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The Cleveland Indians fell one home win short of tying a franchise record

But this is still one of the best at-home Indians teams we have ever seen. The Cleveland Indians wrapped up their last home series of the season by dropping two-of-three against the Chicago White Sox. They failed to clinch the American League Central, despite some help from the Kansas City Royals, but they still have a 99 percent chance of completing that goal before the season...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians vs Tigers 9/26-29: It’s Down to One

The magic number has dropped to one game meaning either a win by the Indians or a loss by the Detroit Tigers before the regular season ends October 2 assures the Tribe of clinching the American Central Division. The Indians had a chance to clinch a playoffs berth at home didn’t things quite go as plan on September 25 as the Chicago White Sox shut out the Tribe 3-0 to delay the...
Via Burning River Baseball
3 hours ago

Cleveland Indians News and Notes: Ship the champagne to Detroit

Let’s celebrate real soon . . . White Sox 3, Indians 0 LGT Recap | Cleveland.com Recap | Box Score The Indians had a chance to clinch the AL Central Sunday with a win, but it wasn’t to be, as White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon shut down the good guys. Rodon went eight scoreless innings, striking out 11. Josh Tomlin put up another solid outing, giving up one earned run...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hope for Cleveland Indians dwindling

The Cleveland Indians have all but sealed up the American League Central Division title, which in a perfect world would mean that there should be reason for optimism. Not this year. Though the Tribe has been able to secure a 90-win season–they are 90-65, with seven games remaining–it has come at a steep cost. In recent weeks the Indians have lost two of their top three starting...
Via isportsweb.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kluber, Indians go for AL Central crown in Detroit

The Tigers have dominated the Indians over the past few seasons, but Cleveland has turned the tables this year. Now, the Tribe rolls into the Motor City with a chance to clinch an American League Central title outright in enemy territory.
Via Indians.com
18 hours ago

Sox Silence Tribe Bats to Spoil Strong Tomlin Start; White Sox 3, Indians 0

The Cleveland offense managed just two hits on the afternoon against Chicago starter Carlos Rodon and closer David Robertson as the two combined to shut out the Indians, 3-0, in their home finale on Sunday. It appeared at times as if the Indians had already packed up their bats for the coming seven-game road trip to wrap up the regular season. Cleveland had no answer for Rodon, who...

Indians react to tragic loss of Fernandez

A group of Indians players stood in front of a clubhouse television, others watching from their seats at their lockers, taking in the unfathomable news of Jose Fernandez's death. One of the baseball's rising stars, and one of the faces of the game, was gone.
Via Indians.com
23 hours ago

Tomlin and Clevinger Restoring Order to Indians Rotation

Maybe all is not lost for the Cleveland Indians starting rotation after all. It sure seemed bleak eight days ago when No. 2 starter Carlos Carrasco was struck by a line drive and pronounced out for the season with a broken bone in his pitching hand. That came eight days after No. 3 man in the starting five and 2016 All-Star, Danny Salazar, left a game early with tightness in his...

Cleveland Indians News and Notes: Today could be clinch day

The magic number is down to 2, meaning that the Indians can clinch the division with a win and a Detroit loss Last Night's Game: White Sox 8, Indians 1 Cleveland Indians fall flat against Chicago White Sox in 8-1 loss; magic number is 2 | cleveland.com Indians lose but cut magic number two games | indians.com Ketchup grinds out a gritty victory while Indians fall to Sox 8-1 -...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: September 25, 2005

A fly ball lost in the Kansas City sun gives the Royals a walk-off win over the Cleveland Indians, 5-4. Cleveland jumped out to an early lead on a three-run homer in the first by Victor Martinez off of KC starter Zack Greinke. Jake Westbrook made the support stand until the sixth inning, when Kansas City tied it up on an RBI-single from Terrence Long and a two-run homer from Emil...

