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Bats Come Through Late; Indians Rally to Top Rangers 7-5 to End April 15-12, Three Takeaways From the Win

CLEVELAND – The Indians bats have had their issues all season scoring runs unless they have come via the long ball.

That changed in a big way on Monday night.

The Tribe put up a seven spot on the Texas Rangers, scoring four of those runs in a big 8th inning rally as the Indians rallied to top Texas 7-5 at Progressive Field.

The rally came after reliever Tyler Olson uncharacteristically allowed two runs on three hits to allow Texas to take a 4-3 lead.

The Indians would not be denied, sending eight men to the plate in the 8th as they put up a four-spot for the comeback win. The victory ends April with a 15-12 record for the Indians, and hopefully the good night of offense Monday is a sign of things to come as we get into May.

Here’s three takeaways from the big win, as the team wraps up a winning first month of the season three games over .500.

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Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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