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  Minnesota Twins (12-12) at Cleveland Indians (12-13)  Series 10, Games 26, 27 and 28 Progressive Field, Cleveland: 1.140, Extreme hitters park.   Series Overview The Twins visit the Indians for the first time this season and both teams have close to identical records at this point. However, most experts are projecting the Indians to win 84 games while having the Twins winning 74. This is no surprise when you look at the make-up of both rosters. Over the entire 2012 offseason, it was the feeling around Minnesota that the Twins were willing to concede the 2013 season in order to build a competitive team in 2014.Those were confirmed with the Denard Span and Ben Revere trades this past offseason, and now it's time for the organization to take a look at the young players, which they have done so far this season.The Twins teams that dominated the American League Central during the 2000's began with a 69-93 season in 2000 that saw several young players get an ...

Still No Timetable for Michael Bourn’s Return

Lost in the shuffle of the Indians’ offensive prowess over the last few games is that they’ve been doing it without their table-setter and $48 million man, Michael Bourn. Bourn suffered a lacerated finger after being unceremoniously trampled on by White Sox reliever nearly three weeks ago.  After hitting the DL and eventually having his stitched removed last week, Bourn is evidently...

Bauer, LaPorta sent to Columbus, Wood to Akron

In a move that was expected, the Cleveland Indians today announced that right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer has been optioned to Triple-A Columbus. No corresponding roster move has been announced to replace him on the 25-man roster, but with an off day on Thursday, one is expected to be announced on Friday. Bauer, 22, is 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA in two starts for Cleveland and has allowed...

More than the Twins' record is different this season

What a difference a year can make. On this same day in 2012, the Minnesota Twins were 6-17. Along the way, they had opened the season by losing four straight and later had a losing streak of six games before May 1. It was a similar story in 2011. After a loss on May 1 that marked the team's sixth defeat in a row, Minnesota was 9-18 and already 10 games out of first place in...

Indians, Bauer shutout Phillies for fourth straight win

With a forecast that called for a potential Bauer outage, there was no short of electricity in the air at Progressive Field on Wednesday. The Indians offense powered their way to their fourth straight win as they shutout the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-0 to complete the two-game series sweep. In a matchup that featured former Tribe lefty Cliff Lee in one corner and Indians top prospect Trevor...

Orbiting Cleveland: Analyzing the four-game win streak

When you're hot, you're hot. And right now, the Cleveland Indians are on fire. As you know, these last four games have been fun — very fun. Just take a look at these numbers: 10, 9, 14, 6 — the number of runs the Indians have scored in each of their past four ball games. 14, 14, 17, 14 — the number of hits the Indians have tallied in each of their past ball games....

Cleveland Indians Option Pitcher Trevor Bauer to Triple-A

The Cleveland Indians have optioned right handed pitcher Trevor Bauer to Triple-A Columbus after having walked six batters in his spot-start. The demotion shouldn’t last too long as he is definitely in the Indians long-term plans. The post Cleveland Indians Option Pitcher Trevor Bauer to Triple-A appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy Sports Advice | Sports Talk.

Indians claim Carrera off waivers, designate McDade

On Thursday evening the Cleveland Indians claimed outfielder Ezequiel Carrera off waivers from Philadelphia. To make room on the club's 40-man roster the Indians esiganted first baseman Mike McDade for assignment. Carrera, 25, has appeared in 13 games for the Phillies this season and went 1-for-13 in limited time. He was in Major League camp with the Indians this spring...

Cleveland Indians Recall Pitcher Trevor Bauer

The Cleveland Indians have recalled starting pitcher Trevor Bauer so he could get the spot-start Wednesday. To make room for him on the active roster, the Indians sent down pitcher Nick Hagadone. The post Cleveland Indians Recall Pitcher Trevor Bauer appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy Sports Advice | Sports Talk.

Indians beat Twins on Stubbs' RBI double in 10th

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Drew Stubbs' RBI double with one out in the 10th inning lifted the Cleveland Indians to their fifth straight victory, 7-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Stubbs, who had four hits, drove a 1-0 pitch from Casey Fien off the wall in left-center to give Cleveland its first five-game winning streak since winning seven in a row from April 26-May 3, 2011...

Swisher the Outfielder

When Nick Swisher originally signed with the Indians this winter, it was as the starting right fielder. Shin-Soo Choo had already been traded and Mark Reynolds had been signed to be the first baseman. There was still a huge hole at DH however, that was taken care of when the Michael Bourn signing moved everyone over a spot (Drew Stubbs to right, Swisher to first, Reynolds to DH)...

Indians 14, Phillies 2: Seven Home Runs…I Repeat…Seven Home Runs Pace Tribe

Who are these Cleveland Indians hitters and what did you do with the group we’ve watched most of the season? If we can take anything from this current Tribe three-game winning streak it is that this streaky team can be very dangerous when they get hot. The baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint. We are only a month in and we’ve already seen many peaks and valleys with our...

WFNY Stats & Info: Some info on the Indians’ recent hit parade

The Cleveland Indians have 14+ hits in each of their last four games. A 4-plus game streak of at least 14 hits has only occurred 85 times in MLB history.   The longest such streak: 7 games, done three times, most recently by the Atlanta Braves from July 21-27, 1993.   The most recent such 4+ game streak: Washington Nationals, with a 4-game streak from June 26-29, 2012.   The...
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