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8/27 Recap: Indians Continue to Trade Blow Outs with Texas, Lose by 7

Player of the Game Andrew Miller doesn’t normally get recognized here because his performances are generally a small part of a greater team effort in a win. Today, however, he was a small bright spot in an otherwise dismal game as he struck out all three batters he faced in the 7th inning. He threw only 12 pitches of which 11 were strikes. He has now struck out 19 with four hits...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 hour ago

Salazar aims to reverse course in Texas finale

Rangers left-hander Derek Holland and Indians right-hander Danny Salazar will square off in the finale of a four-game series between the top teams in the American League on Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park.
Via Indians.com
2 hours ago

Bruises for bases: Guyer racking up HBPs

Brandon Guyer was sporting a bright red bruise on the side of his left shin on Saturday evening. It was the result of the latest pitch to tail low and in and strike the Indians outfielder, who has become baseball's new hit-by-pitch king.
Via Indians.com
3 hours ago

This Is Next Year: Finishing Up The Summer Strong

DSL Indians by Joseph Coblitz This will be the final time the Dominican Summer League Indians will be mentioned this year in the minor league recap as their final game is today. Nature has apparently already determined that there season should be over as each of their last three games were rained out after they lost their first three games in the last week. This was an extension...
Via Burning River Baseball
14 hours ago

Indians end funk with furious 17-hit attack

Following a four-game stretch that saw the Indians score only three runs -- all via solo home runs -- the offense kicked into high gear Friday night in a 12-1 victory over the Rangers.
Via Indians.com
22 hours ago

Kluber extends win streak to 6, Indians top Rangers 12-1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Corey Kluber pitched six strong innings for a career-best sixth straight victory and Abraham Almonte hit two run-scoring doubles, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 12-1 on Friday night in a matchup of division leaders. The Indians (73-54) snapped a three-game losing streak, which had tied a season high, and pulled within a game of the Rangers...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

8/26 Recap: Indians Find Runs, Were in Almonte’s Pockets

Player of the Game With two doubles and a single accounting for 4 RBI and two runs scored, Abraham Almonte wins tonight’s Player of the Game. The doubles were #12 and #13 on the season, setting a new single season mark for the outfielder, surpassing the 12 he hit in 82 games last year. He has played in just 38 this year. Feathers Up After scoring three runs total in their last...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago

Cleveland Indians: Catching Up with 2016's Top Draft Picks

Jun 18, 2016; Omaha, NE, USA; UC Santa Barbara Gauchos pitcher Shane Bieber (19) throws out Oklahoma State Cowboys infielder Corey Hassel (28) on a bunt in the first inning in the 2016 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports As the season winds down for the Cleveland Indians’ minor league teams...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Indians minor league recap: Columbus and Akron winning streaks are snapped

Anthony Santander and Andrew Calica continue to crush the ball with huge games The Columbus Clippers and Akron RubberDucks had been two of the hottest teams in the minor leagues, winning 19 games consecutively combined, but that all came to a screeching halt yesterday due to some poor pitching performances. But there was still plenty to get excited about, as several other top Indians...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: August 26, 1940

Cleveland tops Washington, 4-3, as Bob Feller’s relief work ends the rally of the Senators and keeps Ossie Vitt’s Indians in first place by three games over the Detroit Tigers. Hal Trosky gave the Indians a 2-0 lead with his 23rd homer of the year in the first. He singled home a run in the third to make it 3-0. Mel Harder, the Indians starter of the day, allowed a run in the...

Indians release Tommy Hunter

The Cleveland Indians announced on Thursday afternoon that the club has released veteran right-handed pitcher Tommy Hunter. Hunter was placed on the Indians’ 15-day disabled list in July after reportedly suffering a non-displaced fracture in his back due to a fall at his home during the All-Star break. He had recently begun a rehab assignment with […] The post Indians release...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Jose Ramirez Has Been Michael Brantley

It was fair to wonder about the potential of the Indians’ offense when Peter Gammons went on live television during the Winter Meetings and reported that Michael Brantley would be out until August after learning his shoulder injury was worse than originally expected. It might’ve been fair to wonder about it before then; this was a unit that was below average by wRC+ in 2015,...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Santana homers, Carrasco pitches Indians over A's 1-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Carlos Carrasco and Andrew Miller combined on a four-hitter, Carlos Santana homered in the eighth inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Monday night. Carrasco (9-6) was masterful while limiting the A's to four hits over eight innings. The right-hander had nine strikeouts, retired the side in order five times and allowed only one...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jump up and get down! It's the Cleveland Indians third quarter review

Another chunk of the 162-game marathon is in the rearview mirror. Before we leave it entirely behind us, let's take a moment to discuss the 3rd quarter. The Cleveland Indians are three-quarters of the way through the 2016 baseball season. With only 40 games left to play, the Tribe sit at 71-51 with a seven-game lead in the American League central. It feels like yesterday that I bought...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians minor league recap: Eric Haase has the best game of his career

Nellie Rodriguez also homers for the 23rd time There were several unlikely heroes for the Indians affiliates last night. Struggling catching prospect Eric Haase had an absolutely monster game for Akron, while struggling first base prospect Emmanuel Tapia did the exact same thing for Mahoning Valley in an offensive explosion. Japanese pitcher Toru Murata had one of his best performances...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Naquin hits walkoff inside-the-park home run (Video)

The Indians opened their weekend series with the Blue Jays with a dramatic win on Friday. Cleveland entered the bottom of the ninth inning trailing 2-1, but that deficit didn’t last long. Carlos Santana flied out to the catcher to begin the inning. Then, Jose Ramirez hit a solo home run to tie the ball game. Next up was Tyler Naquin who won the game with another home run, only...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Indians bring you the donut double cheeseburger (and don’t forget the tater tots)

The Cleveland Indians are serving a chesseburger for tonight’s game that combines dinner and dessert all in one. Now, whether that’s a good thing is up to you to decide. But here you go: So you want a taste of Canada, eh? Come to the Terrace Club & see what this Donut Bacon Cheeseburger is all aboot! pic.twitter.com/sJnAQeAlN0 — Indians Great Eats (@FeedYourTribe) August...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

1st-place Cleveland Indians add minority ownership partner

Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan has brought on a minority partner. After a yearlong search to find an investor to alleviate some of the financial burden, Dolan, whose family bought the club from Richard Jacobs in 2000, has partnered with John Sherman, a business entrepreneur from Kansas City, Missouri. It's not immediately known how much Sherman paid for his share or his ownership...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

These are not the same old Cleveland Indians

It wasn’t so long ago that the Cleveland Indians had quickly run the gamut of preseason breakthrough candidate to underwhelming disappointment, of sorts. Sure, they had managed to walk away with a winning record for the 2015 campaign, but it was a far cry from what was anticipated for the club on the heels of such a promising end to 2014. Corey Kluber had become the most unlikely...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss
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