Posts By Ryan Hohman
The last time the Indians and Red Sox met, Boston arrived in Cleveland with a seven-game winning streak and was swept out of town on an Asdrubal Cabrera 12th inning walk-off homerun. Back home in Bean Town, the Red Sox entered Thursday’s game scoring one run in their last three outings. But a big swing from Big Papi got Boston back on track and redemption for the sweep in Cleveland as they defeated the Indians 5-2.
Just like Wednesday night in Kansas City, poor defense got the home team on the board first. In the second inning, Mike Napoli reached on a throwing error by Cabrera and advanced to third on Daniel Nava’s single to right field. Boston plated their first run when former Indian Grady Sizemore laced a ground rule double to right field to score Napoli. Tribe starter Josh Tomlin then walked David Ross to load the bases with nobody out. Just when it looked like the inning was going to get out of hand, Tomlin got a double play and punch out to keep the score 1-0.
The Cleveland Indians open the 2014 season with new expectations despite many questions. The Indians’ 25-man roster will look different than the group that won 92 games and lost the American League Wild Card game to the Tampa Bay Rays. While the …
There was a reason Don Kelly was in Jim Leyland‘s starting lineup tonight. Detroit’s seldom used outfielder has been a Tribe killer throughout his career with huge stats against Justin Masterson. Tonight was no different. Kelly recorded three hits including a three-run homerun in a five-run fifth inning to help the Tigers beat the Indians 5-1 Tuesday night at Progressive Field.
With the victory, Detroit (66-45) extended its winning streak to 10 games and lead over the Indians (62-51) to five games in the AL Central Division.
Justin Verlander, who has struggled throughout his career versus the Indians, was in complete control challenging Tribe batters early and often. The reigning AL Cy Young pitched eight dominant innings of four-hit ball to improve to 12-8 (3.74) on the season.
Leading 2-0 in the ninth with Chris Perez on the mound to close the game, it looked like the Indians were well on their way to cutting into the Tigers three game AL Central division lead. But Detroit would not go down without a fight on a night where Perez just didn’t have it. In the inning, the Tigers sent 10 batters to the plate and erupted for four runs highlighted by Alex Avila‘s three-run blast to give the Tigers a 4-2 win over the Indians Monday night at Progressive Field.
Just his third blown save of the season, Chris Perez (4-2) was charged with four runs on three hits in zero innings. The loss drops the Indians to 62-50 and four games behind the Tigers in the race for the AL Central Division title.
Dollar dog night. Fireworks. A walk-off home run. Tribe fans had a lot to celebrate Friday night at Progressive Field as Jason Kipnis hit a walk-off three-run home run in the 10th inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners …
The Cleveland Indians came out swinging in Sandy Alomar‘s managerial debut Friday night against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field. Alomar, who was named interim manager for the remainder of the season after Manny Acta was fired Thursday, watched Cord Phelps, Lonnie Chisenhall, and Ezequiel Carrera collect three hits apiece and the Indians tally 16 hits as a team on their way to a 8-5 victory.
David Huff pitched six strong innings to pick up the win and improve to 3-0 (2.86). The 28-year-old lefty gave up three runs on eight hits while striking out five and walking none in his third start of the season.
The Royals struck first, scoring a run in the second on an Adam Moore RBI double, but the Indians battled back with three in the second, one in the third, and two in the fourth, chasing Kansas City starter Will Smith. After Casey Kotchman lined out to begin the bottom of the second, the Indians smacked five straight hits including a double by Shin-Shoo Choo to go in front 3-1.
Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer in the first inning and his team never looked back as the Texas Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 Wednesday evening in Arlington.
Ryan Dempster pitched seven strong innings to pick up the win and improve to 11-6 (2.68) on the season. Jeanmar Gomez (5-8, 5.61) got hit hard early and took the loss for Cleveland after giving up all 5 runs on 6 hits before being pulled after 4 innings of work. He walked one and struck out one.
By Ryan Hohman
Fausto Carmona had perhaps his strongest outing of the season on Wednesday night, scattering four hits over 8 and 1/3 innings, to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Chicago White Sox 4-1 in game two of a crucial division series.
In the bottom half of the second, Alexi Ramirez took Carmona deep over the left field wall for his 13th home run of the season, knotting the game up at one apiece.
From that point forward, Fausto was lights out, retiring 22 of the next 27 batters he faced.
Asdrubal Cabrera‘s three-run homerun in the third inning was all the offense the Cleveland Indians needed as they beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Saturday night at Progressive field.
By Ryan Hohman
After losing in 11 innings last night, the Cleveland Indians rallied to score four runs in the ninth to beat the Texas Rangers 7-5. The win keeps the Tribe one game above .500.
The two storylines headed into the rubber match of this three game series with the New York Yankees were Derek Jeter‘s pursuit of his 3,000th career hit and Phil Hughes coming off the DL to make his first start since April 13th, but Justin Masterson stole the show by throwing eight scoreless innings in the Cleveland Indians 5-3 win over the Yankees.
Despite rumors that Asdrubal Cabrera would be sitting out this game after tweaking his ankle in last night’s 9-2 loss, the All-Star was in the lineup playing second base and singled in his first at bat after Michael Brantley drew a leadoff walk. Travis Hafner followed Cabrera’s one-bagger with a hit of his own to score Brantley. Cabrera then came around to score on a wild pitch and fielding error by Yankees catcher Russell Martin, giving the Tribe an early 2-0 lead.