The Indians won for the 10th time in the last 11 games on Thursday, a 9-2 win over Oakland.

 

The Tribe swept the 4-games series from the A's and is the first time since 1999 that Cleveland has swept Oakland in a 4-game series.  The last time it happened in Cleveland was 1995.

 

The Tribe hit 3 more home runs on Thursday (Kipnis, Swisher and Reynolds) and now have 49 dingers on the year, which not only leads the American League, but is the most in all of baseball. Atlanta (2nd) entered Thursday night with 47 HR's.

Scott Kazmir (2-1, 4.87) struck out 10 batters and got his 2nd win of the year, as he pitched 6 innings and gave up only 1 run on 5 hits.

 

The Indians open a huge series on Friday night in Detroit.  The Tribe (18-14) is one game back of the 1st place Tigers (19-13). 

 

 Corey Kluber (2-1, 3.06) will go for the Indians, while Max Scherzer (4-0, 3.43) will be on the mound for the Tigers.