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The Cleveland Indians snapped their five-game losing streak Thursday night with a 5-4 win over the Texas Rangers. The bigger news for Cleveland came before the game, when manager Manny Acta announced a change in the rotation. Acta said left-hander David Huff would replace right-hander Jeanmar Gomez in the starting staff, with Gomez being sent to the bullpen. The move wasn't unexpected. Huff has outpitched Gomez in each of his last two appearances, which have been relief appearances in games started by Gomez. Huff will make his first start Tuesday at home against the Minnesota Twins. In his two relief appearances since being recalled from Class AAA Columbus, Huff has pitched six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk and striking out eight. His return to the rotation brings Huff full circle since his one decent season in the majors. As a rookie in 2009, Huff went 11-8 and led all Indians pitchers in wins, although his 5.61 ERA was an indication that he was by n...
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Which is sadder- the fact that I completely forgot to post the box score from last night’s Indians game, or the fact that nobody noticed?
Bot 1st: Texas
- J. Hamilton grounded into fielder’s choice, I. Kinsler scored, E. Andrus out at second
- A. Beltre homered to deep left, J. Hamilton scored
Bot 3rd: Texas
- J. Hamilton homered to deep right...
Cleveland center fielder Michael Brantley has been scratched from Thursday night's lineup with a sore left pectoral muscle and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera will not start for a fourth straight game because of a sore right wrist.
Brantley was originally batting cleanup for the Indians against the Texas Rangers. But Cleveland scratched him after the team took batting practice. Ezequiel...
Cleveland Indians left fielder Vinny Rottino got credit for a sacrifice bunt after hitting it foul and watching it spin back into fair territory during Thursday night's game in Arlington against the Texas Rangers.
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It happened in the top of the eighth inning with an Indians runner on first. Ironically, Rottino was trying to pull his...
Player of the Game
Carlos Santana just beat out David Huff for his 15th of the season. The Indians only scored two runs and Santana was part of both of them, scoring the first when he singled and scored on a Casey Kotchman fielder's choice with the bases loaded. He knocked in the other run with a sacrifice fly after Ezequiel Carrera singled and got himself to third. His final...
The Indians face an important decision this offseason as Travis Hafner's contract runs out. The man once known as Pronk has not played at a prominent level since 2007 when he knocked in 100 runs with 24 home runs. In the five seasons since he has knocked in a total of 213 runs with 58 homers. Hafner signed his current contract prior to that 2007 season after his best season...
Going into a three game series with Detroit, the Indians guarantee they will only be losing to teams from the Central Division for the rest of the year. Since the Indians are out of it and I hate the idea of a team trying for a high draft pick, I like to set personal goals for Indians just to make the season a little more interesting. A few of these I have already stated, like Masterson...
Nobody said beating the Texas Rangers was going to be easy, especially when you have starting pitching that could go either way on any night and a lineup that looks more like a 4A convention than a Major League team. But hey, as GM Chris Antonetti told us two days ago, these guys still have a lot to play for. Especially the young kids who want to have jobs in 2013.
One of those kids...
So this one was pretty much over in the first inning, right? Justin Verlander against Corey Kluber isn’t really fair, and after Detroit scored 2 in the first, then 2 more in the second, this one was over.
Kudos to the bullpen — Chris Seddon and Frank Herrmann — at least, for settling the score at that. But Verlander went a very solid seven innings and the abysmal Indians offense...
There was a time, not too terribly long ago, when a win like this would’ve mattered.
It would’ve gotten the talking heads talking and the writing wonks writing. It would’ve kept me from sleeping, excitable as I am. This is the sort of win that would’ve felt momentous, back when momentum was still a thing that could make a team win, rather than a weight that pulls it down...
For the three of us that saw it, this was an unexpected treat. A Matola jack. A Kipnis smash. A ninth inning comeback. Reminded me of better days.
WP: S. Maine (1-0) S: C. Perez (36) LP: J. Nathan (2-4)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Joe Nathan and the Cleveland Indians snapped a five-game losing streak, beating the Texas Rangers 5-4 Thursday night.
The Rangers remained three games ahead of Oakland in the AL West after the Athletics lost to the Los Angeles Angels.
Nathan (2-4) had converted a club-record 31 straight save chances...
Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Joe Nathan and the Cleveland Indians snapped a five-game losing streak, beating the Texas Rangers 5-4 Thursday night.
Nathan (2-4) had converted a club-record 31 straight save chances before the Indians erased a 4-2 deficit in the ninth. The right-hander's only other blown save this season came April 11 against Seattle...
Player of the Game
Just two days after getting his first Player of the Game with his first RBI, Matt LaPorta knocked in his second and third runs of the year with his first home run on the season. Along with two singles, this gave him a POG score of 5.07, enough to beat out a great start by Zach McAllister (4.21) and the late inning hero Jason Kipnis (4.07).
Player of the Game
WIth a score of 2.77, Chris Seddon won his 2nd Player of the Game ever. Seddon pitched 2 solid innings and struck out 3.
The non-Mafia part of the bullpen pitched well tonight. Chris Seddon and Frank Herrmann each pitched 2 innings and combined for 5 strike outs. The did not allow a single hit or walk in 4 innings pitched.
Jason Donald was hit...
Three years ago, Jayce Boyd was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 19th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft. Rather than make an immediate foray into professional baseball, Boyd elected to play college ball for Florida State for three years, where he believes he was molded into the player he is today.