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

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Yankees Use Four Solo Homers to Claim Victory; Yankees 6, Indians 5

August 17, 2019 |

In a game marred by ejections of three members of the Yankees, New York used four long balls off of Cleveland’s Zach Plesac and the Indians bullpen to claim a 6-5 lead on Saturday afternoon.

In a trend of late, the disgruntled Yankees dugout got chippy once again in the sixth inning when minor league call-up umpire Ben May called outfielder Cameron Maybin out on strikes. Maybin, who played several months with Cleveland’s Triple-A Columbus affiliate this season, spoke briefly with May after a pitch that appeared to be off the plate before walking back to the dugout. Yankees manager Aaron Boone burst from the same place and got into a heated discussion with May, but ultimately returned to the dugout for a moment before coming back out. Crew chief Tom Hallion attempted to intervene, but more Yankees players were barking from the dugout towards first base umpire Phil Cuzzi. Boone was tossed, as was anger monster Brett Gardner, who slammed his bat against the roof of the dugout in yet another childish display from the veteran outfielder. He was eventually held back by several Yankees coaches after climbing over the railing to argue with Cuzzi.

Sunday’s starter CC Sabathia was also ejected before things returned to some sense of normalcy. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 17, 1933

August 17, 2019 |

Earl Averill ends a nearly 30-year drought for the Cleveland franchise as he hits for the cycle against the Philadelphia Athletics in a 15-4 victory for the Indians. Read More

Tanaka Tames Tribe, Yankees Hold Off Visitors; Yankees 3, Indians 2

August 16, 2019 |

Masahiro Tanaka pitched into the seventh inning and the Yankees bullpen fired two and two-thirds innings of hitless relief as New York held off the visiting Cleveland Indians by a 3-2 final.

The Yankees used a big first inning to back Tanaka’s strong quality start and take an early lead. Back-to-back singles by Aaron Judge and Gio Urshela put a pair on before a fielder’s choice force at second by Didi Gregorius put runners on the corners against Indians rookie starter Aaron Civale. Gary Sanchez jumped on the first pitch that he saw and singled to right, scoring Judge to make it a 1-0 game. Gleyber Torres battled the count full before singling Civale’s seventh offering into right for another RBI, making it a 2-0 game. Read More

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

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