Indians Game Information, July 8

CLEVELAND INDIANS (44-40, 2nd, -3.0 G) vs. TAMPA BAY RAYS (44-41)
RHP Zach McAllister (3-1, 3.93) vs. RHP James Shields (8-5, 4.11)
First Pitch: 1:05 p.m. (ET) at Progressive Field
TV: STO, WKYC.  Radio: WTAM, Indians Radio Network
Series Notes:

DOUBLE-VISION: With the help of 5 more two-sackers last night, including 3 in a 3-run 2nd inning, Cleveland has 153 doubles this season, 5th-most in the A.L. and 9th-most in majors…the 2nd-inning matched a Tribe season-high for most doubles in a single frame (3x)…SHIN-SOO CHOO (T2nd, 26) and MICHAEL BRANTLEY (8th , 23) both rank in the A.L. top 10 for doubles.

HOTTER THAN JULY:  The Indians are off to a 5-2 start in July with the help of som esolid outings by members of the club’s starting rotation…Tribe starters have logged an A.L. -best 44.0 innings this month, 4th-most in baseball, while recording quality starts in 6 of 7 games…the staff has a combined 2.95 ERA (13ER/39.2IP) in those 6 quality starts (4.30 ERA in July overall due to 8ER over 4.1IP in Friday’s 10-3 loss to Tampa Bay).

OFFENSE, MERCURY BOTH RISING: The Indians are batting .311 (131-421) with 16 homers and 74 runs (6.2 RPG) over the last 12 games to raise Cleveland’s team average from .248 to a season-high .257…club had a combined .248 (423-1703) avg. in April (.245) and May (.250) while scoring 4.4 runs per-game, but has been hitting at a .271 (318-1174) clip beginning June 1 (June-.263, July .301) with 4.7 runs per game.

1 Comment

OMG!!!!!!! I’m the Cleveland Indians biggest fan I am in love with shin-soo choo!!!!! My wall is full of things I made to show how Mutch I love him. My dream is to meet him or him to surprise me and come to my house on his day off and spend time with me and bring Jason Kipnis well I call him dirtbag just like manny acta dose!!!! That would make me so happy I’m only 11 years old my mom and dad think I’m crazy we’ll if you could that would be great and I hope choo is reading this If he gets a chance thanks guys love to all Indians baseball players!!!!!! Love you choo!!!!

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