Indians bring down the rain with three sky-high blasts in fifth

Francisco Lindor and Mike Napoli celebrate his solo home run in the fifth. 

Ken Blaze-USA Today Sports

It’s no wonder that there was a weather delay at Progressive Field on Sunday afternoon.

Up 2-0 entering the bottom of the fifth inning, the Indians were able to add three runs on a trio of solo blasts.

Tyler Naquin–who had already hit a homer in two straight entering this afternoon–smacked a no doubter to start things off, a 419-foot shot to the second deck. 

One batter later, Carlos Santana took Chris Young yard to almost the exact same spot as Naquin’s.

And after Young got Jason Kipnis to ground out, the third time was the charm for Francisco Lindor, who knew his solo shot was a no doubter as soon as he swung the bat.

Coincedentally, or not so coincedentally, the rain started to come down during the following inning and the tarp was rolled out onto the field.

The Tribe had a 5-0 lead before the stoppage began in the middle of the sixth.