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The White Sox homestand continues this weekend with four games in three days against division rival Cleveland. Terry Francona’s club comes in at 40-38, 2.5 games behind the Tigers in second place in the AL Central.
The Indians are on the second stop of a three city, eleven game road trip and split a four game set with the Orioles on their first stop. Cleveland has won three of the five meetings between the two teams this season.
The series kicks off with a true double header on Friday, starting at 4:10 local time. In game one, it will be Hector Santiago (3-5, 3.03 ERA) taking on Trevor Bauer (1-2, 2.76 ERA).
Bauer was the third overall pick in the 2011 draft out of UCLA by Arizona and was sent to the Indians in a three team deal in the off-season. This will be his first start in the Majors since May 13th.
He’s pitched pretty well in his three big league starts this year, but struggled at AAA after being sent down in May. In his ei...
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The Cleveland Indians have activated closer Chris Perez from the 15-day disabled list.
Perez last pitched on May 26 in Boston and has been on the DL since May 27 with a strained right shoulder. He recently made three rehab appearances, June 16-25, at AA Akron, A Lake County and Short-Season A Mahoning Valley. So far through 2013, he is 2-1 with six saves in eight attempts with a...
Starting the second game of the Indians twin bill against the White Sox, splitting time between Seinfield and the torturously slow Jose Quintana, I began to pour over the absurdity of production that is Jason Kipnis.
Perhaps it is “trendy” to discuss Jason’s torrid rate but for intents and purposes it is an unavoidable discourse that ends in me drooling over his fangraphs...
According to Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland minor leaguer RHP Dillon Howard has been suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy-
#Indians minor league RHP Dillon Howard has been suspended for 50 games for violation of drug policty. Howard was 2nd rnd pick in 2011.
— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) June 28, 2013
Major League Baseball issued this release-
NORFOLK- The Columbus Clippers fell to the Norfolk Tides Friday night, 8-4. Even after a late rally in the ninth the Clippers could not come up with enough to make up for their early deficit to Norfolk.
TJ House started on the mound for Columbus for his first start back since being sent down from Cleveland. House pitched a shaky two innings walking one batter, hitting a Norfolk batter...
The Cleveland Indians have now taken 2 out of the 3 games they have played in Baltimore. It was late inning heroics and a solid closing appearance from Vinnie Pestano that help the Tribe clinch their second game in Baltimore last night. The Indians could take this series with a win tonight in game 4. If they lose they at least split the series and that is a task some didn’t think...
CHICAGO -- Cleveland first baseman Nick Swisher drove in the tie-breaking run for the second straight game as the Indians beat the Chicago White Sox for the third time in 24 hours, 4-3 Saturday afternoon.
With the win, the Indians have won nine of their last 12 games and trail the Detroit Tigers by 1.5 games in the American League Central, pending the outcome of Detroit vs. Tampa...
The Cleveland Indians have activated Chris Perez from the 15-day disabled list after the closer missed just over a month due to a strained right rotator cuff. Perez will join the Indians in the middle of a series with the Baltimore Orioles and will retake the reigns as primary closer from Vinnie Pestano, who performed solidly in Perez’s absence.Pestano was five-for-five in save...
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.
Matt Packer (Akron, SP) – W (6-5), 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R (earned), 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP
On a rough night in the organization (like Friday night), it can often be hard to find a feature-worthy...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Nick Swisher singled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox for the third time in less than 24 hours, 4-3 Saturday.
Swisher's homer in the ninth inning Friday night helped Cleveland secure a sweep of a marathon doubleheader Friday night.
This time, Cabrera, Jason Kipnis and Swisher hit three consecutive...
With the gaze of Cleveland sports fans firmly on the Cavaliers and the NBA draft, the Indians picked a good night to play uninspired baseball.
Early on, it looked as though Corey Kluber (6-5, 4.16 ERA) would keep the Indians in the game and add another strong performance to his surprising summer. That came to a screeching halt in the fifth inning when Kluber allowed five runs. The...
Two blonde female Chicago White Sox fans were deep in conversation behind home plate with the man next to them when New York Mets CF Juan Lagares fouled off a pitch that hit the Miller Lite sign in front of them. The two girls jumped and you can see one of them scream and then cover her mouth. The man next to them jumped as well but not nearly as much as the two women. This...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Nick Swisher's approach couldn't have been more simple. The result couldn't have been more timely.
Swisher ripped a long solo homer to cap a four-run ninth inning against Addison Reed Friday night, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 9-8 victory over the Chicago White Sox for a sweep of the longest doubleheader by time for two nine-inning games.
I’d like to introduce a new feature at FanGraphs: the pitcher spotlight. While I will continue to try to highlight unique skills or aspects of the sport in other pieces, Major League Baseball is overflowing with quality pitching and interesting prospects worth addressing. To cover a wider range of pitchers, these posts will be a regular but relatively brief look at a pitcher’s...
Roster Update: As expected, Chris Perez returned to the Indians bullpen tonight and T.J. House was sent back to AAA. In other roster news, John McDonald, who was designated for assignment yesterday, has been traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for the infamous player to be named later or cash.
Player of the Game
Lonnie Chisenhall had his best all around game of the season...
Luis Lugo (SP, Mahoning Valley): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K.
Another very good outing from Lugo to start his 2013 campaign at Mahoning Valley, and he is now 1-1 with a 0.60 ERA in three starts, and in 15.0 innings he has allowed 10 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk, and has 8 strikeouts. Lugo has gone exactly five innings in all three of his starts and is showing that he may have found...