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Indians Sweep Royals; Three Takeaways from todays 12-0 win

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Cleveland Indians finished off an impressive three game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 12-0 victory today in front of an energized crowd at Progressive Field.   The attendance was 32,229 fans who got to enjoy a beautiful 73-degree day for baseball.  Three big things stand out about todays and this weekend’s action.


Cleveland gets off to a hot start on both sides of the ball!

Carrasco cruised through the first with none of the 3 batters he faced even getting a ball out of the infield.  Meanwhile the Indians came out with full guns blazing against young starting pitcher Eric Skoglund who came into the game 1-1 with a 5.59 era.

Frankie Lindor opened the game with a walk followed by an Austin Jackson single.  Jose Ramirez showed yet again why he is so clutch, knocking Lindor in with a double and making it 1-0 in the blink of an eye.

Edwin Encarnacion grounded out to make it 2-0 seconds after that.  The sacrifice also put Ramirez on third with only one out for Carlos Santana.  Carlos failed to increase the lead as he quickly popped out to the first basemen.  It wouldn’t matter as Brandon Guyer showed some more of the great two out hitting that has kept the Indians bats hot as of late, with a 2 out RBI single to make it 3-0.

A Zimmer strikeout would end the surge there, but it was great start to give their second best starting pitcher a comfortable lead to work with.  The only question was how would Carassco do after the long layoff sitting in the dugout.

Carrasco would end those questions early, with two more strikeouts in the top of the second, while allowing only one hit but keeping the Royals scoreless.

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