Indians Game Information, July 24
CLEVELAND INDIANS (48-48, 3rd, -4.0 G) vs. DETROIT TIGERS (52-44)
RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (8-9, 5.24) vs. RHP Doug Fister (4-6, 4.04)
First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. (ET) at Progressive Field
TV: STO Radio: WTAM, Indians Radio Network
CELEBRITY BOWLING CHARITY FUNDRAISER: Cleveland Indians Manager MANNY ACTA, his ImpACTA Kids Foundation, and Cleveland Indians Charities announced yesterday that the 2nd Annual “Manny Acta’s Celebrity Bowling Fundraiser” will be held from 5-9pm on Thursday, Aug. 23rd at the Corner Alley on East 4th Street in Downtown Cleveland…interested fans and corporate sponsors can visit www.impAcatkids.org for ad-information on the limited number of tickets available, as those in attendance will have the opportunity to interact and bowl with members of the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series at Progressive Field…proceeds will be used to provide scholarship opportunities to Cleveland area kids, build homes in the Dominican Republic, and help other needy children in both Cleveland and the Dominican Republic.
HOW SWEET IT IS (TO BE GLOVED BY YOU): Cleveland has gone 6 consecutive days without being charged with an error, one shy of a season-high (7 games, April 21-28)…the Indians’ defense has been charged with just 7 errors over the last 27 games beginning June 23 for a .993 fielding %, which is 2nd-lowest of any team in the majors in that span behind Seattle (.997)…the Indians have played error-free baseball in 13 of the last 16 and all but 6 of those 27 contests overall; Cleveland’s .9868 team fielding% (48 E/3638 TC) is 3rd-best in the A.L. and 4th in the majors behind Seattle (.990), Chicago-AL (.989) and Cincinnati (.9870).
DETROIT ON DECK: The Indians are set to host the Detroit Tigers for 3 games at Progressive Field…Cleveland entered 2012 on the heels of a 10-game losing streak against Detroit, but have won 5 of 6 meetings this season against the Tabby Cats…4 of those 5 wins have been by a one- or two-run margin, while CHRIS PEREZ has saved all 5…the Tribe swept a 3-game series at Progressive Field against the Tigers May 22-24.