor hit his first career home run, a solo shot, to push the lead to 4-0.The Indians would tally eight on the day, which was more than enough for Carlos Carrasco, as the Tigers scored just twice on the day. At least for a day, the Indians solved the Tigers in Cleveland.
It’s time for some minor league All-Star games, and the Indians have some young talent taking part in the festivities. One of those players being Justus Sheffield, who after a brief hiccup off the field has taken care of business on it. Sheffield is 6-1 in 13 starts for the Lake County Captains.
Make sure to read more about the participants in the two games, including Nellie Rodriguez of the Lynchburg Hillcats. Rodriguez was the DH for the game, but prior to the start won the Class A Advanced Home Run Derby 5-4 over Astros’ prospect A.J. Reed.
If you haven’t seen this yet, it is indeed a must see. With Toronto Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada flirting with a perfect game, third baseman Josh Donaldson absolutely sold out to make a play on a foul ball. Estrada lost the bid for perfection in the eighth, but his team was willing to go to great lengths to help protect it.
Here are these and other stories you might have missed:
‘Indians beat the Tigers, Lindor homers’ – Wahoo’s on First
‘Indians Minor League update: All-Star Games’ – Wahoo’s on First
‘When fans take over the game’ – ESPN.com
‘Former Indians’ closer Perez suspended’ – Cleveland.com