The same old Jason Kipnis walked into his home away from home at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday morning. Along with him came the Nick Swisher everyone thought the Indians were getting when they signed him in December. It proved to be a potent combination as the Indians came from behind for the third straight game against Chicago for a 4-3 victory. The Tribe has won three straight and 13 of its last 18 to improve to 14-13 in June. Don't sneeze at the June record, because it includes an eight-game losing streak. Swisher won it in the eighth on a single through the middle off Jesse Crain. Asdrubal Cabrera and Kipnis set the table with one-out singles. It was the first earned run Crain (2-3) has allowed in 31 appearances. In Saturday night's 9-8 victory, Swisher capped a four-run rally in the ninth with the game-winning homer off closer Addison Reed to complete a doubleheader sweep. "That's the Swish that we are going to rely on the rest of the year," said manager Terry Francona. "We're going to have to take care of him a little bit. He won't play Sunday, but he's starting to feel good about himself." Swisher has been nursing a sore left shoulder since spring training. It's something he's going to have to deal with the rest of the year.
Swisher gives Indians 4-3 victory over White Sox
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Jun 30