PHOTO GALLERY: Kluber, Kipnis lead Cleveland Indians sweep of Athletics
Jason Kipnis drove in three runs and Mike Napoli hit his team-high 24th homer in the Tribe’s 8-0 win over Oakland on Sunday at Progressive Field. In sweeping the A’s, the Indians maintain their 4.5-game lead over the Tigers in the AL Central and their AL-best winning percentage (.588, 60-42).
Kipnis had a two-run single, Francisco Lindor a sac fly and Napoli that homer in the third; the homer marked Napoli’s 1,000th career hit. In the fourth, Roberto Perez had an RBI single and Kipnis added a sac fly, while Abraham Almonte added a fifth-inning sac fly.
Corey Kluber improved to 10-8 and lowered his ERA to 3.27 by pitching seven scoreless innings with seven strikeouts. He ranks first in the American League in FanGraphs’ WAR measurement.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik, Maureen MacGregor