Just what the doctor ordered.
The Indians continued their hot play on Tuesday as they routed the Philadelphia Phillies in a slugfest, 14-2. Tribe bats exploded for 14 runs on 16 hits to win their third consecutive game.
Offensively, Cleveland greeted Interleague play and Phillies starter Roy Halladay with a knockout, belting a Progressive Field record seven home runs in the contest. The team came just one long ball shy of tying the club record of eight homers set in 2004.
“We’ll take runs any way we can get them,” Tribe manager Terry Francona said. “The ball was carrying tonight, and I thought we had a really good approach.”
While it was a night to remember for Indians fans, it was a forgettable night for Doc Halladay as he surrendered eight runs on nine hits in just 3 2/3 innings.
Major League Baseball’s batting leader Carlos Santana would get the Cleveland offense rolling with his fifth homer of the season in the first inning. Just two batters later, first baseman Mark Reynolds ...