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Seattle, WA — Scott Kazmir pitched his best start of the season, allowing one hit over eight innings and Michael Bourn launched the first grand slam of his career as the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 10-1 in the finale of a three-game series at Safeco Field.
The Indians win ended the Mariners' eight-game win streak, their longest since August 2012. They were going for their first nine-game streak since the 2003 season.
The only hit Kazmir (6-4, 3.96) surrendered was a leadoff single to center by Justin Smoak in the fifth inning. Kazmir allowed just one unearned run while striking out seven. Vinnie Pestano worked around a hit and two walks in the ninth to finish the game.
The win was the second for the Indians in their first six games following the All-Star break. The Tribe defense continued to struggle, making two errors. The team had previously squandered games due to costly errors, but the Cleveland bats made sure the visiting team came out on top.
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The Indians needed to win this game. They’ve started off the second half in disappointing fashion, losing four of their first five games. Worse yet, all of the losses were by one run and were more than winnable games. The team is lucky to only have fallen back one game on the Tigers, but they missed a good opportunity to gain some ground. They need to salvage...
Akron, OH – By the third time Francisco Lindor walked up to the plate Thursday night at Canal Park, the Akron faithful began to chant, "Fran-cis-co." The highly-touted Indians prospect put on a show and gave everyone a look into the type of hitter he can be, going 3-for-5 with a home run, a double and three runs batted in to lead the Aeros to a 5-1 win over the Richmond...
This is the third part in this series, and thus far the Indians have been strongly improved over two positions. The first two positions I looked at were first base and second base, so it's time to continue across the diamond in counter-clockwise fashion and look at the shortstop position.
This is the only position which has stayed consistent over the last few years for the...
We have been waiting for the offense to wake up and they finally did. The hot and cold streaks are no doubt frustrating. It is games like this one where the Wahoos scored 10 runs on 13 hits, where you scratch your head at how they can be so anemic at times. A day after a second straight blunder-filled one run loss, the angry Indians took their frustrations out on Mariners left-hander...
This week we jump down I-77 to Double-A Akron, where the Indians have some of the hottest prospects in their system. There are a lot of players in Akron that could be part of the Indians roster in the near future, or who could be used as trade bait.
Just the Facts
Akron (51-53) sits in fourth place in the Eastern Leagues Western Division, 5.5 games out of first place and 2.5 games...
Return of the Mac
The long-anticipated return of Zach McAllister to the Indians rotation is finally here and while his first start wasn’t all that great, we’ll still take it considering the circumstances. The right-hander pitched five innings allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits and had to work around miscues by his defense as well as his own rustiness...
The Cleveland Indians (53-48) return to Progressive Field tonight to take on the Texas Rangers (56-46). The Indians will be hosting another one of their dollar dog nights,with fireworks following the game. The Tribes offense is hoping to offer some of their own fireworks during the game. They are returning home after scoring 10 runs in their last game. The Indians will be sending...
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.
Francisco Lindor (SS, Akron): 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SO
Well, it took 10 games, but Lindor finally struck out at the Double-A level. He added a double and home run last...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Scott Kazmir allowed just one hit over his eight innings, Michael Bourn hit his first career grand slam and the Cleveland Indians routed the Seattle Mariners 10-1 Wednesday.
The only hit Kazmir (6-4) gave up was a clean leadoff single to center by Justin Smoak in the fifth. Kazmir struck out seven, walked two and allowed an unearned run. He threw 103 pitches and was...
MESA – The AZL Indians dropped a second straight game Tuesday night, falling 7-2 to the AZL Cubs at Hohokam Park. In a game that was similar in many ways to Monday night’s contest, the AZL Indians failed to come alive offensively and even when they did score runs, the bullpen was unsuccessful in holding the lead.
The evening started off as another pitcher’s duel. Juan...
Pitching has been the name of the game for the Clippers as the second-half of their season has gotten off to a promising 4-3 start. They could easily be 7-0 as their losses came by three runs or less (two of them were by a one-run deficit). With a limited offense, the pitching staff is key and if they keep the runs down, Columbus has a shot of making a late-season push for the playoffs...
BUFFALO- With both offenses being unproductive, pitching was left with little room for error Tuesday night at Coca-Cola Field. The Buffalo Bisons got the upper hand and scored two runs in the sixth inning and then two more in the eighth to defeat the Columbus Clippers 4-1.
Right-hander Danny Salazar started on the mound for Columbus and dazzled across four superb innings. Salazar...
SEATTLE—It was just last season that Tribe starter Zach McAllister led the league in unearned runs. Making his first start since June 2, the right-hander received no help defensively again Tuesday night.
Three more errors and lack run support proved more than a recipe for disaster, as the Indians fell one run short to the Seattle Mariners for the second straight night, 4-3.
Much talk has occurred about the Indians starting rotation being a team weakness, because the overall stats aren't that pretty. Each of the Indians five starters (for the sake of this article, Masterson, Kluber, Jimenez, Kazmir and McAllister) has an ERA above 3.50 and all but Masterson have a WHIP over 1.20. Using WAR, the Indians starters rank 16th, 54th, 75th, 97th and 114th...
BOWIE – The Akron Aeros dropped the finale of a seven-game road trip with a 3-2 loss to the Bowie Baysox on Wednesday morning.
Toru Murata (4-5, 3.78) dealt five scoreless innings for the Aeros before the Baysox finally ignited some offense.
Meanwhile, the Aeros scored immediately on Bowie starter Tyler Wilson (5-1, 2.42). Shortstop Francisco Lindor led off the game with...