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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | May 24, 2019

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Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 20

March 8, 2019 |

It’s hard to believe, but we are less than three weeks away from the first pitches of the 2019 Major League Baseball season. Today, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night continue our countdown to Opening Day. – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 20 days

A baseball pioneer passed away in February, when the world lost trailblazer Frank Robinson at the age of 83.

Robinson’s incredible career, which included stops with the Cincinnati Reds, the Baltimore Orioles, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the California Angels, and lastly with the Cleveland Indians, had all of the necessary prerequisites required of a Hall of Fame resume. His 21-year playing career included a National League Rookie of the Year award in 1956, an NL Most Valuable Player honor in 1961, a Triple Crown season on the way to an American League MVP award in 1966, 14 trips to the Midsummer Classic, an All-Star Game MVP, a World Series MVP during one of his five trips to the Fall Classic (bringing home two rings in 1966 and 1970), and 586 home runs. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 26

March 2, 2019 |

Major League Baseball is now less than a month away from the start of the 2019 season, its earliest start ever (excluding international openers). All 30 teams will take the field on March 28 this year. Follow along with Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down the days until Opening Day 2019. – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 26 days

Switch-hitter Max Moroff has a chance to be the next 26 for the Cleveland Indians, as long as he can win the utility infielder spot on the roster by the end of spring training. The 25-year-old has three big league seasons under his belt while with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but was picked up by the Tribe this offseason in a trade with the Buccos. Read More

Two Tribe Outfielders on the Move as Offseason Hits Continue

December 18, 2018 | | One Comment

Two outfielders with lasting legacies in Cleveland found new homes on Monday, as Michael Brantley and Rajai Davis signed free agent contracts with new clubs.

Brantley, a ten-year big leaguer who has spent his entire Major League career in Cleveland, will start a new chapter in his life as he came to terms on a two-year, $32 million agreement with the Houston Astros. Davis, who just completed his second one-year tour with the Indians, inked a minor league deal with the New York Mets with an invitation to spring training. Read More

Indians Activate Encarnacion, Send Davis to DL

August 22, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians found a solution to the dilemma of how to keep the hot hitting Yandy Diaz on the Major League roster.

The Indians announced on Wednesday afternoon that first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion had been activated from the 10-day disabled list. Instead of Diaz being optioned to the minors as originally anticipated, the Indians placed veteran outfielder Rajai Davis on the 10-day DL with a non-baseball medical condition. Read More

Carrasco Continues Hot Stretch in Combined Shutout of Twins; Indians 2, Twins 0

August 1, 2018 |

It was a new month, but the same old results for Indians starter Carlos Carrasco on Wednesday afternoon as he won his fifth straight game with a quality seven and one-third innings of work in Cleveland’s 2-0 shutout of the … Read More

Tribe Rolls Tigers to Take Series at Comerica; Indians 8, Tigers 1

July 29, 2018 |

Cleveland’s Corey Kluber pitched solid, durable baseball into the eighth inning and the Indians offense provided three home runs in an 8-1 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Sunday afternoon to claim a series win.

It was a much needed performance from the Indians’ right-hander in the rubber match on Sunday as Kluber looked to bounce back from some rough outings while dealing with right knee issues. In his first start after the All-Star break, he allowed a season-high seven runs (just three of which were earned) in four innings, his second shortest effort of the year, while striking out just two in a contest for the second time this season. While the strikeouts were not a big part of his second outing of the second half on Sunday, he limited the foot traffic with just five hits allowed and one walk, exiting after 94 pitches well on the way to his 13th win of the year. Read More

Lindor Knocks in Seven as Tribe Routs Royals; Indians 9, Royals 3

July 2, 2018 |

Francisco Lindor’s All-Star push got another boost on Monday night as the shortstop went 2-for-4 with a pair of big homers, three runs scored, and seven runs batted in as the Cleveland Indians rolled the Kansas City Royals, 9-3, from Kauffman Stadium.

Lindor provided much of the punch for the Tribe as the offense was alive and well for a second straight game, one day after a 15-run, 20-hit explosion in the series finale with the Oakland A’s on Sunday. The big support gave Corey Kluber some room to relax on the mound in his first appearance since the shortest start of his big league career last week against the St. Louis Cardinals. Read More

Indians Meet in Oakland for First of Back-to-Back Weekend Series with A’s

June 29, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians will kick off a short west coast stay on Friday night when they begin a three-game series from Oakland Coliseum against the Athletics.

Cleveland (44-35) was cooled off in a tough matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals during the week, despite good numbers in interleague play this season and good results all-time against the Red Birds. They dropped the first two games of the series before salvaging the finale on Wednesday. Counting their 1-2 set in St. Louis, they have won eight of their last ten contests. The Indians enter the series with an eight-game lead in the American League Central over the Minnesota Twins. Read More

Candelario Walk-off Homer in Twelfth Wins it for Detroit; Stars 4, Buckeyes 2

June 9, 2018 |

Jeimer Candelario hit a no-doubt two-run home run in the bottom of the 12th inning off of Cody Allen to give the Detroit Tigers a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.

Both clubs endured a nearly two-hour long rain delay prior to kicking off the middle game of a three-game set at Comerica Park. Another low scoring pitchers’ duel ensued, with the Indians tying the game twice during regulation before Detroit walked off with a victory in the third inning of bonus baseball. Read More

Yanks Complete Sweep, Walk Off on Torres’ Blast; Yankees 7, Indians 4

May 6, 2018 |

After seven innings of one-hit baseball combined between the Indians and Yankees, New York rallied for three in the eighth and four more in the ninth, riding a game-winning three-run walk-off home run by rookie Gleyber Torres to a 7-4 win over Cleveland on Sunday afternoon, completing a three-game sweep.

It was a wild and wacky finish to the Indians and Yankees series in New York on Sunday as both starting pitchers flirted with no-hit bids. The Indians would not get their first hit until the eighth inning, but tallied four runs in the frame to take the lead, only to see the scorching hot Yankees rally for three in the home half and four in the ninth to take home a shocking win and a series sweep in a rematch of last season’s American League Division Series. Read More

Davis to Break Camp with Tribe, Napoli Will Not Make Team

March 22, 2018 |

The Opening Day roster for the Cleveland Indians continues to take shape. Another puzzle piece fell into place on Thursday when manager Terry Francona announced that Rajai Davis would break camp with the club as a reserve outfielder.

It was one of several moves made on the day by the Indians, who also optioned young speedster Greg Allen and pitcher Ben Taylor to Triple-A Columbus and released first baseman Mike Napoli. Read More

Fan Favorite Davis Working Toward Major League Roster Spot

March 18, 2018 |

The last time Rajai Davis played a game that mattered for the Cleveland Indians, it was Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. He hit an eighth-inning, game-tying, two-run home run that sent Tribe fans into a frenzy and the shot is considered one of the greatest home runs in the more than 100-year history of the franchise (imagine if the Indians had actually won that game). Obviously, the team went on to lose the game and the Fall Classic, both considered among the greatest in baseball history, by an 8-7 margin in 10 frames.

Cleveland was not able to wrap up its unfinished business in 2017, despite a 102-win campaign that included a historic 22-game winning streak. Perhaps the club needed Davis in the fold to finish what it came so agonizingly close to doing two years ago. Read More