Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera both slugged home runs off Cleveland starter Corey Kluber as the Tigers beat the Indians 10-4. After Cleveland held a 1-0 first-inning lead, the Tigers plated three runs in the bottom of the second and never looked back. The game was the first of several matchups on the year between the two clubs, and the Tigers took round one.
After Wednesday's replay debacle, Cleveland got out there Thursday afternoon and did not leave the game in the umpires' hands. Jason Kipnis, Nick Swisher, and Mark Reynolds hit home runs that needed no review and Scott Kazmir struck out 10 as the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 9-2. With the win, the Indians completed a four-game sweep of the A’s and have now won 10 of their last 11 games. Join Nathan Kemp as he recaps the action.
Behind a strong effort by Minnesota starter Mike Pelfrey, the Twins snapped the Cleveland Indians’ six-game winning streak Sunday afternoon, beating the Tribe 4-1. With the loss, the Indians fall back to .500 on the season and now trail the Detroit Tigers by four games in the AL Central division.
Second baseman Jason Kipnis had three hits, falling just a double short of the cycle, and Scott Kazmir won his first major league game in 958 days as the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3. The win was the Indians' sixth in a row, and it was their eighth win out of their past 11 games.
Center fielder Drew Stubbs hit a game-winning double to deep center field, his fourth hit of the game, as the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins, 7-6. The walkoff win was the second for the Tribe this season and extended the team's winning streak to five, their longest since the 2011 season.
Ubaldo Jimenez pitched seven plus innings of shutout baseball and right fielder Ryan Raburn went 4-for-4 with two home runs, as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 9-0. Nathan Kemp enters the Indians' twilight zone with his recap on the Indians big victory over the first place Royals.
Asdrubal Cabrera singled home two runs in the top of the eighth inning off Chicago reliever Matt Thornton as the Cleveland Indians beat the White Sox 3-2 in the opener of a three-game series. The win was the Indians third-straight, and kept the Indians ahead of the White Sox in the standings. Justin Masterson went seven innings, and rebounded from his only loss of the season to win his league-leading fourth game of the season.
Cleveland third baseman Mark Reynolds blasted his seventh home run of the season, one of four Tribe shots on the day, as the Indians beat the Houston Astros 5-4 on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. Reynolds hit a 3-2 pitch by former Indians reliever Hector Ambriz off the arches in left field to break a 4-4 tie.
Ubaldo Jimenez was on the mound again for the Indians on Tuesday, but the only consistent thing about Jimenez's performances so far has been inconsistency and that was again the case on Tuesday. The right-hander walked five batters in one inning, and the Tribe never recovered, losing 7-2 to the Boston Red Sox. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps all the action from what was a night that many Tribe fans would rather soon forget.
Chicago starter Jake Peavy kept the Cleveland bats quiet for seven innings and Paul Konerko hit a two-run home run off Brett Myers as the White Sox beat the Indians 3-1 in the Sunday finale of a three-game series. Peavy looked like he might run into trouble after center fielder Michael Bourn hit his first pitch of the game into the visitor's bullpen, putting the Indians up 1-0, but
On Friday, the Indians did it with pitching. But on Saturday, they did it with a little bit of both. Mark Reynolds drove in five runs and Zach McAllister had a strong performance on the mound to lead the Indians to a 9-4 win over the Chicago White Sox. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps all the action from what proved to be a very exciting Indians win.
It's only April 9, but the Indians may already have one of their all-time low points of this season. Carlos Carrasco and Brett Myers allowed seven runs each Tuesday as the Indians fell 14-1 to the New York Yankees. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps all the action from what ended up being a very difficult night for the Tribe.
New York second baseman Robinson Cano hit his first two home runs of the season and Travis Hafner had four runs batted in against his former team, as Cleveland dropped its home opener at Progressive Field 11-6. The IBI's Nathan Kemp recaps a disappointing day all around for the Indians.
The Cleveland Indians faced off against the Tampa Bay Rays looking at the potential of not only being swept in their second series of the year, but had yet to score a run against the dominant Rays pitching. Enter Justin Masterson, who proved to be a stopper as the Indians avoided the sweep by returning the shut-out favor to the Rays in dominating fashion, winning 13-0.
Right-hander Trevor Bauer made his Indians debut on Saturday though is performance was less than spectacular as he walked seven batters across five innings of work. To make matters worse, the Indians' offense struggled to consistently get men on base, and the Tribe lost its third straight game, 6-0, to the Tampa Bay Rays. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps all of the action from Saturday's contest.
Mark Reynolds hit a go-ahead home run in the top of the 11th inning off of Toronto reliever Sergio Santos to give Cleveland a 3-2 victory at the Rogers Centre. The home run bailed out closer Chris Perez, who blew his first save of the season after allowing a home run to Jose Bautista in the ninth inning. Join IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps the action in Wednesday night's series-clinching win.
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