ANAHEIM -- Manny Acta summed up the Indians' offense as simply as he could. "As Grady goes, we go," Acta said Tuesday. He was referring to Grady Sizemore, of course, and that's a rather grim equation, at this point of the season. Sizemore, the Indians' No. 2 hitter, entered Tuesday batting just .203 with no homers, four doubles, two triples, six RBIs and a .610 OPS. So that's a big reason why the Tribe offense had managed to score just 62 runs in 19 games.
But with no physical limitations following the two surgeries he had last September, Sizemore is counted on to break out soon. "He's very close to just getting loose and starting to hit the ball around for us," Acta said. "He's swinging the bat well, and he's ready to snap out of it. I'm anxious to see him start knocking the ball around."