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

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Big Fourth Inning Takes Lemon to 12th Win of Season; Indians 6, Tigers 3

December 9, 2013 |

July 5, 1948

Be careful what you wish for youngster, you might get it.

The Cleveland Indians used a five-run, fourth inning to take control of the game and send Art Houtteman to his 11th loss of the season while Bob Lemon earned his 12 victory. The Tribe won 6-3 in the first game of a holiday doubleheader at Cleveland Stadium.

After originally being slated to pitch the second game of the doubleheader, Houtteman begged his manager, Steve O’Neill, for another chance to pitch against Tribe hurler, Lemon. The two matched up last Wednesday when Lemon threw a no-hitter at Briggs Stadium. This time, Houtteman did not pitch as well his previous outing against the Tribe when he only allowed two runs over nine innings.

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All-Star Ballots Near 4 Million Votes

December 9, 2013 |

July 5, 1948

The biggest baseball popularity contest ever concludes tonight when fan voting for the 15th annual All-Star Game is concluded.

Returns from 452 newspapers reached a total of 3,632,596 ballots and were still pouring in. The 21-day battle … Read More

Boudreau and Robinson Lead Tribe Past Brownies; Indians 8, Browns 2

December 7, 2013 |

July 3, 1948

The Indians scored early and often in their 8-2 triumph over the St. Louis Browns on Saturday afternoon. Lou Boudreau and Eddie Robinson sparked the Tribe offense with home runs and were responsible for the first five Tribe runs.

Cleveland’s victory made the way for Bob Feller to even his pitching record at eight wins and eight losses. The hard-throwing, right-hander is now no longer the only Tribesman with a losing pitching record.

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Tribe Comes Back Early, Holds Off St. Louis Late; Indians 8, Browns 6

December 6, 2013 |

July 2, 1948

In a back and forth contest that featured several big innings, the Indians came from behind and held off a late eighth inning rally from the St. Louis Browns on Friday evening. The Brownies had the tying and winning runs on base in the bottom of the eighth, but Cleveland was able to squelch the rally and win, 8-6, in front of 5,647 spectators.

The Tribe was forced to come from behind when Don Black allowed four runs in the first inning. His struggles might have been due in part to taking a line drive off the shoulder while throwing batting practice two days ago. Cleveland used two home runs by Joe Gordon to get back in the game and take the lead.

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Tigers Pound Out 13 Hits and Salvage Series Finale; Tigers 9, Indians 5

December 5, 2013 |

July 1, 1948

After not getting a hit last night, the Detroit Tigers exploded for 13 base knocks this afternoon, snapping Bob Muncrief’s scoreless innings streak and sending the Tribe to a 9-5 loss.

Cleveland fell behind early, but battled back to take a late lead, only to see Detroit’s comeback one-up its own. It was Detroit’s first victory against the Tribe at Briggs Stadium this season, finally giving the 11,644 fans in attendance something to cheer about. The Indians had won the first five games between the two in the Motor City.

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Feller Gets Back on Track Behind Two Homers; Indians 6, Tigers 2

December 3, 2013 |

June 29, 1948

In no way was it pretty, or dominating or brilliant, but it was a win. After a rough home stand for the Tribe and difficult June for Bob Feller, each seemed to find themselves as the Tribe defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-2 in front of  15, 171 fans at Briggs Stadium.

Feller benefitted from five runs in the first three innings and home runs from Lou Boudreau and Jim Hegan to take down Hal Newhouser, another struggling starter. Boudreau stacked the lineup with eight right-handed hitters against the southpaw. Feller had better control than in recent starts and struck out eight Tigers to take over the American League lead in whiffs.

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Big First Inning Pushes Tribe to Split with Nats; Indians 4, Senators 1

December 1, 2013 |

June 27, 1948

Sometimes a little left is all right. That was Indians manager Lou Boudreau’s approach this afternoon.

Boudreau used seven right-handed hitters in his lineup to jump-start his offense against Washington southpaw Mickey Haefner. It paid off with four runs in the first inning, which was enough for the Tribe’s lefty, Sam Zoldak, to go the distance for a 4-1 victory in the second game of the double-dip. Zoldak earned his second victory in as many starts as a member of the Tribe.

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Crucial Error Gives Washington a Wynn; Senators 3, Indians 2

November 29, 2013 |

June 25, 1948

It usually is Bob Lemon who is the pitcher that dominates the opponent on the mound, then makes them pay at the plate. Friday night though, it was Early Wynn who was the star for the Senators, giving them a 3-2 victory.

Wynn pitched a complete game, allowing just two runs, while accumulating three base hits at the plate and driving in two runs. His two RBIs likely would not have been possible without an error from his pitching counterpart, Lemon, to set the stage for his game-winning hit.

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Yanks Three Homers Sends Feller, Tribe to Another Loss; Yankees 4, Indians 0

November 28, 2013 |

June 24, 1948

While he pitched better than some of his recent starts, Bob Feller’s struggles continued as he allowed three home runs to the Yankees in a 4-0 loss.

The loss for the Tribe ends the four-game series against the Yankees with Cleveland dropping three of the four contests. That matches the three wins in four games the Tribe took from New York a week and a half ago in the Bronx. It also cuts the Tribe’s lead in the American League standings to just one and a half games.

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Zoldak Shines In First Start For Tribe; Indians 5, Yankees 2

November 26, 2013 |

June 22, 1948

Stock in the Indians and their pennant hopes rose a little this afternoon when newcomer Sam Zoldak pitched into the ninth inning and defeated the Yankess, 5-2.

The surprising crowd of 14,341 was impressed with the chubby, southpaw’s first start for the Tribe. Zoldak held the Yankees scoreless for six innings and appeared to tire a bit in the latter third of the game. He has not thrown a complete game yet this season.

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Gordon and Boudreau Early All-Star Vote Leaders

November 26, 2013 |

June 22, 1948

Joe Gordon holds a very narrow lead over Boston Red Sox Bobby Doerr for the All-Star starting nod. Gordon leads Doerr by 451 votes after 71,897 ballots have been tabulated nationwide.

Lou Boudreau, Cleveland’s manager, is the … Read More

Lemon Leaves Athletics Looking; Indians 10, Athletics 0

November 24, 2013 |

June 20, 1948

Cleveland hurler Bob Lemon baffled Philadelphia hitters over nine scoreless innings and aided his own cause with a pair of extra base hits, as the Indians swept the Sunday twin bill from the Athletics with a 10-0 shutout.

Lemon (10-5) becomes the first pitcher in the American League to reach 10 wins with his fourth shutout of the year. He is the league leader with 65 strikeouts and 10 complete games. He allowed four singles and two walks while striking out 10, his highest single game output since May 25 against Washington. No Athletics base runners reached third base.

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