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#CyKluber countdown: Kluber dominates D-Backs, gets first big-league hit in win No. 7


(Editor’s Note: Leading up to the Nov. 12 announcement of the AL Cy Young Award, we’ll count down Corey Kluber’s 18 wins with a post per day recapping his victories.)

Date/score: June 25, 6-1

Opponent: Arizona Diamondbacks

Pitching line: 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 SO, 1 BB

Record: 7-5

2014 strikeout total: 122

Key at-bat(s): With the Indians leading, 3-0, in the third, Ender Inciarte doubled with one out, the fourth hit Kluber had allowed thus far. But Yan Gomes threw out Inciarte at third, then struck out Gerardo Parra to end the inning. Kluber allowed only one other base runner, a walk in the fifth.

Notable: Kluber had his first Major League hit:

Game score (avg. Game Score, developed by sabermetrician Bill James, is 49-50): 76


Photo Gallery: Welcome to Cleveland, kid!

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Zach Walters notched his first hit as an Indian, and followed with your average first career walk-off to give the Indians a 3-2 win in the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday.

As always, our fantastic photographers got it all.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and David Cleveland

Indians weekend notes: Fans’ guide to series Astros

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The Indians return home for five games, including a two-game series vs. the Diamondbacks (Aug. 12-13) and a three-game series vs. the Orioles (Aug. 15-17). After a road series in Minnesota, the Indians return home for a three-game series vs. the Astros (Aug. 22-24).

Featured promotions:

  • Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: Friday, Aug. 22
  • Fireworks (TV talent show covers), presented by Wayside Furniture: Friday, Aug. 22
  • Rally Alley, presented by RTA: Friday, Aug. 22
  • Francona Jersey (10,000 fans), presented by Northeast Ohio Media Group: Saturday, Aug. 23
  • Fireworks (Van Halen), presented by Pierre’s Ice Cream Co.: Saturday, Aug, 23
  • Rally Alley, presented by RTA: Saturday, Aug. 23
  • KeyBank Kids Fun Day: Sunday, Aug. 24
  • Kids Run the Bases, presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s: Sunday, Aug. 24


Fans can leave the transportation to the Indians and SportsTime Ohio on 4 dates from area suburbs with the return of Tribe Park and Ride for a second season! Tickets are only $5! Full Tribe Park and Ride details, including dates and pickup locations, along with tickets, are available at

Upcoming TPAR schedule:

  • 23: Westlake(Dave and Buster’s) and Independence (Doubletree Hotel

On Saturday, downtown Cleveland is expected to draw 100,000 people or more, with events going on at Quicken Loans Arena and FirstEnergy Stadium, in addition to Progressive Field. Details and recommendations for Saturday:

  • Buy tickets online at to save money over box office prices
  • Take Tribe Park and Ride, RTA or the Ohio City Shuttle (details at to avoid parking, traffic issues
  • Arrive early – gates open at 4:30PM (watch BP, which begins around 4:15PM for Indians batters)
  • 12,500 fans receive Terry Francona replica jerseys
  • Post-game fireworks presented by Pierre’s Ice Cream Co.
  • Reserve a spot in the Terrace Club, open to the public in 2014 – reserve at (spots fill up fast, so make a reservation ASAP.

The rest of the homestand:


  • ALL GATES: OPEN at 5:30PM (Gate C/East Pedestrian Bridge open at 4:30PM)
  • Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN
  • Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: Come out to Progressive Field and enjoy Sugardale Dollar Dog Night, one of 13 during 2014. Hot dogs are only $1 in the ballpark all evening.
  • Fireworks, presented by Wayside Furniture: Tonight’s Fireworks show will be set TV Talent Show Covers and is presented by Wayside Furniture.
  • Rally Alley, presented by RTA: Value-based food options, entertainers, magicians, stilt walkers, jugglers, balloon artists, live music, visits from Indians alumni and more! More details: Indians Rally Alley
  • Alumni meet-and-greets: Jake Westbrook and Travis Hafner will meet fans in Rally Alley at 6PM.


