Nick Swisher and Justin Masterson double-teamed the Angels on Wednesday. Swisher didn't want to see the Indians lose the momentum they created in Tuesday night's 14-inning victory. It would have been easy to do because Wednesday was the last game on a nine-game 10-day trip. Masterson went into Wednesday's start trying to give the bullpen as much of a break as he could. The relievers pitched 8 2/3 innings Tuesday night. They each accompllished their goals as the Indians beat the Angels 3-1 to complete a three-game sweep at Angel Stadium. Swisher provided an early 2-0 lead with a two-run homer into the right-field bleachers against Jerome Williams. Mike Aviles added an insurance run when he scored from third on a wild pitch in the ninth by Dane De La Rosa. "We wanted to come out and get this game" said Swisher. "After winning that 14-inning marathon that's something you can rally around. We got guys who want to do that. We got guys in here who want to be in the playoffs and who are working hard to get there."
Swisher homers, Masterson deals as Indians sweep Angels, 3-1
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Aug 22