Don't be surprised if there's a run on Asdrubal Cabrera's bats over the next few days among his teammates. There seems to be magic in that wood. Cabrera hit a three-run triple and Roberto Perez, using one of Cabrera's bats, hit a two-run homer in his big league debut Thursday night as the Indians rallied late to beat the Yankees, 9-3, and split a four-game series at Progressive Field. The Indians promoted Perez from Class AAA Columbus on Tuesday. He brought two bats with him and broke them both. He broke the second on a foul ball in the eighth inning that ran the count to 3-2. He was scrambling around looking for another bat when Cabrera gave him one of his. Perez drove the next pitch toward the top of the wall in left center field. The ball was originally ruled a double, but crew chief Fieldin Culbreth reviewed the play after a visit from manager Terry Francona. The review took 2: 27, but it was worth the wait as Culbreth signaled home run.
Cleveland Indians rally late to beat New York Yankees, 9-3
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Jul 11