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When the Cleveland Indians brought Terry Francona on as manager last October, it seemed to signal a new approach by the organization. The bold hiring indicated that the team believed it could win right now despite what others might think.
That notion came full circle on Sunday after the Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-1 to win the American League's top Wild Card spot.
Overall, the Indians finished 92-70, and all attention now shifts to Wednesday's Wild Card contest where the Indians will face the winner of tonight's play-in game between Tampa Bay and Texas.
It's astonishing to think of how far this team has come. We all know that the schedule did look favorable down the stretch, but the bottom line is that teams still have to play the games. Also, the Indians closed the season on a 10-week win streak, and that was crucial as the team ultimately needed all of those 10 wins.
The Indians are now in the postseason for the first time since 2007 when they...
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What an amazing day to be a Cleveland sports fan. It’s happened Cleveland! Your Cleveland Indians have made it to the postseason. October Here We Come!The Browns win and move to 2-2 beating the cross state rival, and The Indians clinch a playoff birth with a win over Minnesota for their 92nd victory of the season.
This post, isn’t an article. Or a typical iSportsWeb post. It...
In April of this season, 95% of Indians fans had no idea who Danny Salazar was.
By May, he was starting to make some waves in AA Akron, making seven starts and posting an ERA of 2.67 with 51 strikeouts in 33.2 innings pitched.
In June, he was a rotation mainstay in Columbus, making starts mostly of the five inning variety, by design after his Tommy John surgery two years ago. Again...
When Scott Kazmir signed a free agent deal with the
Cleveland Indians over the winter, there were few expectations tied to the
contract. Since then, Kazmir has started 29 games for the Tribe, helping them
clinch one of the two American League Wild Card spots. Following his impressive
regular season, Kazmir told Chris Assenheimer of The Chronicle-Telegram that he
Tony continues his year-end look at the Indians 2013 Draft with five more players today: Dace Kime, Trevor Frank, Paul Hendrix, Kerry Doane and Jordan Milbrath. He explains why Kime has so much upside as a starter, why Frank might be another gem found in the bullpen, why Milbrath is so intriguing and more. He provides some scouting notes on each player and also provides detailed...
92 Wins, just like we all predicted.
The Cleveland Indians won their last 10 games of the season to finish the season 92-70 and clinch the first AL Wild Card spot. They finish one game back of the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central.
The Indians will host either the Tampa Bay Rays or the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night for a one-game play-in chance to face the Boston Red Sox in the...
I previously wrote about how Corey Kluber has been a big key to the Cleveland Indians’ turnaround 2013 season. Similarly important has been the second-half performance of Ubaldo Jimenez.
The Indians hurler has the lowest second-half ERA in the AL.
The big righthander was acquired from the Colorado Rockies in 2011 in a deadline deal in which the Indians gave up prospect Drew...
We’re just one day away from playoff baseball in Cleveland again! In light of that and the Tampa Bay Rays’ win last night, the WFNY writers discussed some of the hot button issues surrounding the roster, bullpen use, and lineups for the Indians.
Assume the following players are locks: Salazar, Masterson, Smith, Shaw, Allen, Albers, Rzepczynski, Hill, Gomes, Santana, Swisher...
Player of the Game: Ubaldo Jimenez (6 2/3 innings, 5 hits, 1 ER, 1 BB / 13 SO)
For the first time since 2007, Cleveland, you will have an October to remember!
Winning their Major League best tenth consecutive game Sunday, it was the Indians that made quick work of the Minnesota Twins to clinch the top A.L. wild card seed and a playoff berth for the first time in six...
Player of the Game: Scott Kazmir (6 innings, 6 hits, 1 ER, 2 BB / 11 SO)
Started from the bottom now they’re here!
The hottest team in all of baseball was at it again Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis, as the Tribe took down the Twins 5-1 to win their ninth straight. With the victory, Cleveland now sits in the driver’s seat up one game in the American League wild...
MINNEAPOLIS – Six years ago, Cleveland received the taste of a bittersweet October. The 2007 Cleveland Indians made their way to the postseason, advancing to the American League Championship Series where they fell to the Boston Red Sox in seven games. Now, Cleveland can simply savor the taste of champagne.
The Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-1 in the final game...
Cleveland's 20 wins this month mark its best total in almost 20 years.
With one more, the Indians will host the wild-card game.
With at least a share of the AL wild card already assured, the visiting Indians seek a 10th straight win in Sunday's season finale against the Minnesota Twins.
"We want to keep this roll going," Nick Swisher said after Saturday's...
The surging Cleveland Indians earned their first postseason berth since 2007, beating the Minnesota Twins 5-1 Sunday to clinch an AL wild card as Ubaldo Jimenez tied a career high with 13 strikeouts.
Nick Swisher homered in the first inning for the Indians, who ended the regular season with 10 straight wins.
Cleveland will host Tampa Bay or Texas in the one-game AL wild card playoff...
This weekend, I posted a video of Terry Francona joking around with the Cleveland media, during which he made a little jab at his former city of Boston. Nothing major really--just a comment about how he used to receive a lot more hate mail there, shedding some light on how much more difficult it is to please Red Sox fans vs. Indians fans. And of course it is: Red Sox fans have tasted...
(The soundtrack for this post is “Sirens” by Pearl Jam. I listened to it on repeat while writing this.) 1
The way I felt yesterday watching the Indians celebrate in the guts of Target field was overwhelming. I didn’t cry, but I also wouldn’t have dared speak aloud in those moments as the Tribe were bouncing up and down together on the field in celebration. This Indians team...
Possible question from the City of Cleveland Citizenship Test fifty years from now...
In 2013, which beloved figure broke the Cleveland Curse?
A) Jason Giambi
B) Brian Hoyer
C) Charles Ramsey
D) Both A & B
E) None of the Above
You can't blame me for penciling in D. I mean, yeah, I'll go back and double check my answer...but I...