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BALTIMORE – Michael Brantley lifted the Cleveland Indians over the Baltimore Orioles with four RBIs and a home run to give Cleveland the 5-2 win on Monday night.
Ubaldo Jimenez (6-4, 4.58) received the start against Baltimore lefty Zach Britton (1-2, 5.51).
The Orioles struck first in their share of the first inning as right fielder Nick Markakis hit his 8th home run of the year to give Baltimore the early lead. Another long ball gave the Orioles some insurance in the fourth inning as catcher Matt Wieters sent his 10th of the season over the centerfield wall for the 2-0 advantage.
Meanwhile, Britton tossed a set of zeroes across the board until the sixth inning, where the Indians took the lead for good. Second baseman Jason Kipnis led off the inning with a double to right and scored on a single by first baseman Nick Swisher. Catcher Carlos Santana followed with another double to push Swisher to third and third baseman Mark Reynolds was intentionally walked. Cue le...
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Indians catcher Yan Gomes sat at his locker and finished a cup of beet juice before taking batting practice.
You wouldn’t know he's a rookie by speaking with him, let alone from another country.
Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays this off-season along with infielder Mike Aviles, Gomes has burst on the scene rather quickly with the Tribe in what has become his first full...
Cleveland shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera told MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian that he feels like he is ready to come back-
Asdrubal said he feels 100%. Hopes to be activated and back in lineup for Indians on Wednesday or Thursday.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) June 25, 2013
Cabrera went on the disabled list back on June 4th with a quad strain. You may remember he went down while trying...
Heading into the 2013 season, the Baltimore Orioles were most likely counting on the majority of their offensive production coming from the likes of perennial All-Star Adam Jones, catcher Matt Wieters, shortstop JJ Hardy, and a few other players on their roster that have contributed significantly in the past. Luckily for the O’s, 20 year-old phenom Manny
Two of the Indians’ 2013 draft picks had pretty good evenings.
11th round pick Adam Plutko was named the College World Series’ Most Outstanding Player.
“Adam Plutko, the Bruins’ No. 1 starter, was named the CWS’ Most Outstanding Player. He beat LSU in the Bruins’ first game and was the winner in Game 1 of the finals. He allowed two runs in 13 innings.”
In game one of...
As I sit and watch Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles put up huge offensive numbers for the first half of the year, I find myself being just a little skeptical. Baseball's "steroid era" was not that long ago and it's not unreasonable for me to feel this way. Our first inclination when we see a player doing well is to draw comparisons. Well, Chris Davis doesn&...
As both IBI’s Tony Lastoria and Jim Pete noted in their weekly columns, this Cleveland Indians team is certainly a streaky one, but fortunately, the team seems to be on a good streak at the moment.
The Indians went 4-2 this past week, and they remain in the thick of the American League Central race as they trail the Detroit Tigers by four games. They also won two series and have...
Cleveland Indians' shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who has been on the disabled list with a strained right quadriceps, may come off the disabled list sometime during the Indians current road trip.
As reported by Jordan Bastian and Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com,
"General manager Chris Antonetti is scheduled to join the team in
Baltimore, and Francona plans on sitting down...
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It’s been a short week here in Carolina, thanks to the much needed All-Star break. The Muddies were locked and loaded with interesting prospects from the outset in April, but they were never able to make any sort of run with regards to wins.
Their longest win streak on the year was a three games, and ironically enough, they were the first three games of the...
The Brett Myers experiment has been an interesting one. Is he a reliever? Is he a starter? Is he some kind of strange hybrid pitcher? Teams don't seem to know. What is known is that the Cleveland Indians will move Myers back to the bullpen when he returns from the disabled list.
Jordan Bastian of MLB.com confirmed Myers conversion back to a relief role.
This week we start with the caveat: All statistics are heading into Tuesday nights game in Baltimore 1) It sounds as if Nick Swishers shoulder injury will linger all season, which is unfortunate because of two things: Hitters pretty much need strong shoulders to hit well, and clearly this issue has affected Swishers power and run production. Nobody is saying exactly what it is, but...
Mike Aviles is one of the most entertaining hitters to put in a uniform. Please go see a Tribe game and wait for #4 to step into the box.
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NILES, OH- Monsoon-type rains opened up in Mahoning Valley two hours before game time, but the rain delay had little effect on the Scrappers, as they took down the Doubledays 4-1 Tuesday.
The electricity that made its way through the ballpark was not only the electric current from the seemingly endless lightning. It was also thanks to Chris Perez, who would pitch what he hoped would...
Michael Brantley homered and had four RBIs, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Monday night for their ninth win in 12 games.
Brantley put the Indians ahead with a two-run single in the sixth inning and made it 5-2 with a two-run shot in the eighth off Darren O'Day. His four RBIs tied a career high, reached twice previously.
Nick Swisher had two hits and...
Player of the Game
Michael Brantley played the hero twice tonight, first in the sixth inning to give the Indians the lead with a two run single, then later to extend it with a two run home run. The home run was his fifth on the season and was blasted deep into the seats in right-center. His two hits and four RBI gave him a POG score of 7.11, more than double the next best player...
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Chris Davis and Alexi Casilla homered in a five-run seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Cleveland Indians 6-3 Tuesday night to end a four-game losing streak.
Davis tied the game at 3 with his major league-leading 28th home run, a two-run shot, and Casilla added a three-run drive. Both homers were off Justin Masterson (9-6), who took a three-hitter...