Found May 10, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
All offseason long, Tribe fans heard about that team up north. Last year the Detroit Tigers were not only the reigning American League Central Division Champions, but won the AL Pennant for the second time in the last seven years. Although they were swept by the San Francisco Giants in the World Series, Detroit has continued to be one of the best teams in the league, averaging 92 wins over the last two seasons. Just last year, they had a 17-game winner in Justin Verlander, a Triple Crown winner in Miguel Cabrera, and a payroll over $130 million. Things looked very different 90 miles south across Lake Erie last September for the Indians. The team was coming off yet another dismal season, losing 90+ games for the third time in the last four years, leaving fans still pondering the question, what if? Cleveland was also left at season’s end without a first baseman, left fielder, designated hitter and most importantly, a manager. Then, a sign of hope came to the Indians and the newly crow...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Cleveland Indians talk – trying not to talk attendance, Swisher’s intangibles, Francona and Ubaldo and more with TD – WFNY Podcast – 2013-05-09

We did talk briefly about the attendance, but really not much at all. We’ve both agreed that it shouldn’t dominate the headlines a second year in a row. Lackluster attendance and how tired we are of talking about it Bud Shaw’s article about the long-term project TV ratings and how far they’re up year over year You can’t get the pulse of casual fans that stopped...

Tigers pound Tribe, snap win streak

With a 10-4 win in the opener of their weekend series with the Indians on Friday night in Detroit, the Tigers handed Cleveland a sharp dose of reality and snapped the Tribe’s four-game winning streak in the process. Led by starter Max Scherzer and resident Detroit sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, the Tigers 

Tribe sweep A’s, ready for series in Detroit

MLB.com Having lost their previous eight games against the Oakland Athletics heading into to this past week’s four-game series that began Monday, the red-hot Cleveland Indians knew that things would be different this time around. With a 9-2 win over the A’s on Thursday night to close out the series and secure the sweep, the Indians once again showed the rest of the A.L. Central...

Second Thoughts Game #31: A's 3, Indians 4

The Indians catch a break Unless my admittedly questionable eyesight is failing desperately theAdam Rosales homerun/double call and later review may have been the most abysmal, egregious call I have seen in a long time. How this crew failed to correct the call on the field and reward Rosales with a homerun is beyond me. However, fortunately for Chris Perez and the Indians this...

Second Thoughts Game #32: Indians 9, A’s 2

It’s been nearly four years since Scott Kazmir last struck out 10 batters in a game. To put that in context, a teenager who was just starting college back then—August 26, 2009, to be exact—could conceivably be preparing for his graduation this weekend. That’s an awful lot of space between two bookends. But before we get back to the phoenix that is the Tribe’s veteran...

Tigers draw first blood, throttle Indians 10-4

Detroit -- Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera both slugged home runs off Cleveland starter Corey Kluber as the Tigers beat the Indians 10-4. After Cleveland held a 1-0 first-inning lead, the Tigers plated three runs in the bottom of the second and never looked back. With runners on second and third with one out, Alex Avila doubled to deep right, giving Detroit a 2-1 lead. After another...

Indians activate OF Michael Bourn

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians activated starting center fielder Michael Bourn from the 15-day disabled list after sweeping a four-game series from Oakland. Bourn had been sidelined since slicing open his right index finger while diving into first base on April 14. He was eligible to return on April 30, but the cut didn't heal in time and Bourn needed some extra time. Bourn is...

Red-hot Scherzer to face off against red-hot Tribe

Coming off another impressive performance last weekend, the Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer appears to be at the top of his game. So do the AL Central rival Cleveland Indians, who could become all the more formidable with Michael Bourn back atop their lineup. Looking to win a fourth consecutive start and stay unbeaten, Scherzer tries to slow down the surging Indians in the opener...

Game 2013.32: Tigers at Nationals

Detroit Tigers, 19-12, 1st Place (1.5 ahead of KC). This afterevening the Tigers make up their rained out game from Tuesday, as they play the plasticine game in the two-game season series against the Washington Nationals. I predict that the Nationals will strike early, and score maybe three runs in the first. Many have touted this series as a World Series preview. I hope not;  I’ve...

Tigers beat Indians 10-4 behind Fielder, Cabrera

DETROIT (AP) -- Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera each hit a long home run, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 10-4 on Friday night. The Tigers scored three runs in the second and three more in the fourth. Fielder's third-inning solo shot landed just below the No. 42 honoring Jackie Robinson on the brick facade beyond the wall in right-center field, giving Detroit...

Minor Happenings:

In this week’s Minor Happenings, Tony talks about the rapid growth of Danny Salazar and his alleged promotion to Columbus and what he needs to work on. He also looks at the return of Matt LaPorta and if his showing to date is any different from last year, provides some detailed comments from the front office on Trevor Bauer’s progression as a pitcher as well as the 411 on extended...

2013 MLB Draft: Looking at the redrafts

We are about a month until the 2013 MLB Draft and things are starting to crystallize.  The top two picks are all but confirmed to be Mark Appel and Jonathan Gray, though the order they are taken is yet to be determined and won't be known until draft night. That being said, one of the things that has always made the MLB Draft very different from every other draft, is that it...

Indians-Tigers Preview

Coming off another impressive performance last weekend, the Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer appears to be at the top of his game. So do the AL Central rival Cleveland Indians, who could become all the more formidable with Michael Bourn back atop their lineup. Looking to win a fourth consecutive start and stay unbeaten, Scherzer tries to slow down the surging Indians in the opener...

MLB Admits It Got Home Run Call Wrong in Athletics-Indians Game, But Results Won’t Change

CLEVELAND — Major League Baseball says the umpires were wrong. That doesn’t help the Oakland Athletics. One day after umpire Angel Hernandez and his crew failed to reverse an obvious home run by A’s infielder Adam Rosales following a video review, MLB executive vice president Joe Torre said an “improper call” was made in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game between the...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.