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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | August 17, 2019

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Today in Tribe History: August 16, 1920

August 16, 2019 |

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. Read More

Tribe Slugs Seven Homers in Big Apple Bashing; Indians 19, Yankees 5

August 15, 2019 |

The Cleveland Indians’ offense took advantage of a bullpen day by the New York Yankees, scattering 19 runs on 24 hits (including seven home runs) in a series opening 19-5 rout on Thursday night.

Four of five New York relievers to toe the rubber in the series opener of four from Yankee Stadium were tagged for at least four runs as the Indians put on a hitting display from the moment of first pitch. Cleveland had ten different players who recorded at least one hit, with all nine starters providing two hits or more. The offensive eruption backed a quality start by Adam Plutko, who surrendered two solo homers and three runs in total in six innings of work. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 15, 1950

August 15, 2019 |

Bob Kennedy starts a triple play in the top of the fifth inning, but it is not enough as the second place Cleveland Indians fall to the first place Detroit Tigers by a 4-1 final. Read More

Bogaerts Blasts a Pair as Red Sox Claim Series from Tribe; Red Sox 5, Indians 1

August 14, 2019 |

While the pressure may have been on the Cleveland Indians to hold down their brief spot atop the American League Central Division during their series with the Boston Red Sox this week, any hopes for a World Series repeat from the pride of New England may have rested on having a playoff-caliber series in Cleveland. The Sox kept those fading hopes alive on Wednesday, taking their series at Progressive Field against the Indians by riding two long balls from All-Star shortstop Xander Bogaerts to oust Shane Bieber by a 5-1 final.

The slumping Red Sox claimed a second game in a tightly fought series between the two clubs. The first two games were decided by late inning rallies – the Red Sox rallied back on Monday, only to be defeated on a walk-off home run from Carlos Santana, while Boston held off a five-run rally by Cleveland to win in extras on Tuesday night on a Jackie Bradley Jr. homer in the top of the tenth. Read More

Longert’s Latest Second Installment in Tribe Trilogy

August 14, 2019 |

If the Indians of the late 1930s and early 1940s are known for anything to casual fans, it’s for the skill of a youthful Bob Feller.

But there’s so much more to those teams, as Scott Longert wrote in his latest book, “Bad Boys, Bad Times,” the follow-up to “No Money, No Beer, No Pennants,” a history from Alva Bradley’s purchase of the team in 1927 to Feller’s arrival in 1936. Longert plans on a third book about baseball during World War II, culminating with Bill Veeck’s purchase of the team and its subsequent championship.

“If all goes well, I’ll take it to 1948,” said Longert, who in the meantime just completed work on a children’s book about Cy Young. “I think that will complete the trilogy.” Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 14, 2003

August 14, 2019 |

Probably one of the more unlikely players to do so, the Indians’ Travis Hafner hits for a cycle in Minneapolis as Cleveland defeats the Minnesota Twins, 8-3. Read More

Bradley Jr. Homer in Tenth Gives BoSox Win in Extras; Red Sox 7, Indians 6

August 13, 2019 |

The Indians rallied back from a 6-1 deficit, but fell in extras as the Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in the go-ahead run with a solo homer in the top of the tenth inning against Cleveland’s Nick Wittgren as Boston pulled out a 7-6 victory.

It was a tough way for things to end for the Tribe after crawling all the way back out of a five-run hole felt more than midway through the contest in a matchup against the struggling Chris Sale. He was backed by some early run support against Mike Clevinger, who was unable to make it through five innings. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 13, 2014

August 13, 2019 |

A recently acquired prospect plays the hero for the Tribe as Zach Walters hits a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Indians defeat the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks, 3-2, in the first game of a doubleheader. Read More

Santana Saves Hand Again, Delivers Walk-Off Solo Shot; Indians 6, Red Sox 5

August 13, 2019 |

While things have not been going so great for All-Star closer Brad Hand the last couple of days, the same cannot be said about his Midsummer Classic and Cleveland teammate Carlos Santana, as the Indians first baseman just cleared the 19-foot wall in left-center field to start the bottom of the ninth to give the Tribe a 6-5 walk-off win over the Boston Red Sox.

The Indians held a 5-1 lead after three innings against Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez, but Boston chipped into that advantage with a pair of runs in the fourth, one in the seventh, and a painful fifth run in the top of the ninth as Hand blew a save for the second straight day. As was the case on Sunday afternoon in the Indians’ 7-3 win over the Minnesota Twins, Santana picked up his AL and Indians roster member by hitting a timely home run as Cleveland celebrated his milestone blast with a well-deserved on-field gathering at home plate. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 12, 1940

August 12, 2019 |

Bob Feller is baseball’s first 20-game winner of the year as he outduels Detroit’s Hal Newhouser in an 8-5 win at League Park. Read More