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Scott Kazmir allowed one run in seven strong innings and Jason Kipnis drove in three, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 5-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
Kazmir (4-4) gave up just a leadoff homer to Brian Dozier in the sixth and four other hits. The left-hander struck out seven, including five in his final two innings. Kazmir has been a pleasant addition for the Indians, who signed him during the winter after he pitched for the independent Sugarland Skeeters last season.
Kipnis hit a sacrifice fly - to the second baseman - off Samuel Deduno (3-2) in the third and added a two-run single in the seventh as the Indians won their third straight and seventh in nine games since losing eight in a row.
The Twins came in riding a three-game winning streak. They homered four times in an 8-4 win Thursday to complete a sweep of the Chicago White Sox.
But Kazmir, who hadn't won since May 30, cooled Minnesota off.
The left-hander blanked the Twins on three hits over the f...
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Some were starting to question the future of Scott Kazmir as a starter for the Indians after his last start against Washington, when he served up five runs, four hits and three home runs in just two and two-thirds innings of work. Whether it was the rain, a mechanical issue or just another example of the inconsistency that the left-hander has dealt with so...
GOODYEAR – Over two months into the major league baseball season, the AZL Indians, the Cleveland Indians rookie league affiliate, kicked off their Arizona League season Thursday against their complex rival, the AZL Reds. Early season jitters and rust were apparent for the Indians throughout the game, starting in the top of the first inning, as the team ultimately lost 9-4. ...
When it comes to Major League Baseball, there may be no better period than the one ahead.
That's right, we are now more than halfway through the month of June, which means July is right around the corner. Of course, that also means that the trade deadline is almost just a month away.
For MLB teams, the stakes are high, and there is no more enjoyable time for fans. There's...
On Saturday the Cleveland Indians announced that they signed 4th round pick left-handed pitcher Kyle Crockett and 15th round pick shortstop James Roberts.
With the signings, the Indians have now signed all of their picks through the 9th round and have signed 21 of their 39 draft picks.
Indians first baseman Nick Swisher hit off a tee and survived batting practice without feeling stabbing pain in his left shoulder. He's ready to test it in a game.
Swisher moved closer to returning to Cleveland's lineup on Friday after missing nearly a week with an injury that has been bothering him most of this season. Swisher had hoped to be available as a pinch hitter...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians first baseman Nick Swisher hit off a tee and survived batting practice without feeling stabbing pain in his left shoulder. He's ready to test it in a game.
Swisher moved closer to returning to Cleveland's lineup on Friday after missing nearly a week with an injury that has been bothering him most of this season. Swisher had hoped to be available...
The Indians have inked two more draft picks as 3rd round pick right-handed pitcher Dace Kime and 7th round pick left-handed pitcher Kenny Mathews both signed deals on Friday.
Kime signed for $525,000 which was $167,200 below the $692,200 slot for the pick, and Mathews signed for $150,000 which was $44,800 below the $194,800 for the pick. The Indians have signed seven of their nine...
Former general manager John Hart and three-time All-Star second baseman Carlos Barega have been inducted into the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame.
Hart was the architect of the Indians' most successful sustained run in franchise history, winning five straight AL Central titles and two pennants in the 1990s. Hart turned a perennial loser into what many believed to be a model franchise...
CLEVELAND -- There are certainly many ways to remember the Indians era of greatness in the 1990s, but Carlos Baerga put a new spin on things this weekend.
As Baerga reminisced, the memory of pregame before the 1995 Division Series opener against Boston in Progressive Field came to mind. The Indians walked on the field, saw Boston starter Roger Clemens and let him know their feelings...
After going through some issues, the big league club got back to winning over the past week and climbed back over .500. That, combined with some fun with debuts in the short season leagues made this past week a good time here at IBI.
Note that the Digest is a little short this week as I am leaving for vacation. The Digest will return in two weeks with a mega-edition to catch you...
Akron, OH – Both teams played to the best of their abilities, but it was the Rock Cats who pulled out a 12-7 victory in a thriller on Saturday night at Canal Park.
Both teams took the lead in the ninth inning and the Rock Cats scored five runs to win the game in the 11th inning.
Although starting pitcher Toru Murata did well and the Aeros held the lead for the majority of the...
I enjoy watching the All-Star game, mostly because it’s fun seeing a team comprised of players wearing their team’s jerseys.
Where else can I watch Derek Jeter, in pinstripes, starting a double play with Ian Kinsler who is wearing Texas blue and white with Albert Pujols in his Angels jersey waiting for the relay?
I remember going to the All-Star game in 2009 when Cliff...
The Cleveland Indians have gotten back on track largely due to their rotation, though Scott Kazmir hasn't provided much help lately.
That doesn't bode well for the left-hander against a Minnesota Twins team that has been hot offensively.
The Indians look to continue their turnaround with a seventh win in nine games as they open a three-game home series Friday night versus...
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Drew Stubbs hit a solo shot in the bottom of the 7th inning. This home run brought the Indians within one run of the Twins.
Jason Kipnis continues to stay hot. He hit a single and 2 doubles today and knocked in the 2nd Indians run.
After sitting 6 games due to injury, Nick Swisher found himself back in the lineup. Though he didn'...