Hannahan caps blistering August in style

Hannahan caps blistering August in style

CLEVELAND -- Lonnie Chisenhall doesn't mind sitting back and watching, so long as Jack Hannahan continues his torrid stretch.

Hannahan wrapped up August hitting .420 (21-for-50) with three home runs and 13 RBIs. He capped the month in style, belting two long balls and notching the walk-off RBI single in Cleveland's 16-inning win over Oakland on Wednesday.

"I've kind of always been a streaky hitter," Hannahan said. "I've had some good months and some bad months. But, no, I can't remember having a month like this."

The Indians are content to ride out Hannahan's heat wave. The veteran has started 10 of the last 11 games at third base, relegating Chisenhall to a comfortable seat in the dugout.

"He's on fire right now, so he's out there playing and I'm cheering him on," Chisenhall said. "It's nice to see the team winning and him playing well."

Upon his arrival to the big league club, Chisenhall started at the hot corner in 32 of 45 games. For the season, however, he's batting just .238 with three homers and eight RBIs, numbers that don't stack up after Hannahan's recent surge.

That has left the rookie to make the most of his now limited playing time.

"When I get the nod at third base, I definitely try to take advantage of it," Chisenhall said. "I don't take it for granted, and just go out there and work."