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The Cleveland Indians completed the sweep of the Boston Red Sox with a 4-3 victory over them Monday night at Fenway Park. With the win, the Indians have advanced to the ALCS, where they will host the Toronto Blue Jays starting Friday night at Progressive Field.
-Photos by Dan Mendlik
The Indians beat the Red Sox for a second straight game, 6-0, taking a 2-0 lead in the teams’ American League Division Series.
The series shifts to Boston, where the clubs will play at 4PM on Sunday. Josh Tomlin starts for the Indians, while Clay Buchholz goes for Boston.
Corey Kluber dominated the Red Sox, striking out seven in seven-plus innings. Dan Otero got out of trouble in the eighth and Bryan Shaw .
The Indians took a 4-0 lead in the second, as Brandon Guyer notched an RBI single and Lonnie Chisenhall followed with a rocket three-run homer to right.
Jason Kipnis added an RBI single in the fourth, and Rajai Davis added a sac fly in the sixth.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik, Maureen MacGregor and Ron Schwane
The Cleveland Indians again prepared for the first game of the ALDS on Wednesday as they took batting practice and worked on drills at Progressive Field.
First pitch of game one against the Boston Red Sox will take place at 8:08 PM on Thursday night.
-Photos by Maureen MacGregor
The Cleveland Indians have announced the club’s 25-man roster for the American League Division Series.
37 Allen, Cody
56 Anderson, Cody
47 Bauer, Trevor
52 Clevinger, Mike
28 Kluber, Corey
53 Manship, Jeff
34 McAllister, Zach
24 Miller, Andrew
61 Otero, Dan
27 Shaw, Bryan
43 Tomlin, Josh
38 Gimenez, Chris
10 Gomes, Yan
55 Perez, Roberto
22 Kipnis, Jason
12 Lindor, Francisco
1 Martinez, Michael
26 Napoli, Mike
11 Ramirez, Jose
41 Santana, Carlos
8 Chisenhall, Lonnie
4 Crisp, Coco
20 Davis, Rajai
6 Guyer, Brandon
30 Naquin, Tyler
The Cleveland Indians conducted their first formal pre-American League Division Series on Tuesday at Progressive Field.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor
It’s been an incredible season so far for the Tribe and we’re hoping it continues! Be sure to #RockRed Tribe gear to Thursday’s game to show your support and help us red the place out for our national TV audience!
Tito Francona, former Indians outfielder and father of manager Terry Francona will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Francona played six seasons with the Indians (1959-1964), finishing fifth in MVP voting in 1959 and making the AL All-Star team in 1961.
Gates will open at 6PM, and fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 7:30PM at the latest to enjoy all pregame festivities.
Each fan will receive a red #RallyTogether towel upon entering Progressive Field.
Other festivities include:
• Tom Hamilton will emcee on-field pregame festivities
• Veteran local singer Jon Ridinger will sing the National Anthem
• Cleveland Metropolitan School District students and staff will volunteer to man a giant American flag on field for the anthem
• Color guards from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard will present the colors
• Indians scouts and player development staff members will be recognized on field during pregame ceremonies
• Budweiser will bring its ‘Bud and Burgers’ trailer to Gateway Plaza, where fans over the age of 21 can enjoy Budweiser products up until game time
• The “Mike Trivisonno Show” will broadcast live from the main concourse (near The Corner) from 3-7:30PM
• KISS FM will broadcast live from Gateway Plaza from 5-8PM Thursday
• The band “We Are Radio” will perform live on Gateway Plaza from 5-7:30PM; Destination Cleveland’s “This is CLE” letters also will be on the plaza for photo opportunities
• Dueling pianos among activities available in First Energy Heritage Plaza (center field) pregame
Some other important information/logistics for the first two games of the ALDS at Progressive Field this week:
Please make sure to bring the correct postseason ticket(s) to the home game(s) you are attending.
- ALDS Game 1 will be played Thursday, October 6 at 8PM ET. Gates open at 6PM ET. Please use tickets marked “Home Game 1.”