  • ALL GATES: OPEN at 4:30PM
  • Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN
  • Terry Francona jersey (10,000 fans), courtesy of Northeast Ohio Media Group: Fans can get their hands on a replica of the jersey that Terry wears each game.
  • Fireworks, presented by Pierre’s Ice Cream Co.: Tonight’s Fireworks show will be set Van Halen and is presented by Wayside Furniture.
  • Rally Alley, presented by RTA: Value-based food options, entertainers, magicians, stilt walkers, jugglers, balloon artists, live music, visits from Indians alumni and more! More details: Indians Rally Alley
  • Indians Youth Baseball Camp day: Participants in the club’s fast growing summer camps, presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s, will be on hand for the game.
  • Alumni meet-and-greets: Jake Westbrook and Travis Hafner will meet fans in Rally Alley at 6PM.


  • ALL GATES: OPEN at 11:30AM (Gate C/East Pedestrian Bridge at 11:00AM)
  • Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN
  • KeyBank Kids Fun Day: Each remaining Sunday home game (except for Sept. 29) will feature KeyBank Kids Fun Days. Activities include: A new SportsTime Ohio show hosted by Fox Sports Ohio girl Sara and featuring Indians players – show begins around 11:45AM; Jungle Terry; Kids Clubhouse, featuring the Rookie Suite presented by University Hospitals and Slugger’s Sandlot presented by KeyBank
  • Kids Run the Bases Presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s: Young Tribe fans will have the opportunity to run around the bases like their favorite players. All kids (12 & Under) can stay immediately after the game to take part, and will receive a giveaway item from Cleveland Clinic Children’s when they’re finished.


A wild one in Arizona — post-game, early morning notes!

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Some notables from the series opener in Phoenix, an eventual 14-inning loss to the Diamondbacks.

+ Carlos Santana is 23-for-61 (.377) since coming off the 7-day DL; he’s reached base 35 times in 17 games. Check out highlights from his big night: Click here!

+ Lonnie Chisenhall is nearing the threshold for being listed among AL leaders. Hitting .353, Chiz needs to avg. 3.1 PAs per team gm; he’s at 3.03. Lonnie’s .353 average would be tops in the AL right now (HOU’s Altuve, .337) and second in the bigs (COL’s Tulowitzki, .354).

+ Yan Gomes, who had the game-tying RBI in the ninth, is 9 for his last 21 at the plate (.429). He’s also played 36 straight games without an error behind the dish after struggling in that department early in the year.

+ The game tied the longest in Chase Field history at 5:32. Despite its historic length, the game only was 16 minutes longer than the Indians previous longest game of the year, a 5-hour, 16-minute home marathon against the Tigers that ended in a balkoff win for Cleveland.

+ The two teams combined to use 45 of the 50 players available to them. Cleveland used 23 players including 10 pitchers, while Arizona used 22 players, nine of them pitchers.

+ The game featured 33 hits — and a combined 31 left on base.

+ The Indians bullpen pitched 9.1IP, allowing 4 runs.

+ Tonight’s starter Corey Kluber pinch hit.


Indians Game Information: March 27 at Arizona



RHP Corey Kluber (0-1, 6.64) vs. LHP Wade Miley (0-1, 5.40)
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick » 1:05/4:05 p.m. (PDT/ET) » WTAM/IRN/webcast

TENTATIVE OPENING DAY LINEUP SET: The Indians announced several
roster moves Wednesday morning that tentatively round out Cleveland’s
final Opening Day roster, as RHP JOSH TOMLIN is scheduled to be op-
tioned to Triple-A Columbus, while RHP CARLOS CARRASCO (rotation),
RHP BLAKE WOOD (bullpen) and RHP SCOTT ATCHISON (bullpen) have
all been informed that they will break camp on the Major League 25-man
roster…barring unforeseen circumstances, Cleveland will carry 13 pitchers
and 12 position players to start the year.

SALAZAR TO START HOME OPENER: Indians MGR Terry Francona also
announced Wednesday morning that RHP DANNY SALAZAR would start
Cleveland’s home opener at Progressive Field on April 4 vs. Minnesota, the
club’s fourth game of the season…Salazar also start the most recent game
played in Cleveland, taking the bump against Tampa Bay in the 2013 A.L.
Wild Card Game.

