The Indians made a bit of history Friday as the team competed in the longest doubleheader for two nine-inning games in MLB history. Thankfully, the doubleheader was a success for the Indians as the team won two games against the Chicago White Sox and now trail the Detroit Tigers by two games in the American League Central. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he provides all the details and recaps all of the action from the two big wins.
The Cleveland Indians scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning and the Tribe bullpen bent but didn't break, as the Indians beat the Minnesota Twins, 8-7, Saturday night at Progressive Field. Corey Kluber continued his recent string of impressive outings while Jason Kipnis fell just a home run shy of the cycle to lead the Tribe. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he provides all the details from the Tribe's series-clinching win.
Jason Kipnis hit a two-run bloop single and the Cleveland offense posted three runs in the seventh inning off three different Minnesota pitchers, as the Indians beat the Twins, 5-1, in the opener of a three-game series at Progressive Field.
After the Cleveland offense mounted a five-run comeback against Washington ace Jordan Zimmermann, the Tribe bullpen allowed lead-changing solo homers in the eighth and ninth as the Nationals beat the Indians 7-6. The Indians were unable to get lockdown performances from their bullpen mates, and on Sunday they will focus on starting a new streak.
Jason Kipnis hit a run-scoring fielder's choice in the bottom of the ninth that plated Drew Stubbs from third as the Cleveland Indians beat the Washington Nationals in the opener of a three-game series, 2-1. With the win, the Indians have now won three games in a row after losing eight in a row, and Tribe pitching has allowed two runs or fewer in all three games.
Jose Alvarez struck out seven batters in his major league debut and the Cleveland offense mustered just one run as the Detroit Tigers beat the Indians 4-1. The Indians have now lost 7 games in a row, their longest losing streak of the season. They trail the Tigers by five and a half games in the American League Central and are two games below .500.
Mark Teixiera blasted a grand slam in the third inning off a struggling Justin Masterson as the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians, 7-4, in the opening game of a three-game series. With the loss, the Indians fall a full game behind the Detroit Tigers, who had an off day.
Evan Longoria and Yunel Escobar both hit two-run home runs as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cleveland Indians, 11-3. With the win, the Rays won the rubber match of the three-game series, improving their record to 31-25. They are now 2.5 games behind the Boston Red Sox in the American League East, though they sit in fourth place in the hotly-contested division.
The Cleveland Indians took the field Saturday for game two of their three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays only a mere 10 hours after game one had concluded. While there may have been concerns that the lack of sleep could have got to players, it certainly did not affect Tribe right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, who pitched eight shutout innings to lead the Indians to a 5-0 win. While Jimenez provided the pitching, Jason Giambi took care of the offense as he drove in three runs for the Indians. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he provides all the play-by-play from what was arguably Jimenez's best start in his Indians career.
The Tribe's struggles continued on Tuesday as the team struggled to score runs and fell 8-2 to the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ballpark. Zach McAllister was once again effective, but it proved to be a moot point as only Michael Bourn was able to collect more than one hit. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he provides all the play-by-play and recaps the action from the tough Indians loss.
The struggles continued for the Cleveland Indians on Monday as Joey Votto hit a tie-breaking, two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Tribe 4-2 in the first game of two at Great American Ballpark. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps all the action and provides all the play-by-play from the Memorial Day Battle of Ohio.
The Cleveland Indians blew a late lead and fell 6-5 in the series finale against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. Chris Perez allowed four earned runs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Tribe lost a game that it probably should have won. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he provides all the play-by-play and recaps all the action from what proved to be a forgettable Sunday for the Indians.
Cleveland hitters abused former American League Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez to the tune of six runs and Justin Masterson posted 11 strikeouts in seven innings as the the Indians beat the Mariners 6-0. The win continues a trend that has the Indians 7-1 against former Cy Young winners. Join Nathan Kemp with today's Tribe game story...
After closer Chris Perez gave up back-to-back solo homers in the top of the ninth, the Tribe righted the ship in the bottom half, as Mark Reynolds hit a run-scoring fielder’s choice with the bases loaded as the Indians beat Seattle 5-4. The win is the team’s third in a row and improves their record to 19-7 over the past 26 games. The Tribe is at the top of the American League Central with a 24-17 record, holding a half-game lead over the Detroit Tigers. Join Nathan Kemp as he recaps the action from Saturday's win.
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