CLEVELAND -- Second baseman Jose Ramirez is better known for his speed than his power. A season ago, he led the Eastern League with 38 stolen bases and often served as a pinch-runner during his stint in the Major Leagues.
But Ramirez showed he has some pop in his bat on Monday night. The Indians' No. 8 prospect, according to MLB.com, hit two home runs and helped Triple-A Columbus earn a 6-4 victory against Toledo. It was the first multi-homer game of his career.
Ramirez finished 4-for-5 with a stolen base and three RBIs. He is on a seven-game hitting streak and is hitting .333 with five stolen bases in 16 games this season. Ramirez has shown no ill-effects from the offseason thumb surgery that kept him sidelined at the start of Spring Training.
Two other members of MLB.com's Indians prospects list played key roles in Monday's win. First baseman Jesus Aguilar (No. 19) went 2-for-3 with a walk and home run, his fifth of the season. Right fielder Carlos Moncrief (No. 10) added two more hits and scored a run.
Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.