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Indians Take 3.5 Game Lead in AL Central Following 6-2 Win Over Angels

While just about everyone was paying attention to the hard to swallow loss for the Cavs at home to the Warriors in game four of the NBA Finals, the Indians continued to have a little fun out west.

The Tribe, led by the pitching of Corey Kluber, beat up the dreadful Los Angeles Angels 6-2 on Friday night, and now on their long 10-game road trip sit at 3-2, winners of two straight.

The team moves to an impressive 17-14 on the road, and on the season they are 34-26, 3.5 games ahead of second-place Chicago in the AL Central.

Friday night the Indians put the game away early, as they put up six runs in the first two innings, while Kluber was in control all night.

He threw a three hitter, with eight strikeouts added on for his 6th win of the season against six losses.

On the offensive side, second basemen Jason Kipnis had three hits, and Mike Napoli doubled home the first run for the Tribe to get them going early.

The Indians have started the month red-hot, winning eight of 10 games to take a quick lead in the division. They will get a shot to see another outing from Trevor Bauer (4-2, 3.88 ERA) in Saturday’s matchup.

Bauer has won both of his career starts against the Angels.

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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