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The Indians got all their demons out in game one against Miami before turning things around and taking the last two games and the series. During this same period, the Tigers were sweeping a three game series against the White Sox, making sure the Indians didn't gain any ground. The Tribe won't get a better chance to gain ground in the AL Central than this upcoming series against Detroit.
For the rest of the season the Indians will play the Tigers seven more times, four of those coming at home during the next week. If the Indians can at least split the series, it will put them in excellent position as the competition gets a lot easier as the season goes on with the last 22 games of the year coming against teams that are currently under .500 or the Royals.
An interesting side story to go along with this series is that Major League Baseball is expected to deal out suspensions to those players involved in the Biogenesis scandal. While not all of the players involved have...
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The arms in the bullpen at Huntington Park are used to waiting for a call into the game. One left handed closer in particular has become accustomed to a different type of call, the one from Cleveland, as Nick Hagadone has been recalled to Cleveland four times with a month left in the Clippers season.
The trip no longer fazes Hagadone or is family.
“It’s very busy being back...
It’s not often that a player can lead a team in batting average, home runs and runs batted in after missing a month of the season, but Carolina Mudcats second baseman Joe Wendle is doing just that.
Wendle is currently leading the Mudcats and the Carolina League with a .307 batting average. His 12 home runs and 47 RBIs are also a team high. With team highs in all of these categories...
Jhonny Peralta began serving his 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal on Monday. Peralta would be eligible to return to the Detroit Tigers just in time for their final series of the regular season, in late September at Miami.
Dan Dickerson, the team’s radio voice, told the MLB Network Monday night, though, that he believes Peralta has played his last...
Look closely at Francisco Lindor’s glove and you’ll see an interesting monogram. Embroidered on the shortstop’s Rawling’s model is “Lindor – BC.”
The “BC” doesn’t stand for a college. It isn’t the initials of a girlfriend or family member. In this case, “BC” is a mantra: be consistent.
Lindor, 19, has always aimed for consistency. The Cleveland Indians’...
In what could be the most pivotal series of the season to date on the horizon next week, the Indians are treating it like a playoff series. This morning, Ubaldo Jimenez was informed that he was being pushed back from his next start on Wednesday, which would have been against Doug Fister and Detroit. Instead, Jimenez will face the Angels on Friday and rookie Danny Salazar will face...
Here's your latest example of live television being much more difficult than any of us at home think it must be. Tigers studio analyst Craig Monroe compliments Alex Avila for his heroics in Detroit's comeback victory in Cleveland, hitting a 3 run home run in the top of the ninth. Monroe tried to say "big hits" one too many times and his analysis turns a little...
The booming hip-hop on the stereo in the Cleveland Indians' postgame clubhouse was quickly dialed down to low volume, and the celebration following their 15th shutout victory of the season was muted.
The team had a plane to catch, and a big series to play beginning Monday.
Scott Kazmir and three relievers combined on a four-hitter Sunday, and Cleveland won for the 10th time...
MIAMI (AP) -- Scott Kazmir and three relievers combined on a four-hitter Sunday, and the Cleveland Indians won for the 10th time in their past 11 games, beating the Miami Marlins 2-0.
The shutout was the 15th for the Indians, most in the American League. They took two of three games in the series despite scoring a total of only six runs.
The Indians, who are chasing AL Central...
Miguel Cabrera is back at third base for the Tigers on Monday after resting an abdominal strain for five days.
Cabrera made a pinch-hitting appearance Sunday against the White Sox and singled in his first at-bat since Tuesday before immediately being removed for a pinch-runner.
The Tigers won all four games while Cabrera was absent and are currently riding an eight-game winning...
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta has reportedly accepted a 50-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs. The long-awaited news has been first broken by FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.
Among players accepting 50-game suspensions: #Rangers’ Cruz, #Tigers’ Peralta, #Phlllies’ Bastardo, #Mets’ Valdespin, #Padres’...
The top contenders in the AL Central have been flexing their muscles lately with the Detroit Tigers winning eight straight and 12 of 13 while the Cleveland Indians have won 10 of 11.
The Tigers have been winning even without Miguel Cabrera and it's not clear if the reigning AL MVP or Jhonny Peralta will be in the lineup for Monday night's opener of a four-game set in Cleveland...
We all knew it was coming and this afternoon the hammer was finally dropped on the head of Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta.
After his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal that has really swept through Major League Baseball for the past year and a half, Peralta was suspended for 50 games Monday essentially ending his regular season in a midst of one of his better career offensive...
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In light of reports indicating that Jhonny Peralta will be suspended Monday for his connections to the Biogenesis scandal, the following...
62-45, 1st place, 3 games up on Cle.
I’m going to make the bold claim that my son, and PHToy in HKs child, are the most spoiled Tigers fans out there. The Tigers are 10-2 in my little guy’s lifetime, and to be honest, he slept through most of those losses.
And he’s also very curious as to who this “Miguel Cabrera” guy is that we won’t stop talking about. Miggy is not...
Chris Perez is NOT looking toward home plate aftera strikeout. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan via Plain Dealer)
That's what to do.
It's not that big a deal.
The Indians are playing out of their mind, winning 10 out of 11 games before tonight, and hey, it's August 5th and we are only three games out.
Well, were three games out. But with...