The Indians’ bats heated up in a big way against Rick Porcello and the Red Sox in ALDS Game 1.

By SI Wire
October 07, 2016

The Indians’ bats heated up in a big way against Rick Porcello and the Red Sox in ALDS Game 1, with three solo shots spotting Cleveland a 4–2 lead.

Light-hitting catcher Roberto Perez started off the damage against Boston’s ace righthander, and after a Carlos Santana groundout, Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor went back-to-back in an impressive team power display.

Watch the home runs here:

First, Perez:

Then Kipnis:

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And Lindor.

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As SI’s Ben Reiter notes, Porcello did Cleveland a few favors with his pitch spotting.

The Indians lead 4–2 entering the bottom of the fourth inning. Game 2 is Friday.

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