After a slow start, it seems the Indians’ bats have finally woken up. After struggling to put up more than two or three runs early on, the new-found bats posted great numbers against the Tigers, Blue Jays and division rivals, Minnesota.

In a 5-1 win against the Tigers, Yonder Alonso drove in two runs and Michael Brantley and Fransisco Lindor each drove in one. After Carlos Carrasco kept the Tigers to three runs, the Indians cranked out 15 hits and scored nine, led by Jason Kipnis, Lindor, and Jose Ramirez, who drove in seven of those RBI. Despite losing to the Blue Jays, Kipnis, Lindor and Alonso each batted in a run. In the first game against the Twins in Puerto Rico, Lindor drove in two more runs.

With the bats turning the corner, it is a positive factor to see players like Lindor, Kipnis, and Alonso leading the charge. These are the guys that need to lead the way forward into the middle of the season. When the stars pick it up, the rest of the team will follow suit. That goes for any sport. So as long as Kipnis, Lindor, Brantley and hopefully Encarnacion bring their big bats, the hitting will soon be a great supplement to the already dominant pitching.

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