Cleveland Indians: 3 things from the dominant win over the Reds

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The Cleveland Indians dominated the Reds for the second night in a row, this time winning 8-1 as Jose Ramirez bolstered his MVP case.

The Cleveland Indians have found some consistency. They topped the Reds 8-1 Tuesday night, picking up their fourth win in a row.

It was yet another night where the offense looked nearly unstoppable as they have now scored 27 runs over their last three games.

This game had everything: A Jose Ramirez home run, a Cy Kluber outing and even Melky Cabrera plate production.

Kluber dominant

After looking not himself in his last start (seven hits and four earned runs over seven innings), Kluber was much smoother Tuesday.

He went seven innings giving up just four hits and a run and he did it with some nasty stuff too.

He was dominant from start to finish against an underrated Reds lineup that very well could have kept pace with Cleveland.


Who can stop this man? And who else could possibly get the AL MVP? Jose Ramirez put on another show going 3-5 with three runs and two RBIs. It was yet another game of putting the team on his back and being the obvious leader of the team.

Every single game, Ramirez sets the tone. It’s truly remarkable the effect he has on this team, a World Series caliber team.

He knocked another home run to move closer to J.D. Martinez and is still showing he’s one of the best base runners for simply wanting it more than the other guy.

He even showed that heart and hustle Tuesday as he stretched what should’ve been a single into a double he would eventually score from.

The Indians are seriously so lucky to have this guy and Tribe fans should be thankful they get to watch him play for their team.

The Melk Man delivers

I recently wrote an article explaining why Yandy Diaz should remain on the Indians and that they should send down Melky Cabrera to make it happen.

And then Melky Cabrera proceeded to make me eat my words.

The Melk Man couldn’t stop hitting. He went 3-4 with a run and an RBI as he tied with Ramirez for the most hits on the night.

Yes that’s right, Melky Cabrera, the man who was DFA’d and then re-signed by the Indians and called back up kept pace with Jose Ramirez, MVP candidate, for at least one game.

dark. Next. Why Yandy Diaz should stay with the team

It was one game. But it is also Melky Cabrera so….baseball doesn’t make sense.