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Ubaldo Jimenez has pitched worse each successive time he has faced the Kansas City Royals this year heading into his fourth such outing.
Kansas City has to like its chances of avoiding a sweep by Jimenez's Cleveland Indians with James Shields on the mound.
The visiting Royals have had trouble hitting Jimenez this year but they have won eight straight outings by Shields heading into Sunday's matchup.
Jimenez (7-4, 4.37 ERA) is 1-0 with a 2.55 ERA in three starts against Kansas City (43-48), beginning with seven outstanding innings in a 9-0 road win April 29.
He failed to receive decisions in the next two, allowing two runs over 5 2-3 innings in a 4-3 victory June 18 and giving up four runs over five-plus frames in a 10-7 loss July 4.
Jimenez's walk total has increased from two to four to five in those starts, and he owns an AL-worst walks per nine innings ratio of 4.85.
The right-hander is limiting the Royals to a .131 average - the lowest among teams that have faced him ...
BEST OF MAXIM
As we enter the 2013 All-Star break, the Cleveland Indians sit at 51-44, just 1.5 games behind the Detroit Tigers for first place in the American League Central. The big moves of the offseason (acquiring Terry Francona, Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher), as well as the less-publicized moves of the offseason (acquiring Yan Gomes, Mike Aviles, Scott Kazmir), have produced mostly positive...
Ubaldo Jimenez has pitched worse each successive time he has faced the Kansas City Royals this year heading into his fourth such outing.Kansas City has to like its chances of avoiding a sweep by Jimenez's Cleveland Indians with James Shields on the mound.The visiting Royals have had trouble hitting Jimenez this year but they have won eight straight outings by Shields heading...
At the Advanced-A level, many players realize the odds are agains them that they will ever make it to the major leagues, and even fewer will become superstars and among the most elite players at that level.
The Carolina Mudcats are lucky enough to have a few players this season that have the potential to reach that level, one of which is star center fielder Tyler Naquin. The 15th overall...
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have recalled right-handed reliever Blake Wood from his 30-day rehab assignment with the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, activated him from the 60-day Disabled List and optioned him to Columbus. To make room on the 40-man roster the Indians outrighted catcher Omir Santos to Columbus.
Wood, 27, has been on the 60-day Disabled List the...
Francisco Lindor is one step closer to the big leagues.
The Cleveland Indians' shortstop prospect will be promoted to Double-A Akron on Monday, after he takes part in the MLB Future's Game on Sunday night.
Lindor spent the first half of the season with the Carolina Mudcats, the Indians Class A-Advanced affiliate, where he hit .306 with 27 RBI, 19 doubles, six triples and...
My kids had a good time meeting Onion even if they were slightly “wary” of getting too close to her.
The Cleveland Indians do an amazing job with in-game entertainment. I want to say that first and foremost so that my one criticism of their “God Bless America” doesn’t get overblown. Before we get to the one negative, I want to talk about how great it has been to attend...
Corey KKKKKKKluber at it again!
As has become the corny tradition on Twitter and social media here in Tribe nation, the play-by-play following Indians starter Corey Kluber included the addition of an extra “K” with each strikeout the right-hander recorded. Well, Friday night proved to be another opportune time to let the K’s fly both grammatically and pitching-wise...
CLEVELAND -- Corey Kluber pitched into the eighth inning and pinch hitter Michael Bourn had a big two-run single, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
Kluber (7-5) allowed three hits and struck out eight in 7 23 innings. The right-hander worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fifth.
Joe Smith recorded the final out in...
The Cleveland Indians have activated right-handed reliever Blake Wood from the 60-day disabled list and have opted to send him to their Triple-A Columbus minor league affiliate.
Recovering from Tommy John surgery, he could still have a bit of a journey to make it back to the majors. But he has posted a respectable 1.98 earned run average in 13 2/3 rehabilitation innings.
Cleveland, OH -- Corey Kluber pitched scoreless baseball into the eighth inning and Michael Bourn had a two-run, pinch hit double as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0 in the opening game of the final series before the All-Star break.
The Tribe offense struggled to get on base against Bruce Chen, who was making his first start of the season for the Royals. Chen...
The Kansas City Royals activated right-handed pitcher Wade Davis over the weekend from the paternity leave list. Davis has struggled in 2013, posting a 5.89 earned run average to go along with a brutal 1.75 WHIP.
In a corresponding move, the Royals designated right-handed reliever J.C. Gutierrez for assignment to make room for Davis.
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Cleveland Indian Fan Greg Niel
What are the odds of catching a foul ball when you attend a MLB game? Think about it, it's pretty rare that you leave with a free souvenir.
Then you have Cleveland Indian season ticket holder Greg Niel who caught four foul balls Sunday during the Indians/Royals game.
Here's Niel catching foul ball number four.
CLEVELAND (AP) Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run double to cap Cleveland's comeback in the sixth inning, and the Indians charged into the All-Star break with a 6-4 win over Kansas City on Sunday and three-game sweep of the Royals.Cabrera's double off Tim Collins (2-5) led the Indians to their fourth straight win. At 51-44, they stayed 1 12 games behind first-place Detroit...
Player of the Game
Jason Kipnis continually proves to be the spark plug for the Indians offense and today he came through in every possible way. He knocked in the first run in the first inning with a sacrifice fly, then later knocked in another with a single. He ended the day with a double in the eighth inning. He also walked twice during the game, allowing him to reach base...
Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run double to cap Cleveland's comeback in the sixth inning, and the Indians charged into the All-Star break with a 6-4 win over Kansas City on Sunday and three-game sweep of the Royals.
Cabrera's double off Tim Collins (2-5) led the Indians to their fourth straight win. At 51-44, they stayed 1 1-2 games behind first-place Detroit in the AL Central...