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Cleveland, OH -- Lonnie Chisenhall hit his first career grand slam and Scott Kazmir pitched six and one-third innings of two run baseball as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night at Progressive Field.
The Indians have now won for the fifth time in seven games. Cleveland is 50-44 and trails Detroit by 1.5 games in the American League Central going into the final game before the All-Star break.
Chisenhall's sixth-inning blast off former Indian Jeremy Guthrie put the Tribe up 5-0 and ricocheted off the facing of the second deck in right field, landing in the visitor bullpen.
"It's a good feeling, probably the best one of my career so far, especially being my first grand slam," Chisenhall said. "It was a big game for us."
Chisenhall, the team's first draft pick in 2008, began the year as Cleveland's starting third baseman but was sent to Triple-A Columbus on May 15 after hitting just .213 in the opening months of the sea...
BEST OF MAXIM
You can consider it a lucky day at the ballpark when you catch a foul ball and manage not to spill your food and drink everywhere. Catching four foul balls? That just sounds like something out of Angels in the Outfield. One Cleveland Indians fan had what you could call the best day at the ballpark Sunday when he caught four foul balls that made their way into the stands. Greg Van...
There are all sorts of goodies in this week’s Minor Happenings report. Tony takes a look at the strides that Triple-A Columbus right-handed reliever Bryan Price has made and if he is on the major league radar, he puts versatile Low-A Lake County infielder Erik Gonzalez under the prospect microscope, he provides a ton of comments from the front office on players up and down the...
At the Advanced-A level, many players realize the odds are agains them that they will ever make it to the major leagues, and even fewer will become superstars and among the most elite players at that level.
The Carolina Mudcats are lucky enough to have a few players this season that have the potential to reach that level, one of which is star center fielder Tyler Naquin. The 15th overall...
CLEVELAND -- There have been ups and downs, walk-off wins and tough losses. There have been injuries and surprises. But through it all the bottom line cannot be disputed.With 51 wins in the first half of the season, the Indians have set themselves up for an interesting and exciting finish -- one that could very well include a playoff run.In truth, that could probably should be a...
Corey KKKKKKKluber at it again!
As has become the corny tradition on Twitter and social media here in Tribe nation, the play-by-play following Indians starter Corey Kluber included the addition of an extra “K” with each strikeout the right-hander recorded. Well, Friday night proved to be another opportune time to let the K’s fly both grammatically and pitching-wise...
The Indians have optioned rookie Danny Salazar back to the minor leagues one day after his dazzling debut.
Salazar took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, struck out seven and got his first win Thursday in a spot start against Toronto. The 23-year-old was sent back to Triple-A Columbus and the team recalled reliever Chen-Chang Lee from the Clippers.
Salazar showed the Indians he...
Player of the Game
Lonnie Chisenhall was involved in almost all the Indians' scoring and them some tonight, with his grand slam scoring all but one of the Tribe's runs in the game. He also doubled later in the game. Chisenhall finished with a POG score of 7.38, making this his best game of the year. He just nudged out tonight's starter, Scott Kazmir, who threw 6.1...
COLUMBUS- Perhaps it was the “lucky” green uniforms the Clippers were wearing on Irish Heritage Night at Huntington Park or maybe it was the clutch hitting in the bottom of the eighth inning. Regardless, Columbus prevailed against the Toledo Mud Hens Friday with a narrow 2-1 victory.
With one out and the score tied at one, right fielder Matt Carson scorched a screaming ball into...
GOODYEAR – The losing streak finally ended Saturday night in Goodyear as the AZL Indians scratched and clawed their way to a solid, 4-3 victory over the AZL Angels.
Indians reliever Anthony Vizcaya, who came on in relief of starting pitcher Sean Brady, threw five strong innings of relief and redeemed himself after the nightmare outing that he had on July 7th against the Rangers...
CLEVELAND -- Assigning reason to the Indians win Friday turned into a baseball rundown of sorts.Many were involved, as running them down shows.Or something like that.Whatever.The major factor in beating Kansas City in the opening game of a three-game series: Corey Kluber.The Indians starter continues his ascension in the rotation, to the point that hes gone from an April callup to...
Ubaldo Jimenez has pitched worse each successive time he has faced the Kansas City Royals this year heading into his fourth such outing.
Kansas City has to like its chances of avoiding a sweep by Jimenez's Cleveland Indians with James Shields on the mound.
The visiting Royals have had trouble hitting Jimenez this year but they have won eight straight outings by Shields heading...
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Jose Ramirez: SS, Columbus Clippers: 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 2B:
You can’t keep a good player down, and in this case, a great player. Ramirez is ripping the cover off the ball. Over his...
Hot Tribe has survived injuries and legal problems.
The Cleveland Indians are like a
hard-tagged fighter who keeps pulling himself off the canvas with a look of
determination on his bruised and bloody face. This squad has endured injuries,
a tire-fire bullpen, a closer who allegedly gets his weed delivered to him via
post, and a 4-16 stretch that put it 5 1-2 games back...
Corey Kluber pitched into the eighth inning and pinch hitter Michael Bourn had a big two-run single, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
Kluber (7-5) allowed three hits and struck out eight in 7 2-3 innings. The right-hander worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fifth.
Joe Smith recorded the final out in the eighth...
Player of the Game
Jason Kipnis continually proves to be the spark plug for the Indians offense and today he came through in every possible way. He knocked in the first run in the first inning with a sacrifice fly, then later knocked in another with a single. He ended the day with a double in the eighth inning. He also walked twice during the game, allowing him to reach base...