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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | April 23, 2017

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Five-Run Ninth Not Enough as Tigers Edge Tribe; Tigers 7, Indians 6

April 14, 2017 |

The Cleveland offense could not figure out Tigers starter Daniel Norris on Friday night and a late rally off of the Detroit bullpen fell one run short as the Indians dropped a 7-6 decision in game one of a three-game weekend set.

Cleveland could not solve the left-handed Norris on the mound for six scoreless innings of work as each of the first eight men to the plate would be retired by the southpaw. Meanwhile, the Tigers were able to get an early run of support for him in the second inning off of Indians starter Trevor Bauer and would pile on in the middle innings. Read More

Goody Recalled as Armstrong Optioned After Heavy Workload Thursday

April 14, 2017 |

After needing five pitchers (including utility man Michael Martinez) to finish the final seven and one-third innings of Thursday’s loss to the Chicago White Sox, the depleted Cleveland Indians bullpen will get a reinforcement in time for the weekend series with the Detroit Tigers. Reliever Nick Goody was recalled by the club on Friday from Triple-A Columbus and right-hander Shawn Armstrong was sent down to the Clippers after working a career-high two and one-third innings in the defeat. Read More

Tribe Looks to Get Offense Going as Tigers Come to Town

April 14, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians started the season with an impressive and dramatic three-game sweep in Texas. Since then, things have taken a turn for the worst as the club has dropped five of its last six and is struggling to score runs while limiting the damage.

They will look to turn around the early season woes and heat up the cold bats as they host the Detroit Tigers this weekend in a three-game set. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 14, 1911

April 14, 2017 |

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

Tomlin Tagged Early and Often as Tribe Drops Series to Sox; White Sox 10, Indians 4

April 13, 2017 |

Michael Martinez pitched the ninth inning for the Tribe Thursday night. If that doesn’t answer the question of Did The Tribe Win Last Night well enough for you, the Chicago White Sox took the rubber match over the Cleveland Indians, 10-4. Read More

Naquin Optioned as Indians Activate Chisenhall from Disabled List

April 13, 2017 | | One Comment

Difficult roster moves have been anticipated for the last two weeks as the Cleveland Indians awaited the returns of Lonnie Chisenhall and Jason Kipnis from their shoulder injuries.

With Chisenhall ready to go, the Indians made one of those tough decisions on Thursday afternoon as they optioned center fielder Tyler Naquin to Triple-A Columbus. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 13, 1885

April 13, 2017 |

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

Holland Holds Cleveland in Check Again; White Sox 2, Indians 1

April 12, 2017 |

Derek Holland‘s dominance of the Indians throughout his career continued on Wednesday night as he brought a no-hitter into the sixth inning and the White Sox bullpen held off a late Tribe threat as Chicago defeated Cleveland, 2-1.

After spending his entire career with the Texas Rangers, the lefty Holland relocated to the Windy City in the offseason on a one-year, $6 million deal. It looks to be a move that could prolong his career nicely, as he should have a few more opportunities than usual to pitch against the Indians this season. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 12, 1960

April 12, 2017 |

Just over four months after acquiring him in a seven-player trade from the Chicago White Sox, the Cleveland Indians and general manager Frank Lane send Norm Cash to the Detroit Tigers for infielder Steve Demeter. Read More

Tribe Rings in Opener Smoothly with Walk-Off in Ten; Indians 2, White Sox 1

April 11, 2017 |

Indians fans have waited since November 2nd of last year to cheer on their team at Progressive Field and the long wait for the return of baseball in Cleveland was worth it as Michael Brantley delivered an opposite field double down the left field line to score Francisco Lindor all the way from first base with two outs in the bottom of the tenth inning as the Tribe walked off with a 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

On a day full of all of the pomp and circumstance deserving of a home opener, the Indians fought through a tough day at the plate with quality work from the pitching staff and the big clutch hit from Brantley to save the day. Prior to the game, a banner commemorating the club’s 2016 American League championship was unfurled in the upper deck in right field and players received their championship rings on the field before earning win one of many at their downtown home, despite going 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position while stranding eight men on base. Read More

Remembering Snow-pening Day

April 11, 2017 | | One Comment

A little over ten years ago now, the Cleveland Indians had one of the more unusual starts to a home slate of games in the history of baseball.

The date was Friday, April 6, 2007, and the Indians were set to open Jacobs Field for play for the first time that season with a 4:05 PM start against the Seattle Mariners. Hopes were high in Cleveland that the Tribe would rebound from a disappointing 78-84 record in 2006, just one season after going 93-69 and falling games short of the playoffs courtesy of a late September collapse. Read More

Indians Open Progressive Field for the 2017 Season Against White Sox

April 11, 2017 |

While the Cleveland Indians’ road trip got off to a great start with a three-game sweep in Texas against the Rangers, the club was tripped up hard in its return to Arizona when it was dealt a discouraging three-game sweep at the arms and bats of the Diamondbacks.

The Tribe will look to get itself righted again and put that bad series in the rear view when it hosts the Chicago White Sox for three straight at Progressive Field this week.

The Indians (3-3) started the season with some impressive late inning dramatics in the heart of Texas, but back in the desert, they were met by a white-hot Diamondbacks team that contained the Tribe offense while putting up buckets of their own runs. The Indians were outscored 21-7 in the three-game set and were not in many of the games late. Read More