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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 years.
The victory also gives manager Terry Francona and his team 92 wins, concluding his first season as skipper with a 24 win increase in just one year. The Tribe also sweeps their franchise-best seventh four-game series to close out the memorable regular season.
"U" did it
I can’t say it enough, Ubaldo Jimenez (13-9, 3.30 ERA) single-handedly saved the Indians season this year.
Even with Justin Masterson back healthy in the bullpen, Jimenez has been the team's ace in the second half posting a MLB best 1.82 ERA over his last 13 starts. The No. 13 was lucky for the right-hander on Sunday as he ...
BEST OF MAXIM
In 2010 Ubaldo Jimenez made his name in the baseball world with a breakout season. Even more surprising, he was a dominant pitcher on the often pitching-troubled Colorado Rockies.
He was an All-Star, finishing third in NL Cy Young voting, and even picked up a few MVP votes.
The four-year, $10 million (before his options were exercised) deal the Rockies signed their young pitcher...
What a difference a year makes. Cleveland starter Ubaldo Jimenz was named the American League’s Pitcher of the Month for September on Monday.
“Jimenez compiled a perfect 4-0 record in six starts in September with a 1.09 ERA, seven walks and 51 strikeouts over 41.1 innings pitched to claim his third career monthly award, previously winning for April and May 2010 while he was with...
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...
Forget the tiebreaker scenarios and hopscotching across the country just in order to play one win-or-go-home wild-card game.
The Indians by beating the Twins on Sunday 5-1 behind 13 strikeouts by Ubaldo Jimenez and Nick Swisher's early-strike home run have earned two days off before playing that wild card game Wednesday night at Progressive Field at 8:07 p.m.
The Indians who...
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...
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
The Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers are set for a one-game tiebreaker to see which team advances to the AL wild-card playoff.
The Rays and Rangers both won Sunday and ended up even. They'll meet Monday night in Texas, with the winner earning the second wild-card spot and playing at Cleveland on Wednesday night.
Cleveland won its 10th in a row and clinched its first playoff...
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...
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 Cleveland Indians are currently in the midst of a three-team race for the final two American League playoff spots. And one would probably assume that such a situation would make their manager, Terry Francona, feel a smidge uptight. After seeing this video, that couldn't be further from the truth.
Seen here is Francona shooting the breeze with Cleveland media before Saturday...
Here's a video of Terry Francona casually shootin' the **** with some reporters in his office in Cleveland. At first, it sorta makes you miss him a bit. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about John Farrell for President. But, you can't not smile at the idea of Francona on a scooter. Now, I first happened upon this video when Deadspin posted it to Facebook with the caption...
It was bound to happen; it’s just the source that’s surprising. The Cleveland Indians locked up a Wild Card playoff spot in the 2013 postseason, and if they can win their one game playoff against either the Rays or Rangers…Read more →
The 2013 MLB Season ended on Sunday and the playoffs are already kicking into gear. Before we go full-swing into playoff mode we want to take a second to look back at what was the 2013 season.
There were some great story lines and some awful stories as well. Surely, you won’t be finding anything about A-Rod, Ryan Braun, or anything else like that in this post.
Hit the jump to see...
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“Totally did not see this coming. I knew that Terry Francona knew what he was doing. I knew he had a knack for getting the most out of his players because he supports...
Get connected to The Boston Sports Connection powered by CLNS Radio! The Boston Red Sox will start the 2013 American League Division Series on Friday against either the Cleveland Indians, managed by Terry Francona or division-rival Tampa Bay Rays. Host Sean Bakke will have a preview. The Boston Bruins kickoff the 2013-2014 season on Thursday vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning, Sean will...