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The Indians starting rotation has reclaimed its throne

“A cold wind was blowing from Cleveland, and it made the bats rustle like living things.” It only took five months, but the Cleveland Indians starting rotation is the Cleveland Indians starting rotation again. With Corey Kluber leading the way as one of the best pitchers in the American League, backed by the likes of Carlos Carrasco and an on-fire Danny Salazar, the Tribe staff...
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Today in Tribe History: August 16, 1920

Indians shortstop Ray Chapman, 29, is hit in the head by a fastball from the Yankees’ Carl Mays in the fifth inning of a game at the Polo Grounds in New York. The Indians’ right-handed hitter appeared to freeze at the plate, his spikes possibly caught, in response to the 1-1 pitch and made little effort to evade the submarine style pitch from the notorious headhunter Mays. The...

Santana surging, starts Tribe's homer parade

Indians first baseman Carlos Santana did not have a good answer. When asked why he has hit so many home runs at Target Field, he first called it a good question, but then found that a shrug was the only appropriate response.
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12 hours ago

Home Run Barrage Powers Tribe Past Twins; Indians 8, Twins 1

The Indians hit their targets repeatedly at Target Field on Tuesday night as five home runs provided plenty of support for starter Danny Salazar in an 8-1 Home Run Derby rout of the Minnesota Twins. In arguably its biggest road trip and most important series to date this season, Cleveland continued its dominance off of the shores of the Mississippi River as the Tribe bats were alive...

Edwin Encarnacion’s hot streak continues as Indians clobber Twins, 8-1

Welcome to Dong City. Population: Indians. If this recap is any good, it’s only because Jay Bruce is there to protect it. See, that would kind of be selling my awesome writing and awesome, varied word choices short just because I wrote an awesome recap a week after the Cleveland Indians acquired awesome outfielder Jay Bruce from the New York Mets for Flynn Rider or someone,...
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Carrasco aims to stay hot in clash with Twins

Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco will square off against Twins righty Kyle Gibson when the American League Central rivals continue a crucial series on Wednesday at Target Field.
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14 hours ago

Tribe's 5 jacks, Salazar's 10 K's slow Twins

Danny Salazar continued his second-half resurgence, and Carlos Santana led a five-homer attack with a pair of blasts to power the Indians to an 8-1 victory over the Twins on Tuesday night in the opener of a key series between American League Central contenders.
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14 hours ago

Salazar, 5 homers power Indians past Twins 8-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Santana hit two of Cleveland’s five home runs and Danny Salazar continued his strong second-half stretch in the Indians’ 8-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Santana, Jason Kipnis and Edwin Encarnacion all hit solo homers off Bartolo Colon (4-10) as Cleveland won its fifth straight overall and stayed unbeaten in eight games in Minnesota...
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1 day ago

Encarnacion Powers Tribe Past Sox with a Pair of Blasts; Indians 7, Red Sox 3

Trevor Bauer struggled some in the early innings to maintain a big lead, but Edwin Encarnacion made sure the Tribe’s right-hander had some extra room to maneuver through the Boston lineup, hitting a pair of two-run homers to power the Cleveland Indians past the Red Sox, 7-3, in Monday’s makeup game. A long and winding road trip for the Indians across the right half of the continental...

Indians’ slugger Edwin Encarncion is heating up again

Morning news and notes for Monday, August 14, 2017 Here’s to a great week! Indians 4, Rays 3 Corey Kluber struck out nine over seven innings and earned his 11th win of the year in Sunday’s victory over Tampa Bay. Austin Jackson and Edwin Encarnacion homered and Cody Allen closed out the ninth for his 21st save. With the win, the Indians improved to 63-52 on the year (that’s...
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What Jay Bruce means for the Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians are going for it this season. After making it all the way to Game 7 of the World Series last season, the Tribe and its fans are extremely eager to get back to the fall classic and bring home a championship. The Indians made that dream a bit more of a reality with the acquisition of OF Jay Bruce. This week, the Cleveland Indians acquired Jay Bruce from the New...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees and Mets officials trade barbs ahead of Subway Series

