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Tribe's hitters showing improvement vs. lefties

Tribe's hitters showing improvement vs. lefties

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Tribe's hitters showing improvement vs. lefties
CLEVELAND -- The Indians are looking to finish out this season with as many positive vibes as possible. Making strides in areas of weakness over the final few games is a good way to accomplish that goal.

Over the course of September -- especially in the past week -- the Indians have shown strong progress with their performance against left-handed pitching. That is something interim manager Sandy Alomar Jr. has enjoyed seeing.

"I'm pretty pleased," Alomar said. "I have to say that the team is doing much better against left-handed pitchers, which is a plus. We were outmatched against left-handers early in the year and through the middle of the year.

"Everybody was focusing and setting rotations against us. Now, that's not the case."

Entering Sunday's tilt with Kansas City, Cleveland had hit .356 (58-for-163) with a .426 on-base percentage and a .479 slugging percentage against lefties over the past eight games. In the previous 125 games, the Indians' slash line against southpaws was .224/.301/.341.

The Tribe has hit .289 with a .361 OBP and a .393 SLG against left-handers through 21 games in September.

"The guys are turning a corner on that," Alomar said. "They're giving better approaches. That's really going to help."

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