Indians hit 11 doubles, 2 HRs in 15-3 romp over Athletics

Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians reached double digits, and then some.
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Lindor homered and hit two of the Indians’ 11 doubles Sunday as they ended the Oakland Athletics’ six-game winning streak with a 15-3 romp.

It was really good, Lindor said. Hopefully it’ll keep us in the right direction. Guys felt very comfortable today in the box. Hopefully we can carry that approach to tomorrow’s game.

Khris Davis had two hits for the A’s. Oakland had won 12 of 14 going into the day, but left the bases loaded in the first and struggled to get much going after that.

It’s unfortunate that this game got completely out of hand for us because the guys felt great about not only playing well but coming back, A’s manager Bob Melvin said. We had some good at-bats and then it just got a little out of hand.

The Indians were outscored 10-3 in the first two games of the series and were on the verge of being swept for the second time this season before breaking out against A’s starter Frankie Montas (4-2) and four relievers.

Lindor struck out in his first at-bat, doubled in his next two and hit his 21st home run in the seventh. The Indians leadoff hitter later drew a bases-loaded walk in the eighth.

The 31-year-old Komarov had seven goals and 12 assists in 74 games last season for Toronto. For his career, he has 52 goals and 70 assists in 327 games over five seasons, all with Toronto.

He made the most headlines last season for being on the receiving end of a kiss on the cheek from Bruins agitator Brad Marchand in the playoffs.

Komarov will fill the agitator/penalty-killing role for the Islanders previously held by free-agent Durham Smythe Jersey Nikolay Kulemin.

New York also reportedly re-signed defenseman Thomas Hickey to a four-year, $10 million deal.

Hickey is coming off a season in which he had a career-high 25 points in 69 games, finishing Womens Deshaun Watson Jersey with five goals — one shy of his career high — and matching his best with 20 assists. He has 22 goals and 89 assists in 409 regular-season games, all with the Islanders.

All that studying of left-handed hitters has paid off. Opposing lefties are batting just.195 against Scherzer, 20 points lower than last season. Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images