Indians vs. Astros Game Highlights (7/20/21) | MLB Highlights
HOUSTON -- Cesar Hernandez may or may not be wearing an Indians uniform by the time the July 31 trading deadline comes and goes. But in his two years in Cleveland, he’s made an impression.
Last year, during the 60-game sprint, he won his first Gold Glove and led AL second basemen in hits, runs, doubles and walks. This year the defense hasn’t been all that golden, but the power has.
Hernandez gave the Indians their first and only victory over the Astros this season Wednesday night with his 16th homer of the year. It was a tiebreaking drive to right field in the seventh inning that gave the Indians a 5-4 win at Minute Maid Park. The 16 homers are a career high for the switch-hitting Hernandez, who continued to help himself on the trade or free agent market if the Indians don’t exercise his club option for 2022.
“His batting average (.226) is lower than what he’s accustomed to, but he’s also hit 16 home runs and a lot of them have been big ones,” said manager Terry …
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