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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | June 20, 2018

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Carrasco and Olson Placed on DL, Bieber and Marshall Promoted from Columbus

June 17, 2018 |

One day after taking a line drive off of his right elbow, the Cleveland Indians formally placed Carlos Carrasco on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday morning. It would not be the only roster move of the day for the Tribe, as the club also placed reliever Tyler Olson on the disabled list with a left latissimus dorsi strain.

In a pair of related moves, the Indians recalled starting pitcher Shane Bieber to start Sunday’s contest with the Minnesota Twins and added reliever Evan Marshall back to the big league bullpen. Read More

Carrasco Hurt as Twins Trample Tribe; Twins 9, Indians 3

June 16, 2018 |

Brandon Guyer pitched for the Cleveland Indians in the ninth inning on Saturday afternoon. If you need an explanation a little bit more specific as to whether or not the Tribe won on Saturday, the answer was a definitive ‘no’.

The Twins rode another big game from Eddie Rosario against Indians pitching this season as Minnesota took an early lead, knocked out Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco after he was struck by a line drive in the second inning, and raced to another win to take its fifth straight game over the Indians this season and its sixth this year in eight tries. Read More

Tribe Returns Home, Kicks Off Homestand with Three with Twins

June 15, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians will welcome the Minnesota Twins to town for the first time this season as the two teams play three games this weekend from Progressive Field.

The Indians (36-31) will finally get an extended homestand after spending much of the last two weeks playing on the road (minus a silly two-game home series with the Milwaukee Brewers earlier in the month). The Tribe is coming off of a 4-3 roadtrip through Detroit and Chicago, winning their series with the Tigers before splitting with the White Sox. After a record-setting May offensively, the bats have cooled down quite a bit in June, as the team has scored the fourth-fewest runs in the American League (43) in their 12 games this month. Read More

Carrasco and Tribe Bullpen Combine on Two-Hit Shutout; Indians 4, White Sox 0

June 11, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians kicked off the final leg of their current seven-game road trip with a 4-0 two-hit shutout of the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.

Carlos Carrasco endured a high pitch count early to give the Indians seven quality innings, allowing just four base runners on the night. Three relievers stepped in to record the final six outs to near perfection, sealing the Indians’ third win away from home during this current stretch in Detroit and Chicago. Read More

Tribe Returns to Windy City for Four with White Sox

June 11, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians make their second trip to Chicago this season, but just their first to the south side of town as they face the host White Sox.

The Indians (34-29) took two of three in their series over the weekend with the Detroit Tigers, with the first two games decided on late inning home runs before the Tribe bats came alive big in support of Corey Kluber to take the rubber match. The Indians and White Sox met for the first time at the end of May and Cleveland took all three home contests, outscoring the visiting club, 25-10. The Tribe has won two of its last three series in June, but are just 4-4 for the month so far. Read More

Carrasco Ks Ten as Tribe Knocks Off NL-Best Brewers; Indians 3, Brewers 1

June 6, 2018 |

Carlos Carrasco set down ten men on strikes in seven innings of one-run baseball and the Cleveland Indians completed the two-game sweep of the National League’s top team, the Milwaukee Brewers, in a 3-1 final on Wednesday afternoon.

It was an encouraging afternoon for the Indians overall, as they performed well against the senior circuit’s best squad in the standings and got big efforts from Carrasco and the bullpen to make up for a fairly quiet day at the plate for the club. Carrasco improved to 7-4 on the year with a needed bounce-back start on the heels of a couple of rough outings against the Houston Astros and the Minnesota Twins during his last two appearances on the mound. He gave the Indians seven quality innings, scattering eight hits and a walk while striking out ten. He was able to do something that he had not in his last few outings – keep the ball down – and not surprisingly, it resulted in a solid win for the 31-year-old right-hander and his ball club. Read More

First Place Brew Crew Come to Cleveland in Rematch with Tribe

June 5, 2018 |

The Milwaukee Brewers’ first trip to Cleveland since August of 2015 will be over before the team even has a chance to settle in. The National League Central-leading Brewers will tango with the Tribe in a quick two-game set from Progressive Field, beginning on Tuesday night and wrapping up Wednesday afternoon.

