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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | June 27, 2017

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Ramirez Swinging Hot Bat, Making All-Star Case

June 25, 2017 |

On Thursday night, a hot streak the likes no current Indians fan can really claim to have ever seen or honestly remember came an end. Tribe third baseman Jose Ramirez was held to one measly triple in four at bats.

For many baseball players, that would be considered a pretty good night. Hit a triple, get a walk, and score a pair of runs. That is actually a strong night by any standard. However, for Ramirez, it marked the end of a run of nine straight games in which he had two or more hits. In five of those outings, he had three hits.

No player wearing a Tribe uniform had had such a run of multi-hit games since Roy Hughes in 1936 – 81 years. Someone would have to be in his or her 90s to truly be able to say he or she remembers that happening. There have been a lot of players, may great ones, to have gone in and out of the Indians organization since. None put up a hot stretch of hitting like Hughes until Cleveland’s 24-year-old did so from June 14th through the 21st.
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Today in Tribe History: June 25, 2011

June 25, 2017 |

In one of the more unfortunate losses of the season, the Indians lose to the San Francisco Giants, 1-0, as the lone run of the game is balked in by Cleveland reliever Tony Sipp with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. Read More

Twins Win Again as Dozier’s Homer in Eighth Breaks Tie; Twins 4, Indians 2

June 24, 2017 |

A seventh inning rally by the Indians knotted the game at two, but Brian Dozier homered off of Cody Allen to lead off the eighth and the Twins added another homer in the ninth as Minnesota claimed a 4-2 win in Cleveland on Saturday afternoon.

An impressive quality start from Corey Kluber was hurt by first inning defensive woes. Allen, making his first appearance since a paternity list trip and working on the day of his jersey giveaway at Progressive Field, gave up the go-ahead shot to Dozier just after the Indians had rallied and got a little luck on their side to push across the tying run in the seventh. Read More

Former Tribe Player and Coach Duncan Enters California League Hall of Fame

June 24, 2017 |

Dave Duncan’s long career in professional baseball dates back to 1963, but it was his incredible performance in 1966 with Modesto of the California League that earned him entrance to the league’s Hall of Fame on Tuesday night.

Duncan was one of five new inductees as part of the second class of the California League’s Hall of Fame during a pregame ceremony on Tuesday night in Visalia, California, prior to the All-Star Game between in the North and South Divisions. The longtime baseball lifer was joined by his former coaching partner Tony La Russa, two other Major League Hall of Famers in Mike Piazza and Kirby Puckett, and umpire Doug Harvey. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 24, 1997

June 24, 2017 |

Less than three years after signing with the club, 21-year-old right-hander Jaret Wright makes his Major League debut in front of a packed Jacobs Field crowd and earns a 10-5 win over the Minnesota Twins. Read More

Big Second Inning Gives Twins a Win Over Bauer and Tribe; Twins 5, Indians 0

June 23, 2017 |

The Twins got to Trevor Bauer for four runs in the second inning and Minnesota’s Adalberto Mejia and his bullpen mates shut out the Indians, 5-0, on Friday night from Progressive Field.

It was a night of few opportunities for the Indians, who were facing the second-year left-hander Mejia for the second time in a week. The chances that Cleveland had were squandered away as the bats could do little against Minnesota pitching. Read More

Twins Come to Cleveland Looking for Revenge After Tribe’s Sweep Last Weekend

June 23, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians may have broken the spirit of the Minnesota Twins last weekend, when the Tribe swept the young club and knocked them out of first place. The Twins will look to return the favor and gain some ground back in the American League Central Division beginning Friday night, when Minnesota and Cleveland begin their three-game series from Progressive Field.

The Indians (39-32) have gotten hot and stayed hot, beginning with their four-game sweep of the Twins (36-34) during the successful start to their eight-game road trip. They won seven games on the road to pull two and a half games in front of the Twins in the division. Including their victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the final game of their homestand two Thursdays ago, the Indians have outscored their opponents, 68-23, in their last nine games. The hot stretch includes a season-high tying six game winning streak. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 23, 1968

June 23, 2017 |

For the sixth time this season, Luis Tiant throws a complete game shutout as he and his Cleveland teammates blank the Detroit Tigers, 3-0. Read More

Three RBI from Jackson Lead Tribe Past O’s; Indians 6, Orioles 3

June 22, 2017 |

Austin Jackson had a season-high three hits and matched his season-best with three RBI in leading the Cleveland Indians past the Baltimore Orioles, 6-3, to take the four-game series from Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Thursday night.

It was a shaky start initially from the Indians Mike Clevinger, who was recalled from Triple-A Columbus prior to the game in his first start since a rain-shortened outing in Minnesota last weekend. He survived a rough first two innings to give Cleveland five innings on the night and the bullpen did the rest as the Indians won for the seventh time in their last eight contests. Read More

Hillcats at the Carolina League All-Star Classic

June 22, 2017 |

The 2017 season will be the first time since 1998 that the Carolina League hosts its own cavalcade of stars. The last time the Carolina League held an All-Star game featuring the Northern Division stars versus the Southern Division stars, High-A Lynchburg pitcher Triston McKenzie was not even a year old and was still living in Brooklyn, New York. The relocation of two franchises from the California League to the Carolina League during the previous off-season followed the end of the cross-country California-Carolina League All-Star contest.

McKenzie is one of three Hillcats pitchers, the other two being starter Shao-Ching Chiang and reliever Argenis Angulo, who will make the trip to Salem. Read More