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MINNEAPOLIS—Tribe starter Zach McAllister did something Tuesday he hasn’t done in 82 days.
Win a ballgame.
Behind the arm of the tall right-hander, Cleveland defeated the last place Twins, 5-2 to win for just the third time in their last 12 games at Target Field.
McAllister (5-7, 3.74 ERA) was brilliant in his six quality innings of work, giving up just one earned run on four hits and striking out seven. He also picks up his first career victory against Minnesota throwing 76 of his 105 pitches for strikes.
With the much needed win, Cleveland (64-56) not only slides up to 3 1/2 games back of the Tampa Bay Rays for the second wild card spot, but also moves just six back of the Detroit Tigers in the A.L. Central.
For the second night, the Twins used the long ball to get on the board first. Left fielder Josh Willingham jumped on a four-seam fastball from McAllister for his 12th homer of the season to put Minnesota up 1-0 early.
Offensively, the Indians scored their first run of the seri...
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The Cleveland Indians have released veteran infielder Mark Reynolds. On Thursday the Indians designated Reynolds for assignment and now that he has passed through waivers unclaimed the team has released him.
Reynolds, 30, can be signed by anyone for the major league minimum. Cleveland will be on the hook for the remaining $2 million on his contract.
Multiple contending teams will...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Zach McAllister won for the first time in almost three months, Ryan Raburn homered and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Cleveland had lost seven of its last eight and posted a 6.00 ERA during that stretch.
Coming off his worst start of the season on Thursday against Detroit, McAllister (5-7) bounced back and held Minnesota to...
August is always a scary time here at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario.
I can’t help myself. The Indians went 5-24 last season during the dog days of summer, demoralizing an already precarious season in which an overachieving team dropped off the face of the earth.
It was arguably the worst month of baseball in Cleveland Indians’ history, and what’s the most scary about that...
The Cleveland Indians can’t get it right so far in the month of August. The Tribe was shut out by the Minnesota Twins 3-0 last night. The Twins pitcher Andrew Albers shut down the Indians offense only allowing 2 hits. Albers pitched a complete game and he was able to hold a team that normally scores runs off the score board. The Indians now fall into 3rd place in the A.L.Central...
The Cleveland Indians were able to come from behind in Minnesota to force the game into extra innings. They battled in this one for 12 innings. Cleveland started Carlos Carrasco who is still searching for a form that would keep him in the major leagues. He didn’t find it in this game. Carrasco pitched for 4-1/3 innings and he had a terrible outing. He gave up 10 hits and 4 runs...
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Note that the AZL Indians were off last night.
Jake Lowery (C, Akron): 2-for-3, 1 BB
It has been a while since Cleveland has developed a catcher, as Carlos Santana, Yan Gomes, and Lou...
The Cleveland Indians needed a win and Zach McAllister helped them get one. Cleveland Is now 6 games back in the A.L. Central and they really need to put a run together. The Indians offense was able to string together 5 runs in the game and the Indians pitching was able to hold the twins to only 2 runs. The Indians have to put a run together if they are going to make a run at post...
Francisco Mejia (AZL Indians C): 2-4, R, HR, RBI: May not be the peak or elite performance of the night but it is close. Mejia has been really impressive considering he is only 17 years old in the AZL. Eleven extra base hits in only twenty three games and a fairly low k-rate. Though dealing in small samples he has been far more impressive hitting from the right side than the...
When a player signs a four year56 million deal and is hyped as the clubs cleanup hitter, then proceeds to hit just .240 by the middle of August, it's tough to defend such a contract.
But for Nick Swisher, it was a deal that made sense when the Indians did it and still makes sense today.
The numbers are what they are - Swisher excels hitting second in the order or sixth or later...
Part two of evaluating Indians starting pitching to date and the recent results have been somewhere south of acceptable. The two guys we will be taking a look at are Zach McAllister and Scott Kazmir.
The purposes of evaluating each will be slightly different, with McAllister it will be to suggest whether or not his success is sustainable and what to expect from him over the course...
The Cleveland Indians have announced that they have signed first baseman David Cooper to a minor league contract.
Cooper, 26, split the 2012 season between Triple-A Las Vegas and the Toronto Blue Jays. He began the year in Las Vegas where he hit .314 (82-261) with 27 doubles, 10 home runs and 52 runs batted in in 62 games before being promoted to Toronto in May. With the Blue...
RICHMOND, VA- Hoping to turn their luck around against Richmond Wednesday night, the Aeros couldn't stop Richmond from scoring late in the game. Leading most of the game, it seemed as though the Aeros starter Will Roberts would pull the Aeros out of their losing streak.
Unfortunately, an eighth inning three run home run by Richmond's Mark Minicozzi took the game right out...
Player of the Game
The beneficiary of a lot of innings in losing efforts since coming to Cleveland, Marc Rzepczynski has already won his second Player of the Game. Today, he continued his scoreless stretch with two more innings, walking and striking out two.
More an interesting note than anything of matter, but there have only been two players in MLB history...
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