The Cleveland Indians earned a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday.
The beneficiary of clutch hitting for the second straight day, the Cleveland Indians ended their eight-game, three-city road trip with a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium Wednesday afternoon.
The Indians, who finished the road trip with a 4-4 record by taking two of three games in Los Angeles, pounded out nine hits, less than 24 hours after registering 13 in a 10-3 win over the Dodgers.
Down by a run heading into the top of the eighth inning, Francona sent David Murphy to the plate to pinch hit for right fielder Ryan Raburn, and that proved to be a critical decision for the Indians.
Murphy singled to left field that scored centerfielder Michael Brantley to tie the game at 3-3. He then advanced to second and first baseman Carlos Santana went to third on a throwing error by Dodgers left fielder Matt Kemp.
Left fielder Mike Aviles was next up, and he singled home both Santana and Murphy with a line drive to right field.
Earlier in the game, the Indians jumped out to a 2-0 lead when Raburn belted a two-run homer to left field. With one out, catcher Yan Gomes singled to right field, and then, Raburn took an 0-1 pitch from Jin Ryu over the wall.
Not at his best, Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer allowed three runs and six hits in 5.2 innings of work.
However, the Indians' bullpen allowed only two hits, and one earned run on Scott Van Slyke's solo home run in the eighth inning off of reliever Scott Atchison to close out the victory.