Found July 15, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
As we enter the 2013 All-Star break, the Cleveland Indians sit at 51-44, just 1.5 games behind the Detroit Tigers for first place in the American League Central. The big moves of the offseason (acquiring Terry Francona, Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher), as well as the less-publicized moves of the offseason (acquiring Yan Gomes, Mike Aviles, Scott Kazmir), have produced mostly positive dividends thus far. Currently, the Indians rank 5th in the league in runs scored (454) and 4th in on-base percentage (.330). The patient plate approaches of Nick Swisher, Carlos Santana, and Jason Kipnis, among others, have kept the Tribe rolling in key situations, frequently allowing the team to keep innings alive after two outs. As a whole, the offense has been very productive. The Tribe could definitely use a big bat to plug into the heart of the lineup, but, given that some of the team’s core contributors have yet to truly hit their strides this season (Nick Swisher - .242/9 HR/41 RBI, Asdrubal Cabrera...
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