Tribe thumps Los Angeles Angels. Of Anaheim. In California.

Coco Crisp had three hits, scored two runs and stole a base, leading the Indians to a 9-3 win Wednesday afternoon over the Angels. Cliff Lee gave up two earned in six innings with four Ks, but he retired the last 13 hitters he faced and didn’t walk anybody.

As encouraging as Lee’s performance was, seeing the offense fire on all its cylinders, even if only for one afternoon, was kinda nice. Ben Broussard, Jhonny Peralta and Casey Blake each went deep, Broussard’s homer being his first of three hits on the day. Grady Sizemore added two hits from the leadoff slot. The only negative was Travis Hafner’s 0-5. If you have him on your fantasy team and you see nine runs on the board for the Tribe, you’re thinking Pronk did something for you. Whoops.

The biggest news of the day, though, may be Coco’s line. He collected three hits Tuesday with a homer and a steal and three more hits today with a homer and a steal, but he only had one hit Monday. A solo home run. And he stole a base.

Expected by some to go 20/20 atop the Tribe’s lineup, Coco is now easily in line with those numbers, sitting at four homers and six steals following this week’s binge. All of the damage, though, has been down lower in the order — after batting second in Monday’s win, Coco has hit sixth the past two games. While I still think he’ll be this team’s leadoff hitter, I doubt he’s going anywhere anytime soon. Batting sixth has suited him nicely.

By the way, we’re sending out a search party for Aaron Boone. If you’ve seen him, please, send word (0-4, 1 K, 4 LOB).

You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for content updates.