9/24 Recap: Time to clinch waits another day

Player of the Game In a game that saw the Indians use eight pitchers in a so-called bullpen game and some minor league callups getting an at-bat, I’ll go with Rajai Davis, who went 2-for-4 to drive in a run in the second inning. A close second would be Jose Ramirez, who went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Feathers Up What looked like could be a big rally for the Tribe turned out...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago

Indians fall 8-1 to White Sox, don't lower magic number

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Indians blew some early scoring chances against Jose Quintana and lost 8-1 to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night, keeping them from getting closer to an AL Central title. The Indians' magic number dropped to two after Detroit lost earlier to Kansas City. They could have lowered it to one, but now have to win their home finale Sunday and hope the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians cognizant of Lindor's fatigue

Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor has the benefit of youth, and the added adrenaline that comes with playing in a postseason race. That does not mean that Lindor, with his ever-present smile and seemingly boundless energy, does not get tired once in a while.
Via Indians.com
1 day ago

Ramirez has big night; Indians move closer to Central title

CLEVELAND (AP) Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer and drove in four runs, and the Cleveland Indians moved a step closer to the AL Central title with a 10-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. The Indians dropped their magic number to three games for their first division title since 2007. Trevor Bauer (12-8) overcame two-run homers by Melky Cabrera and Avisail Garcia....
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Santana's HR lifts Indians over KC, closer to Central title

CLEVELAND (AP) Carlos Santana's three-run homer pushed the Cleveland Indians to a 5-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night and nearer to their first AL Central championship since 2007. Santana's shot in the sixth inning off Dillon Gee (7-9) snapped a 2-2 tie as the Indians improved to 9-1 against the Royals this season. Kansas City's chances of making the postseason...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Believe in the Hair

The Cleveland Indians' rotation has taken some major hits in the last week or two, with Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar going out for the season with injuries. Mike Clevinger, he of the most beautiful hair I've ever seen this side of Sampson, starts against the Royals today. They need to find a way to expand their rotation options for the postseason, and I suspect that Clevinger...
Via Razzball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Indians considering three-man rotation for playoffs

The once-strong Cleveland Indians rotation is struggling to stay healthy, and the team may have to change its plans for the playoffs as a result. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Indians are now considering using a three-man rotation, with Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer going on short rest. Sources: Cleveland discussing three-man postseason rotation with Kluber and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How Cleveland’s Injuries Changed Our World Series Odds

Just a little more than a week ago, the Indians had a reportedly healthy Danny Salazar, a totally healthy Carlos Carrasco, and their odds of winning the World Series, according to our projections, sat at 13.4%. Aside from a 24-hour window back on July 5 during which Cleveland’s odds jumped up to 14.2%, last week’s figure was the highest of the year for the soon-to-be American...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians players rip Cleveland columnist Paul Hoynes after writing critical piece

With two weeks remaining in the 2016 MLB season, the Cleveland Indians have a comfortable seven-game lead in the AL Central. Barring an unexpected collapse and surge by the Detroit Tigers, the Tribe will be in the postseason. Yet the Cleveland Plain Dealer‘s Paul Hoynes believes the Indians’ playoff run won’t last very long after the team lost starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kipnis Tells Reporter to Stay Home

The Cleveland Indians are seven games in front of the Detroit Tigers in their division and own the second best record in the American League. The Tribe is so hot right now, they’re a couple of weeks away from capturing their first Central crown since 2007…but apparently that’s not enough for some Cleveland writers. “Write it down,” Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes wrote...
Via Hall of Very Good
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco out indefinitely with fractured hand

The dreadful injury luck persists for the Cleveland Indians’ starting rotation. The team announced on Twitter that right-hander Carlos Carrasco has a non-displaced fracture of the pinky finger on his right hand and has no timetable for a return to action. Some bad news to pass along: Carlos Carrasco has sustained a non-displaced fracture of his right pinky finger.No timetable...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: The impact of Danny Salazar’s injury

On Tuesday, it was announced that Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar will be out three to four weeks after an MRI found a mild strain of the flexor muscle in his right forearm. While Salazar was administered a platelet-rich plasma injection in his injured forearm, the Indians have shut him down for 10 days in order to help with the healing process. This injury will...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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