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Kansas City Royals
Another explosion of the struggling Indians bullpen were the only fireworks Cleveland would see on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium.
Up 5-0 in the bottom half of the sixth, Kansas City Royals outscored the Tribe 10-2 over the final 3 1/3 innings to take the three game series by a score of 10-7.
After winning five straight, Cleveland (45-40) finds themselves on a two-game skid and back in second place just 1 1/2 games behind Detroit for first place in the A.L. Central.
Tribe starter Ubaldo Jimenez (6-4, 4.67 ERA) looked sharp at the outset, as the right-hander shutdown the Kansas City offense allowing just two hits through the first five innings. His team also gave him an early five run cushion off Royals ace James Shields (3-6, 3.23 ERA).
Drew Stubbs knocked in four runs with a two-run homer in the second inning before coming through on another two-run base hit in the sixth. Finishing the day 2-for-4, it was Stubbs third multi-hit game and eighth RBI over his last six games.
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Happy Larry Doby Day. It isn’t an official day anywhere, but it should be. Today marks the 66th anniversary of Larry Doby breaking the American League color barrier. This was just three months after Jackie Robinson did the same in the National League. While Jackie Robinson is justifiably praised for his remarkable efforts with a day in his honor (April 15) that is celebrated league...
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.
Ryan Merritt (SP, Lake County): W (5-8), 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 SO, 1 E
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The I-71 express is busy again as the Indians have recalled SP Carlos Carrasco from the Columbus Clippers
“Carrasco (#59) begins his third stint with Cleveland today, making his 6th start/appearance vs. Detroit at 4:05 PM ET. So far with the Indians over his previous 5 starts he is 0-3 w/a 8.17 ERA (25.1IP, 37H, 23R/ER, 12BB, 13K). Around his stints in Cleveland he has gone 2-0...
Rain delay. Electricity delay. Alex Gordon crashing into the outfield wall, leading to an inside the park home run. Yep. Just a typical game on this road trip…
The Indians and Royals were delayed before the start of this one by about an hour and forty-five minutes. Once they got started, the pitchers had their way early. The Royals did strike for a run in the first, but Kazmir...
Player of the Game
Drew Stubbs owned this game offensively for the Indians, with two separate two RBI hits. In the second inning Stubbs increased the Indians lead to three with a massive two run home run, then matched the feat with a two run single in the sixth. The game was Stubbs best of the season and the second time that he knocked in at least four runs on the Fourth of July...
The 2013 MLB Draft signing deadline on July 12th is fast approaching. The Indians have signed all of the bonus pool picks that there are going to sign and are $332,100 under budget which means they have some money they can use for post-10th round picks and not be at risk of being severely taxed or lose a first round pick. Here is an update on some of the post-10th round picks who...
Alex Gordon's status is still up in the air, but it looks like he will avoid the disabled list. Gordon slammed into the outfield wall, hit his head and his hip, and is plenty sore. But he should be alright without an extended absence.
According to Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star, Gordon will miss a couple more games at least, but the Royals are hoping to have him...
by John Viril—
After the Royals dramatic comeback victory on July 4, manager Ned Yost told the Kansas City Star, “We feel like we’re over the hump offensively.” Yost also proclaimed, “Early in the season, a 5-0 lead felt like a death sentence. But, it doesn’t feel like that now.”
Even though the Royals lost to Oakland 6-3 Friday night, they did mount a 9th inning rally...
From 1983-1988, Pat Tabler was a good hitter on some not-so-good Cleveland Indians teams. Bouncing between the outfield and the infield corners, he hit .294/.356/.408. Overall, “Tabby” was a career .282 hitter in 12 big-league seasons. He currently serves as a TV analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Tabler reminisced about his time in Cleveland — including notable brawls and...
Overarching trends have come to define the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in 2013. A few include dominant pitching, below average performances at the plate, and walk-off losses.
The offensive woes began right away. The Scrappers wouldn’t add their first run of the season until the third game against the Jamestown Jammers, ending a 33-inning scoreless streak dating back to last year...
Fireworks are calling. Let's get right to the trots!
Home Run of the Day: Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians - N/A seconds [video]
It's almost unheard of to have an inside-the-park home run and be able to get a reliable time for the trot. Even if the camera doesn't follow the batter-runner perfectly around the bases live, there's usually seven or eight replays...
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“The trade deadline has traditionally involved two factions: contenders desperate to plug a hole — and possibly under pressure from ownership and fans to win now...
Rick Porcello’s decision to appeal a pending six-game suspension paid off for the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. The inconsistent starter turned in seven shutout innings to lead the Tigers to an important 7-0 win over the Cleveland Indians, in the opener of a four-game set between the two teams atop the AL Central.
The highlights of Porcello’s work:
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Tommy Milone carried a shutout into the ninth inning and Grant Balfour held on for the save, securing the Oakland Athletics' 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.Milone (8-7) was in complete control before Alcides Escobar and Eric Hosmer drove in runs with one out in the ninth. Balfour came on and gave up a run-scoring single to Billy...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Lorenzo Cain hit his first career grand slam, Salvador Perez provided a bases-loaded double in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 10-7 victory over the Cleveland Indians on a sun-splashed Thursday afternoon.
The Royals trailed 5-0 early before Cain's slam and a solo shot by George Kottaras tied it in the sixth. The Indians regained...