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Lindor and Brantley’s stellar offensive night leads Tribe to 6-2 win over Royals; three takeaways

2. The doctor is in

For as hot as Lindor was on Saturday, Michael Brantley matched him nearly swing for swing.

Brantley went 3-for-4 at the plate, and batted in two runs.

He brought Lindor home in the first inning, smacking a 1-1 changeup to right field for an RBI single. In the sixth inning, Brantley doubled to right on a slider, plating Lindor and giving the Indians their first lead of the game at 3-2. In the seventh inning he followed up Lindor’s homer with another single.

The duo of Brantley and Lindor accounted for seven of Cleveland’s hits on Saturday and all five of their extra-base hits.

“Brant’s been doing a great job behind me,” Lindor said after the game. “Brant is the best hitter on the team and one of the best hitters in the league. Whenever he’s behind you, he’s going to protect you.”

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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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