1. Long ball success
The Indians would score all four of their runs on two hits.
The first came in the second inning, as Edwin Encarnacion tied the game at one with a solo homer off of a 78.5 mph curveball to left field. It was the 37th time this year that Encarnacion has gotten to walk the parrot.
Both teams were in a stalemate for the next two innings, until Francisco Lindor stepped to the plate with one out and two on in the top of the fifth.
Prior to Lindor’s at-bat, Yan Gomes and Giovanny Urshela each recorded singles. That put Lindor in a great position to rock a 90.6 mph fastball to center field to give the Indians their 4-1 lead.
The Indians have now hit 200 home runs for the year, the most since they hit 207 in 2005.
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