Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, a walk and three runs scored in the Indians' 10-4 drubbing of the Phillies on Wednesday.
Kipnis has six homers since April 29 after going without one in his first 15 games. He's hitting .288 with 15 runs scored and 17 RBI in his last 16 games.
Corey Kluber surrendered three runs in six innings Wednesday in a victory over the Phillies.
So, it turns out that Kluber is pretty good when he doesn't walk anyone or allow homers. He's put up zeroes in both categories in both of his wins this year, but he's walked six and allowed three homers in his two losses. Of course, this is true of every pitcher. Kluber just has less margin for error than most.
Scott Kazmir was knocked around for four runs on six hits and two walks over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.
Kevin Frandsen took Kazmir deep in the first inning, and Domonic Brown provided the knockout blow with a longball to lead off the sixth. The lefty hit a pair of batters and threw 96 pitches in the five-plus innings. The outing takes a little helium out of the Kazmir balloon, but he was still sitting comfortably around 93-94 mph and remains intriguing in fantasy leagues. He'll try to bounce back next week against the Mariners.
Indians manager Terry Francona said Mark Reynolds "will get the majority of the time at third" base following the demotion of Lonnie Chisenhall.
Reynolds is making his third straight start at the position Tuesday since Chisenhall's demotion. He offers below average defense at the hot corner, but with the way he's swinging the bat, the Indians don't really care. Having Reynolds at third should ultimately mostly help Ryan Raburn and Jason Giambi get more playing time. Mike Aviles will also see some starts at the hot corner
Brett Myers (elbow) threw around 45 pitches Tuesday in a bullpen session at Citizens Bank Park.
Myers could be cleared to make a rehab start this weekend if he wakes up Wednesday with no abnormal discomfort. The right-hander has been on the disabled list since April 21 with a mild tear of the UCL in his elbow. The Indians could ask him to make multiple rehab starts.