With less than a week before their annual Subway Series, it’s safe to say that the New York Yankees and New York Mets aren’t exactly on the best of terms.This particular beef centers around the Mets trading Jay Bruce to the Cleveland Indians. New York received Ryder Ryan for Bruce. Prospects often pan out in unexpected ways, but Ryan was a 30th-round draft pick in 2016. He...
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Yankees suspect Mets avoided doing business with them

The New York Yankees and New York Mets have completed only 16 trades throughout their history, the last coming in 2014 when pitcher Gonzalez Germen was sent from Flushing to the Bronx. But that low number is not for lack of effort — at least on the Bombers’ part.The New York rivals have twice engaged in trade conversations this season, the first involving first baseman Lucas...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Bruce traded to Indians

Jay Bruce is heading to Cleveland.The Indians acquired Bruce in a trade with the New York Mets Wednesday, according to multiple reports. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan says the Indians will be taking on all of Bruce’s contract, which calls for him to be paid $13 million this year. The prorated amount left on his deal is near $4 million. They are also sending minor league pitcher...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians troll Patriots over new planes with ‘Major League’ reference

The Cleveland Indians had a little fun on Twitter at the New England Patriots’ expense by busting out a fantastic “Major League” reference in response to some big news this week concerning the NFL team.Reports surfaced Tuesday indicating the Patriots will be traveling in style from here on out when they take to the friendly skies. That much was accomplished this past offseason...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Corey Kluber destroy Rockies with his slider in these videos

Corey “Klubot” Kluber went the distance once again on Tuesday night, and aside from a home run on the second pitch of the game, he was as close to perfect as it gets. Kluber gave up only three hits (one earned run) in nine innings, and struck out 11 batters. He was unfortunate to receive a no-decision due to a lack of run support, as the Indians failed to score a run until the...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Miller’s injury is a nightmare for the Cleveland Indians

Thus far, the 2017 campaign has been an overall success for the Cleveland Indians. As of August 3, the Indians sit atop the AL Central with a 57-48 record. However, the Tribe has seen their share of injuries this season, most recently including star reliever Andrew Miller. This week, Miller was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right knee tendonitis. He has complained about...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Salazar’s New Approach

The man with a 96 mph fastball and devastating changeup looks more himself these days. Danny Salazar is back up with the Indians, dealing, and was even name-checked by his General Manager as a deadline acquisition that should make their rotation hum this postseason. It could just be two good starts, but his pitching mix is radically changed. And though that change looks drastic,...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona used Tom Brady reference to heckle Red Sox coach

The Indians recently battled the Red Sox in a possible AL Championship Series preview, in what was a pretty epic series at Fenway Park.And Indians manager Terry Francona did whatever he could to try to help will his team to victory.That includes heckling Red Sox coaches.Francona reportedly had some fun with Sox third-base coach Brian Butterfield, knowing that the coach loves Tom...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league team pokes fun at Trevor Bauer with drone bobbleheads

On August 19, the Triple-A Reno Aces will run a promotion poking fun at a former player of theirs. The Aces will give away a Trevor Bauer drone bobblehead.Reno gave a sneak preview of what the bobblehead will look like and we have to say, it’s pretty darned original and creative. While pitching for the Cleveland Indians, Bauer injured his hand during the 2016 postseason repairing...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Austin Jackson makes insane catch to rob HR at Fenway

Austin Jackson on Tuesday pulled off what may be one of the best home run-robbing catches at Fenway Park we’ve ever seen.During the bottom of the fifth inning, the Cleveland Indians center fielder raced towards the Red Sox bullpen and leaped to rob Hanley Ramirez of a home run: Jackson went so high over the short fence that he flipped over into the bullpen.The fans at Fenway appreciated...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Nets Relief Help in Joe Smith

Cleveland’s bullpen has been very good this season, but it could still be improved upon. Some of the members at the back end — or the front end, depending on your perspective — could be upgraded. Enter Joe Smith, who was acquired from Toronto as we entered the final hour before the trade deadline this afternoon. Here’s the deal, with details from Cleveland.com’s Paul Hoynes...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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