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Elias: Ryan Raburn joins exclusive club; Tribe match World Series year

Cleveland Indians super-sub Ryan Raburn, who was 4-for-5 on Wednesday night, is only the fourth major-league player in the last 75 years to have at least 11 hits and four home runs in a three-game span, per Elias Sports Bureau. The others do so were Duke Snider (1955, Dodgers), Kirby Puckett (1987, Twins) and Shawn Green (2002, Dodgers).

Raburn is also the first major-league player since former Indians third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff in August 2009 to collect 11 hits in a span of 12 at-bats, then with the San Diego Padres.

The Indians have now won their last four games, outscoring opponents by 34 runs over that stretch (39-5). Cleveland last won four straight games by such a large combined margin in August 1948 (41-7, including a 26-3 win over the St. Louis Browns) on their way to winning the World Series.

[Related: Indians 6, Phillies 0: Bauer & The Raburn Show Help Tribe to Fourth Straight Win]

  • Garry_Owen

    Here’s what I got from this:

    Ryan Raburn = Kirby Puckett

    2013 Indians = 1948 Indians

    Yes!

  • Can we pay for playoff tickets now? Im sure the dolans would love that.

  • Andrew

    Championship. Book it.

  • mgbode

    26-3 win over the Browns. Definitive proof that this is a TribeTown.

  • Adam Rosen

    Im ready for the weekend series with the Twins where we lose 2 of 3 scoring a total of 5 runs

  • Jaker

    Sign Nick Swisher to 14 mil a year.
    Sign Michael Bourn to 12 mil a year.
    Sign Brett Myers to 7 mil deal.
    Sign Mark Reynolds to a 6 mil deal.
    Sign Giambi and Kazmir.
    Trade for Trevor Bauer and Drew Stubbs.

    Ryan Raburn is the stud acquisition. He’s got to be an everyday player now, right?

  • Hypno_Toad

    What a waste of money on Myers…

  • Craig

    Who would Raburn replace? Stubbs? Looks like Stubbs found his stroke too… nice oppo power. Kipnis looks lost out there.

  • ToxicToast

    I’d be ok with Raburn taking a few of Kipnis’s starts while he’s on this crazy hot streak. But ultimately Raburn will fall back to earth and Kipnis is our guy.