Found June 29, 2013 on
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Alejandro De Aza
Chicago White Sox
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.
"It's a major league record, right?" Swisher asked. "Definitely a long day."
After pounding Chicago 19-10 in the opener in a game that lasted 4 hours, 2 minutes, the Indians came through in the end to take a nightcap that ran 3:51.
The 7:53 total made it the longest doubleheader with two nine-inning games on record, but the marathon came to an end after Swisher delivered a crushing blow.
Throw in 63 minutes between games -- a 38-minute break, and, get this, a 25-minute rain delay -- and that's one marathon at the ballpark.
Reed (3-1) entered with an 8-5 lead in the ninth but quickly ran ...
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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...
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...
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-
The Indians have announced outfielder Michael Bourn will be placed on the 3 day Paternity list while LHP Nick Hagadone has been called up from AAA Columbus to take Bourne’s spot on the roster.
“Bourn, 30, is batting .299 (69-231) with 12 doubles, one triple, 2 homers, 15 RBI and 33 runs scored across 56 games this season. He also ranks 2nd on the team with 11 stolen bases (11...
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...
It's been over 18 years since the Cleveland Indians swept a four-game series from the Chicago White Sox.
The Indians may have to get the best of Chris Sale on Sunday to end that drought, but that wasn't a problem in their last matchup with Chicago's ace.
Since losing a season-high eight straight, the Indians (43-38) have gone in the opposite direction by winning 13 of...
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...
Justin Masterson pitched his major league-leading third shutout of the season and the Cleveland Indians completed their first four-game sweep in Chicago since 1948, beating the White Sox 4-0 Sunday.
Masterson (10-6) gave up six hits, struck out eight and walked one. He blanked the White Sox for the second time this year.
Masterson faced the minimum 18 batters through six innings...
Roster Update: As if eight relievers on the current roster and 17 different pitchers on the roster in the past five days wasn't enough, the Indians brought Nick Hagadone back to the team after just two days in Columbus. They were able to do this by placing Michael Bourn on the paternity list. Hopefully, the Indians will use this opportunity to rid themselves of Rich Hill for...
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...
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...
The White Sox are likely to be sellers at the deadline and teams are starting to take notice. While the White Sox may be sellers, they have made it clear that Paul Konerko and Chris Sale are not for sale. See what I did there?
The Diamondbacks, Rangers and Giants are starting to scout White Sox outfielder Alex Rios, according to ESPN's Bruce Levine.
It is unclear why...
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...