In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.
The Indians’ Jason Kipnis may not be a stud in one particular facet of the game, but his well-rounded offense at second base gives him a high ceiling.
Derek Jeter pulled within three hits of 3,000 for his career, lining a double in three at-bats against Cleveland’s Justin Masterson, who shut down the powerful New York Yankees for eight scoreless innings and led the Indians to a 5-3 win on Wednesday night.
Alex Rodriguez was hit by a pitch after he homered, Bartolo Colon pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning before he hurt himself, and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 4-0 on a misty, windy Saturday afternoon.
Can you think of one good reason why the Indians shouldn’t retain the #1 spot? Evan can’t, so they remain entrenched at the top.