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Ubaldo Jimenez pitched eight scoreless innings and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 on Saturday.
Jason Giambi and Asdrubal Cabrera hit two-run homers in the game that began about 10 hours following the conclusion of Friday night's contest that ended at 2:53 a.m. on Saturday after nearly five hours of rain delays.
Jimenez (4-3) gave the Indians exactly what they needed. The right-hander allowed four hits and struck out seven in stopping Tampa Bay's six-game winning streak. The Rays, who rolled to a 9-2 win earlier Saturday morning, had only two runners reach second base.
Giambi, homering in his third straight game, gave the Indians a 2-0 lead in the second. He added an RBI single in third while Cabrera's two-run blast came in the fifth.
Tampa Bay right-hander Chris Archer (0-1), called up from Triple A-Durham before the game, allowed five runs in four innings. He faced three batters in the fifth and was pulled after Nick Swisher lined a single off...
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Last we heard from former Cleveland Indians All-Star Grady Sizemore, he was eyeing a mid-season return to the game when he was healthy enough to compete again.
Per a Boston Globe report by Nick Cafardo today, it appears that the 30-year-old has indeed resumed activities. Here’s his tidbit when discussing Boston’s plans and other notable acquisitions on the market:
6. Grady Sizemore...
Like most 20-somethings, Akron Aeros outfielder Carlos Moncrief enjoys playing video games, especially MLB The Show. He does not create himself in the game, though; instead he thinks about what could be.
"Every time I look at the Indians' lineup," Moncrief said. "I just hope that I'm in there one year, and I'll play with the Indians all the time when...
From the Bait Shop:
The Carolina Mudcats are clearly an enigma.
No, I wouldn’t say that I can’t figure out why Carolina doesn’t win ballgames. It’s fairly simple: when you score less runs than the team you’re playing, you just don’t win.
The big question is why. This team can hit. The Muddies are currently leading the league with a .269 average, which is 13 points above...
Terry Francona has been ejected for the first time as Cleveland's manager.
Francona was tossed in the fifth inning Sunday against Tampa Bay. He was ejected by plate umpire Bill Welke for arguing a strike call with Nick Swisher batting and the Indians trailing 5-3.
Welke called a strike, Francona yelled from the dugout and was quickly ejected. He came on the field and argued...
COLUMBUS- The Columbus Clippers just can’t seem to catch a break these days.
After trailing 5-0 early in the game, the Clippers battled back to take a 8-5 lead but could not hold on to it as they collapsed against the Indianapolis Indians 10-9 in extra innings Saturday.
The Indians picked off right where they left off Friday, scoring four runs in the top of the first inning...
The Cleveland Indians have issued an apology to fans who attended Friday night's game with Tampa Bay that had nearly five hours of rain delays and ended at 2:53 a.m.
Indians president Mark Shapiro met with reporters before Saturday's game and said the team feels ''terrible'' about what took place Friday and will reach out to fans to show that.
COLUMBUS- There is a popular saying in baseball, “You live and die on the long ball.” In the Columbus Clippers case Sunday, they definitely died by it.
Lead by seven homeruns, the Indianapolis Indians routed the Clippers in a 13-3 affair on Sunday.
“They have a good lineup,” manager Chris Tremie said of the Indians. “They have some guys that can hit and we just haven’t...
Sitting at the Indians-Reds game last night with TD, I had planned to just spend a quiet inning away from my friends. Then, suddenly, Michael Brantley had a two-out RBI hit. And then Yan Gomes. And Ryan Raburn. And the beat continued to the top of the lineup.
All in all, I was away from my friends for nearly 45 minutes as the Indians demoralized Homer Bailey and the Reds for seven...
Indians manager Terry Francona had a rough afternoon.
His team's pitching staff wasn't any better.
The Tampa Bay Rays got 14 hits off Cleveland starter Zach McAllister and four relievers, including home runs by Yunel Escobar and Evan Longoria, in an 11-3 victory over the Indians on Sunday.
If there was a bright side for Francona, he was able to watch part of the defeat...
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.
Tyler Naquin: CF, Carolina Mudcats: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS:
There’s nothing better than watching one of the organization’s #1 picks hitting their stride. That’s...
COLUMBUS- In retrospective, the Clippers might have wished that the downpour prior to Friday’s action would have canceled the game all together. After the hour and 15 minute rain delay, Columbus was beat up in an 11-0 routing by the Indianapolis Indians.
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate demonstrated why they are the best team in the International League, dominating...
May was about as good a month as is possible for a baseball team. While some of the offensive players tailed off a little from April, the pitching has been all around tremendous and the starting rotation in general is shooting up the rankings. The third rankings of the year see a new top player for the third time as well, with the Indians ace beating out the top hitters after a scorching...
Grady Sizemore has resumed baseball activities and may be available to teams by the middle of the summer. Sizemore underwent microfracture surgery last September in his right knee, and while his career was in doubt, he has yet to experience any setbacks.The former Indian was once a premiere outfielder but has seen his playing time derailed by injuries since the end of 2009.Playing...
One could say Friday’s game between the Indians and Tampa Bay Rays lasted two months.
While the box score may say the ballgame took two hours and 59 minutes to complete, it doesn’t account for four hours and 49 minutes of rain delays. Or the fact that play began in May and ended in June.
When it was all said and done, the Tribe fell just as hard as the rain did losing to the...
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Anytime FanGraphs writes about positive things in the Tribe organization, I’m thrilled. With this, I’m bouncing-off-the-walls ecstatic: “In 2013, the 27-year...