Indians Game Information: April 13 vs. White Sox
CLEVELAND INDIANS (6-6) at CHICAGO WHITE SOX (6-6)
RHP Corey Kluber (1-1, 7.71) vs. LHP Jose Quintana (1-0, 2.77)
Game #13/Road #7 » Sun., April 13, 2014 » U.S. Cellular Field » 2:10 p.m. (ET) » SportsTime Ohio, WTAM//WMMS/IRN
WINS & LOSSES
» The Indians recorded a 12-6 victory on Saturday, their 3rd comeback win of the season after taking an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first only to give it all back and then some in the bottom half…Scored twice in the 7th to snap a 6-6 tie (Raburn 2R single) and 4 times in the 9th (David Murphy 3-run triple).
» The Indians are 1-2 to begin this 8-day, 7-game road trip through Chicago-AL (1-2, 1 to play) & Detroit (3 games)…last Friday began a stretch of 10 consecutive game dates before club’s next scheduled off day on April 14 (Monday) in the Motor City.
» Cleveland is coming off a 6-day, 6-game homestand that saw the Tribe go 3-3 against Minnesota (1-2) and San Diego (2-1)…club began the year with a brief 3-game road trip during which Tribe took 2 of 3 from Oakland, improving to 27-9 against the A.L. West since start of 2013 campaign.
» Tribe is 3-3 on the road and 3-3 at Progressive Field…team has gone 3-2 in night games, but 3-4 during the day.
A.L. CENTRAL STANDINGS
» Cleveland is in tied for 2nd place in the A.L. Central standings with the White Sox…the Indians are just 1.5 games out of division-leading Detroit, who won last night in San Diego…Tribe has spent 2 days in 1st place, 9 days in 2nd place, two days in 3rd place.
» The DH split with the Padres earned Cleveland a 2-1 series win over San Diego, as the Indians are 2-1-0 in 3 series played so far this season (1-1-0 at home, 1-0-0 on the road)…the Indians dropped their first series opener of the season Thursday night to the Sox (now 3-1)…Tribe had earned 4 consecutive series wins against Chicago-AL dating back to last season (that will be snapped with the best they can do of splitting)
ONE BY ONE
» The Indians are off to a better start (6-6) than the 92-70 edition of 2013, having started 5-7 in 2013 on their way to a 92-70 regular season record…in fact, the Indians started the 2013 season 5-10 and produced a losing month of April (11-13)…last year thru 12 games the Indians were hitting .233 (95/408) with 48 runs scored (4.0 per game) and had a team ERA of 4.71 (107.0IP, 62R/56ER)…the 2014 edition is sporting an additional runs scored total (58, .248, 99/400) and lower ERA at 4.46 (105.0IP, 59R/52ER).
» The Indians & White Sox are locking horns in their only 4-game series of the season, as the remaining 5 meetings are all 3-game sets…Tribe’s 7-3 loss on Thursday night snapped a 14-game winning streak against Chicago-AL, which had been the longest active streak by any team against a single opponent and longest for Cleveland since reeling off 14 straight victories against the Kansas City Athletics in 1960 (T3rd-longest in Cleveland history)…
» Thursday’s loss also snapped an 8-game win streak for the Tribe at U.S. Cellular Field – longest ever for Cleveland at this venue…the Indians are 10-3 in Chicago since the start of 2013.
» In finishing the 2013 season with a 17-2 record against the Sox,
Cleveland matched a Division Era (since ‘69) MLB record for most wins against a single opponent, most since Oakland beat Seattle 17 times in ‘06…Tribe went 9-1 in Chicago, finishing the year on an 8-game winning streak at U.S. Cellular Field, but are 1-2 this year.
» The Sox are 2-1 against the Indians in 2014 and have already matched their 2013 win total (2) vs. Cleveland.
LOVES THE DEEP DISH
» OF RYAN RABURN has had quite the career against the White Sox, owning a career average of .301 (92-306) with 18 2B, 17HR & 72RBI in 97 games…Career in US Cellular he is a .316 (59-187) hitter with 10HR & 46RBI in 58 games.
» According to ELIAS the 72 of Raburn’s 275 career RBI against Chicago (26%), the 2nd-highest %% by any player against any franchise (minimum 200 career RBIs). Future AL Pres Bobby Brown recorded 65 of his 237 career RBIs (27%), all for NYY, against the STL Browns (1947-53) and Baltimore (1954)…Raburn has not driven in more than 23 runs against any other team (KC 23).
» Raburn has hit in 5 straight games (.350, 7-for-20 w/a 2B, 4RBI)
» OF DAVID MURPHY leads the team with 10RBI, having made all nine of his starts batting 7th or higher (3-3-3 in 7-8-9 hole).
» He now owns the club’s only two 4RBI games on the year (April 8/April 12) and over his last last 6 games is 8-for-19 (.421) w/5RS, 3 2B, 3B, 2HR, 9RBI…Is 6-for-15 (.400) with runners on base…T4th in the AL in RBI (team-high 10), T9th in AL in total bases (21).