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Player of the Game
Jason Kipnis made a late-game comeback, overtaking Ubaldo Jimenez's score of 5.37 with his 3-run home run in the 9th inning. Kipnis achieved a score of 7.06 today, which included a single, a double, a walk, a home run, and 3 RBI. Kipnis now has a team-leading 7 PoG awards this season.
Indians batters came out swinging after getting just 3 hits last night. Tribe hitters combined for 4 runs on 10 hits. Shin-Soo Choo, Jason Kipnis, and Shelley Duncan each had multiple hits in today's game.
For the 3rd straight game, the starting pitcher has pitched at least 7 innings and has given up 2 runs or less. Ubaldo Jimenez pitched 7 innings in today's game, giving up just 1 run on 5 hits and striking out 7. His only mistake, just like Justin Masterson last night, was a home run to Carlos Beltran.
Michael Brantley got out in his first 2 at bats, but hit a single in his 3rd, extending his hit streak to 18 games.
Jason Kipnis got his 15th ...
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AROUND THE WEB
Pop quiz: Who leads MLB in saves right now? I could have also asked who is the closer for the Indians but we gave that away in the article title.
I am guessing Chris Perez has flown under the radar to many sports fans and our readers. A quick crash course in all things Chris Perez should include that he was an All Star last year, 4th in saves in 2011, and was the guy who called...
Kip. Kip. Boom.
That’s the story of this one as Cardinals closer Jason Motte challenged Jason Kipnis with a 98 mph fastball that he deposited into the right field seats for a three-run homer that gave the Tribe a 4-1 victory. That Kipnis blast came after a dramatic bottom of the eighth where Vinnie Pestano walked the bases loaded with one out and then struck out Yadier Molina and...
Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez has rebounded from a down year in 2011 to currently lead the AL in saves. On the mound Sunday to close out his 20th save of the season against the Cardinals, his former team, the heat or the excitement must have been too much for the outspoken closer who celebrated the victory by puking on the field. He seemed quite surprised, and entertained...
St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Tyler Greene's recentpoor performance is just yet another instance whereCardinals fans wonder if he can cut it at the Major Leaguelevel. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Tyler Greene is often a whipping boy of St. Louis Cardinals. Sometimes the criticism is warranted. Other times, Greene is treated unfairly...
Right fielder Carlos Beltran smacked his National League-leading 18th homer. And right-hander Joe Kelly, making his major league debut, held Cleveland to one run in five innings on Sunday.
But the Cardinals bullpen, in the form of righty Jason Motte, who gave up a three-run homer to Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis in the ninth inning, suffered its 11th loss in 15 decisions as...
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will hit third in the
Cardinals lineup on Saturday night for the first time in his
career. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
The St. Louis Cardinals have lost seven of their last ten games. Anytime a team is in a funk, the manager generally tries to change things up to provide a spark
Cardinals rookie manager Mike Matheny did exactly...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jason Kipnis hit a tiebreaking three-run home run off closer Jason Motte in the ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Sunday to take two of three in the interleague series.
Carlos Beltran homered for the second straight day to increase his National League-leading total to 18, and Joe Kelly allowed one run in five-plus innings...
After closing out Sunday's Cleveland Indians/St. Louis Cardinals affair, Cleveland closer Chris Perez wasn't exactly feeling so hot.
Watch as Perez decides to upchuck some of the contents of his stomach onto the field at Busch Stadium:
St. Louis Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia will rest for four weeks after receiving a second opinion on his ailing left throwing shoulder. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
After seeking a second opinion from Doctor Lewis Yocum and apparently seeking a third opinion from the famous Doctor James Andrews early next week, St. Louis Cardinals left-handed starter Jaime Garcia will rest...
The lights went out unexpectedly at Busch Stadium Friday night, less than a minute after the St. Louis Cardinals game ended in a 6-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians.
The Indians were still congratulating each other on the field after the final out of the game was recorded, and fans were still getting up from their seats when the stadium went dark.
Video via MLB.com.
If you haven’t had a chance to see the extensive Q&A session from Bill Lubinger of The Plain Dealer with Indians President Mark Shapiro, it’s a must read. In it, Shapiro addresses all of the hot button issues, including attendance, team profits, player spending, and on-field performance. Below are two of the more interesting answers to questionable moves made by the organization...
Kyle Lohse tossed 7.2 shutout innings as
the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cleveland
Indians 2-0. - Photo courtesy of Getty
The St. Louis Cardinals needed a solid outing from starter Kyle Lohse on Saturday night. With Jaime Garcia on the disabled list and a rookie starting on Sunday afternoon, Lohse needed to go deep into the game in order to preserve the bullpen...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Carlos Beltran would prefer to hit in one spot every day. No matter where he lands on the lineup card, there's no arguing the results.
Primarily the St. Louis Cardinals' cleanup man, Beltran provided some pop batting second in a 2-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night. Beltran hit his National League-leading 17th home run in support of...
By: Eric Grinnell
The Indians had a nice week, going 4-2, and taking two road series wins against the Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Indians overall record now stands at 32-27, good for second place in the AL Central, and only 0.5 games behind the Chicago White Sox. Here are some thoughts from the week.
1. Derek Lowe is struggling for the first...