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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Yoenis Cespedes homered, Daric Barton had a tiebreaking RBI single in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics held off the Cleveland Indians 7-6 on Tuesday.
Eric Sogard doubled home Michael Choice with the tying run in the fifth inning and then scored two outs later on Cespedes' fourth home run of the spring to put the A's up 5-3.
Jose Ramirez had an RBI single in the ninth, advanced to third on Ryan Rohlinger's single to center and scored the tying run on Travis Blackley's wild pitch.
Barton's two-out single in the top of the 10th put Oakland back ahead, and Nate Freiman scored two batters later on a bases-loaded walk to Luke Montz to increase the lead to 7-5.
Brett Anderson, the A's opending-day pitcher, gave up three runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings.
Zach McAllister, who will make the major league opening day roster for the first time, gave up five runs and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings.
Brandon Moss doubled and Josh Reddick tripled for Oakland.(backslash)
Oakland's Grant Balfour, recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Feb. 14, retired all three batters he faced.
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As expected, the Indians made some decisions and announcements this afternoon as it pertains to their Opening Day 25-man roster. The team’s official Twitter account broke some of the nuances, none of which were all that surprising based on existing predictions.
Notably: LHP Scott Kazmir, RHP Carlos Carrasco, LHP Nick Hagadone, RHP Bryan Shaw, 1B/DH Jason Giambi and IF/OF Ryan Raburn...
I was looking at an early March IBI Power Poll addressing best offseason addition, a tremendous piece as usual, and after realizing the culture shock we all experienced at the variety of quality additions I seemed to settle on the Choo-Bauer deal.
Of course I decided upon the distinction in my mind between player acquisition and leadership acquisition. One can’t deny that Terry...
The Indians made a couple more moves prior to Tuesday’s game, more or less finishing off some unfinished business over the weekend. Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps were both re-signed after being released in recent days. The Indians did this to avoid paying the two a $100,000 retention bonus. Obviously, the players wouldn’t have signed the deal if there wasn’t a mutual...
Breaking News - It doesn’t get any better for the Cleveland Indians fan base than it did Tuesday when Chris Perez exclaimed to the media, “Like I told you guys before, the injury is gone.” Perez, after throwing a scoreless inning for the Indians on Tuesday, quieted his critics and showed his skipper that he is ready to head north with his club and help Cleveland compete in...
I’ll get to some actual predictions later this week, but today I thought I’d share with you some stat-lines I’ll be paying extra close attention throughout this year. Think of these as “leading indicators” for how successful each player’s season might be.
Michael Brantley’s On-Base Percentage – Given that he’s been in Cleveland since 2009, it’s pretty easy to...
The Cleveland Indians have told David Huff that he will not
make the team and will thus become a trade candidate this spring, according to
Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer.
#Indians have told Ezequiel Carrera and David Huff, both out of options, that they won't make the club and they will try to trade them.
— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) March 25, 2013
As if the Harlem Shake video was not enough, the Cleveland Indians keep the production trucks rolling with their latest. Say Hello to TERRi, the midwest’s equivalent to Apple Inc’s iOS assistant Siri.
Who knew that, in addition to rug-cutting dance moves, Francona also is the connoisseur of the grill?
Also, good luck, Kipnis…
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We are a week away from Opening Day! Your 2013 Cleveland Indians have finally come to complete form. Manager Terry Francona and GM Chris Antonetti had a vision on how they wanted their roster to come together. Throughout the spring, things seemed to break exactly how they wanted them to.
Heading into Goodyear. there were two bench spots, one rotation slot, and four bullpen openings...
Daisuke Matsuzaka made his final Cactus League start of the spring, working 5 1/3 strong innings in the Indians' 5-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
Matsuzaka, who allowed two runs on five hits, will report to Triple-A Columbus when the Indians break camp. The Japanese right-hander is working his way back to the majors after undergoing Tommy John surgery last June...
The Indians may have lost a pitcher when they released Daisuke Matsuzaka, but they should be getting another pitcher back soon. Chris Perez, who is battling a shoulder strain, pitched in a minor league game over the weekend and should be ready for Opening Day.
Barry Bloom of MLB.com says the Cleveland closer can start pitching every other day starting tomorrow. He will be...
The year was 2008, and with the trade deadline looming the Cleveland Indians were going nowhere fast. Facing an opportunity to deal the reigning Cy Young winner, CC Sabathia, or lose him to free agency, the Tribe agreed to a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers with the centerpiece being Matt LaPorta, who one scout described as “can’t miss.”
"He's a great kid," the...
Just like that, we are less than a week away from the regular season kicking off, and while it’s not taking place here at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario, things couldn’t be more festive here at the North Coast.
The Indians look like they might have something brewing here for the rest of the American League. The offseason has been incredibly fun, especially when you...
Two important dates are quickly approaching – Easter Sunday and Opening Day!
Both of these days will always be remembered in Tribe history. On Easter Sunday, April 17, 1960 – the day before Opening Day – Frank “Trader” Lane made the most hated trade in Cleveland Indians franchise history. Rocky Colavito, the 1959 A.L. home-run champ (42) was traded for Harvey Kuenn, the...
Indians arguments is back with our predictions for the 2013 season. This year (after epically blowing all of our MLB predictions) we will be sticking with what we know, the Cleveland Indians. We have three categories of predictions this season. First is the Indians leaders for the triple crown stats (wins, strike outs, ERA, home runs, RBI and batting average), followed by our predicted...