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Player of the Game
Jason Kipnis scored 4.71 Player of the Game points on his way to winning tonight's award. Kipnis walked three times (who didn't), stole two bases (including number 30 on the year), scored a run and knocked in two more with a single. Kipnis also had a great play in the 8th inning to steal a hit from Alexei Ramirez.
Russ Canzler had another RBI hit in the first inning tonight, giving him a hitting streak of four and an RBI streak of three. This gives him hits in 16 of his 21 games with the team, making him the best firstbaseman currently on the roster. While September numbers need to be discounted slightly, the fact is that he is playing in the same situations as every other player on the team and hitting better than just about every other member of the Tribe.
The White Sox tried to steal a win by bumping Jake Peavy back to face the Rays and using what might as well have been an anonymous left handed starter against the Tribe. What they ...
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ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM
The Wall Street Journal did a recent study of which MLB announcers root the hardest on-air for the home team and the identity of the man in the #1 spot should come as no surprise.
Holding Manny Acta accountable for what the Cleveland Indians season became would be sort of like saying a leak in the aqueduct led to the fall of the Roman Empire.
The Indians have issues.
Lots of issues.
The manager was not among the most prominent.
Manny Acta actually had his positive attributes. He was patient and honest. And he knows baseball. For three-quarters of one season...
The rolling of managerial heads has begun a week before the end of the season with the firing of Manny Acta as Cleveland Indians manager. He'll be replaced by his bench coach and former long-time Indians catcher Sandy Alomar Jr for the rest of the season.
Acta just didn't work out during his three year stint as Indians manager, replacing Eric Wedge prior to the 2010 campaign...
Rafael Perez has not pitched since April. He's been on the disabled list with a shoulder injury that has limited him to just eight appearances this season. Yesterday, he underwent arthroscopic debridement surgery on his left shoulder, but the Cleveland Indians expect him to ready for next season.
Nick Camino fo News Radio in Cleveland reports that Perez is expected...
Losing is not fun. It’s something that every professional athlete has to go through at some point in their career, and very few enjoy it. Some are able to handle it better than others. Others are like Indians closer Chris Perez.
Perez, who has been nothing shy of a completely d-bag to reporters and the Indians front office all season long, remained in a horrible mood after notching...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have fired manager Manny Acta after the team collapsed from contention.
Acta, hired by Cleveland in 2009 after two losing seasons as Washington's manager, couldn't stop the Indians from falling to last place in the AL Central. They were within three games of first place on July 21 before losing 21 of 25 and eventually sliding all the...
The slumping Chicago White Sox fell out of the AL Central lead for the first time in two months, walking 12 batters and losing to the Cleveland Indians, 6-4, Wednesday night.
Chicago, which has lost seven of eight, had been in sole possession or tied at the top every day since July 24. But Detroit moved ahead by a game, beating Kansas City, 5-4, with a week left in the regular season...
The Chicago White Sox gave Detroit an opening to tie for the AL Central lead when Gordon Beckham hit into a game-ending forceout with the potential tying run on second base Tuesday in a 4-3 loss to the last-place Cleveland Indians.
Down 4-0, the White Sox closed when A.J. Pierzynski and Dayan Viciedo hit consecutive fifth-inning home runs off Corey Kluber (2-4) and then pulled within...
Left-hander Francisco Liriano deserved better in the Chicago White Sox's 4-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday afternoon. A fourth-inning feed from second baseman Gordon Beckham to shortstop Alexei Ramirez should have been better, which could have led to an inning-ending double play. Instead, it led to a three-run inning for Liriano and a loss for the Sox, their sixth...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Phot by Getty Images
The Cleveland Indians have fired their manager with a few games left.
Manager Manny Acta was let go with six games left on the season. In August, the team had a miserable month, and they felt they couldn’t wait to keep him around for a few more days.
“That month just crushed...
CHICAGO (AP) -- The slumping Chicago White Sox fell out of the AL Central lead for the first time in two months, walking 12 batters and losing to the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Wednesday night.
Chicago, which has lost seven of eight, had been in sole possession or tied at the top every day since July 24. But Detroit moved ahead by a game, beating Kansas City 5-4 with a week left in the...
After firing manager Manny Acta, the Cleveland Indians could use a dose of positivity.
The Indians will try to gain that Friday night in their debut under interim boss Sandy Alomar Jr., seeking their first three-game win streak in nearly three months and an improved showing against the Kansas City Royals.
Cleveland (65-91) was 3 1/2 games out of first in the AL Central as recently...
Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is brushing off criticism from reliever Heath Bell.
Speaking on Tuesday about the team's latest ordeal, Guillen said Bell is entitled to his opinion. But the manager added that he has received about 30 supportive messages from current players and those he managed with the Chicago White Sox from 2004-2011.
Guillen indicated that Bell has not fully...
Player of the Game
With a score of 4.95, Russ Canzler has won his second straight Player of the Game award. Canzler hit another home run, then later doubled, singled and scored again. He also flashed a little leather while playing first base, before being removed from the game for Casey Kotchman.
Because Lou Marson was not in the game to ground into a double play...