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Flurry of homers leads Indians to 12-2 win over Tigers; three takeaways from Cleveland’s 7th straight win

CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Indians kept their win streak alive and swept the Detroit Tigers on Sunday afternoon with a 12-2 win.

The Indians had plenty of offensive fire power, as Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez, Jason Kipnis and Edwin Encarnacion all homered. As a team, the Indians set a new season-high with 19 hits.

Adam Plutko (4-1) picked up the win for Cleveland, while Dan Otero, Oliver Perez, Neil Ramirez and Josh Tomlin combined to throw three scoreless innings. Matt Boyd picked up the loss for the Tigers, giving up eight hits and six earned runs through three innings.

The Tribe has now won seven straight, their longest win streak of the season, and holds a season-high eight-game lead in the AL Central. They’ll look to keep that momentum going as they head out to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals in a three-game set that begins on Monday.

Until then, here are three takeaways from Sunday afternoon’s win.

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Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation's Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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