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Michael Brantley has been no better than a league-average hitter in his three-plus seasons with the Cleveland Indians. It isn’t for lack of a studious approach, though. The 24-year-old puts a lot of thought into his craft — and that should bode well for his future. As for the recent past, he’s be...
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For the first seven innings, the Cleveland Indians looked well on their way to an easy win against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Starting Pitcher Jeanmar Gomez, coming off his first bad outing of the season, dominated the Twins to the tune of one unearned run on three hits. His sinker was...
This has not been a great week in for our boys. The weekend made things worse. For the first time this season, your first place Cleveland Indians lost three games in a row and a road series. The Boston Red Sox, who came into the weekend a legitimate dumpster fire, owned the Tribe and came through with big hits when they needed to. The Indians on the other hand couldn’t be clutch...
The Cleveland Indians have designated struggling reliever Dan Wheeler for assignment.
The Indians made the move on Monday, one day after Wheeler gave up six runs on five hits in one inning of a loss to the Boston Red Sox. The right-hander didn't allow a run in seven of his first eight appearances for the Indians, but gave up nine runs in his last four outings. Wheeler had an...
MINNEAPOLIS Numbers are betraying Manny Acta in the best possible way.This is a man of spreadsheets, of analytics. The Cleveland Indians' manager has moved beyond spray charts to something more complex, to infield shifts and defensive adjustments. Acta plays the odds "If a guy hits 80 percent of balls to one side of the infield, you've got to go that way," he...
The Indians were in control of this one for most of the night, until the eighth anyways, when the Twins tied the score at 4. All was not lost however, as the Tribe came back in the top of the ninth, scoring the go ahead run off the bat of Choo. Perez nailed down the win in the bottom half of the inning.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Derek Lowe pitched his first shutout in nearly seven years, throwing a six-hitter Tuesday and leading the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 5-0.
Shin-Soo Choo scored after a leadoff double in the third inning, then hit the first of three Indians home runs in the fifth against Jason Marquis (2-3). Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Santana also homered to break...
Derek Lowe had already impressed most baseball fans this year with his 5-1 record and brilliant performance in the early going. Then he really impressed on Tuesday afternoon in Minnesota. Lowe threw a complete game shutout against the Twins. Gave up 6 hits, walked 4 and struck out zero. He was supported by some early Tribe offense as Casey Kotchman singled in the games first run...
The Indians fell victim to a rookie left-handed pitcher in Felix Doubront that kept them guessing most of the night. Felix lasted six innings, allowing the lone run on three hits, walking two and striking out five as the Red Sox took the third game of the series 4-1. Zach McAllister, who was called upon to start on short notice for the injured Josh Tomlin, pitched well enough to...
Johnny Damon finally felt welcome again at Fenway Park.
Damon received a hearty round of applause when video highlights of his days with the Red Sox played during Boston's 12-1 win over Cleveland on Sunday.
Now a member of the Indians, Damon says it was the first warm reception he's had in Boston since he left the Red Sox after the 2005 season and signed as a free agent...
Derek Lowe pitched his first shutout in nearly seven years, throwing a six-hitter Tuesday and leading the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 5-0.
Shin-Soo Choo, the Indians' new leadoff man, scored after a leadoff double in the third inning and then hit the first of three Cleveland home runs in the fifth against Jason Marquis (2-3). Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Santana...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians had lost three in a row and five of their previous six, with another strong start to the season threatening to start swirling down the drain.
They appeared headed toward another loss when the bullpen faltered in the eighth inning before Shin-Soo Choo came to the rescue.
Choo hit the go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning to back Jeanmar...
While some believed Derek Lowe's better years may be behind him following a disappointing 2011, it's safe to say he still has plenty left in the tank.
The right-hander, however, hasn't experienced much success against the Minnesota Twins over the course of his career.
Seeking a fourth consecutive win, Lowe looks to help the visiting Cleveland Indians continue their...
Shin-Soo Choo came through with a R.B.I. double to push the Cleveland Indians past the Minnesota Twins last night 5-4. The Indians had a 4-1 lead until the Twin launched a rally in the eighth inning to score three runs and tie the game at 4. Vinny Pestano and Nick Hagadone had a tough go of it in the 8th inning setting it up for Chris Perez to come in and get the save.
The Cleveland Indians are off to an 18-16 start and are currently in first place in the American League’s Central division. A big part of that has been the performance of pitcher Derek Lowe, who has a 2.47 ERA through seven starts and leads the club in wins with 5. Away from the [...]
Player of the Game
Pitching a perfect 8th inning with 2 strike outs, Jairo Asencio won today's Player of the game with a score of 1.50. Just a reminder, when a relief pitcher wins this award, it means that the Indians did not provide and offense and that their starting pitcher had a poor outing. Asencio has won 3 Player of the Game awards this year. Michael Brantley came in...