Top-heavy Indians lineup searching for balance. Reported by Ryan Lewis. The top of the Indians’ lineup currently boasts three of the hottest hitters in the American League.

Those in spots 4 through 9 are trying to catch up. Francisco Lindor, Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez — currently slotted 1-2-3 in the order — all entered Sunday in the top 11 in w.R.C. plus in the American League. Since the lineup was shuffled to align those three in succession, they’ve carried the load as the Indians hitters have tried to support a struggling bullpen and keep the team atop the A.L. Central.