Ramirez powers Indians past Marlins 6-2

The Indians are 13-10 this season

James Rapien
April 24, 2019 - 4:04 pm
CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 24: Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off Sandy Alcantara #22 of the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Progressive Field on April 24, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) –  The Indians' bats woke up just in time in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Marlins. Jake Bauers got things going with the go-ahead RBI in the eighth inning. That was just the start of an Indians' rally.

Francisco Lindor followed that up with an RBI single of his own. The three-time All-Star went 2-for-5 on the day with two singles from the leadoff spot. Leonys Martin was hit by a pitch, which loaded the bases for Jose Ramirez. He hit a two-RBI double, which put the game away. Ramirez finished 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI. He's struggled to start the season, but was a big part of the Indians' win on Wednesday.

"We've all seen when he gets hot man, pretty much every at-bat is pretty dangerous," manager Terry Francona said before the game. "I'm telling you he's going to be fine. Sometimes you got to be patient."

Starter Jefry Rodriguez was impressive for the Tribe. He allowed one run and three hits in seven innings, finishing with three strikeouts. The 25-year-old did exactly what the Indians needed him to do. The bullpen pitched five innings on Tuesday, so having Gonzalez pitch deep into the game was huge for the pitching staff.

The Indians squandered a chance to add to their lead in the fifth inning. They loaded the bases with just one out. Carlos Santana was fooled by a breaking ball and struck out looking. Carlos Gonzalez grounded out to second base to end the inning. CarGo entered the game with a hit in each of his six games with Cleveland. That streak was snapped on Wednesday. He did reach base with a walk and scored the go-ahead run on Bauers' single.

Nick Wittgren allowed a home run in the eighth that made it 2-2. It was the first run he's allowed out of the bullpen this season. Brad Hand pitched the ninth inning, but didn't get a save since the Indians had a four run lead. They improve to 13-10 on the season. 

Up Next – The Indians head to Houston for a four-game series with the Astros. Trevor Bauer will go up against Gerrit Cole in game one on Thursday night.