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The Indians series win against the White Sox in Chicago ensured their continued hold over first place in the AL Central. The Tribe are currently 1.5 games ahead of Detroit and 2 games above the Chi Sox. Cleveland will need that two game lead as they head into a series with the team with the second best record in the Majors, the Texas Rangers. The Indians have struggled mightily with the Rangers over the last few years, losing 9 of their 10 matchups in 2011 and four of six in 2010. They may have some trouble reversing history as a few important Indians are still battling injuries (Shin-Soo Choo, Travis Hafner and Johnny Damon). On the other hand, the Tribe bullpen is in top shape and the pitching matchups look favorable so the Indians are in their best position to hold back the potent Rangers offense.
May 4th, 7:05 EST: Colby Lewis, RHP, 3-0, 1.93 ERA vs Jeanmar Gomez, 1-1, 2.35 ERA
Jeanmar Gomez will have to be just about perfect in this matchup to beat the Texas ace. Lewis ...
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The Indians have a double header on Monday against the White Sox. They will have the opportunity to try out Major League Baseball’s new 26th man rule. The provision exists for the day a team has a double header. It allows teams to bring up a pitcher from the minor leagues without sending another player down or having to release someone altogether.
The Indians will use the provision...
Jack Hannahan of the Cleveland Indians has been awarded a home run after umpires reversed a call on instant replay.
Hannahan hit a drive down the right-field line that caromed off the wall and back past Texas Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz. Hannahan made it to third with what appeared to be a stand-up triple.
Indians manager Manny Acta came out to argue and plate umpire Dale...
When we came out in preseason touting Yu Darvish thanks to watching YouTube videos of his pitching in Japan, many of you were skeptical that Darvish would rank as high as the 15th best pitcher in the league.
So, we decided to see for ourselves and crossed the border to see Darvish pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, April 30. Darvish’s performance, much to the delight...
This video was posted about a month ago, but it still makes me laugh. You have to love the Yu Darvish phenomenon. I was a doubter, and even though I’m not sold yet, Yu has proven me wrong so far.
I do, however, give Yu some credit for dating a Japanese porn star. That’s gotta be fun.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer and finished with a career-high four RBIs, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.
Kipnis, a native of suburban Chicago, also tripled in a run, walked and scored twice.
Justin Masterson (1-2) picked up his first win of the season, holding the White Sox to three runs over 6 1...
Derek Lowe pitched another strong game but the Tribe couldn’t get anything going against Texas right hander Derek Holland. Astrubal Cabrera collected four hits, including a RBI double but the Indians had just eight as a team. Adrian Beltre’s pinch-hit homer off of Joe Smith (in his second inning of work) was the difference.
Player of the Game
Jason Kipnis dominated in today's win. Kipnis went 2-3 with a walk. His two hits included an RBI triple in the 3rd inning, scoring Johnny Damon's first run as an Indian. In the 7th inning, Kipnis lined a 3-run home run over the right field wall. Kipnis scored 2 runs today and knocked in 4. His effort today amounted for the highest Player of the Game...
There have been many shortstops that get talked about as prospects in the minor leagues, but the majority of them end up being utility players or second-division starters. That's just what happens when you play the most demanding position on the infield, as the tools to succeed at the Major League level are higher than perhaps any other position. But for the Cleveland Indians...
Player of the Game
Shin-Soo Choo won his first Player of the Game this year as he hit his first home run of the season. His score of 4.28 came mostly from his 2 run home run that showed that Colby Lewis is not unhittable. With another positive outing, Jeanmar Gomez now has a streak of 5 straight positive games (more importantly every game he's played in this year). He is...
One of the most popular posts we’ve ever done is that of Hazel Mae, former MLB.com announcer. For some reason, our readers really like to see pictures of Hazel Mae and many of you have asked as to where she is this season. Well, we made the trip up north to see the Toronto Blue Jays play the Texas Rangers earlier this week. We said we went to scout Yu Darvish, but we really...
Which game would you rather watch? The Yankees and the Royals or the first place Texas Rangers and the first place Cleveland Indians?
The Rangers Yu Darvish is pitching against the Indians Ubaldo Jiminez? The Yankees Royals pitching matchup features two pitchers with ERA’s above 7.00: Hughes and Lochevar.
Why is it always the Yankees on national television? Which game would you...
Fueled largely by the Texas Rangers, FOX is showing strong ratings for the regional sports networks that they host with increases on 20 percent over last year at this time.
Interest in Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish has been a large factor in the increases on FOX RSNs. FOX reports that four of his five starts have been on FOX Sports SW and have averaged a 9.1 rating, including...