8/14/2014 11:35 P.M. ET
Ramsey easing into Triple-A nicely
Indians' newly acquired prospect went 5-for-5 on Thursday
By Teddy Cahill / MLB.com
Outfielder James Ramsey, the Indians' No. 5 prospect, collected five hits and drove in four runs Thursday to lead Triple-A Columbus to a 7-4 victory at home against Lehigh Valley.
Ramsey, who was acquired last month from the Cardinals in exchange for Justin Masterson , went 5-for-5 with two doubles and a home run. He played center field while Michael Bourn, who was likely playing the final game of his rehab assignment, served as the Clippers' designated hitter. Bourn went 0-for-4 before being replaced by a pinch hitter in the seventh.
Ramsey doubled in the first inning, homered in the third and singled in the fourth. He had two opportunities to complete the cycle but he singled in the sixth and doubled in the eighth.
Instead of his first career cycle, Ramsey settled for his first five-hit game. His big night at the plate came a day after Zach Walters, Cleveland's other Trade Deadline acquisition, hit a walkoff home run in the Indians 3-2 victory in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Ramsey began the season with Double-A Springfield and was hitting .300/.389/.527 with 13 home runs in 67 games when he was traded. The Indians immediately moved him up to Triple-A and he has eased into the transition nicely. In 13 games with Columbus, he is hitting .314/.386/.549 with two home runs.