Indians Game Information July 22
CLEVELAND INDIANS (47-47, 3rd, -3.5 G) vs. BALTIMORE ORIOLES (50-44)
RHP Josh Tomlin (5-6, 5.51) vs. LHP Zach Britton (0-0, 9.00)
First Pitch: 3:05 p.m. (ET) at Progressive Field
TV: STO Radio: WTAM-WMMS, Indians Radio Network
EAST BOUND AND DOWN: Cleveland fell to 10-17 against A.L. East squads this season after last night’s loss…Tribe is on the back end of a stretch during which the club was scheduled to play 15 consecutive games against A.L. East opponents…the Indians are a combined 29-20 against teams from the A.L. West (12-5) and A.L. Central (17-15).
I JUST CALLED TO SAY I GLOVE YOU: After the team’s 4th consecutive miscue-free game last night, the Indians’ defense has been charged with just 7 errors over the last 25 games beginning June 23 for a .992 fielding %, which is 3rd-lowest of any team in the majors in that span…the Indians have played error-free baseball in 11 of the last 14 and all but 6 of those 25 contests overall; Cleveland’s .9865 team fielding % (48 E/3560 TC) is 3rd-best in the A.L. and 4th in the majors behind Seattle (.990), Chicago- AL (.989) and Cincinnati (.9867).
SERIES STUFF: Cleveland has gone 14-13-3 in 30 series overall in 2012 (6-7-2 at home; 8-6-2 on the road), winning 14 of the club’s last 28 series (14-11-3) after losing each of the first 2 to begin the season…at 0-2 with a pair of games remaining vs. Baltimore, the Indians are assured of a 4th straight winless series (0-1-2) following consecutive series wins, although the Indians are 2-0-1 over the last 3 series at Progressive Field…the Tribe has executed 4 series sweeps, while being swept by an opponent 4 times.