Elvis Andrus continued his career-long assault on the Cleveland Indians on Monday night, and he did it in a big way in helping lead the Rangers to a 9-2 win to open the three-game set for their third consecutive win.
Andrus went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI to move his season batting average up to .293 — good for third on the team behind Nomar Mazara and Ian Desmond.
Don't be shocked if Andrus gets his average up above .300 by the end of the series on Wednesday, as he's been a massive thorn in the side of the Indians throughout his career. He's now a career .374 hitter in 51 games against The Tribe with four home runs and 29 RBIs. Move those numbers inside Progressive Field in Cleveland, and they get even more impressive.
In 29 games in Cleveland, he's hitting .418 with a .488 on-base percentage with three home runs and 16 RBIs.
Andrus has taken more than his fair share of criticism, especially since his epic Game 5 meltdown against Toronto in October, but he's bounced back and is currently on track to have the best season of his career as a 27-year-old.