Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 5/2/13
Cleveland Indians super-sub Ryan Raburn, who was 4-for-5 on Wednesday night, is only the fourth major-league player in the last 75 years to have at least 11 hits and four home runs in a three-game span, per Elias Sports Bureau. The others do so were Duke Snider (1955, Dodgers), Kirby Puckett (1987, Twins) and Shawn Green (2002, Dodgers). Raburn is also the first major-league player since former Indians third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff in August 2009 to collect 11 hits in a span of 12 at-bats, then with the San Diego Padres. The Indians have now won their last four games, outscoring opponents by 34 runs over that stretch (39-5). Cleveland last won four straight games by such a large combined margin in August 1948 (41-7, including a 26-3 win over the St. Louis Browns) on their way to winning the World Series. [Related: Indians 6, Phillies 0: Bauer & The Raburn Show Help Tribe to Fourth Straight Win]
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