The Indians (30-28) faltered during their four-game set in Minnesota, playing the Twins at Target Field for the first time this season over the weekend. After earning a 9-8 win in the series opener on Thursday night (blowing an 8-0 lead beforehand), the Tribe tripped up in three straight losses as the Twins took the series by putting up seven runs in three consecutive games and 29 in total against Cleveland. The Brewers will mark the fourth interleague series of the season for the Indians (Chicago Cubs twice, Milwaukee once); they are 4-2 on the year against the NL so far, with remaining series to play against St. Louis, Cincinnati (twice), and Pittsburgh. They have won four of their last five against Milwaukee after ending an eight-game losing streak against the Brewers that dated back to 2001. Read More

Carrasco Chased Early as Twins End Tribe’s Winning Streak; Twins 7, Indians 4

June 1, 2018 |

It was an off night again for Carlos Carrasco, who was unable to complete four innings in Minnesota on Friday night as the Indians’ six-game winning streak came to an end in a 7-4 loss to the Twins from Target Field.

Carrasco, making his second start of the year against the Twins, was nowhere near as effective as his first outing against them on April 18 when the two clubs met in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He fired seven shutout innings of three-hit baseball in that game, but he was tagged early and often against Minnesota in game two of this current four-game set from the Twin Cities. Read More

Tribe Sets Target on Twins in Trip to Twin Cities

May 31, 2018 | | 2 Comments

The Indians make their first trip to the Twin Cities this season as the Minnesota Twins host Cleveland in a four-game weekend set.

The Indians (29-25) are riding a season-high tying five-game winning streak coming into the series with the Twins after sweeping the Chicago White Sox during the week and taking the final two games of last weekend’s series with the world champion Houston Astros. The Tribe will finish up the May slate of games in the series opener, closing out a month during which they led all of baseball in runs scored. After 27 games, they have scored 170 in the month, 28 more than the next closest club (Boston – 142). They hold a four-game lead over second place Detroit and a five and a half game lead over Minnesota. Read More

Tribe Blasts Four Homers, Holds Off Astros Late; Indians 8, Astros 6

May 26, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians hit four home runs and got a rare and needed strong performance from its bullpen to hold on for an 8-6 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.

One night after the Cleveland bullpen turned a 2-0 Indians lead into an 11-2 loss, the repeatedly unreliable relief corps was able to hold on for a win, but it did not come easy in a game delayed before first pitch by an hour long rain delay. Read More

Astros and Tribe Rematch for Second Straight Weekend

May 24, 2018 |

The wacky baseball schedulers are at it again this weekend, as one week after playing their first games against one another for the season, the Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros will reunite Thursday through Sunday for the final four games of their regular season matchups.

The Indians (24-23) return home after another tough rough trip. With a pair of wins at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs, the team went 4-4 in the eight-game trip after starting off with a pair of 1-2 defeats against the Detroit Tigers and the Astros. Starting pitching has continued to carry the Tribe as far as it can go, but the offense has proven to be inconsistent and the bullpen has still allowed runs to sneak across the plate in the latter innings of contests. They come into the series with Houston with just a 9-11 mark in the month of May while holding a two-game lead in the AL Central. Read More

Three Late Runs Give Astros Series Win Over Tribe; Astros 3, Indians 1

May 20, 2018 |

Lance McCullers took a perfect game into the sixth inning and a pair of big extra base hits in the late innings powered the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday night.

While the Indians avoided some of the more productive members of the dominant Astros starting rotation, McCullers reminded the Tribe that he is just as valuable a part of that pitching mix as the rest. Making his second career start against Cleveland, he was unhittable for much of the night and was locked in an entertaining pitchers’ duel with the Indians’ Carlos Carrasco, one decided late on some big extra base hits for the ‘stros. Read More