CLEVELAND - After taking two out of three over the reigning World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals, the Cleveland Indians will continue Interleague play in Cincinnati before returning to Progressive Field to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The tribe is currently 4-2 on their nine game road trip and trail the Chicago White Sox back a half game in the American League Central division. The Indians will play an important role in the battle for first place in the National League Central division race this week. The Reds and Pirates are currently tied for first place.
Michael Brantley and Asdrubal Cabrera will take double digit hitting streaks into round one in the "Battle of Ohio" at Great American Ballpark beginning Tuesday night. Brantley has the major league's longest active hit streak of 18 straight games. Cabrera has a 12 game hit streak.
Can the tribe take round one in the "Battle of Ohio" and perhaps return home on Thursday night in first place again? It's one of many topics 92.3 The Fan Indians beat reporter Matt Loede discusses with Newschannel 5 sports anchor Mike Cairns on the June 10, 2012 edition of the Ford Sports Sunday.
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Jason Kipnis' three-run homer in the 10th inning gave the Cleveland Indians a 6-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer, Nick Swisher and Mike Aviles also went deep to back Corey Kluber, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-4 Wednesday.