Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 9/15/13
Player of the Game The Indians had three hitters provide most of the offense today, but Nick Swisher was the best of the best. He hit two solo home runs to lead off innings, giving him a team leading 20 on the year. This is Swisher's ninth straight season of at least 20 home runs and was his 13th game with one home run from each side of the plate, tying the Major League record. His final POG score was 6.10, just edging out Zach McAllister (6.03), Asdrubal Cabrera (5.62) and Matt Carson (5.55). Feathers Up Matt Carson stepped up his game in a rare start today. Terry Francona decided to go with an all right handed lineup against Chicago ace, Chris Sale, so Carson took over right field with Drew Stubbs moving to center and lead-off in place of Michael Bourn. Carson hit a two out RBI single in his first at bat, scoring Carlos Santana from second and hit an opposite field home run in his second at bat in the fifth, giving the Indians their first two runs. The solo shot was Ca...
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