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How do you save a pitching staff from getting overworked? Throwing a complete game shutout in game one of a double-header sure helps.
That’s exactly what Justin Masterson (6-2) did this afternoon. The Indians right-hander made a Jason Kipnis solo home run stand up for his second one to nothing shutout of the season.
The only hint of trouble Masterson had all game came in the second inning. After getting the first two batters out, Chris Nelson got an infield hit. Masterson then walked Joseph, and gave up another infield single to Chris Stewart to load the bases. Masterson ended the threat with a punchout of Alberto Gonzalez.
Justin Masterson had great control of his slider, using it as his strikeout pitch for most of his nine strikeouts. He allowed four hits and walked three, but was dominant all afternoon.
With the win Cleveland moves .5 game ahead of the Tigers for sole possession of first place in the Central Division. The Tigers play Houston tonight while the Indians finish the double-header against the Yankees. Trevor Bauer pitches for the Indians.
[Related: Indians promote David Huff, demote Lonnie Chisenhall]
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CLEVELAND -- Mondays doubleheader didnt end the way the Indians wanted, but they got a good start, which continued a trend of recent good starts.By their starting pitchers.Note the clever start allusion.Except its no illusion when it comes to the Indians starters.Yes, that is quite enough.But not from the starters. Because the perceived weakness of the Cleveland Indians heading into...
On Monday morning the Cleveland Indians announced that they have optioned struggling third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall to Triple-A Columbus and replaced him on the 25-man roster with left-handed pitcherDavid Huff.
Chisenhall, 24, was hitting just .213 with three homers, 11 RBI and .604 OPS in 26 games with the Indians this season. He had just three walks compared to 26 strikeouts...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians handed Justin Masterson the ball and he never gave it back.
Masterson pitched a four-hitter for his second shutout this season, leading Cleveland over the New York Yankees 1-0 in the first game of a traditional doubleheader on Monday.
Masterson (6-2) overpowered baseball's hottest team for his third career shutout. He also had one against the Chicago...
Justin Masterson struck out nine batters Jason Kipnis provided all the offense Cleveland Indians would need in a 1-0 shutout of the New York Yankees. Masterson allowed just four hits and walked three to complete his second shutout of the season In game one of an afternoon doubleheader in Cleveland.
New York came into Cleveland the hottest team in baseball with a 22-7 record...
It was a tale of two similar, yet totally different ballgames in the makeup doubleheader against the New York Yankees on Monday. When the dust settled, Cleveland would split the twin bill between their AL East rivals as both games came via the shutout.
One word to describe game one: Masterful.
Indians ace Justin Masterson was close to perfect in the first game, as he blanked...
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.
Carlos Carrasco (SP, Columbus Clippers): Game 1, 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 7 K.
Carrasco labored a bit in this outing as it did take him 92 pitches to make it through just five innings...
I attended last Thursday afternoon’s 9-2 Indians win over Oakland at Progressive Field. It was an absolutely perfect day; mid-70′s and sunny. We are talking shorts and t-shirt weather. Fast forward four days and I was breaking out the winter coat and gloves that I had put away about three weeks ago as the Indians and the New York Yankees played a traditional doubleheader.
The Yankees and Indians played a double header in Cleveland this afternoon and they split. Each team won by shutout. In game 1 Justin Masterson threw a complete game shutout with 9 Ks, and the Indians won 1-0. Their only run came off the bat of Jason Kipnis, who hit a solo home run in the 1st inning. David Phelps suffered the loss, allowing just 1 run in 6 2/3 innings.In game 2,...
The Cleveland Indians recalled right hander Trevor Bauer from Triple-A Columbus.
Bauer will make a spot start in the second half of Monday’s doubleheader with the Yankees.
While Bauer has a high upside expectations should be tempered as he has walked 13 batters in his 10 big league innings this year.
After a record regular season, the Penguins kept up their torrid pace on Root Sports in the first round of the playoffs. In other news, ratings have risen by double-digits for the Cleveland Indians, and [...]
Terry Francona has led the Cleveland Indians to a strong start to the season in his first year as manager of the team. The Indians are 20-15 and tied for first in the AL Central after taking two of three from the Detroit Tigers over the weekend. The series didn’t start off so favorably, though, as Detroit won 10-4 on Friday after getting home runs from Prince Fielder and Miguel...
DETROIT (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Mark Reynolds hit a tiebreaking single in the 10th inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday.
Cleveland tied it in the ninth when Michael Brantley hit a two-out RBI single off Detroit closer Jose Valverde. Joe Smith (1-0) pitched the bottom of the inning, and the Indians took the lead in the 10th.
With men on first and third...
Player of the Game
Indians starter Trevor Bauer won his second Player of the Game today after being on the roster for just four games this season. He threw 6.1 innings allowing no earned runs before a couple Yankees doubles chased him from the game. Nick Hagadone allowed the second of the runners to score giving Bauer two earned runs allowed in the end. He still earned a POG...
Phelps took a tough loss, giving up one through 6.2 innings. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
New York Yankees 0 — Cleveland Indians 1
David Phelps made one bad pitch in today’s 1-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians. The first game of a doubleheader today.
David Phelps got the nod for the first game today to makeup rained out games earlier this season. On a 2-2 pitch...