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Cleveland, OH -- Center fielder Drew Stubbs hit a game-winning double to deep center field, his fourth hit of the game, as the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins, 7-6.
The walkoff win was the second for the Tribe this season and extended the team's winning streak to five, their longest since the 2011 season.
The Twins got to Indians starter Justin Masterson early, scoring one run in each of the first two innings. After back-to-back singles to open the game, Justin Morneau hit a sacrifice fly to score the game's first run. Trevor Plouffe hit a solo home run to right field in the top of the second to put Minnesota up 2-0.
After allowing just one run over the next four innings, Masterson gave up two more runs in the seventh, helping the Twins re-take the lead. He finished the night having pitched six and two-thirds innings, allowing five earned runs on eight hits while striking out five.
After Cody Allen allowed a two-run homer to close the book on Masterson, the Indian...
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Scott Kazmir earned his first victory since the 2010 season on Saturday. Kazmir worked six innings allowing two runs on five hits against Minnesota.
Kazmir earned a rotation spot with the Indians after a strong spring but had struggled in his first two starts of the season.
On Saturday Kazmir recorded seven strikeouts and allowed just one walk against a Twins team that has struggled...
Tribe setup man Vinnie Pestano was unavailable to work Friday night’s game. Instead, Cody Allen was sent into the game to allow Joe Smith to be saved for the eighth inning. Allen promptly allowed a go-ahead homer to Chris Parmelee. After the game, it was communicated by Tribe skipper Terry Francona that Pestano had a “cranky elbow” and he was unavailable that evening.
This is a game where even when it felt like we were going to lose, they still win. That’s just the way this team has been rolling this past week. Center fielder Drew Stubbs had a career night going 4-for-5 with three doubles including a walkoff RBI double in the 10th inning. Justin Masterson bobbed and weaved and struggled with his command all night, but still gave the Tribe...
I’m not sure to me what’s truly more startling during this six-game winning streak: the Indians’ offensive explosion or the team’s consistent starting pitching. Scott Kazmir earned his first win in three years, lasting six innings and striking out seven with the Tribe using 12 hits (for the sixth straight game) to take game two of the series from the Twins 7-3. With eight...
Indians reliever Vinnie Pestano could miss some time with elbow soreness due to tendinitis. While a few extra days of rest may be all that is needed, a trip to the DL might be a possibility.
Pestano says he's been dealing with tendonitis for years, but the ailment has never affected his ability to pitch effectively.
"It's something we've been monitoring the last...
Even outside of baseball, April is a month commonly described as a prelude to better things—showers begetting flowers and all that. So, for all our nail-biting over the Indians’ rather lifeless kickoff to the 2013 campaign, it can’t be too surprising to see things starting to balance out—more than a little bit—in the past few days.
For the sake of avoiding the oft-discussed...
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.
1B Matt LaPorta, Columbus Clippers: 3-5, R, HR, 2 RBI, K: Welcome back, Matt LaPorta! In his first game since being activated off the disabled list, LaPorta wasted no time in getting...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Nick Swisher has returned to the Cleveland Indians' lineup after missing three games because of a sore left shoulder.
He is the designated hitter and is batting fourth Saturday against Minnesota.
Swisher hasn't played since Monday. He missed the two-game series against Philadelphia and the Indians had an off-day Thursday. He was out again Friday but took...
The Cleveland Indians have claimed outfielder Ezequiel Carrera off of waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies. In other moves made by the organization they designated first baseman Michael McDade for assignment and optioned starting right handed pitcher Trevor Bauer to Triple-A Columbus.
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Following two hideous outings, Indians reclamation project Scott Kazmir stifled Minnesota Twins batters to lead the team to a 7-3 victory in Cleveland on Saturday afternoon. The 29-year-old Kazmir (1-1, 6.28 ERA), who easily outperformed Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco and Daisuke Matsuzaka to become Cleveland’s fifth starter, vacated the mound as a winner for the first time since...
While he isn't a household name, Ryan Raburn is leading the charge for the surging Cleveland Indians.
The Indians try to extend their winning streak to five for the first time in two years Friday night when they open a three-game set against the visiting Minnesota Twins.
After back-to-back two-homer games, Raburn had his second four-hit contest in three days and drove in another...
Scott Kazmir has gone nearly three years without a victory. His current teammates, meanwhile, have done nothing but win lately.
With five straight wins, the Indians hope Kazmir can help continue that run Saturday against the visiting Minnesota Twins.
Cleveland (13-13) has been firing on all cylinders during its streak, producing 46 runs and 12 homers while batting .357 despite...
Life after the draft changes considerably for a player, but Lake County Captains’ starter Dylan Baker knows that baseball is just a game.
Baker, 21, was taken by the Cleveland Indians in the 5th round of the 2012 draft. The Alaska native attended Western Nevada Community College, where he went 13-0 with a 1.91 ERA and 126:46 K:BB ratio.
Last season, Baker appeared in eight...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Scott Kazmir earned his first victory in three seasons, Nick Swisher homered in his first at-bat since missing three games with a sore shoulder and the Cleveland Indians beat Minnesota 7-3 Saturday for their sixth straight victory.
Kazmir (1-1), a two-time AL All-Star who pitched in an independent league last season, allowed two runs in six innings. It was his first...
Summer is in the air and Jake, Mike and Hayden are back to discuss the warming weather and warming bats in Cleveland.
Cy Young winners are dropping like flies at the hands of Indians hitters as the Tribe is now working their way back to the .500 mark and staying in the AL Central race. The offense is scoring runs left and right while the starting pitching appears to be settling...