Photo Gallery, post-game notes from Sunday win over Jays

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Here are post-game notes compiled by the Indians Baseball Information Department after the Tribe’s 6-4 win over Toronto on Sunday.

CLEVELAND

  • The Indians dodged their first series sweep and snapped the club’s 3-game losing streak with their 4th come-from-behind victory of the season.
  •  With 3.1 shutout innings today and 5.2 frames over the last 2 games, the Tribe’s bullpen has posted a 2.76 ERA (18 ER/58.2 IP) through the first 18 games this season.
  • The Indians pen entered today’s game with the 3rd-lowest relief ERA in the American League.
  • With 8 more strikeouts today, Tribe hurlers have averaged 9.38 SO/9.0 IP (164 SO/157.1 IP), which entering this afternoon’s game ranked second to only Washington for highest in the Majors.
  • Today’s victory signaled the first time the Indians have won a game while scoring 6 runs on just 5 hits since August 12, 2006 vs. Kansas City.
  • The Indians will welcome those Royals to town tomorrow for a 4-game series to round out this 7-day, 7-game homestand.

MICHAEL BRANTLEY

  • Staked the Tribe to an early 1-0 lead with his 3rd home run of the season in the bottom of the 2nd vs. Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow.
  • Knocked home his team-leading 16th RBI with a double to right in the bottom of the 4th bring the Tribe within a run of the Blue Jays lead at 2-3.
  • Brantley is now batting .394 (13-33) with runners on base.
  • Owns a .372 (34-89) lifetime average vs. Toronto (22 games), a stretch that includes 3 three-hit games and 3 four-hit games.

DAVID MURPHY 

  • Cleared the bases with a game-winning 3-run double following three consecutive 2-out walks in the bottom of the 6th.
  • Smacked a bases-loaded triple against the White Sox at U.S Cellular Field on Saturday, April 12 and is a lifetime .342 (27/79) hitter with the bags full.
  • David Murphy and Michael Brantley have combined for 12 of the Indians 17 RBI since Sunday’s 3-4 loss at Chicago-AL.

JOSH OUTMAN

  • Earned his 3rd victory of the season after recording the final out in the 6th inning following starter Carlos Carrasco’s departure.
  • Outman has now won his last 7 decisions dating back to October 1, 2012 as a member of the Colorado Rockies.
  • His 3 victories are tied for most in the Majors among relief pitchers.

CARLOS CARRASCO

  • Logged 5.2 innings  in his 3rd trip through the Indians rotation this season, but did not factor into the decision after the Indians regained the lead in the inning after his departure (ND, 5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R-ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 88 pitches/55 strikes).
  • Retired the first 9 batters in order to being his outing (2 SO’s) before allowing 3 straight hits to start the 3rd.
  • Carrasco is still seeking his first win as a starter since June 29, 2011 at Arizona, taking a no decision or a loss in each of his last 16 starts (non-consecutive appearances); Carrasco is 0-11 with a 8.28 ERA (73 ER/79.1 IP) over that span.

Photos by Dan Mendlik and David Cleveland

1 Comment

DON’T GIVE UP ON THE TRIBE, YET. IT’S A LONG SEASON

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