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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) From the moment that Ubaldo Jimenez started to warm up in the bullpen, and noticed the run on his fastball, he had a pretty good idea that this night would be unlike any other this season.
Any other in quite a while, for that matter.
The Indians' right-hander baffled the Kansas City Royals while pitching into the eighth inning, Ryan Raburn belted two home runs to pace the Cleveland offense, and the result was a 9-0 win Monday night that salvaged a split of a four-game series.
"It felt really good," said Jimenez, who hadn't won in his past 12 starts. "When I saw the run on my fastball, I said, We have to take advantage of that.'"
Jimenez (1-2) certainly did, allowing only two walks and an infield single by Billy Butler over his first seven innings.
Along the way, he started to resemble the pitcher who once threw a no-hitter for the Colorado Rockies and earned a spot in the All-Star game.
"You're always looking to be...
BEST OF MAXIM
Kansas City, MO — Ubaldo Jimenez pitched seven plus innings of shutout baseball and right fielder Ryan Raburn went 4-for-4 with two home runs, as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 9-0.
With the win, the Tribe finished their road trip with a 5-4 record before returning to Cleveland on Tuesday.
Jimenez (1-2, 7.13) recorded his first win since August 9, 2012...
by John Viril—
Internet wags clobbered Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore when he decided to keep pitcher Luke Hochevar for a 1-year $4.5 contract this off-season. I must confess that I was among their number. In my own defense, I blasted the move because I was convinced that the Royals would simply put him in the same situation in which he had failed so many times before—a rotation...
Your browser does not support iframes.Home plate umpire Paul Emmel tried to ring up Cleveland Indians hitter Lonne Chisenhall on two strikes Monday night.The dubious moment came in the top of the fifth inning when Kansas City Royals hurler Luke Hochevar delivered a 3-1 strike right down the heart of the plate. This is when Emmel apparently loses track of the actual count and proceeds...
This road trip can’t end soon enough for the Tribe. Yet, here they are, eight games in with one game remaining, and they are 4-4. All things considered, that is pretty astounding. There is little doubt that the Indians are a flawed team. You look at the roster and it is considerably better than it was last year. The bullpen is still loaded with options. The lineup is solid to to...
(AP) -- After each team took turns in coming up with big efforts at the plate in a doubleheader split, it could be time for the Kansas City Royals to do so in Monday night's series finale with the Cleveland Indians.
The Royals try to add to the woes of beleaguered Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez when these teams complete a four-game set at Kauffman Stadium.
The Kansas City Royals have optioned left handed pitcher Will Smith to Triple-A Omaha after allowing four earned runs, six total, in just over four innings of work. This isn’t devastating news and his performance didn’t decide anything as FFLockerRoom warned you before hand that his call-up was to provide depth for the Royals and nothing more. He should be back again this summer...
Just what the doctor ordered.
The Indians continued their hot play on Tuesday as they routed the Philadelphia Phillies in a slugfest, 14-2. Tribe bats exploded for 14 runs on 16 hits to win their third consecutive game.
Offensively, Cleveland greeted Interleague play and Phillies starter Roy Halladay with a knockout, belting a Progressive Field record seven home runs in the contest...
Game 1: Royals 9, Indians 0
Game 2: Indians 10, Royals 3
Player of Game 1: Jeremy Guthrie (6.2 Inn. 6 hits 0 ER 3 BB / 5 SO)
Player of Game 2: Corey Kluber (7 Inn. 7 hits 2 ER 0 BB / 6 SO)
It was a tale of two completely different ballgames on Sunday, as the Indians split a day-night doubleheader with the first place Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.
CLEVELAND (AP) --Ryan Raburn homered twice for the second straight game and the Cleveland Indians hit seven home runs in all, routing the Philadelphia Phillies 14-2 Tuesday night.
The Indians set a major league high this season for homers in a game. Cleveland has won three in a row, outscoring opponents 33-5 in that span.
Philadelphia had won three in a row before Roy Halladay (2...
James Shields made a stellar first start against his former team, and Mike Moustakas hit a two-run homer to spur the Kansas City Royals to an 8-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
Shields (2-2) allowed a two-run homer to Matt Joyce in the first inning, but only allowed three more hits over the next six. He struck out seven in the kind of dominant performance that...
Philadelphia Phillies (12-14) @ Cleveland Indians (10-13)Pitching Match-Ups:Tuesday - Doc Halladay vs. Zach "Not Kevin" McAllisterWednesday - Cliff Lee vs. Trevor "Not Jack" Bauer*Each are a 7:05 game time.Offensive Native American Named Team Offense:R - 106 (14th)AVG - .257 (9th)OPS - .764 (3rd)Carlos Santana/C, Mark Reynolds/DH/1B, Nick Swisher/OF, and Michael...
PAWTUCKET, RI – The Columbus Clippers lack of offense led them to their second loss of the series with the Pawtucket Rex Sox, falling, 5-1.
The Clippers went 7-for-33 on the game leaving 11 runners on-base and also went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position—striking out ten times as a team. The bats ultimately were the difference in the game for both clubs.
On the opposing...
Kluber Lang Got Some Strikeout Punch
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