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After an exciting series versus the Tigers, the Indians came into Minnesota looking to solidify their playoff push and to firmly place themselves in the “buyers” portion of the trade market. They proceeded to get swept. Badly swept. The Tribe was outscored 28-6 in this three game debacle, where they had their two best pitchers (Masterson and Ubaldo) going against a below .500 club. No one came out of this looking good.
Shelley Duncan gave the Indians a brief 1-0 lead when he singled home Asdrubal Cabrera in the top of the fourth. Ubadlo Jimenez immediately gave the back in the bottom of the fourth. He walked Josh Willingham to start the inning and then gave up a home run to Justin Morneau. In the bottom of the fifth, Jimenez gave up a double to Ben Revere, then proceeded to balk him to third and let him score on a wild pitch. Impressive.
Meanwhile, the Tribe’s bats were baffled by lefty Brian Duensing, a reliever making just his fifth start of the season, as a replacement for Franci...
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The Tribe designated outfielder Aaron Cunningham for assignment on Wednesday to make room for the recently acquired Brent Lillibridge. Major League teams had three business days to claim Cunningham off of waivers. None did. WTAM’s Nick Comino tweets:
#Indians OF Aaron Cunningham cleared waivers, he has been sent down to Triple-A Columbus. This is not a surprise.
— Nick Camino...
Indians closer Chris Perez has a bit of a love/hate relationship with Tribe fans. While performing very well on the field, he tends to get a bit irritated with Cleveland fans. And they apparently tend to get a bit irritated with him. Perez has been openly critical of Tribe fans for what he believes is [...]
With the Cleveland Indians falling two games under .500, and five out of the wild card race, there has been rising interest into their star right fielder Shin-Soo Choo. Choo, who is making $4.9 million this year and is eligible for his final year of arbitration in 2013, would be more than a rental for any interested teams, and the 30-year old is a very attractive option for many...
Justin Masterson back in Beantown? It might never come to fruition, but the Red Sox did scout the right-hander on Saturday, according to CBS Sports' Danny Knobler. The Rangers reportedly also sent scouts to watch Masterson's start in Minnesota, during which he got roughed up by the Twins. According to Knobler, the Indians have told teams that they may trade Masterson, who...
The Cleveland Indians got slaughtered for the second day in a row in the Twin City. The Indians sent their ace to the mound who added to the Indians disappoints on this road trip. Justin Masterson pitched 5-2/3′s innings and he gave up 10 runs on 7 hits, only 8 of those runs were earned. The Indians look lost since they started this road trip. The Tribe is falling back in the A...
The Cleveland Indians have to get a good start from pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez today as the tape, Minnesota Twins in-game three. The Minnesota Twins will be starting Brian Duensing who hasn’t produced a win in his last 10 starts.
Duensing is only one in six on this season, the Cleveland Indians are going to have to get off to a fast start today. Cleveland pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez...
The Cleveland Indians had their progress slowed by one of their worst pitching performances of the season. Judging by his recent starts in Minnesota, Justin Masterson could provide a better effort Saturday night.
While seeking a season-high third straight win, the right-hander will try to help the Indians recover from their lopsided series-opening defeat to the Twins.
According to T.J. Zuppe at ESPN Cleveland, Chris Perez will not be traded at the deadline.
Perez has been a lightning rod for controversy all season weighing in on attendance and even the Cleveland Browns. As the Indians sit in no man’s land in the standings many fans clearly moved them from the buyer column to the seller column...
After the Cleveland Indians won last week’s series against the Detroit Tigers, not only did Cleveland fans think they could make a run at the A.L. Wildcard. They also thought that they could win the division.
While I watched them play I couldn’t help but think, “Maybe this young team has found a way to get it done. Perhaps they have an effective starting pitcher that can throw...
Justin Masterson cruised through the first three innings then imploded. Masterson gave up two runs in the fourth, three runs in the fifth and then finally was tagged for five runs in the sixth for a total of 10 runs in 5 2/3rds innings. Not that it really mattered. Twins pitcher Samuel Deduno (2-0, 3.13 ERA) held the Tribe to just one run (and two hits) over seven innings to get...
The Cleveland Indians are considering moving Shin-Soo Choo, and the Tigers have just the piece that could get the deal done; Rick Porcello. Is it worth it? If the Tigers are serious about contending for a World Series, Dave Dombrowski should be strongly considering it.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Samuel Deduno pitched seven strong innings for his second major league win and Josh Willingham hit his 27th homer of the season, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 12-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
Deduno (2-0) allowed two hits and struck out a career-high six in his fourth big league start. Alexi Casilla drove in four runs for the Twins, who...
Shin-Soo Choo has been the Cleveland Indians' top hitter this season, and he's had plenty of success on the road against the Kansas City Royals throughout his career.
Whether he'll be in Cleveland's lineup when its three-game series begins Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium remains to be seen.
The fading Indians have watched Chicago and Detroit make bold moves to...
Now Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi have another name the Phillies could be interested in acquiring: The Indians' Shin-Soo Choo.
In their report, the two writers say:
But club officials also are exploring deals that will add to the Phillies’ core – hence, the team’s interest in San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley and Cleveland Indians right...
Player of the Game
Carlos Santana snagged this Player of the Game late with a meaningless two run home run down the left field line. Santana also knocked in the first run of the game for a final Player of the Game score of 5.22. No one else did anything worth mentioning so it was nice of Santana to provide some kind of bright spot.
Justin Masterson got the first...