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A walk-off, three-run home run by Cleveland Indians rookie catcher Yan Gomes in the bottom of the tenth-inning would be the icing on the cake for a 10-8 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday afternoon.
The home run was Gomes’ second of the game, having slugged a solo home run off of Hisashi Iwakuma in the fourth-inning.
Gomes would finish the afternoon going three for five with a career high two home runs and four RBI.
Gomes has been solid since his April 28 call-up from Triple-A Columbus in replacement of Cleveland catcher Lou Marson, who was placed on the DL with an inflamed right shoulder, four days removed from being activated from the DL for a strained neck following a home-plate collision in Tampa on April 6.
In 17 games this season, Gomes is hitting .302 with 4 home runs and 9 RBI, providing solid defense behind the plate in Marson’s absence.
Inconsistent pitching by the Cleveland Indians blew leads in both the eighth and ninth innings, wherein a Kyle Seager solo home run in the eighth-inning and an Endy Chavez solo shot in the ninth-inning off of Indians closer Chris Perez forced the Cleveland offense to respond in the bottom of the ninth.
An error committed by Seattle reliever Tom Wilhelmsen on a groundball by Carlos Santana would allow Jason Kipnis to score from third base, tying the game 7-7.
Following a solo home run by Justin Smoak in the top of the tenth-innning, the Indians would respond in the bottom of the inning with Gomes’ three-run home run to left field, scoring Michael Brantley and Drew Stubbs for the victory.
This was the third extra-inning victor for the Indians in their last nine games, a 4-3 ten-inning victory over Detroit on May 12 and a 6-3 ten-inning victory over Seattle in the first game of the two teams’ four-game series.
The victory completed a four-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners for the Cleveland Indians, who have now won eight of their last ten games and maintain a 2.5 game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central standings with a 26-17 record.
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Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez released an official statement following the much-discussed deactivation of his Twitter account.
“The decision to deactivate my Twitter account was a personal choice I made in order to maintain the greater focus on the success of the team this season and our shared goals moving forward.
We have an extremely positive and supportive group of players...
First and foremost congratulations to Nick Swisher, his wife and the new baby girl that they welcomed to this world Tuesday afternoon. The first baseman was placed on the paternity leave list by the Cleveland Indians. He is allowed to enjoy these moments with his family for a few days and hopefully he takes full advantage. FFLockerRoom hopes for a healthful childhood.
CLEVELAND, OH-Crazy may be in fact an understatement to describe the series finale between the Indians and Mariners Monday afternoon.
Ten innings and three hours and forty-eight minutes later, Cleveland would come out with their biggest win of the season, defeating Seattle 10-8 pulling it off once again in dramatic fashion.
Down one run in the tenth, Tribe catcher Yan Gomes delivered...
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Their topics of conversation will focus on your Cleveland Indians, who wrapped up their week with a dominating...
Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez, one of the most entertaining — and sometimes controversial — Twitter users among professional athletes, surprisingly deleted his Twitter account on Monday, reportedly due to his growing exasperation with having to deal with the hostile, troglodytic and oft-unwarranted commentary from a small but prolific faction who troll his account and...
COLUMBUS- The Cleveland Indians were not the only team in their organization to win on a walk-off in extra innings Monday, as Chun-Hsiu Chen greeted the International League with a game-winning single to give the Clippers a 6-5, victory over Scranton Wilkes-Barre.
For the second time in three nights, the Columbus Clippers won in their last at-bat against the Scranton/WB. On...
Player of the Game: Mark Reynolds (2-for-5 with a HR, 3 RBI and the game’s winning hit)
Less than 24 hours after second baseman Jason Kipnis sent more than 34,000 fans home on a walk-off three-run homer Friday night, the Indians got some more late inning heroics Saturday afternoon courtesy of third baseman Mark Reynolds.
With the bases loaded and no outs in the...
Chun Chen (Columbus, 1B) – 3-4, 1 R - Chun Chen’s adjustment to the Triple-A level has been nothing if not speedy. After a 1-for-5 debut Sunday, he has posted two straight three-hit outings. He is showing that he can hit well at a high level, however, for him to make it long-term in the Major Leagues, he will need to shore up his defensive game or hit so well that he merits...
Justin Masterson struck out a season-high 11 in seven shutout innings and Michael Brantley homered and drove in four runs off Felix Hernandez as the Cleveland Indians toppled yet another former Cy Young Award winner on Sunday with a 6-0 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Brantley hit a three-run homer in the second inning off Hernandez (5-3), who failed to go at least six innings for...
Cleveland, OH — Cleveland hitters abused former American League Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez to the tune of six runs and Justin Masterson posted 11 strikeouts in seven innings as the the Indians beat the Mariners 6-0.
“There’s not one guy in the clubhouse that didn’t think we had a chance to win and that’s a pretty big compliment to Masty,” said Indians manager...
CLEVELAND -- Max Scherzer took care of the Indians winning streak Tuesday night.And if there was a lingering doubt he wouldnt, which there wasnt, Miguel Cabrera made sure.Which is pretty much what a reigning MVP who is off to an incredible start does.Clevelands 5-1 loss came down to Scherzer being nearly unhittable. After giving up two hits, a hard-hit sacrifice fly and a run in...
After four losses, three on walk-offs by the Indians in four days, the Seattle Mariners couldn't pack their bags and get to the airport fast enough.
''Glad to leave,'' closer Tom Wilhelmsen said. ''Glad to leave Cleveland.''
Talk about lost weekends.
Despite hitting homers in the eighth, ninth and 10th innings, the Mariners made costly errors...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Detroit at Cleveland, 19:05pm ET
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Detroit at Cleveland, 19:05pm ET
Starting This Game, In Terms of Pitchers
Starting this game for Detroit and Cleveland in terms of pitchers are right-hander Max Scherzer...