Friday recap: Cabrera, Kluber and Aviles stay hot
The Indians won their fourth straight on Friday night, overcoming a 2-0 deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-2, at Tropicana Field.
Leading the charge were three players who are very, very hot:
- Asdrubal Cabrera has nine hits in his last 11 at-bats, including five extra-base hits; he homered in the sixth on Friday.
- Starter Corey Kluber improved to 3-3 by pitching 6.2IP and striking out 9. In his last four starts, Kluber has struck out 38 while walking only six in 28.1IP; his ERA in that span is 1.91.
- Second baseman Mike Aviles is 13-for-25 since April 29, when Jason Kipnis was injured and placed on the disabled list. Click here to watch his crucial three-run homer in the seventh inning on Friday.
The Indians and Rays are back at it tonight from the Trop, with Zach McAllister on the bump for Cleveland.
–Associated Press photos