Covering the Bases: Game 81
Indians 12, Angels 3
FIRST: Indians manager Manny Acta referred to "The Hafner Effect" following his team's rout over the Angels. It's too easy to say Pronk's return is the reason for the Tribe's lopsided win, but his impact was certainly noticeable.
Consider the first inning. After Jason Kipnis drew a two-out walk from Ervin Santana -- let's not let Kipnis' free pass get lost in this -- Travis Hafner engaged in an 11-pitch battle with the Angels pitcher.