3. Steaks Continue
For the 15th straight game, the Indians notched at least one home run.
Tonight, it came on that shot from Kipnis over the center field wall in the lead-off spot in the bottom of the fifth inning. Zimmer would also knock his second homer of the year over the right field wall in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Tribe a 9-4 lead.
This is the longest streak since a 15-game stretch between June 23 and July 7 in the 2007 season.
Michael Brantley also lengthened his personal hit streak to 14 games in his first at bat of the night with a single. Brantley ended the night going 2-for-4 from the plate with one RBI.
Throughout his streak, Brantley is batting .345 and has recorded five doubles, five RBIs and seven runs. Brantley’s streak is the longest hit streak by any Indians player this year, and is the fifth longest of his career.
In fact, the last time any Indians player had a streak this long was last year when Mike Napoli had a 16-game hit streak going.