The Indians are as hot as any team in baseball right now. They've won four games in a row and are doing it with both offense and pitching. Over that stretch they've outscored teams 39-5, the last two wins coming off former Cy Young winners, Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee. Their starting rotation has posted an ERA of 1.38 over the last four games.
Ryan Raburn, signed as a utility player, has been the unlikely sparkplug in the batting order. He matched a career-high with four hits, a feat he also accomplished on Monday night at Kansas City. Dating back to his final plate appearance in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader at Kansas City, Raburn has gone 12-for-his-last-14 (. 7-for-7 at one point) with four home runs and nine RBI to raise his season average from .195 to .364.
Carlos Santana and Asdrubal Cabrera are also swinging the bat well. Santana has hit in six straight games (11-22) raising his average to .395. Cabrera has hit safely in 10 straight (14-37.
The Indians are off Thursday, they host Minnesota on Friday night.