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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | April 21, 2019

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Remembering Bob Feller’s Opening Day No-Hitter

April 16, 2019 |

Many accomplishments in Major League Baseball history have come and gone, to be expected on some level with the 162-game schedule and 30 teams competing on a nightly basis for six months of the year. Yet some records and performances have withstood the test of time and somewhat surprisingly, Bob Feller’s Opening Day no-hitter remains one of them.

It was on April 16, 1940, that Feller started the regular season with the first and only no-hitter in baseball history. Despite 39 Cleveland modern openers before it and the 79 openers that have followed, the historic effort has yet to be replicated. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 16, 1929

April 16, 2019 |

Rookie outfielder Earl Averill begins his Major League career with a splash, hitting a home run in his first plate appearance off of Detroit’s Earl Whitehill. Read More

Tribe Holds Off Late Mariners Rally for Victory; Indians 6, Mariners 4

April 16, 2019 |

The Cleveland Indians held on to an early lead and used three late runs to fend off the Seattle Mariners in a 6-4 victory from T-Mobile Park on Monday night.

Trevor Bauer got back on track in a quality start, throwing 112 pitches over six and two-thirds innings. He struck out eight, gave up five hits, and walked three, but several of the walks were aided by an unpredictable strike zone behind the plate from umpire Tim Timmons. Five relievers finished the job, but several of them made the game much closer than it needed to be. Read More

Tribe Wraps up Road Trip with Three Against Mariners

April 15, 2019 |

The winningest team in Major League Baseball will look to continue its incredible and unexpected start as the Seattle Mariners host the Cleveland Indians for the first and final time in the 2019 season.

The Mariners (13-5) have put on a hitting display far exceeding expectations as the team leads all of baseball in homers (39), runs scored (126), RBI (124), hits (178), and stolen bases (tied with 19). The M’s have been on a homer-hitting frenzy, going deep in each of their first 18 games to start the season, a Major League record to open a year. They are within striking distance of matching their club record for consecutive games with a homer (23 back in 2013) and are two-thirds of the way to equaling the all-time record of 27 set by the 2002 Texas Rangers. Despite the hot start, the Mariners are just a game up on the Houston Astros in the American League West after being swept in three straight at home over the weekend.

It might be a bad time for the Indians (8-7) to head to T-Mobile Park (formerly Safeco Field). After turning things around during their first homestand when they swept the Toronto Blue Jays and started the road trip with a win in Detroit, Cleveland has now lost three straight after being swept over the weekend by the Kansas City Royals. While the losses have piled up for the Tribe and they will have to win the series to remain above the .500 mark, they are just a game and a half in back of the Minnesota Twins in second place in the AL Central. Read More

When Jackie Robinson Played in Cleveland

April 15, 2019 |

In honor of Jackie Robinson Day, celebrated around Major League Baseball venues on April 15 of each season, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look back on Robinson’s ties to the city of Cleveland. This story originally published on April 15, 2016. – BT

On April 15th of every year, Major League Baseball takes pause to recognize the contributions of Jackie Robinson to the advancement of African-Americans and minorities as a whole in professional sports and, in a much larger construct, in the society as we know it today. Teams honor the life and legacy of Robinson by removing their traditional names and numbers from the backs of their jerseys, instead wearing a nameless #42, which returns to diamonds across the country on the anniversary of his breaking of the color barrier. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 15, 1959

April 15, 2019 |

The Indians improve to 4-0 on the season in exciting fashion, as third baseman Woodie Held delivers a two-out walkoff home run in the bottom of the tenth inning to give Cleveland a 2-1 win over the Detroit Tigers. Read More

Dozier Delivers Walk-Off to Secure Royals’ Sweep of Tribe; Royals 9, Indians 8

April 14, 2019 |

The Kansas City Royals completed their three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians on Sunday and used a little flare for the dramatics to do so, using a walk-off single from Hunter Dozier in the bottom of the ninth to capture a 9-8 win from Kauffman Stadium.

Things did not go as planned for the Indians, who swung through Missouri on the middle leg of a three-city, nine-game road trip while catching the Royals in the horrors of a ten-game losing streak. Instead of being able to beat up on a rebuilding and struggling division rival, the Indians became the punching bag for Kansas City, which took out some pent up anger in routing Cleveland in three straight. Read More

Indians Purchase Contract of Gonzalez from Columbus

April 14, 2019 |

The Cleveland Indians announced on Sunday morning that the contract of outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has been purchased from Triple-A Columbus.

In corresponding moves to get Gonzalez on the 25- and 40-man rosters, Saturday’s starting pitcher Jefry Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A, while injured starter Mike Clevinger was transferred from the 10-day to the 60-day injured list. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 14, 1911

April 14, 2019 |

Tragedy strikes the Cleveland Naps franchise as, just two days after his 31st birthday, pitcher Addie Joss dies from tubercular meningitis. Read More

Bailey Baffles the Tribe Over Seven in Two-Hit Gem; Royals 3, Indians 0

April 13, 2019 |

Kansas City’s Homer Bailey channeled his former self for the Royals on Saturday night, blanking the Indians over seven innings of two-hit ball in a 3-0 shutout of Cleveland from Kauffman Stadium.

Bailey was masterful and kept the Indians off balance with a mixture of offspeed pitches down in the zone while using the upper portions of the plate as he pleased with a 94 mile per hour fastball. He struck out six and walked just two while giving up a single and a double to Tribe second baseman Brad Miller. Read More

Rodriguez and Anderson Up from Columbus, Two Sent Down

April 13, 2019 |

The Cleveland Indians announced on Saturday afternoon that pitchers Jefry Rodriguez and Cody Anderson have been recalled from Triple-A Columbus. Rodriguez is scheduled to make the start for the Indians on Saturday evening against Homer Bailey and the Kansas City Royals from Kauffman Stadium.

To make room on the roster for the pair, the Indians optioned reliever Jon Edwards and outfielder Jordan Luplow to Columbus. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 13, 1885

April 13, 2019 |

Vean Gregg, an eight-year Major League pitcher who debuted in Cleveland, is born in Chehalis, Washington. Read More