Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 4/14/13
It was announced following the game and first reported by WTAM’s Mark Schwab that Indians centerfielder Michael Bourn received five stitches in his right index finger after pitcher Matt Thornton stepped on his hand on a bang-bang play at first base in the 8th innning where Bourn slid head first and beat the throw. Bourn accounted for the team’s only run of the game, taking the first pitch of the ballgame from Chicago starter Jake Peavy and depositing it in the right field seats for his second homer of the year. Bourn was 3-for-4 on the day and now hitting .333 on the young season. Mike Aviles pinch-ran for Bourn and entered the game at second base, moving Ryan Raburn to right field and Drew Stubbs to center field. The Indians are off tomorrow before opening a three-game series at home against the Boston Red Sox. According to Schwab, Bourn doesn’t think he’ll play Tuesday, but also doesn’t think he’ll be out for long. Cleveland is already playing without second baseman Jason Kipnis due to a sore elbow, but Carlos Santana, who has missed nearly all week with a hand injury, did pinch hit in this afternoon’s game in the ninth inning.
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