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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | July 27, 2021

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Harrison Silences Tribe Bats While Defense Goes Wild; Rangers 6, Indians 4

September 12, 2012 |

By Evan Matsumoto

Tuesday night marked the first game of the last series that Cleveland will play outside of the A.L. Central, signaling the impending end to a dismal season.

The Indians started the night tied with the Twins for fourth in the division at 17 ½ games back. The night ended in a loss for starter Ubaldo Jimenez, now 9-16 on the season, and the Indians dropping another game making their record 59-83.

A routine one-hop grounder to Kipnis proved costly in the bottom of the second. After fielding the ball, the throw to first got away from Russ Canzler to advance Adrian Beltre to second. David Murphy hit a fly ball to center that moved Beltre again before a Michael Young single drove him home.

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Game #131: Oakland Athletics (72-57) at Cleveland Indians (55-75)

August 30, 2012 |

By Mike Brandyberry

Last night the Indians were able to take an early 2-0 lead behind a Jason Donald home run and Ezequiel Carrera triple, however, Corey Kluber could not hold it very long—allowing three runs in the next frame—and the Oakland Athletics were able to defeat the Tribe, 8-4.

The Oakland victory gives them sole possession of the top wild card spot and leaves them only four and one-half games behind the division leading Texas Rangers. What was supposed to be a year dedicated to development and youth, has turned to a season of pennant fever for the Athletics.

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Masterson Six-Shutout Innings Starts West Coast Swing Right; Indians 6, Angels 2

August 14, 2012 |

By Mike Brandyberry

It would be tough to blame Indians’ fans for going to bed early after a pathetic performance Sunday afternoon. If they hit the sack dreaming of well pitched games and timely hitting by the Tribe, hopefully they set the DVR.

Dreams do come true.

Justin Masterson pitched his second straight ace-like effort, pitching seven strong innings and benefitted from three double plays to defeat C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels, 6-2 on Monday evening. The win against a southpaw is only their 14th win of the season and comes just a day after the Red Sox Jon Lester embarrassed the Tribe, striking out 12 in six innings.

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Game #113: Boston Red Sox (55-58) at Cleveland Indians (52-60)

August 10, 2012 |

By Mike Brandyberry

Thursday evening the Indians used a leadoff home run from newly recalled Jason Donald, a three-run fifth inning and 10 strikeouts from Ubaldo Jimenez to take the first game of the series from the Red Sox, 5-3. A clean-shaving Chris Perez closed out the ninth inning for his 30th save. The victory is the second straight for the Indians after losing 11-consecutive games and playing their way out of playoff contention.

Despite the Tribe playing their way out of contention, they have been making news off the field with daily transactions. Over the last ten days the Indians have designated four veterans for assignment and yesterday relieved pitching coach Scott Radinsky of his duties. Radinsky was in his first year as pitching coach, replacing Tim Belcher. The staff will be overseen by Ruben Niebla, the Columbus Clippers pitching coach, on an interim basis.

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Game #112: Boston Red Sox (55-57) at Cleveland Indians (51-60)

August 9, 2012 |

By Mike Brandyberry

Wednesday afternoon the Indians snapped their 11-game losing streak, defeating the Minnesota Twins 6-2. Justin Masterson pitched seven strong innings, earning the Tribe’s second straight quality start, and Shin-Soo Choo recorded four hits to pace the Indians to the win. The victory snapped the Wahoo Warriors’ skid just one game shy of tying the team record for consecutive losses, set in 1931.

The Indians embark on a four game series with the Boston Red Sox. It is the only trip to Progressive Field for the Beantowners as they struggle through a disappointing season of their own. Under new manager, Bobby Valentine, the Red Sox have wandered through the season with poor pitching and injuries, leaving the team on the outside looking in at the playoff race. Valentine declared yesterday that he thought the Red Sox were good enough to make the playoffs. The Red Sox will have to start putting together wins soon if they plan to chase down a spot in October.

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Game #10 – Cleveland Indians (5-4) vs. Seattle Mariners (6-6)

April 18, 2012 |

By Matthew Van Wormer

What If?

What if Jason Donald stepped in for our All-Star shortstop, Asdrubal Cabrera, completed a comeback and drove in the game winning run after the Tribe was down 8-1?

That’s exactly what happened last night and it’s a four-game winning streak that the Indians will look to extend tonight as they play the fifth game of their nine game road trip. If you turned off the game after the bottom of the fourth inning, you probably weren’t alone. It’s inevitable that hundreds of Tribe fans woke up this morning, checked the box score and rubbed their eyes three or four times to make sure it was real.

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Indians Welcome Minor League Affiliate With Whacking; Indians 13, Mudcats 0

April 4, 2012 |

By Kevin Schneider

Asdrubal Cabrera, Jason Donald, and Shelley Duncan all homered Tuesday as Cleveland blasted its new minor-league partner, the single-A Carolina Mudcats.

Derek Lowe added three scoreless innings as the starter for the Tribe as 6,362 attended in the 6,500-seat stadium in Zebulon, N.C. for an afternoon game. Indians Manager Manny Acta pulled most of his starters after the fourth inning on the way to a 13-0 Tribe win.

The score didn’t matter much. In fact, left-handed pitcher Scott Barnes donned a navy Indians uniform as he started for the Mudcats. The big-league club touched him for 4 earned runs, 5 hits, and 3 walks in 4 innings.

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Donald’s Versatility Gives Tribe Value Off Bench

April 2, 2012 |

By Craig Gifford

If Jason Donald could play only one position, there likely would not be a spot for him on the Cleveland Indians’ Opening Day roster. However, because he can and has played all three infield positions at the Major League level, the third-year utility man is looked at very favorable by the Tribe brass and as someone who can fill very important role off the bench.

Last season, Donald’s year was derailed by injuries. He was hurt in Spring Training and never really got to do much to help Cleveland until late in the season, when the Tribe was out of playoff contention. Still, in just 39 games at the big league level, Donald showed his range in the field and actually provided a better bat than most would have expected.

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Bench Battles Rage To The Last Days Of Camp

March 28, 2012 |

By Christian Petrila

With Spring Training winding down, there are still plenty of battles going on. Chisenhall’s demotion to AAA all but solidifies Hannahan’s spot at third base, but other than that, there isn’t much certainty. Instead, it’s all speculation. However, a battle that should not be overlooked is the one for the bench spots. It’s pretty safe to assume that two will go to Lou Marson and Jason Donald. However, here are the candidates for the other two spots:

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End Of Season Grades: Shortstops

October 5, 2011 |



By Mike Brandyberry

September 29 began a two week, end of season grade and breakdown by each position. Certainly after the wild ride the 2011 Cleveland Indians took fans on, grades, projections and areas of improvement are all sought for 2012, with the goal being a playoff team next season. Today, we examine the third basemen. Be sure to check out our previous features.

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