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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | October 20, 2017

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Today in Tribe History: October 19, 2016

October 19, 2017 |

The Indians placed the ball in the hands of rookie left-handed hurler Ryan Merritt, who channeled his inner Gene Bearden while making just his fifth Major League appearance, in blanking the Toronto Blue Jays for four and one-third innings as Cleveland clinched the American League pennant with a 3-0 shutout at Rogers Centre. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 18, 1997

October 18, 2017 |

The World Series begins from Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida, where the National League champion Florida Marlins host the Cleveland Indians and defeat them by a 7-4 final. Read More

Irving’s Return Evokes Memories of Former Indians’ Homecomings

October 17, 2017 |

Tuesday night, the National Basketball Association opens its 2017-18 regular season schedule as the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Boston Celtics in a game that has much more meaning than the usual opening night game.

The Cavs and Celtics have become rivals over the course of the last few years, with Cleveland knocking Boston out of the playoffs twice in the last three seasons. The two clubs went toe-to-toe in the Eastern Conference Finals last year, with the Cavs winning that series, four games to one, to send Cleveland to its third straight NBA Finals. As many remember, that trip did not end nearly as well as the previous season, when the Cavs gave the city of Cleveland its first championship since 1964 with the first title in franchise history, leaving the Indians as holders of the longest active championship drought in the city.

While the Cavs will begin their defense of three straight Eastern Conference titles, the game’s real emphasis will be on the return of star guard Kyrie Irving to Quicken Loans Arena, where the former first overall pick in 2011 spent the first six years of his NBA career in Cavs’ wine and gold before demanding a trade in the offseason. The Cavs front office honored that request, sending its second-best player to a rival club, but may have, possibly, become a more well-rounded club in the process. That remains to be seen, as the results will play out over the course of the largely meaningless 82-game NBA schedule over the next six months. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 17, 1995

October 17, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians clinch the American League pennant for the first time since 1954 by winning their third consecutive game over the Seattle Mariners. Dennis Martinez and two relievers combine on a four-hit shutout in a 4-0 win in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. Read More

Tribe Minor Leaguers in Action in Arizona Fall League

October 16, 2017 |

Arizona Fall League play is under way as some of the top prospects around the minor league landscape pair up for competition in the annual six-team offseason league.

Hopeful prospects are a week into the six-week schedule as players work to hone their craft against a collection of some of the best up-and-coming names working their way through the levels of professional baseball. The Indians are well represented in their home-away-from-home in Arizona, where eight of their minor leaguers help make up the roster of the Glendale Desert Dogs.

Those eight Indians prospects have teamed up with representatives from the Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Pittsburgh Pirates for league action in Glendale this year, after Cleveland players worked with different clubs while playing for the Mesa Solar Sox last October and November. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 16, 2007

October 16, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians win their third straight American League Championship Series game over the Boston Red Sox, claiming a 7-3 victory at Jacobs Field to pull within one game of a return trip to the World Series for the first time in ten years. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 15, 1997

October 15, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians (86-75) advance to the World Series for the second time in three seasons as they knock off the American League Wild Card team, the Baltimore Orioles (98-64), by a 1-0 decision in eleven innings at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 14, 1995

October 14, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians used six runs over the first three innings to roll to a 7-0 win over the Seattle Mariners in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. The win tied the series at two wins each as the teams trade off wins. Read More

Waking Up from the Tribe’s Game 5 Loss

October 13, 2017 | | One Comment

There are days that are very difficult for sports fans, and while I’m a Cleveland fan by birth (and therefore should be pretty well acclimated to disappointment), little prepared me for Wednesday night.

The heartbreak hangover from the season-ending Game 5 loss by the Indians to the damned New York Yankees in the American League Division Series left me emotionally drained in the hours following the game and in a haze for much of the day Thursday. I fell just short of hanging some sort of a sign on myself during the work day Thursday indicating my complete and utter lack of interest in discussing anything baseball related. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 13, 2007

October 13, 2017 |

The Indians erupt for seven runs in the top of the eleventh inning to rout the Red Sox in Boston, 13-6, to even the American League Championship Series at one game each with the series heading back to Cleveland. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 12, 1920

October 12, 2017 |

After trailing 2-1 in their best-of-nine series with the Brooklyn Dodgers (Robins), the Cleveland Indians win their fourth straight game and clinch the 1920 World Series with a 3-0 victory at Dunn Field in Cleveland. Read More

Indians’ October is Over as Tribe Eliminated from Postseason; Yankees 5, Indians 2

October 12, 2017 |

This story serves more as a placeholder than anything, as 166 game stories have filled the space before it to recap the events that transpired. Since visitors to Did the Tribe Win Last Night want to read it just about as badly as I want to write it, it will be a condensed recap at best.

The Indians were eliminated in Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Wednesday night in a disappointing 5-2 loss to the New York Yankees. The Evil Empire advances to the American League Championship Series, where it will play the host Houston Astros for a shot at the American League pennant and a chance to appear in the World Series. Read More