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Player of the Game
Shin-Soo Choo won his first Player of the Game this year as he hit his first home run of the season. His score of 4.28 came mostly from his 2 run home run that showed that Colby Lewis is not unhittable. With another positive outing, Jeanmar Gomez now has a streak of 5 straight positive games (more importantly every game he's played in this year). He is the only player on the team without a negative game this year. Travis Hafner and Shin-Soo Choo are each tied for the longest positive streak at 8 games, both of which happened earlier in the season.
The Tribe put out an impressve offensive performance against Texas ace Colby Lewis. Before today he had not given up 2 runs in a single game and the Indians were able to put up 6 against him. Jeanmar Gomez was also impressive as he lasted one more out than Lewis and allowed 3 less runs.
Johnny Damon hit a triple to knock Lewis from the game and bring in his first 2 RBI as a Cleveland Indian. H...
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The Indians have a double header on Monday against the White Sox. They will have the opportunity to try out Major League Baseball’s new 26th man rule. The provision exists for the day a team has a double header. It allows teams to bring up a pitcher from the minor leagues without sending another player down or having to release someone altogether.
The Indians will use the provision...
In case you have been living under a rock and didn’t know, Jason Kipnis is from Chicago. He’s a North Side kid from the suburb of Northbrook, which is Cubs country. He never had an affinity for the White Sox growing up, and it seems that he has kept that same attitude towards them as an adult.
The 25-year-old second baseman has been on an absolute tear of late, and he took out...
Jack Hannahan of the Cleveland Indians has been awarded a home run after umpires reversed a call on instant replay.
Hannahan hit a drive down the right-field line that caromed off the wall and back past Texas Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz. Hannahan made it to third with what appeared to be a stand-up triple.
Indians manager Manny Acta came out to argue and plate umpire Dale...
This video was posted about a month ago, but it still makes me laugh. You have to love the Yu Darvish phenomenon. I was a doubter, and even though I’m not sold yet, Yu has proven me wrong so far.
I do, however, give Yu some credit for dating a Japanese porn star. That’s gotta be fun.
When we came out in preseason touting Yu Darvish thanks to watching YouTube videos of his pitching in Japan, many of you were skeptical that Darvish would rank as high as the 15th best pitcher in the league.
So, we decided to see for ourselves and crossed the border to see Darvish pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, April 30. Darvish’s performance, much to the delight...
Derek Lowe pitched another strong game but the Tribe couldn’t get anything going against Texas right hander Derek Holland. Astrubal Cabrera collected four hits, including a RBI double but the Indians had just eight as a team. Adrian Beltre’s pinch-hit homer off of Joe Smith (in his second inning of work) was the difference.
Fueled largely by the Texas Rangers, FOX is showing strong ratings for the regional sports networks that they host with increases on 20 percent over last year at this time.
Interest in Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish has been a large factor in the increases on FOX RSNs. FOX reports that four of his five starts have been on FOX Sports SW and have averaged a 9.1 rating, including...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Johnny Damon hit a two-run triple and Jeanmar Gomez pitched seven strong innings to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Friday night.
Gomez (2-1) gave up seven hits and three runs as Cleveland won for the fourth time in five games. Texas has lost five of seven, but still leads the AL West.
Shin-Soo Choo and Jack Hannahan homered off Colby...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer and finished with a career-high four RBIs, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.
Kipnis, a native of suburban Chicago, also tripled in a run, walked and scored twice.
Justin Masterson (1-2) picked up his first win of the season, holding the White Sox to three runs over 6 1...
Player of the Game
Asdrubal Cabrera was the Indians star player today as he contributed not only on defense, but also with 4 hits and an RBI on offense. His efforts earned him today's Player of the Game with a score of 3.16. Joe Smith took the loss as he allowed a 3 run home run to Adrien Beltre in the 11th. His score of -3.65 was his worst of the season.
Double-A Frisco third baseman Mike Olt hit a home run and walked twice in the RoughRiders' victory on Friday night. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action in the Texas Rangers' system.
Player of the Game
Jason Kipnis dominated in today's win. Kipnis went 2-3 with a walk. His two hits included an RBI triple in the 3rd inning, scoring Johnny Damon's first run as an Indian. In the 7th inning, Kipnis lined a 3-run home run over the right field wall. Kipnis scored 2 runs today and knocked in 4. His effort today amounted for the highest Player of the Game...
There have been many shortstops that get talked about as prospects in the minor leagues, but the majority of them end up being utility players or second-division starters. That's just what happens when you play the most demanding position on the infield, as the tools to succeed at the Major League level are higher than perhaps any other position. But for the Cleveland Indians...
Since breaking a franchise mark involving series victories, the Texas Rangers have had trouble earning wins consistently.
A series with the Cleveland Indians, the potential return of two top hitters to the lineup and another strong outing from Colby Lewis on Friday night might help them get back on track.
Texas set a team record by winning its first six series this season but has...