- ALDS Game 2 will be played Friday, October 7 at 4:30PM ET. Gates open at 2:30PM ET. Please use tickets marked “Home Game 2.”
Please safeguard your postseason tickets and handle them in the same manner you would handle cash. Lost or stolen postseason tickets will not be reprinted or replaced by the Indians Ticket Office.
Due to the large crowds expected both at Progressive Field and in downtown Cleveland generally, we recommend fans arrive as early as possible – to beat traffic and to enjoy the Postseason atmosphere!
We also highly recommend taking Greater Cleveland RTA. The RTA’s red (west) and blue (east) lines will run throughout the evening to and from Tower City station, and will run an hour after the final out of Thursday’s Tribe-Red Sox game. Please check with RTA for complete schedules and to make your transportation plans. Additionally:
- RTA will have Tower City Walkway open 4 hours before gametime on Thursday and Friday.
- The Green Line will have cars available to pick up Indians fans who traveled downtown on the line after the game. It sounds like they will have 3 cars that are stationed at Tower City prepared to take back Green Line travelers in waves post-game.
Fans should review the list of restricted items available on Indians.com and be prepared for screening by unobtrusive, walk-through metal detectors. Please note that sticks and poles are prohibited, to include those attached to flags or banners. Progressive Field retains the right to determine what items are deemed appropriate for entry.
- Postseason tickets are available via your My Indians Tickets account.
- Major League Baseball does not allow reprints during the Postseason; lost, stolen or incorrect tickets will not be replaced for any reason.
- Postseason tickets may be self-printed from My Indians Tickets accounts.
- Postseason tickets may be forwarded from My Indians Tickets accounts. Once tickets have been forwarded, the barcodes on the original hard tickets are no longer valid and will not scan for entry.
- Will Call drop off will be unavailable throughout the Postseason. Please make arrangements to get hard tickets to your guests ahead of time, or utilize Ticket Forwarding via your My Indians Tickets account.
- Refunds, account credits or exchanges are not available for Postseason game tickets, except in cases where games are not played (less fees).
The Cleveland Indians finished play on Sunday with a 7-game lead over the Tigers with 7 games to go, and a magic number – combination of Tribe wins and Detroit losses – of ONE. Despite the Tribe’s loss to Chicago, Kansas City’s win over Detroit lowered the magic number to just one.
Here’s how the teams’ schedules shake out:
Cleveland: 4 @ DET, 3 @ KC
Detroit: 4 vs. CLE, 3 @ ATL
As we open a four-game set with Detroit, any Tribe victory will clinch the 2016 AL Central crown.
There is also the matter of home-field advantage throughout the AL Postseason, for which the Indians are one and a half games behind both the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers. If the Tribe earns the AL’s best record, the club would have home-field advantage throughout the Postseason (AL won the All-Star Game, and thus the AL rep in the World Series would have home field).
Owning the top record also would mean the Tribe would play the Wild Card Game winner (currently either Toronto or Baltimore) and not either Texas or Boston, depending on final records.
A look at Boston and Texas’ schedules as we hit the final stretch:
– 9/26-9/28: vs. Brewers in Arlington, TX
– 9/30-10/2: vs. Rays in Arlington, TX
-9/27-9/29: at Yankees in New York, NY
-9/30-10/2: vs. Blue Jays in Boston, MA
Should be a fun one to watch play out!
-TribeVibe contributor Missy Perez
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The Cleveland Indians fell, 6-2, in the club’s rescheduled Home Opener at Progressive Field on Tuesday.
Yan Gomes and Marlon Byrd drove in runs, but Boston took a 4-2 lead in the sixth and put it away on David Ortiz’s two-run homer in the ninth.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor
The Tribe, back home from Spring Training and two exhibition games in Texas, took part in workouts at a cold Progressive Field on Sunday afternoon.
And the guys seem to be loose.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
Danny Salazar earned his 14th win — tied for the team lead with Carlos Carrasco — on a beautiful Sunday at Progressive Field as the Indians swept the Red Sox to finish the season 81-80.
Check out our photographers’ best shots from the day in the gallery above.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs