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The Cleveland Indians led the AL Central in late June and were in contention through most of July, making it difficult to understand the collapse that has them on the verge of being in last place.
A loss in the finale of this four-game set with the host Minnesota Twins on Monday night would tie the teams at the bottom of the division with the worst record in the AL.
Cleveland was 37-33 and held a half-game lead in the Central on June 23. An 11-15 July -- ending with a three-game sweep at the hands of the Twins -- and a 5-24 August has contributed to the Indians (59-81) being one loss away from being tied at the bottom of the Central.
Only three teams in major league history have held a division lead after 70 games and finished in last place -- the 2006 Colorado Rockies, the 2005 Washington Nationals and the 1991 California Angels.
Cleveland blew a 4-0 lead in Sunday's 8-7 loss to Minnesota.
"We did a very good job on taking advantage of the walks earlier and moving guy...
BEST OF MAXIM
There’s been plenty of noise that third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall’s return was imminent, and the Indians announced Sunday morning that they have activated him off the 60-day disabled list. Manny Acta said on Friday that he expected the prospect to join the team on their current road trip. Chisenhall will not be in the lineup on Sunday, however, and Acta indicated he would likely...
Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer reported Friday night that third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall could rejoin the big league Indians when the Aeros wrap up their postseason in the next week (possibly as soon as tonight). Manager Manny Acta said he wouldn’t play every day if brought up:
“We have to make a decision if we’re going to bring him here or continue to play him at Lake County...
The Cleveland Indians activated infielder Lonnie Chisenhall from the 60-day disabled list before Sunday's game at Minnesota.
Chisenhall has missed more than two months after having a bone in his right forearm broken by a pitch from Jake Arrieta in a June 29 game at Baltimore.
Prior to the injury, Chisenhall split time between Cleveland and Class AAA Columbus. He hit .278 with...
The Cleveland Indians have activated infielder Lonnie Chisenhall from the 60-day disabled list, the team announced Sunday. Chisenhall has not played in the majors since suffering a broken right forearm June 29. He was hitting .278 with three home runs and nine RBIs. The Indians made room for Chisenhall on the 40-man roster by transferring right-handed reliever Josh Tomlin from...
Samuel Deduno struck out six in seven innings and Pedro Florimon made two stellar defensive plays to go with a double and a triple, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 7-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Deduno (6-3) gave up just three hits and walked three, Ryan Doumit homered and Justin Morneau drove in two runs for the Twins, who took the final three games of the...
This will be the second to last installment of the Minor League rankings for the 2012 season. The players listed are technically 31-40 on the Indians Minor League prospect list according to this site. No players from the 2012 draft have been included in any lists so far, but instead will be featured in their own article later on. The same standards have been used for this month as...
By JEFF BARTL,
STATS WriterIn a span of five days, the Cleveland Indians have matched their victory total from the previous three-plus weeks combined.Cleveland seeks its fourth victory in five tries as its series continues with the host Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.The Indians went 3-17 from Aug. 12-Sept. 2, but they've won three of the first four on their 11-day, 10-game...
The Indians dropped the second game of their weekend series in Minnesota on Saturday night, falling 3-0 at Target Field. The Tribe lineup managed just four measly hits off a combination of Cole De Vries and three Twins relievers.
S. Choo rf
J. Kipnis dh
A. Cabrera ss...
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“With soon-to-be-ex-Indians’ closer Chris Perez dominating the (Indians) news this week, I find it unusual that a couple of months ago he was laying into the fans for...
Player of the Game
In his first game back from the DL, Lonnie Chisenhall had a walk and a home run and won the Player of the Game. He was the only player who did anything worth mentioning at all and finished the game with a score of 3.18.
Rehab Update: Both Carlos Carrasco and Hector Rondon pitched single scoreless innings in last night's game for Akron. It...
By KATE HEDLIN,
STATS WriterBefore their current series is over, the Cleveland Indians could find themselves tied for last place in the AL Central.On Sunday, the Indians play the third of four games against the current last-place club, the Minnesota Twins.Cleveland's miserable turn in the second half has been compounded by its struggles against Minnesota, which is only two games...
Player of the Game
Frank Herrmann and Tony Sipp tied for Player of the Game for the first tie in Player of the Game history. Each pitcher threw a perfect inning with a strike out. The top scoring offensive player was Shin-Soo Choo with two singles for a score of 0.43.
The Indians season is one game closer to being over.
The Twins had what ended up...
Player of the Game
It was the Carlos Santana show today as he was a huge contribution to the offense. Santana hit a home run in his first at bat, singled in his second, and doubled in his third. Santana ended the day with a score of 6.31, going 3-5 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.
The Indians offense took a great approach in the first 3 innings facing Minnesota starter...