Losing streak snapped: Tribe wins 5-2 over Rockies
CLEVELAND– The Indians rode the Strikeout Machine to a 5-2 Friday night victory against the Colorado Rockies at Progressive Field.
Corey Kluber struck out 12 batters in his stint on the hill to get his 4th win in the month of May against no losses. He is now 6-3 on the season.
Cleveland took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a Lonnie Chisenhall RBI single.
The Rockies took the lead in the top of the fourth inning thanks to a Carlos Gonzalez two-run homer.
But while Kluber was mowing down Rockies, the Indians’ offense awoke and did some damage.
Cleveland scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 5th. Michael Bourn singled home David Murphy to tie the game at two apiece.
Asdrubal Cabrera gave the home crowd a big thrill with a two-run homer. It was his 4th roundtripper of the season. Chisenhall capped the inning with a RBI double that plated Michael Brantley.
Brantley extended his home hitting streak to 19 games, the longest streak by an Indian in Progressive Field history.
The Indians take on the Rockies again Saturday afternoon.