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The Cleveland Indians scored six runs in two innings on Thursday afternoon to give them a 6-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants in support of starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez on Thursday afternoon.
Jimenez, the enigmatic starter that the Indians acquired at the trade deadline in 2011, easily had his best start of the spring. The Indians right-hander went four innings when it was all said and done, giving up only three hits and a run, while striking out two batters.
The offense was once again sparked by outfielder Ryan Raburn. The Tribe was down 1-0 in the fourth when Rayburn drilled a two-run double, scoring first baseman Nick Swisher and DH Jason Giambi, into left field.
In the fifth, Swisher and Giambi would continue the Indians’ offensive onslaught.
Swisher blasted a three-run homer, scoring Michael Bourn and Lonnie Chisenhall, and Giambi followed with a solo shot of his own. Swisher’s homer was his third of spring training, while Giambi connected on his first lon...
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Indians skipper Terry Francona had only nice things to say about Jason Giambi during a recent interview, saying, "I’d be lying if I said he’s not special."
Indians outfielder Michael Brantley is among 11 players to sign one-year contracts with Cleveland.
Brantley will start in left field following the team's signing of free agent center fielder Michael Bourn. He resumes workouts Thursday after he was spiked last week during an exhibition game and needed 15 stitches. Manager Terry Francona said Brantley could be playing in games...
Terry Francona sees Bobby Valentine’s bike riding and raises him a scooter.
The former Red Sox managers may share an affinity for alternate modes of transportation, but no injuries occurred for Francona while he was riding his scooter throughout Arizona. During spring training, the Cleveland Indians skipper has been foregoing a vehicle with four wheels, and instead opting for one...
SIGNED/RESIGNED: Mark Reynolds (1B/3B), Nick Swisher (RF/1B), Brett Myers (P), Matt Capps (P), Daisuke Matsuzaka (P), Michael Bourn (OF)
TRADED FOR: Yan Gomes (3B), Mike Aviles (SS), Matt Albers (P), Trever Bauer (P), Bryan Shaw (P), Drew Stubbs (CF)
Travis Hafner (DH), Casey Kotchman (1B...
The Associated Press Nick Swisher and Jason Giambi hit back-to-back homers off Heath Hembree, powering the Cleveland Indians to a 6-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.
Hembree allowed Swisher's third home run of the spring, a three-run shot in the fifth. Giambi hit his first. Ryan Raburn, who leads the Indians with four homers, hit a pair of doubles, one of...
The Spring Training season is officially two weeks old, and the Cleveland Indians are sitting pretty with a 10-5 record, which is good for third place in the Cactus League. 10-5. Pretty nice, eh? But what exactly does it mean?
For most, the answer is simple — nothing.
Yes, the record does literally mean nothing. Spring Training wins do not transfer to the regular season, and they...
New Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona believes that Jason Giambi is a manager-in-waiting.
Every player who does not start the year on the 25-man roster will be out to prove that they belong in the major leagues. That's the goal for every minor leaguer after all: to make it to The Show.
Some players, however, have more on the line than others. For the ten players in this article, 2013 will be a tipping point in their careers. They could either put themselves firmly...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Jason Giambi thought he would be a manager this season. Instead, he's still playing.
Giambi drove in two runs and Justin Masterson outpitched Hyun-Jin Ryu on Wednesday, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After interviewing for the Colorado Rockies' managerial opening -- which went to Walt Weiss -- the 42-year...
I just can help but cringe when I say the name Ubaldo Jimenez.
I was never a fan of the deal that brought him here, and that certainly hasn’t changed over the past 1 ½ years. When he signed my daughter’s baseball last year, I honestly thought, “Holy cow, he just ruined that ball. If I throw it, it’s going to hit the dirt a foot in front of the plate, or end up somewhere...
The team with the most Indian presence, Puerto Rico, opened up action on Friday against Spain with Mike Aviles starting at shortstop.In the first inning, Aviles knocked in team Puerto Rico's second run with a sacrifice fly that scored Alex Rios. He also later walked and stole a base in the game that Puerto Rico won 3-0.
Although their were no Indians involved, a few other...
Today saw the first games of the Western side of the World Baseball Classic with Mexico taking a surprising loss against team Italia and the Dominican Republic showing their dominance against team Venezuela. The latter match featured the first two Indians to play in this year's classic. The wildness inherent in these early round games featuring low level pitchers was evident...