The Cleveland Indians will look to make it thirteen-straight victories over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, as Josh Tomlin takes the mound for the Tribe. Cleveland is coming off of a 6-0 win yesterday which saw an incredible inside-the-park home run from Edwin Encarnacion. It was Encarnacion’s third home run of the season, reaching that mark in thirteen fewer games than he did in 2017. Overall, it was a solid day for the offense and was the third-straight game in which the team scored four or more runs.
Getting the start for Los Angeles is righty Garrett Richards, who makes his second start of the 2018 campaign. Richards lasted five innings against Oakland on Opening Day, giving up seven hits and four earned runs along with two home runs. Richards only started six games last season due to nerve irritation in his bicep after suffering an elbow injury in 2016.
Let’s look at three keys to a Tribe victory out on the West Coast:
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