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The Cleveland Indians have posted back-to-back shutouts as they get ready to welcome the AL's worst offense to town.
Zach McAllister will try to help the Indians post three straight shutouts for the first time in nearly 57 years heading into Monday night's opener of a four-game set against the Chicago White Sox.
Cleveland (56-48) seeks its first five-game win streak since June 28-July 2, with tremendous pitching performances accounting for the last two victories.
Justin Masterson and two relievers combined on a five-hitter in a 1-0 victory over Texas on Saturday before Ubaldo Jimenez and Vinnie Pestano yielded two total hits in a 6-0 win Sunday.
The Indians haven't recorded three consecutive shutouts since Sept. 18-19, 1956, against the Washington Senators. Herb Score, Mike Garcia and Bob Lemon all went the distance in those games.
McAllister (4-6, 3.57 ERA) can't be expected to do the same since he has never thrown a complete game. He hasn't lasted past the sixt...
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Akron Aeros outfielder Carlos Moncrief is not your typical prospect.
At 24 years old, he’s a bit more, well, mature than the average Double-A Eastern League player. He’s listed as 6-foot and 219-lbs, which both seem to be moderately generous. And as a former pitcher, he doesn’t have quite that much professional experience as a batter.
But the Cleveland Indians can no longer...
Now it's time for the fifth part in this series where I hope to show just what a crazy talent Carlos Santana has become. I know a lot of people see the batting average and bad defense and think he is just an average player, but any team in baseball would love to have him. There is no doubt that he is a top five player at his position.
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Justin Masterson has had some mixed results this season in “big” games. Still, the All-Star righty came up big in a Saturday night showdown with fellow All-Star Yu Darvish. Masterson went 7 2/3 innings, scattering five hits and one walk and one hitter batter while striking out eight as Michael Bourn’s leadoff homer held up for a 1-0 Tribe victory. The games in the last two...
AKRON, OH -- Akron Aeros starter Paolo Espino rebounded into form Sunday after struggling mightily in his last two starts.
Unfortunately for Espino and the Aeros, the Richmond Flying Squirrels and Edwin Escobar were even better.
The Aeros (53-55) fell to the Flying Squirrels (50-58) 2-0 Sunday afternoon at Canal Park as they split the four-game homestand with Richmond. Despite...
CLEVELAND -- Some good things are happening with the Cleveland Indians.
Things that could have folks talking about the Indians and the playoffs.
It starts with a sweep of the Texas Rangers in a three-game series that ended Sunday, a win that continued a streak of excellent starts by the rotation and ended with the Indians eight games above .500 and one game out of the...
Jason Giambi is the most dangerous .194 hitter alive.
Giambi pinch-hitting to lead off the ninth inning homered to give the Indians a 3-2 victory over the White Sox on Monday night at Progressive Field.
It was Giambi's ninth career walkoff homer and 10th pinch-hit blast. According to Elias Sports Bureau Giambi became the oldest player in major-league history to hit a walk-off...
I always enjoy videos like this. The ones where a baseball player is giving a TV interview and his teammates begin to mess with him. Usually it involves throwing sunflower seeds, cups, sticking cups to the persons head and similar things. It shows that this is still a game and meant to be fun.
Well, last night Justin Masterson of the Cleveland Indians was the recipient of such...
COLUMBUS- The Clippers looked poised to make a comeback in the bottom of the eighth but a twin killing destroyed the rally and Columbus eventually fell to the Durham Bulls 4-2 Saturday.
First baseman Chun-Hsiu Chen blasted a near-home run off the right field wall but it turned into a long single. Designated hitterJeremy Hermida then singled to right to put two runners on with...
CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has acquired LHP Marc Rzepczynski from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Minor League INF Juan Herrera.Rzepczynski, 27, has compiled a Major League record of 9-17 with a 4.20 ERA in 177 games23 starts between the Toronto Blue Jays and St. Louis Cardinals since debuting with the Jays in 2009. In his big league career...
It's been an excruciating season for the Chicago White Sox, with the team buried in last place in the American League Central division and with players like Jake Peavy and Alex Rios now on the trading block. On Monday night, things went from bad to worse when Jason Giambi's walk-off homerun off Ramon Troncoso gave the Cleveland Indians a 3-2 victory over the South Siders...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Ryan Raburn's two-run single in the eighth inning rallied the Cleveland Indians to their sixth straight win, 7-4 over the freefalling Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
Raburn, batting for Jason Giambi, who won Monday night's game with a pinch-hit homer in the ninth, singled off Matt Lindstrom as the Indians stormed back and won for the 11th...
The Cleveland Indians have acquired left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski from the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Indians sent minor league infielder Juan Herrera to St. Louis on Tuesday in exchange for Rzepczynski, who Cleveland hopes will help them get out left-handed hitters.
The 27-year-old is 9-17 with a 4.20 ERA in 177 career games for Toronto and St. Louis. Lefties have batted...
“zep-CHIN-skee” is the phonetic way to pronounce the last name of the Indians’ latest acquisition, Marc Rzepczynski from the St. Louis Cardinals. He was brought to Cleveland in exchange for Minor League infielder Juan Herrera.the trade was first reported by Tony Lastoria of Indians Baseball Insider.
Rzepczynski, 27, has compiled a Major League record of 9-17 with a 4.20 ERA...
It's been 33 years since the Cleveland Indians swept a three-game series with the Texas Rangers in town.
It's been 40 since they rolled off five straight wins over the Rangers in one season.
Cleveland could change both Sunday by extending its longest home winning streak in two seasons to seven.
After Ryan Raburn delivered a walkoff three-run homer in Friday's 11-8, 11...