THE HOME STRETCH: The Indians won their 18th game of the spring
on Wednesday, one more than the club’s 2013 Spring Training win total…
with 3 games remaining on the 2014 Cactus League schedule the Indians
are now just one victory shy of matching their best exhibition season since
re-joining the Arizona Circuit in 2009…the Indians played their final home
game of the spring on Wednesday and finished the 2014 Spring Training
campaign with a 9-6 record at Goodyear Ballpark…Cleveland will round out
the club’s spring slate with 3 road games, squaring off against the Arizona
Diamondbacks today in Scottsdale before flying to San Diego for a pair of
friendlies against the Padres at the University of San Diego’s ballpark…
the Indians have played 25 games in 25 days since Cleveland’s March 1
rainout at Camelback Ranch against Chicago-AL…Cleveland has won 6
of its last 10 games as the club nears the season opener on March 31 in

TODAY’S TILT: The Indians will travel to Scottsdale to square off with the
Diamondbacks for the third and final time this spring… the Tribe defeated
the Diamondbacks 7-1 in the two clubs first matchup on March 11 here in
Scottsdale, and dropped the second decision 4-2 back in Goodyear…the
two club’s split a pair of Cactus League meetings last season as Cleveland
holds a 8-6 advantage since joining the CL circuit in 2009…the Indians are
also 7-5 against the D’Backs all-time during regular season play, winners
of 5 of the last 6 meetings…the two club’s will play a pair of 2-game sets
this season on June 24-25 at Chase Field, and again on August 12-13 in

BROADCAST INFORMATION: Today’s game between the Indians and
Diamondbacks can be heard across the Indians Radio Network (WTAM in
Cleveland) and also through a live online webcast, which can be accessed
by registering a username and password at or…both games in San Diego will also be on the IRN and available
via webcast…MLB Network will air a live broadcast of the final game of the
Tribe’s Cactus League schedule on March 29 at San Diego.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Indians won their final home game of the
spring, besting the Milwaukee Brewers 10-3 yesterday afternoon at Good-
year Ballpark…the Tribe offense tallied 17 hits and went 9-for-18 with run-
ners in scoring position in the contest…LONNIE CHISENHALL (2-for-4, 2
R) and NICK SWISHER (2-for-3, BB, R) each connected for a solo home
run, while MICHAEL BRANTLEY (2-for-2, 3B, BB) and JASON KIPNIS (2-
for-3, 2B, R) paced the team with 2 RBI apiece…Brantley raised his spring
average to .522 with his effort and leads Cleveland with 12 RBI…CAR-
LOS SANTANA (1-for-2) drew a pair of walks and scored twice…JUSTIN
MASTERSON, scheduled to start Monday’s season-opener in Oakland,
improved to 4-0 in his final spring tune-up…the right-hander worked 5.2
innings, holding the Brewers to a single run on 3 hits.

Indians Game Information: March 11 vs. Arizona


RHP Justin Masterson (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Trevor Cahill (1-0, 9.95)
First Pitch: 4:05 p.m. (ET)
TV: SportsTime Ohio

TRIBE AT A GLANCE: The Indians 8-3 loss vs. Los Angeles-AL yesterday
signaled the club’s first loss since the Cactus League opener vs. Cincinnati
on Feb 26 – also by a score of 8-3…the Indians had not suffered a loss over
a 10-game span, going 9-0-1 with their only non-win coming in Saturday’s
4-4 tie with the Padres in Peoria…entering today, the Indians rank atop the
Cactus league standings with an (.818) winning percentage, and are tied with
Baltimore (9-2-1) for the best record in the Majors.

THE WEST’S MOST WESTERN TOWN: The Indians travel to Scottsdale
today for the first of two exhibition matchups with the Diamondbacks this
spring… the two club’s split a pair of Cactus League meetings last season
as Cleveland holds a 7-5 advantage since joining the CL circuit in 2009…the
Indians are also 7-5 against the D’Backs all-time during regular season play,
winners of 5 of the last 6 meetings…the two clubs will play a pair of 2-game
sets this season on June 24-25 at Chase Field, and again on August 12-13
in Cleveland.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Indians’ 10-game unbeaten streak came to an
end, as Cleveland fell to the Los Angeles Angels by a score of
8-3 at Goodyear Ballpark…the Tribe is now 9-2-1 on the Cactus League slate
this spring…Cleveland’s offense touched Halos starter Jered Weaver for 3
runs in the contest, including 2 first inning tallies on a JASON KIPNIS RBI-
single and sac fly from MICHAEL BRANTLEY…CARLOS SANTANA pushed
across another run with his third-inning fielder’s choice, but the Tribe was kept
off the board for the remainder of the game…DANNY SALAZAR made his
Cactus League debut and worked into the second inning, while Cleveland’s
bullpen got scoreless frames out of MIKE ZAGURSKI, VINNIE PESTANO,

Indians Game Information, March 21

RHP Carlos Carrasco (1-1 5.54) vs. RHP Ian Kennedy (0-1, 6.35)
TV: SportsTime Ohio

BROADCAST INFORMATION: This  afternoon’s Indians/Diamondbacks game can be seen on SportsTime Ohio at 4:10 ET.

