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Houston, TX — Cleveland third baseman Mark Reynolds blasted his seventh home run of the season, one of four Tribe shots on the day, as the Indians beat the Houston Astros 5-4 on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.
Reynolds hit a 3-2 pitch by former Indians reliever Hector Ambriz (0-1, 3.97) off the arches in left field to break a 4-4 tie. Reynolds had five hits and three walks in 10 at-bats against Houston over the weekend.
The Tribe had seven extra base hits including the homers, which were all of the solo variety. Cleveland hitters were just 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
In addition to Reynolds' deciding dinger, catcher Yan Gomes hit his second homer of the year in the second. He also led off the fourth inning with a triple but failed to score. First baseman Carlos Santana hit a homer for the second consecutive game in the fifth and center fielder Drew Stubbs hit his first home run in an Indians uniform in the sixth.
Cleveland righty Ubaldo Jimenez was ...
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Mark Reynolds' seventh homer of the season put Cleveland on top in the seventh inning and the Indians held on for a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
The home run by Reynolds, who also homered in Cleveland's 19-6 win Saturday, was one of four solo homers for the Indians, who took two of three in the series.
Carlos Santana, Drew Stubbs and Yan Gomes also added home...
Beau Mills and his bucking bulls: The Indians scoring 19 runs was not the strangest news I saw yesterday. No, not even close. It began with a pair of tweets from @Indians (here and here) sharing pictures of a young bucking bull named Tuve (after Astros infielder Jose Altuve) that happens to be owned by Indians third-base coach Brad Mills and his son Beau, Cleveland’s 1st-round...
Danny Salazar (SP, Akron Aeros): 5 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 9 K.
Ah, now that’s more like it. Before Saturday, there was a mix of good and bad from Salazar in his previous three starts with the Aeros. He started the season out with a nice showing where he allowed one run over five innings, but the right-hander then allowed a total of eight earned runs in 7 2/3 innings since. However, Salazar...
The Cleveland Indians are getting something from Justin Masterson, they were hoping to get from all 5 starters this season. Consistency, Matserson pitched another good game, this time it was against the Chicago White Sox. Masterson had 7 good innings in last nights outing. He gave up 4 hits, 2 earned runs, he walked 4 and struck out 5. Mastserson moves to 4-1 on the season and he...
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook….
It should be noted that while writing this the Indians were in the midst of an offensive explosion against the Astros on Saturday night scoring 19 runs on 22 hits.
It should also be noted that prior to Saturday’s game the Indians offense was in fact offensive to watch. Aside from Saturday night’s game...
Player of the Game: Mark Reynolds (1-for-3 with the game’s deciding homer and 1 RBI)
It was a wild one for the Tribe in Houston, as the Indians squeezed by the Astros, 5-4 in the series finale to win their second straight. In what was a back-and-forth seesaw battle of one run leads, Mark Reynolds would hit the game’s go-ahead homer to give Cleveland another ...
Cleveland Indians right-hander Brett Myers is expected to miss about a month due to tendinitis and a mild ligament sprain in his right elbow.
Myers pitched five innings of three-run ball against Houston on Friday, then said he had been dealing with a problem with the flexor tendon in his arm since spring training. He is 0-3 with an 8.02 ERA in three starts and one relief appearances...
MLB News: The Cleveland Indians activated pitcher Matt Albers from the restricted list and designated pitcher Fernando Nieve for assignment. Congratulations to the Albers family from FFLockerRoom!
Fantasy Ramifications: Neither Albers nor Nieve offers any fantasy baseball value for 2013.
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Indians fans had something to cheer about in last nights game. It was funny to see the look on people’s faces as they approached the television sets at the local pub where I was watching the game. People would ask me the same question over and over. Is that score right, I would reply, yes, the Indians offense has come alive. Then they would say, it is only the second inning, I...
Cleveland's Drew Stubbs homered yesterday - destroying a fan's popcorn in the process.
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As if Houston Astros fans don’t have it bad enough already. First, they actually have to pay to watch their team who sports a 5-13 record (.278 winning percentage) and now they can’t even eat their popcorn in peace.
On Sunday, Joe Astrosfan was simply trying to eat his monster-sized bucket of popcorn when the Indians’ Drew Stubbs launched a home run over Astros...
Over the weekend, Cleveland Indians outfielder Drew Stubbs did something that I've never seen happened at a Major League Baseball game.
It happened in the fourth inning of play against the Houston Astros as Stubbs homered off of a pitch thrown by Houston's Brett Oberholzer.
As the ball was leaving the yard at Minute Maid Park, Astros outfielder Rick Ankiel got a nice...
Roster Update: Indians starter Scott Kazmir was recalled from the 15 day DL just before the game and infielder Cord Phelps was sent back to AAA in his place. Phelps was only on the team to help out at second while Jason Kipnis was recovering from his elbow injury. Now that Kipnis is back, Phelps is not needed. Other moves expected in the near future include Brett Myers possibly going...
MLB News: The Houston Astros recalled pitcher Jose Cisnero from Triple-A Oklahoma City while optioning pitcher Brett Oberholtzer to the same Houston affiliate on Monday. Cisnero gets the luxurious job of mop-up duty while Oberholtzer should get another chance before long to be back in the majors.
Fantasy Ramifications: Neither Cisnero or Oberholtzer holds any fantasy baseball value...
MLB News: The Houston Astros placed J.D. Martinez on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee. The initial prognosis is several weeks to a month.
Fantasy Ramificastions: Martinez is a low-end outfielder who provides little of anything for fantasy baseball teams. If you are an owner of the left fielder it is safe to assume that you can release him and pick up someone to...