Eric Sogard hit a two-out, run-scoring double off Cleveland starter Justin Masterson, as the Oakland A's beat the Indians 3-2 in the opener of a pivotal three-game series Friday. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps all the action and provides all the play-by-play from the tough late night defeat.
C.J. Wilson struggled through five and one-third innings, but Cleveland's sloppy defense and continually-quiet bats doomed the home team, as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim beat the Indians 7-2 Saturday night. The Indians are reeling and they put forth one of their sloppiest games yet with four errors, wild pitches, and an continued lack of ability to hit in the clutch.
osh Hamilton hit a three-run home run off Cleveland starter Scott Kazmir as part of a five-run first inning, as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim beat the Indians 5-2 Friday night at Progressive Field. With the loss, the Indians have lost five games in a row, all at home, after winning all seven games during their previous homestand. The Angels broke a four-game losing streak behind a strong performance by ace Jered Weaver. The IBI's Nathan Kemp recaps the Tribe's loss.
Jose Fernandez struck out 14 Indians over eight innings as the Miami Marlins ended the Cleveland Indians' eight-game winning streak with a 10-0 blowout. Ubaldo Jimenez, on the other hand, needed 107 pitches to get through just four innings while errors by shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and a rough outing by Matt Albers put the game out of reach. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps Marlins rout of the Tribe.
Justin Masterson continued his season-long dominance of Chicago and Ryan Raburn hit two home runs as the Cleveland Indians beat the White Sox, 6-1, to earn a four-game sweep. The sweep was the Tribe's second four-game sweep of the White Sox this season. The Indians have now won eight games in a row and 11 in a row at home, moving them to a season-high 12 games over .500. The IBI's Nathan Kemp was at the game and provides the story...
Ubaldo Jimenez pitched eight shutout innings, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 6-0 victory and a three-game sweep over the Texas Rangers, marking the first such sweep for the Tribe over Texas since 1980. The Indians have now won four games in a row, but still trail the Detroit Tigers by three games in the American League Central. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps Cleveland's fourth straight victory.
On Friday, it was the offense, but on Saturday, it was the pitching. Justin Masterson pitched brilliantly to lead the Indians to a 1-0 win over the Texas Rangers Saturday. With the win, the Indians clinched the three-game series and remain just three games behind the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps all the action from the classic pitchers' duel.
After twice contemplating a sacrifice bunt, Ryan Raburn hit a walk-off, three-run home run in the 11th inning off Jason Frasor, giving the Cleveland Indians a 11-8 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night. It was the seventh walk-off win this season for the Indians, who began a stretch of 14-of-17 games at home. The IBI's Nathan Kemp recaps Raburn's memorable evening.
Scott Kazmir pitched his best start of the season, allowing one hit over eight innings and Michael Bourn launched the first grand slam of his career as the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 10-1 in the finale of a three-game series at Safeco Field. Join Nathan Kemp as he recaps Wednesday's win.
Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run double in the sixth as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 6-4 Sunday afternoon to earn a sweep. The Tribe has now won five of their last six games to push their record to 51-44 and trail the Detroit Tigers by 1.5 games in the American League Central Division. Cleveland has its most wins at the All-Star break since 2007--the last time the Indians made the playoffs.
Lonnie Chisenhall hit his first career grand slam and Scott Kazmir pitched six and one-third innings of two run baseball as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night at Progressive Field. The Indians have now won for the fifth time in seven games. Cleveland is 50-44 and trails Detroit by 1.5 games in the American League Central going into the final game before the All-Star break.
Corey Kluber pitched scoreless baseball into the eighth inning and Michael Bourn had a two-run, pinch hit double as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0 in the opening game of the final series before the All-Star break. As usual, the Indians struggled against Bruce Chen, but they did just enough to pull away with another win and more to 49-44.
The Cleveland bullpen continued a disturbing trend, as Vinnie Pestano allowed a game-tying, three-run homer to Torii Hunter in the top of eighth, but the Indians came back with three runs of their own to beat the Detroit Tigers 9-6. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps the Tribe's continuing bullpen issues, Corey Kluber's strong start and Michael Brantley's big day at the plate.
Torii Hunter fell a single short of the cycle to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 9-4 win over the Cleveland Indians Saturday. The Indians have now been outscored 16-4 by the Tigers in the first two games of the four-game series. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps all the action from Saturday's forgettable loss.
A sold out Progressive Field crowd was left wanting as the Cleveland lineup mustered no runs against Detroit starter Rick Porcello, as the Tigers beat the Indians 7-0 in the opener of a four-game series. The Tribe now trails the Tigers by 2.5 games in the American League Central, but still has a chance to move to the top of the standings with three more games against Detroit wrapping around the weekend.
Cleveland first baseman Nick Swisher drove in the tie-breaking run for the second straight game as the Indians beat the Chicago White Sox for the third time in 24 hours on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Indians are now 43-38 and five games over .500, and now trail the Detroit Tigers by 1.5 games in the American League Central pending the decision in the Tigers-Rays game. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps all the action from the Tribe's series-clinching win.
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