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Indians Get 8-6 Win Against Astros Thanks to Flurry of Home Runs; three takeaways

1. Smooth Insurance

Michael Brantley has been the epitome of consistency in the Indians lineup over the years, and this season that has been no different.

Brantley is currently hitting well over .300 and is in the middle of a 15-game hitting streak. Brantley came into Saturday night sporting seven home runs on the season, but home run number eight may be slightly more important than others as it served as an insurance run in the seventh inning.

The Astros had scored in three straight innings, and were able to cut the once four run deficit to just one run. With the struggles of the bullpen, insurance runs are always huge, especially since the high powered Houston offense.

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