Now that’s more like it. The Cleveland Indians snapped a two-game losing streak and got back to their winning ways with a 13-5 victory against the Chicago Cubs in Mesa, Ariz. on Monday.
In all honesty, this may have been the most impressive outing by the Indians this season. While they did allow five runs in the contest, the pitching was better than the score indicates, and a number of Indians had absolutely dominant performances at the plate. As a team, the Indians collected 20 hits.
Lonnie Chisenhall finished 3-for-3 with a double, home run, three RBI and a walk. Nick Swisher also had a brilliant performance and finished 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI.
The pitching was solid, if unspectacular. The long ball played a role as Tribe pitchers allowed two solo home runs in the contest, but aside from that, the pitching was pretty efficient.
Drew Stubbs — CF (Cedric Hunter, Tim Fedroff)
Jason Kipnis — 2B (Nate Spears)
Lonnie Chisenhall — 3B (Ryan Rohlinger...