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

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Posts By Bob Toth

Mejia Returns, Paulino’s Perfect Days, and More in ‘Duck Tales

May 22, 2017 |

When the Akron RubberDucks have not been dodging rain drops, they have played with mixed results. To be fair, when six games have been rained out or suspended over the course of the first three weeks of a month, it may be hard to find a rhythm on the diamond.

Rains wiped away contests last weekend, washing out the rest of the ‘Ducks’ series after getting a pair of wins to open the five-game series from Binghamton. The team returned home soggy to Canal Park and performed well, taking two of three from the Richmond Flying Squirrels. After dropping a 3-1 decision in the opener last Monday, they put up 6-1 and 7-5 victories to take the series and inch within a game of the .500 mark. That would be as close to an even record as they would get as their tough series in Hartford against the Yard Goats ended in three consecutive losses to wrap up the weekend. Akron was dealt one-run losses on both Friday and Saturday before a 5-2 final in the finale. Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 22, 1996

May 22, 2017 |

Albert Belle’s 21-game hitting streak comes to an end as the slugger goes 0-for-3 in a 10-8 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Read More

Big Game from Gomes Helps Indians Complete Texas Sweep; Indians 8, Astros 6

May 21, 2017 |

Yan Gomes matched a career-high with five RBI on Sunday as the Cleveland Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros behind an 8-6 victory.

The Indians (23-19) have been one of the best teams on the road in the Majors this season and they used that to their advantage once again in handing the Astros (29-15) a third straight loss for just the second time this season. Cleveland’s three-game sweep in Houston completed a perfect 6-0 record in the state of Texas this season, combined with the Indians’ three-game season opening sweep of the Rangers in April. Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 21, 1902

May 21, 2017 |

In Snohomish, Washington, future Major League Hall of Famer Earl Averill is born. Read More

Clevinger Nearly Unhittable in Cleveland’s Shutout of Houston; Indians 3, Astros 0

May 20, 2017 |

Mike Clevinger carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and combined with two Cleveland relievers on a three-hit shutout of a Houston team with the best record in the Majors as the Indians blanked the Astros, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon.

Like the previous four games in the season series between Cleveland and Houston, the fifth of six matchups in the regular season between the two clubs was a hotly contested game that came down to just a few runs. While the Astros have been one of the top teams in baseball since the season began, the Indians have had their number despite their own inconsistencies this year, dealing the club two of its three series losses this season. Saturday’s victory by Cleveland guaranteed it a winning record against the young and fiery Houston club, one that seems to be on the fast track to the postseason already. Read More

Aiken’s First Win, Capel’s Big Day, and More in the Captains’ Log

May 20, 2017 |

The Lake County Captains put to bed a five-game losing streak during the week by ripping off three straight wins to take their series against the Great Lakes Loons before starting their homestand against West Michigan with a 4-3 win. … Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 20, 1975

May 20, 2017 |

Cleveland and Oakland swap starting pitchers, as the Indians send Jim Perry and Dick Bosman west to the Athletics for Blue Moon Odom and cash. Read More

Three Home Runs Power Tribe to a Needed Win in Houston; Indians 5, Astros 3

May 19, 2017 |

Cleveland overcame an early two-run deficit with the power of the home run ball as three blasts paced the Indians to four runs and a 5-3 victory in Houston over the Astros on Friday night.

Trevor Bauer took the mound in the role of the stopper for the Tribe, losers of two straight coming in and facing a hot Astros team which had won four straight. Bauer’s good career marks against Houston would be tested early, however, as his 6-0 record in six starts against the Astros seemed to be in jeopardy early on. The game would be much closer than the Eastern Conference Finals action of the Indians’ downtown Cleveland neighbor, the NBA’s Cavaliers. Read More

Tribe Travels to Texas to Take on MLB’s Hottest in Houston

May 19, 2017 |

While the Cleveland Indians were able to get that rare series opening home win this week in their matchup with Tampa Bay, the rest of the series was marred by poor starting pitching once again as the Indians fell twice to drop the set against their former friend, Kevin Cash, and his young Rays squad. Now, they return to the road for three in Houston against a very difficult Astros team in their final head-to-head already of 2017, at least within the regular season…

Houston (29-12) is not only the top team in the American League, it has the best record in all of baseball. They are winners of nine of their last ten and have not lost a series since dropping two of three to the Indians in Cleveland in the final week of April. The whole series was tightly contested, as the Astros won by two in the opener before dropping a pair of one-run decisions during one of the few times that they have lost consecutive games this season. Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 19, 1910

May 19, 2017 |

Longtime Cleveland pitcher Cy Young notches career win number 500 as the Naps defeat the Washington Senators, 5-4, in eleven innings, becoming the first and only pitcher in Major League Baseball history to accomplish the feat. Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 18, 1955

May 18, 2017 |

Coming off of a 10-3 loss at Fenway Park to Boston the day before, the first place Cleveland Indians return the favor and then some, putting up eleven runs in the fifth inning on the way to a 19-0 dismantling of the Red Sox. Read More

Early Runs Off of Tomlin Send Rays to Rout of Tribe; Rays 7, Indians 4

May 17, 2017 |

Alex Cobb kept the Indians bats silent for much of the game and Josh Tomlin did much of the opposite to the Rays, allowing two more home runs and six runs in total while unable to finish the third inning as Tampa Bay took the rubber match in Cleveland, 7-4.

The starting pitching woes for the Indians are becoming a growing concern among those watching a staff heavily affected by significant use or injury over the past couple of years. While it seemed as though Tomlin had figured that out in his first two starts in May, he was unable to give the Indians a good or long outing in Wednesday’s afternoon matinee, following the trend of Carlos Carrasco on Monday (injury) and Danny Salazar on Tuesday (ineffectiveness).

The game started out well in Tomlin’s favor, but quickly fell apart. Read More