Indians Homestand Guide: Tribe battles rivals Tigers and Royals

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The Cleveland Indians return to Progressive Field for a six-game homestand against the Tigers (May 3-5) and Royals (May 6-8). Homestand highlights include the return Michael Brantley to Progressive Field, a tote bag promo courtesy of MLB Network and KeyBank Kids Fun Day.

Indians players to take part in community events this week:

The Indians and Tribe players have these community events planned this week:

  • Tuesday: Kluber’s Kids, presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s, during batting practice
  • Thursday: Cleveland Indians Wives Association to visit University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
  • Thursday: Mike Napoli to host up to 20 guests from the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital during BP
  • Thursday:  Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland Spring Arts Showcase on the Plaza with Tribe pitcher Danny Salazar joining kids on stage
  • Friday: Corey Kluber to visit Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
  • Sunday: Honorary Bat Girl Recognition – Danny Salazar to present a bouquet of flowers to honoree Eva Johnson during pregame ceremonies

Sign up now for TribeTown MVPs:

Fans can sign their children up for the official kids club of the Cleveland Indians, TribeTown MVPs, and gain access to exclusive experiences and offers. Memberships are limited, so sign up here and enjoy the perks of being an MVP!

VeloSano:

Help the Indians and Cleveland Clinic in the fight against cancer and join Sandy Alomar and the Tribe’s team in this July’s VeloSano Bike to Cure event! Fans who join the Tribe’s team will ride with an Indians legend and get a cool Indians bike jersey. (Minimum fundraising requirements exist.) More info.

Lindor visits underprivileged youth in Philadelphia:

Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor plans to visit underserved youth, mainly those residing in urban and underprivileged communities, throughout the season. His first stop was at the Philadelphia Phillies MLB Urban Youth Academy on April 28; his next stop is planned for May 26 in Cleveland.

 

TIGERS SERIES FOCUS/PROMOTIONS BALLPARK EVENTS

Tuesday, May 3 vs. Tigers @ 6:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM (Right Field Gate/ Family Deck open at 4PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Michael Brantley’s home debut: Left fielder Michael Brantley will return to Progressive Field for the first time since having right shoulder surgery in November.

Kluber’s Kids: This new program, presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s, hosts a Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital patient and their family every Wednesday home game. Guests have a pregame experience that includes watching batting practice and meeting Corey Kluber. Additionally, guests receive goodie bags and an autographed Kluber jersey, and enjoy the game Club Level with all-you-can-eat food.

 

Wednesday, May 4 vs. Tigers @ 6:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM (Right Field Gate/ Family Deck open at 4PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WMMS/IRN

District Ticket: Our $13 District Ticket, presented by SportsTime Ohio, is back! Fans can grab one only at Indians.com for a Standing Room Only ticket, and their first drink (12-ounce beer, bottled water or Pepsi product) is on us!

 

Thursday, May 5 vs. Tigers @ 6:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM (Right Field Gate/ Family Deck open at 4PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Tote Bag courtesy of MLB Network: 10,000 fans at Progressive Field will receive a tote bag featuring the ‘Script Indians’ logo courtesy of MLB Network.

Napoli hosts kids: First baseman Mike Napoli to host up to 20 guests from the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital during BP.

Wives visit hospital: Cleveland Indians Wives Association to visit University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

Boys & Girls Club talent showcase: Kids from the Boys & Girls Club will showcase their talents on Gateway Plaza during pregame with Danny Salazar joining them on stage.

 

ROYALS SERIES FOCUS/PROMOTIONS BALLPARK EVENTS

Friday, May 6 vs. Royals @ 7:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/ Family Deck open at 5PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WMMS/IRN

Ballpark App: Download MLB.com’s Ballpark app presented by KeyBank and stay up to date on all things Tribe. Ballpark features mobile check-in offers from KeyBank, New Era and other partners, an interactive concourse map, exclusive team videos and more. Fans can also easily manage their tickets digitally through the app, and gain access to the Indians mobile only entrance at the Right Field Gate.

 

Saturday, May 7 vs. Royals @ 4:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at 2PM

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Cleveland Museum of Art 100th Anniversary: The Cleveland Museum of Art is celebrating its 100th anniversary with summer-long fun beginning at Progressive Field. To celebrate there will be in-game interactive activities on the Family Deck and a Cleveland Art Museum poster giveaway.

First pitch: The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out by Beverly J. Warren, the president of Kent State University.

 

Sunday, May 8 vs. Royals @ 1:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at noon (Right Field Gate/ Family Deck open at 11PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WMMS/IRN

MLB Mother’s Day: The Indians will wear a special Mother’s Day uniform featuring a pink Block C on their caps and pink Script Indians on their jerseys.

Honorary Bat Girl: Every year MLB raises awareness and support for the fight against breast cancer by hosting someone who has “Gone to Bat Against Breast Cancer.” Eva Johnson, who has been cancer free for three years, was selected to be the Indians Honorary Bat Girl for and will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Tribe pitcher Danny Salazar will catch her first pitch.

KeyBank Kids Fun Day: KeyBank Kids Fun Day allows kids to enjoy both the action on and off the field with various opportunities including a Kids Starting Lineup, Kids Grounds Crew and Play Ball Kid.

Kids Run the Bases presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital: Young Tribe fans will have the opportunity to play catch on the field and run the bases like their favorite players after the game! All kids (12 & under) can stay immediately after the game to take part.

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