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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | August 4, 2020

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Twins Pitching Baffles Tribe Bats Again; Twins 3, Indians 1

August 2, 2020 |

Quality starting pitching can only get a team so far and the Cleveland Indians are a prime example of that right now. Despite holding the league’s top scoring team to just ten runs over the weekend, the Tribe took a third straight loss on Sunday as the Tribe bats mustered just two hits off of Minnesota relievers in a bullpen game for manager Rocco Baldelli, falling in a 3-1 final from Target Field.

With scheduled starter Homer Bailey scratched from his start and placed on the injured list (retroactive to June 29) with right biceps tendinitis, Baldelli opted to go for a series win over the Indians with a bullpen day. The move paid off as the Indians woes at the plate continued with an abysmal performance in a key early series in the shortened 60-game slate. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 2, 1950

August 2, 2020 |

The Indians blast five home runs, including three from slugger Larry Doby, as Cleveland trounces the Washington Senators, 11-0. Read More

Twins Power Past Punchless Tribe with Three Solo Shots; Twins 3, Indians 0

August 1, 2020 |

Few expected the Cleveland offense to be the bright spot of the 2020 season with a loaded pitching staff, but the Indians’ woes at the plate continued to drag the team down on Saturday night as the Tribe mustered just two infield singles in a 3-0 shutout against the victorious Minnesota Twins. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 1, 1985

August 1, 2020 |

The Cleveland Indians send the oft-injured and recent American League All-Star pitcher Bert Blyleven back to the team that drafted him in a five-player swap with the Minnesota Twins. Read More

Twins Attack Clevinger Early, Keep Tribe Bats Quiet; Twins 4, Indians 1

July 31, 2020 |

Mike Clevinger replicated some of the wrong parts of his debut effort in his second start of the season on Friday night, as he was tagged for four early runs in a 4-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 31, 1932

July 31, 2020 |

The Cleveland Indians play their first game at the new Municipal Stadium, but cannot provide the paid crowd of 76,979 with a win as Mel Harder is defeated by the Philadelphia Athletics, 1-0. Read More

Bieber Unbelievable as Tribe Shuts Out Twins; Indians 2, Twins 0

July 30, 2020 |

It was more of the same from Shane Bieber on Thursday night as he fired off eight shutout innings while racking up 13 more strikeouts and James Karinchak pitched a perfect ninth for his first Major League save as the Cleveland Indians took game one from the Minnesota Twins, 2-0.

In his first start since setting a new Indians franchise record with 14 strikeouts in a season opener, Bieber was right back at it as Cleveland opened its series at Target Field with a strong message for the reigning American League Central champs. He faced little resistance throughout the night in a dominating performance, having one actual challenging inning to contend with while beginning his season with numbers seen just one other time in the Live Ball era. The Tribe offense was not able to do much against Minnesota starter Jose Berrios and the Twins bullpen, but Bieber and Karinchak made the two runs provided stand up. Read More

Tribe and Twins Renew Rivalry with Four at Target Field

July 30, 2020 |

Every game feels all the more important in a 60-game schedule, which means this week’s four-game series between the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins could have a significant effect on how the American League Central Division plays out in 2020.

The Indians (4-2) are off to a hot start, led by incredible starting pitching performances from six different starters. The team could very well be sitting at a 6-0 record, but a late loss in extra innings in the second game of the season against the Kansas City Royals and a tough defeat on Wednesday night when the Chicago White Sox tagged Brad Hand for four runs in the ninth have left the Indians a half game out of first place, trailing only the Twins. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 30, 1910

July 30, 2020 |

The Philadelphia Athletics complete a previous trade made with the Naps by sending outfielder Shoeless Joe Jackson to Cleveland. Read More

White Sox Hand Tribe a Loss With Onslaught in the Ninth; White Sox 4, Indians 0

July 29, 2020 |

The Chicago White Sox avoided a costly series sweep in Cleveland on Wednesday, rallying for four runs in the ninth inning against Indians closer Brad Hand and reliever Adam Cimber for a 4-0 win in an outcome contrary to the story through the first eight innings of the day. Read More