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Kansas City Royals
Toronto Blue Jays
Game 1: Royals 9, Indians 0
Game 2: Indians 10, Royals 3
Player of Game 1: Jeremy Guthrie (6.2 Inn. 6 hits 0 ER 3 BB / 5 SO)
Player of Game 2: Corey Kluber (7 Inn. 7 hits 2 ER 0 BB / 6 SO)
It was a tale of two completely different ballgames on Sunday, as the Indians split a day-night doubleheader with the first place Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.
Game one could be summed up in one word: Ugly. The Royals exploded for seven runs off Tribe starter Justin Masterson in 6 1/3 innings, in route to a 9-0 shutout. Cleveland struggled again offensively as they couldn’t get anything going off former Indian Jeremy Guthrie. The right-hander shutdown his old club throwing 6 2/3 scoreless innings for his third victory on the year.
Sunday’s second game was a sigh of relief for both the Tribe and their fans, as the Wahoo’s got some much needed revenge against Kansas City winning 10-3. Starter Corey Kluber was stellar in his first start with the Indians, pitching seven solid inn...
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The Indians made a slew of moves throughout their minor league system on Monday. Here is a quick recap of the activity:
At Columbus, lefty Giovanni Soto was placed on the seven-day disabled list with a lower back strain. Also, with Carlos Carrasco recently sidelined and Diasuke Matsuzaka getting injured on Sunday, the Indians promoted right-handersToru Murata and Kyle Landis from...
The transaction nuttiness continues as the Big Club's inability to stay healthy continues to result in a domino effect of upheaval throughout the organization, especially at Class AA Akron and above.
The week saw Lou Marson get off the 15-day DL and promptly reenter the list only four days later. The beginning of the week saw Cord Phelps demoted to AAA Columbus, where he isn...
Who was that on the mound?
Monday marked the first guest appearance of the good version ofUbaldo Jimenez in 2013. I'm not falling for the aberration, but it was an excellent start that he deserves credit for. Early on, it occurred to me that something looked different in his delivery. I'm not going to pretend to be an expert on pitching mechanics, but whatever the difference...
The Cleveland Indians have recalled left handed pitcher Scott Barnes from Triple-A Columbus to help fill the bullpen with a fresh arm for today’s double-header. He isn’t expected to stick around after the set of games. At least he gets a nice bonus on his paycheck and perhaps just enough to treat his boys to a few brews at the bar.
The post Cleveland Indians Recall Pitcher...
When the Indians selected Francisco Lindor 8th overall in the 2011 draft, he possessed a high floor and upside. Drafted out of Montverde, Florida, he was an accomplished defender but questions about how long it would take his bat to develop surrounded the young Puerto Rican. In his full season, Lindor has put rest to any doubt whether he will be one of the game’s brightest stars...
LeVon Washington (CF, Lake County Captains): 5-for-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI.
This was only Washington’s fourth game of the 2013 season as he missed 18 games after pulling his hamstring in the Captains’ home opener on April 4. Judging by this contest, it appears as if Washington is fully healthy and also hopefully ready to make up for lost time. Washington was essentially the Captains’...
Smoke Signals is back on the cyberwaves tonight from 10:00pm – 11:00pm EST. The one hour show airs every Tuesday and is hosted by IndiansBaseballInsider.com’s Tony Lastoria and Jim Pete and is brought to you by the Akron Aeros.
In tonight's episode, Tony and Jim discuss the Indians just completed 11-day nine-game road trip that they have returned home with a successful 5...
The IBI Hot List is back for another week and ranks the hot (and some cold) performances in the Indians system over the past week. Last week saw LeVon Washington return with a fury with five hits on Saturday, Diasuke Matsuzaka looked to turn a corner, Preston Guilmet is squarely on the big league radar, Jordan Cooper is rising, Cord Phelps’ struggles continue, and much more. Tony...
Player of the Game: Ervin Santana (7 Inn. 6 hits 0 ER 0 BB / 5 SO)
They say pitching is the key to winning in baseball. But there also is another key saying that should go along with that: you can’t win if you can’t score. This was exactly the case again for the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night as they fell to the first place Kansas City Royals, 3-2.
Kansas City, MO — Ubaldo Jimenez pitched seven plus innings of shutout baseball and right fielder Ryan Raburn went 4-for-4 with two home runs, as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 9-0.
With the win, the Tribe finished their road trip with a 5-4 record before returning to Cleveland on Tuesday.
Jimenez (1-2, 7.13) recorded his first win since August 9, 2012...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Ubaldo Jimenez pitched into the eighth inning, Ryan Raburn hit two home runs and the Cleveland Indians pounded the Kansas City Royals 9-0 on Monday night to split their four-game series.
Raburn hit a three-run shot in the fifth inning and a solo homer in the eighth, and finished the night with four hits. Jason Kipnis also went deep to pace a suddenly potent...
Roster Update: With a double header scheduled today, the Indians and Royals were allowed to add a 26th man to the roster. The Indians chose to add left handed reliever Scott Barnes, which should be very useful after they used the entire bullpen in last night's loss. The Indians made another move as well, placing Lou Marson back on the 15 day DL and bringing back Yan Gomes after...
Player of the Game
The little Tiger that could has hit two home runs in each of the past two nights, giving him his second straight Player of the Game award. Ryan Raburn's first shot was a two run home run (the most popular variety on the night) while his second was a solo shot. Added together he has gone 7-8 with four home runs, 7 RBI and five runs scored. A fairly decent...
PAWTUCKET, RI – The Columbus Clippers lack of offense led them to their second loss of the series with the Pawtucket Rex Sox, falling, 5-1.
The Clippers went 7-for-33 on the game leaving 11 runners on-base and also went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position—striking out ten times as a team. The bats ultimately were the difference in the game for both clubs.
On the opposing...
Philadelphia Phillies (12-14) @ Cleveland Indians (10-13)Pitching Match-Ups:Tuesday - Doc Halladay vs. Zach "Not Kevin" McAllisterWednesday - Cliff Lee vs. Trevor "Not Jack" Bauer*Each are a 7:05 game time.Offensive Native American Named Team Offense:R - 106 (14th)AVG - .257 (9th)OPS - .764 (3rd)Carlos Santana/C, Mark Reynolds/DH/1B, Nick Swisher/OF, and Michael...