NIGHT MOVES: This  morning,  the Indians announced  several  roster moves relative to  the  Major League spring training roster,  as  the  club optioned  LHP SCOTT BARNES, RHP TREVOR BAUER and RHP COREY KLUBER to Triple-A Columbus, while re-assigning non-roster invitee LHP GIOVANNI SOTO to Minor League camp.

CAMP BREAKDOWN: The  Cleveland  Indians  currently  have 40  players  in  major league camp, which includes 10 non-roster invitees; this consists of 19 pitchers (4 non-roster, 2 DL), 5 catchers (2 non-roster), 10 infielders (3 non-roster) and 6 outfielders (1 non-roster)…the Indians had a total of 64 players in major league camp for the start of Cactus League play; which included 24 non-roster invitees in addition to players on the 40-man roster.

A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH: The Indians travel to Talking Stick today to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in the ¿ rst of back-to-backs and home-and-homes to end the spring series  as  quickly as it  started…Cleveland will host Arizona tomorrow in Goodyear…the Indians won the first 2 tilts against Arizona last season 10-2 (March 7 in Scottsdale) and 3-2 (March 12 in Goodyear) before a split squad fell in the spring finale 5-4 (March 29 in Scottsdale)…the Tribe is 6-4 all-time against the  Snakes in Cactus League play since 2009…Cleveland holds a 7-5 edge in the all-time series during regular season play, winning 5 of the last 6 billings.


Today’s Lineups


24  Michael Bourn  CF
13  Asdrubal Cabrera SS
8  Lonnie Chisenhall  3B
33  Nick Swisher  RF
23  Michael Brantley  LF
12 Mark Reynolds  1B
9  Ryan Raburn  2B
68  Omin Santos  CA

59 Carlos Carrasco  RHP


6  Adam Eaton  CF
14  Martin Prado  LF
12  Eric Chavez  3B
2 Aaron Hill  2B
26  Miguel Montero  C
22 Eric Hinske  1B
13  Jason Kubel  RF
18  Willie Bloomquist  SS

31  Ian Kennedy RHP


View Today’s Gamenotes Here

National baseball writers weigh in on the Indians’ trade


The Indians’ three-team, nine-player trade was the biggest news in the baseball world on Tuesday night, as the Tribe acquired young right-handed starting pitcher Trevor Bauer, and relievers Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw from the Arizona Diamondbacks, as well as outfielder Drew Stubbs from the Cincinnati Reds.

The Reds acquired Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Donald from the Indians in return, and sent young shortstop Didi Gregorious to the Diamonbacks, who also received Tony Sipp and Lars Anderson from the Indians. After news of the trade broke, many prominent national baseball journalists weighed in on the potential impact of the trade. A selection of their tweets and stories are below:

Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

love the #indians part of this deal. bauer and stubbs. great job.

Jerry Crasnick ‏@jcrasnick

I’m with @keithlaw: Really liked what #indians did in trade. Thought #reds did well to get Choo.

keithlaw ‏@keithlaw

Love it. “@Buster_ESPN: The Indians are going to get Bauer in the deal with the Diamondbacks.”

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

The Indians need arms. And they get a good arm in Trevor Bauer, who was the No. 3 overall pick in 2011.

Buster Olney@Buster_ESPN

It really is amazing that the Indians ended up with Trevor Bauer essentially in return for a one-year rental, Shin-Soo Choo.

Chris Rose ‏@ChrisRose

Cleveland fan overload right now. @indians huge trade w @Reds @dbacks and @cavs up late @lakers. Head about to explode!!

Rob Neyer – SBNation

“Each of the three clubs is receiving one linchipin. The Indians: pitching prospect Trevor Bauer. The Reds: star outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. The Diamondbacks: shortstop prospect Didi Gregorius.”

“It’s a fascinating deal, because all three of the linchpins are completely different sorts of players…The Indians need arms, and Bauer’s a great start.”

What are your thoughts on the Tribe’s big trade?

— TribeVibe Contributor Max Lom