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PHOTO GALLERY: Eighth-inning Jose Ramirez homer gives Cleveland Indians series win over Toronto Blue Jays
The Indians rallied again to beat Toronto, 3-2, to win the teams’ weekend (2-1) and season series (4-3). The Tribe won on a walkoff (3-2) on Friday and lost (6-5) by a run on Saturday. The club’s AL Central lead remains seven games, as the Tigers beat Boston in Detroit.
Jose Ramirez, who tied Friday’s game in the ninth with a solo shot, hit a two-run homer in the eighth on Sunday to give the Tribe the lead. Cody Allen earned his 24th save.
Ramirez has hit safely in 19 of 20 August games, and is hitting .383 with five homers and 15 RBI this month.
Down, 2-0, the Tribe rallied in the sixth, on three consecutive singles by Carlos Santana, Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor, to cut the lead to 2-1. But a double play and strikeout later and Toronto starter Marcus Stroman had escaped.
Corey Kluber struck out eight in 6.2 innings, allowing those two runs. He lowered his ERA to 3.13 and continued to be a contender in, if not the leader of, the AL Cy Young race.
–photos by Dan Mendlik/Maureen MacGregor
The Indians won 14 consecutive games from June 17-July 1 to establish the longest winning streak in Cleveland franchise history, edging a pair of 13-game heaters in 1942 (April 18-May 2) and 1951 (Aug. 2-15).
Marked the longest single-season winning streak in Major League Baseball since 2013 when Atlanta won 14 straight, July 26-Aug. 9…also signaled the longest streak by an A.L. team since Oakland reeled off 20 consecutive victories from Aug. 13-Sept. 4, 2002.
The Indians outscored opponents 82-27 (+55) during current 14-game streak (more than 3x greater run production), while batting .295 (154-522) with 57 extra-base hits (24 doubles, 8 triples, 25 HR) and 16 steals…averaging 5.9 runs per game.
Pitching staff registered a 1.58 ERA, a .176 avg. against and 3 team shutouts (1.83ERA, .174 avg., 3 CG’s/2 SHO’s & 13 QS’s by starting rotation; 6.2IP+ in 11 of 14 starts…bullpen has a 0.79ERA, .182 avg; 5R-3ER allowed in 34.0IP, 39 K’s, 12 BB).
Jason Kipnis led the team with 13 RBI during 14-G streak, followed by Lonnie Chisenhall (10), Carlos Santana (10), Jose Ramirez (9) and Juan Uribe (8)…Uribe had team-high 5 HR, followed by Santana (4)…Francisco Lindor/Santana had a team-best 12 runs scored…Chisenhall led team with 19 hits (.404, 19-47).
Tribe was 19 games over .500 for the first time since finishing the 2013 season at 92-70 (+22)…the Tribe’s low-water mark of the season is 2 games below .500 (10-12 on May 2)…Cleveland finished June at 22-6 (most wins for Tribe in single calendar month since going 22-7 in June 1965 – 8th time in 52 seasons since ‘65 to record 20+ wins in any calendar month)…
The Tribe started off the offense in the first inning in the series finale against the Rays, and kept it going. Behind big hits from Kip and Santana and a gem by Bauer, the Tribe collected their 6th straight win, sweeping the homestand with a perfect 6-0 record AND closing out an undefeated June at home.
-Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor
PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians complete sweep of Chicago White Sox on Jose Ramirez’s walk-off single
The Indians swept the White Sox on Sunday on Jose Ramirez’s 10th-inning walk-off single, the Indians second walk-off win of the weekend. (Carlos Santana hit a walk-off homer on Friday.)
The Tribe completed the sweep in front of 25,269. The Tribe drew 84,247 for the weekend series against the White Sox.
Rajai Davis – who had four hits and two stolen bases — led off with a double, and Jason Kipnis bunted him to third. The Sox intentionally walked Francisco Lindor and Mike Napoli, and after Carlos Santana popped out, Ramirez singled past Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu.
Down 1-0, Napoli tied it in the first with a sac fly for his 36th RBI at home this year; he entered the game tied for second in the American League in that category. After the Sox took the lead on Melky Cabrera’s solo shot in the fourth, the Tribe answered again, with Juan Uribe’s second homer in as many days after returning from an injury suffered last weekend in Anaheim.
Carlos Carrasco went 7.1 IP, his second-longest outing of the season, striking out six and allowing just two earned runs.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Maureen MacGregor
Carlos Santana hit his fourth career walk-off homer (fifth career walk-off hit overall) in the bottom of the ninth on Friday night to lift the Indians to a dramatic 3-2 win over the White Sox in front of 27,912 at Progressive Field.
Santana’s homer was his 14th of the year, tied for the team lead with Mike Napoli and tied for 14th in the American League.
The Tribe had taken the lead in the eighth on a Jason Kipnis RBI double, but the Sox tied it in the ninth on Avisail Garcia’s RBI double.
Trevor Bauer dominated, striking out nine in seven innings and allowing just a run. In his last five starts, Bauer has logged a 2.52 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 35.2 innings.
-Photos by Dan Mendlik, Maureen MacGregor
The Indians earned their second consecutive walk-off win, scoring two in the ninth to beat Kansas City, 5-4, on Thursday in the opener of the teams’ four-game series at Progressive Field.
Tyler Naquin’s RBI single in the eighth cut the Royals lead to one, and Carlos Santana led off the ninth with a single, advancing to second on an error. Jason Kipnis bunted pinch-runner Michael Martinez to third, and Francisco Lindor drove him in with a triple. Mike Napoli followed with a sac fly to win it.
Earlier, Jose Ramirez and Lonnie Chisenhall logged RBI singles, while Rajai Davis walked, singled and stole a base – his 12th steal, tied for second in the American League.
Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs in five innings in his first big-league start since April 24, when he suffered a hamstring injury.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik, Maureen MacGregor
PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians sweep Detroit Tigers for second time behind Brantley, Napoli, Bauer
–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Maureen MacGregor
PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers behind Francisco Lindor, Josh Tomlin and others
Francisco Lindor had three hits, including a game-changing three-run homer, in the Indians 7-3 win over the Tigers on Tuesday at Progressive Field. On the heels of the Tribe’s sweep of Detroit in Michigan April 22-24, the Indians are now 4-0 against their AL Central rival this season.
Lindor singled and scored in the first, doubled and scored in the third and smashed a three-run homer in the fifth to stake the Tribe to a 7-2 lead. He also made another fantastic defensive play to rob Detroit’s Justin Upton of a hit in the second.
Mike Napoli had a two-run double, and Yan Gomes and Michael Brantley added RBI singles. Josh Tomlin scattered nine hits over six innings to improve to 4-0 on the season.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor
Yan Gomes, Mike Napoli and Carlos Santana each hit homers and Carlos Carrasco pitched five innings of three-run ball in the Tribe’s loss to Cincinnati on Saturday at Goodyear Ballpark.
Marlon Byrd added two doubles, and now has five in five games.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
Tyler Naquin homered twice, and Francisco Lindor and Jason Kipnis also homered, as the Indians beat the Royals on Wednesday, 7-6.
Roberto Perez added a two-run single for the win, as the Indians rallied from a 6-3 deficit.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik