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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | November 28, 2021

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Offense Explodes While Salazar Sparkles; Indians 12, Rangers 2

August 1, 2014 |

In a season full of inconsistent pitching, it would take a lot to overshadow a fine pitching performance.

On Friday night, it took 12 runs and 16 hits from the Indians, en route to a 12-2 win over the Texas Rangers. Cleveland scored in five of the first six innings and sent Rangers starter Jerome Williams to a historic defeat while former Ranger David Murphy exacted some revenge with a 4-for-4 night. The offensive explosion overshadowed Danny Salazar’s third straight quality start since returning from Triple-A.

For the second straight night, the Indians took an early lead with the help of Jason Kipnis at the top. Kipnis started the bottom of the first inning with a single to center field. Mike Aviles  grounded into a fielder’s choice before Michael Brantley doubled to right field, allowing Aviles to score all the way from first base and give the Tribe a 1-0 lead.

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Zunino Homer Late Sends Tribe to Series Loss; Mariners 6, Indians 5

July 31, 2014 |

The crash down on a see-saw really hurts.

The Cleveland Indians season has been full of ups and downs and Thursday night’s game was no greater evidence. After Corey Kluber’s dominant performance a night ago, the Indians could not get a solid start from Zach McAllister. McAllister and Mariners starter Chris Young could not pitch deep into the game, with each team registering a three-run, third inning but the game was decided in the bullpens. Mike Zunino’s two-run homer to left field in the eighth inning, took the lead back from Cleveland, giving Seattle a 6-5 victory and series win.

The Tribe played with spark early, rebounding from another player being traded prior to Thursday’s trade deadline. Yesterday it was Justin Masterson, today it was Asdrubal Cabrera being dealt away from the Wahoos.

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Seattle Swats Tribe to Another Loss with Big Inning; Mariners 5, Indians 2

July 29, 2014 |

Runs were expected to be at a minimum in the first game of a couple strong pitching matchups to open the series, but it was just Cleveland scuffling to tally runs on Tuesday evening.

Trevor Bauer and Hisashi Iwakuma locked up in an early pitcher’s duel, but the veteran Iwakuma showed his mettle against the youngster Bauer, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win in the opener of a three game series at Progressive Field. Seattle tagged Bauer for three doubles in the fourth inning, leading to four runs, which was enough to give the Mariners a lead they would never relinquish. Cleveland had their chances to get back into the game, but Iwakuma bent but did not break when challenged. The win for Seattle helped them in their playoff pursuit, while Cleveland could be seeing their October visions fade into the summer sun.

After three innings of the pitching matchup the Indians thought they would get, Bauer faltered in the fourth inning when the Mariners sent nine hitters to the plate. Kyle Seager bunted down the third base line to beat the shift to start the inning and Mike Zunino was hit-by-pitch to put a pair on with no one out. After Logan Morrison lined out Corey Hart doubled to left field, scoring Seager and putting Seattle up 1-0.

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Butler, KC Axe Tribe Again Late; Royals 6, Indians 4

July 25, 2014 |

Similar formula, same result.

After letting the first game of the four game series get away from them on Thursday night, due to poor defense and untimely hitting, the Indians again had another winnable game slide through their fingers. This … Read More

Kluber got Raburn-ed, and the Axe Drops in Extras; Royals 2, Indians 1

July 25, 2014 |

The low scoring affair in Minnesota followed the Tribe to Kansas City as they managed to score only one run in tonight’s contest. Defensive miscues and two misplaced pitches led to the Royals taking the first game in this four game series in walk-off fashion.

Everyone in Cleveland was keeping their mouth shut as Corey Kluber was throwing a gem against the Royals through six innings. He had a perfect game going into the seventh, which was eventually broken up by a single from Omar Infante. Danny Duffy was opposing Kluber tonight for Kansas City. Read More

Spot-Starter Swarzek Shuts Down Tribe; Twins 3, Indians 1

July 23, 2014 |

Until Wednesday afternoon Anthony Swarzak had been used exclusive as a reliever by the Minnesota Twins. When scheduled starter Kyle Gibson came down with a sore back on Tuesday, the Twins needed a spot starter on the fly and turned to Swarzak.

