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Cleveland, OH -- Torii Hunter fell just a single short of the cycle and Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer, as the Detroit Tigers beat up the Cleveland Indians, 9-4.
With the loss, the Indians now trail the Tigers by 3.5 games in the American League Central. Detroit has won seven consecutive games over the Tribe, as they dominated for the second straight day at Progressive Field.
"We'll show up tomorrow," Indians manager Terry Francona said after the game. "We certainly need to do better against them. They're the team that is directly ahead of us and they've kind of had their way with us, but I don't think we'll show up tomorrow and not feel we're going to win. But we need to play better."
Cabrera and Prince Fielder hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the third off Indians starter Carlos Carrasco to open up a 3-0 lead. Former Indian Victor Martinez followed with a double to deep right and scored on a single by Jhonny Peralta, who was ...
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Justin Verlander was excellent yesterday against Toronto, throwing seven shutout innings en route to the Tigers’ 11-1 demolition of the Blue Jays. He not quite as dominant as the Verlander of 2011 and 2012, but that it a pretty high standard. Actually, the 2013 Verlander has not really measured up to that standard all year. Verlander won both the Cy Young Award winner and Most...
Detroit Tigers: 46-38, 1st Place (1.5 ahead of Cleveland).
Somehow the Tigers have pulled the Bengal-Bus into Cleveland in first place, and even-up on the road trip, pulling 3 of 4 from the previously-hot Blue Jays despite the lack of Cabrera and Infante in the Independence-Day-in-a-Foreign-Land-Finale.
In fact, the bench–OK, let’s have some respect here–The Bench excelled...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Rick Porcello pitched seven sharp innings, Jhonny Peralta drove in two runs and the Detroit Tigers beat Cleveland for the sixth consecutive time, winning 7-0 on Friday night to extend their lead in the AL Central over the second-place Indians.
Porcello (5-6) allowed five hits and was never really threatened until Carlos Santana flied out to the warning track in...
Rick Porcello’s decision to appeal a pending six-game suspension paid off for the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. The inconsistent starter turned in seven shutout innings to lead the Tigers to an important 7-0 win over the Cleveland Indians, in the opener of a four-game set between the two teams atop the AL Central.
The highlights of Porcello’s work:
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Happy Larry Doby Day. It isn’t an official day anywhere, but it should be. Today marks the 66th anniversary of Larry Doby breaking the American League color barrier. This was just three months after Jackie Robinson did the same in the National League. While Jackie Robinson is justifiably praised for his remarkable efforts with a day in his honor (April 15) that is celebrated league...
The I-71 express is busy again as the Indians have recalled SP Carlos Carrasco from the Columbus Clippers
“Carrasco (#59) begins his third stint with Cleveland today, making his 6th start/appearance vs. Detroit at 4:05 PM ET. So far with the Indians over his previous 5 starts he is 0-3 w/a 8.17 ERA (25.1IP, 37H, 23R/ER, 12BB, 13K). Around his stints in Cleveland he has gone 2-0...
by John Viril—
Ok, I get it. The Detroit Tigers won the A.L. pennant last season so manager Jim Leyland gets to manage the A.L. Star team. That means Leyland gets to pick 8 players to the All-Star roster aside from the fan vote—as well as the pitching staff.
Leyland has still served up too much “home cooking” in his All-Star choices.
The A.L. All Star roster consists of 6...
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before- the Indians bullpen failed to get the job done.
It wasn’t entirely the bullpen’s fault. Starter Ubaldo Jimenez certainly contributed. After cruising through the first five innings, allowing no runs and only giving up just a couple of hits, Jimenez self-destructed in the sixth.
As would be the afternoon’s theme, Ubaldo walked Hosmer...
COLUMBUS- The Clippers split a doubleheader against the Louisville Bats Saturday. Right-hander Danny Salazar dazzled in the first contest, allowing just one hit on the way to a 4-0 blanking by Columbus but the Bats would rebound by earning a hard-fought 1-0 victory in the second affair.
Salazar (3-2, 3.80 ERA) was excellent in his five innings of work. During that time, the Dominican...
Roster Update: We have another roster move to inform you about and this is a good one. Carlos Carrasco was sent back to AAA after yesterday's start and has been replaced on the 25 man roster by Clippers closer Preston Guilmet. Guilmet ruled the Eastern League, closing in 2012 for Akron and has dominated in the International League this season. He is one of the top three relievers...
The 2013 MLB Draft signing deadline on July 12th is fast approaching. The Indians have signed all of the bonus pool picks that there are going to sign and are $332,100 under budget which means they have some money they can use for post-10th round picks and not be at risk of being severely taxed or lose a first round pick. Here is an update on some of the post-10th round picks who...
Overarching trends have come to define the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in 2013. A few include dominant pitching, below average performances at the plate, and walk-off losses.
The offensive woes began right away. The Scrappers wouldn’t add their first run of the season until the third game against the Jamestown Jammers, ending a 33-inning scoreless streak dating back to last year...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. CoreyKluberSociety in Bad Decline
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
CoreyKluberSociety in Bad Decline
Regarding the Title of This Post
In 1996, very talented fiction writer George Saunders released his first book, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, which book was described...
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Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook…
Comparing the Indians and Tigers
The Indians (45-42) and Tigers (48-38) are in the midst of a big four-game series this weekend at Progressive Field. Going into play on Sunday, the Tigers have won seven straight over the Indians this season, are 8-2 overall against them, and sport a 3.5 game lead in the AL Central.