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Cleveland Indians: 3 takeaways from a blowout win on Mother’s Day

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The Cleveland Indians made it a great Mother’s Day by picking up an easy win over the Kansas City Royals to cap off the weekend.

What a way to celebrate Mother’s Day.

The Cleveland Indians provided all fans with a great game today, picking up an easy 11-2 win over the Kansas City Royals. Fans knew the chances of winning were great with Corey Kluber on the mound, but today was all about the offense.

Since it is Mother’s Day, let’s look at a condensed version of some takeaways from today’s win.

An overall great day on offense

There are so many positives to takeaway from the offense.

Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes and Jose Ramirez combined for nine RBIs on the day, while Francisco Lindor remained hot with three hits. His average continues to soar as it is now up to .321.

Rajai Davis was the only starter without a hit in this one, but he did reach base with a walk.

Kluber remains Kluber

Just your average day for Corey Kluber. He finished with no earned runs allowed in seven innings of work, striking out four as he picked up his sixth win of the season.

Kluber has now gone at least six innings in every start this season and has not allowed more than three earned runs in any of his starts. The team is 6-3 in his starts.

Four strikeouts is not what fans are accustomed to seeing when Kluber takes the mound. However, the runs are what matter and his 2.34 ERA is getting the job done.

A big day for the Yanimal

Yan Gomes has received the bulk of the playing time over Roberto Perez and gave fans a glimpse at why that is with a big day. He went 4-5 with three RBIs on Sunday to bump up his average on the year to .266. Perez has a .122 average in 49 at-bats, although inconsistent playing time hasn’t helped him.

This was Gomes’ best game of the year, so let’s hope he can keep it going.

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Happy Mother’s Day!