Now Commenting On:

{"event":["prospect" ] }

Rookie-level Indians top Arizona League in offense

First baseman Bradley wins circuit's Triple Crown

Rookie-level Indians top Arizona League in offense play video for Rookie-level Indians top Arizona League in offense

The Rookie-level Indians were the top team offensively all season in the Arizona League. First baseman Bobby Bradley, the club's No. 20 prospect, won the circuit's Triple Crown (.361 batting average, eight home runs, 50 RBIs) and, as a team, they led the league in nearly every offensive category, from runs (332) to OPS (.745).

In the Arizona League championship game Monday, that offense led the Indians to the title. They scored 12 runs in the sixth inning and routed the Giants, 14-0.

The game was scoreless for four innings before the Indians scored a run in the fifth. They broke the game open the next inning, as they sent 17 batters to the plate and scored 12 runs on nine hits and two walks. The Giants used three pitchers in the inning, but couldn't find a way to slow the Indians bats until it was too late.

Bradley, the Indians' third-round pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, finished the night 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. Third baseman Yu-Cheng Chang went 4-for-5 with a double, a homer, two runs and two RBIs.

Five Indians pitchers combined for a six-hit shutout. Starter Shao-Ching Chiang picked up the victory after striking out five batters in five innings. Left-hander Justus Sheffield, the Indians' No. 7 prospect, followed Chiang and struck out two batters in one inning of work. Jared Robinson, Argenis Angulo and Yoiber Marquina each threw a scoreless inning of their own to complete the shutout.

The Indians went 20-5 during the regular season and won the Arizona League Central Division. They received a bye in the first round of the playoffs and defeated the Rangers, 7-3, in Sunday's semifinal to reach the championship game.

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.

{"event":["prospect" ] }
{"event":["prospect" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español