Hoping to get perhaps a few innings of decent work out of the 28-year-old right-hander, who had made 31 relief appearances this season, Minnesota got that and then some against the Indians. Swarzak ended up turning in five strong innings of two-hit, one-run ball as the Twins defeated Cleveland 3-1 at Target Field.  Read More

Santana Swats and Salazar Survives to Even Series; Indians 8, Twins 2

July 22, 2014 |

Carlos Santana fell a triple shy of the cycle and Danny Salazar pitched five innings to get the win in his return as the Cleveland Indians pounded the Minnesota Twins 8-2 Tuesday night at Target Field.

It was Salazar’s first appearance since he was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on May 16. Former Indians prospect Yohan Pino took the mound for the Twins.

Carlos Santana (4 hits, 2 RBI) led off the second inning with a double that just missed clearing the right field wall by a foot. Pino hit Lonnie Chisenhall and Nick Swisher (3 hits) singled to load the bases for Yan Gomes (2 hits, RBI). Pino painted a fastball on the outside corner to strike out Gomes, but David Murphy followed with a two-run single to give the Tribe an early 2-0 lead. Mike Aviles brought Swisher home with a sac fly to center to make it 3-0.

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Willingham Homer Silences Tribe Comeback; Twins 4, Indians 3

July 21, 2014 |

They used three center fielders and two shortstops in Monday night’s game against the Minnesota Twins, but the Indians still fell one run short, dropping the series opener 4-3.

T.J. House, recalled Monday afternoon from Columbus, took the mound for the Tribe against LHP Twin Kris Johnson. Both sides were retired in order to start the game. Read More

Two Dickerson Homers, Santana Double Lead Tribe to Sweep; Indians 5, Tigers 2

July 19, 2014 |

Chris Dickerson wowed Indians fans with a pair of home runs Saturday night, but it was Carlos Santana who saved the day, hitting a three-run double in the top of the ninth that ultimately provided the margin of victory in a 5-2 win in the nightcap of a doubleheader.

The win gave the Indians the sweep of the doubleheader. It’s their third win in a row since the All-Star break, all against the American League Central-leading Tigers.

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Kluber Quiets Kitties for Afternoon Win; Indians 6, Tigers 2

July 19, 2014 |

Baseball is a game of adjustments and experience. Saturday afternoon’s game between the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers is no better example.

Drew VerHagen was the early story for the Tigers, baffling the Indians through the first time through the batting order, but adjustments from the Tribe offense led to a three-run fifth inning for Cleveland. It was all the offense Corey Kluber would need, going eight and two-third innings and giving the Tribe a 6-2 win in the first half of a split doubleheader. Jason Kipnis followed up a big Friday evening with two more, two-out base hits and Kluber earned his 10th win of the season.

VerHagen made the most of his Major League debut through the first four innings. The Tigers, 12th ranked prospect according to MLB.com, allowed just one hit in the first four innings. Michael Brantley’s bunt single in the first inning was the only blemish on VerHagen’s record through four innings.

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Yanny-Be-Good to Save Tribe Bullpen and Offense Late; Indians 3, White Sox 2

July 13, 2014 |

Bend, but don’t break was the storyline on Sunday.

Both Trevor Bauer for the Indians and John Danks for the White Sox did just that in the first half finale. Bauer and Danks each worked in and out of jams all afternoon, but both allowed few runs. Bauer was able to pitch into the seventh, pitching shut out baseball and leaving with the lead, but the bullpen squandered away a win and the offense struggled for most of the game until Yan Gomes bailed everyone out with a two-run home run to right field in the eight inning, giving Cleveland a 3-2 victory. Cleveland struggled all afternoon to hit with runners in scoring position, but Gomes provided all the offense the team needed and drove in all three runs.

The win gives the three game series to the Tribe and leaves Cleveland at 47-47 as they head to the All-Star break. Cleveland trails Detroit by 8.5 games in the American League Central Division.

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Sox Big Bats Spoil McAllister’s Return; White Sox 6, Indians 2

July 12, 2014 |

A couple hits in either direction can determine the direction of the game.

No better example was Saturday afternoon’s game at Progressive Field, where the Chicago White Sox got the big hits at the right time and the Cleveland Indians could not, resulting in a 6-2 loss for the Tribe. Starting pitchers Scott Carroll for Chicago and Zach McAllister for Cleveland each offered solid starts in what was an early pitcher’s duel. However, big hits by the White Sox power bats was enough to give them an early lead that the Indians could not overcome.

Each pitcher was perfect through two innings before McAllister allowed a walk to Gordon Beckham in the top of the third inning and Carroll gave up a single to Mike Aviles in the bottom half of the frame. Aviles was playing left field in place of Chris Dickerson, who was sidelined with a sore hamstring.

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