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Cleveland Indians announce 2016 schedule — home opener set for April 4 vs. Red Sox


Slate highlighted by six summer weekends at Progressive Field

Home interleague opponents include Mets, Reds, Nationals, Marlins

The Cleveland Indians on Tuesday announced the club’s 2016 schedule, the 116th as a charter member of the American League, beginning April 4 at Progressive Field against the Boston Red Sox.

Home interleague opponents in 2016 include the New York Mets (April 15-17), Cincinnati Reds (May 16-17), Washington Nationals (July 26-27) and Miami Marlins (Sept. 2-4). The Indians also will play interleague road games against the Phillies (April 30-May 1), the Braves (June 27-29) and the Nationals (August 9-10).

Other 2016 schedule highlights include:

  • The Indians will play at Progressive Field on six weekends from June-August: vs. Kansas City (June 2-5), Chicago White Sox (June 17-19), New York Yankees (July 7-10), Oakland (July 29-31), Los Angeles Angels (Aug. 11-14) and Toronto (Aug. 19-21).
  • Monthly home/road breakdown:
    • April: (9 home/14 road)
    • May: (16 home/12 road)
    • June: (11 home/17 road)
    • July: (12 home/12 road)
    • August: (17 home/12 road)
    • September/October: (16 home/14 road)
  • The Tribe has two 10-game homestands:
    • May 27-June 5 (vs. Orioles, Rangers, Royals)
    • 29-Sept. 8 (vs. Twins, Marlins, Astros)
  • The team has two 10-game road trips:
    • June 6-15 (at Seattle, Los Angeles Angels, Royals)
    • June 24-July 3 (at Tigers, Braves, Blue Jays)
  • Final 23 games against AL Central foes

2016 Season Tickets are on sale now by placing a deposit at, and provide the biggest perks for Tribe fans:

  • Savings over Single-Game prices
  • Opening Day and Postseason priority
  • Access to Tribe Rewards

Call 216-420-HITS for more details on Season Ticket Packages. Single-Game tickets will go on sale during Spring Training.




April 4 v Boston

April 6 v Boston

April 7 v Boston

April 8 @ Chicago White Sox

April 9 @ Chicago White Sox

April 10 @ Chicago White Sox

April 12 @ Tampa Bay

April 13 @ Tampa Bay

April 14 @ Tampa Bay

April 15 v New York Mets

April 16 v New York Mets

April 17 v New York Mets

April 19 v Seattle

April 20 v Seattle

April 21 v Seattle

April 22 @ Detroit

April 23 @ Detroit

April 24 @ Detroit

April 25 @ Minnesota

April 26 @ Minnesota

April 27 @ Minnesota

April 29 @ Philadelphia

April 30 @ Philadelphia



May 1 @ Philadelphia

May 3 v Detroit

May 4 v Detroit

May 5 v Detroit

May 6 v Kansas City

May 7 v Kansas City

May 8 v Kansas City

May 9 @ Houston

May 10 @ Houston

May 11 @ Houston

May 13 v Minnesota

May 14 v Minnesota

May 15 v Minnesota

May 16 v Cincinnati

May 17 v Cincinnati

May 18 @ Cincinnati

May 19 @ Cincinnati

May 20 @ Boston

May 21 @ Boston

May 22 @ Boston

May 23 @ Chicago

May 24 @ Chicago

May 25 @ Chicago

May 27 v Baltimore

May 28 v Baltimore

May 29 v Baltimore

May 30 v Texas

May 31 v Texas

June 1 v Texas

June 2 v Kansas City

June 3 v Kansas City

June 4 v Kansas City

June 5 v Kansas City

June 6 @ Seattle

June 7 @ Seattle

June 8 @ Seattle

June 9 @ Seattle

June 10 @ Los Angeles Angels

June 11 @ Los Angeles Angels

June 12 @ Los Angeles Angels

June 13 @ Kansas City

June 14 @ Kansas City

June 15 @ Kansas City

June 17 v Chicago

June 18 v Chicago

June 19 v Chicago

June 20 v Tampa Bay

June 21 v Tampa Bay

June 22 v Tampa Bay

June 24 @ Detroit

June 25 @ Detroit

June 26 @ Detroit

June 27 @ Atlanta

June 28 @ Atlanta

June 29 @ Atlanta

June 30 @ Toronto



July 1 @ Toronto

July 2 @ Toronto

July 3 @ Toronto

July 4 v Detroit

July 5 v Detroit

July 6 v Detroit

July 7 v New York Yankees

July 8 v New York Yankees

July 9 v New York Yankees

July 10 v New York Yankees


All-Star Break: July 11-14


July 15 @ Minnesota

July 16 @ Minnesota

July 17 @ Minnesota

July 18 @ Kansas City

July 19 @ Kansas City

July 20 @ Kansas City

July 22 @ Baltimore

July 23 @ Baltimore

July 24 @ Baltimore

July 26 v Washington

July 27 v Washington

July 29 v Oakland

July 30 v Oakland

July 31 v Oakland



August 1 v Minnesota

August 2 v Minnesota

August 3 v Minnesota

August 4 v Minnesota

August 5 @ New York Yankees

August 6 @ New York Yankees

August 7 @ New York Yankees

August 9 @ Washington

August 10 @ Washington

August 11 v Los Angeles

August 12 v Los Angeles

August 13 v Los Angeles

August 14 v Los Angeles

August 16 v Chicago

August 17 v Chicago

August 18 v Chicago

August 19 v Toronto

August 20 v Toronto

August 21 v Toronto

August 22 @ Oakland

August 23 @ Oakland

August 24 @ Oakland

August 25 @ Oakland

August 25 @ Texas

August 26 @ Texas

August 27 @ Texas

August 28 @ Texas

August 29 v Minnesota

August 30 v Minnesota

August 31 v Minnesota



September 2 v Miami

September 3 v Miami

September 4 v Miami

September 5 v Houston

September 6 v Houston

September 7 v Houston

September 8 v Houston

September 9 @ Minnesota

September 10 @ Minnesota

September 11 @ Minnesota

September 12 @ Chicago

September 13 @ Chicago

September 14 @ Chicago

September 15 @ Chicago

September 16 v Detroit

September 17 v Detroit

September 18 v Detroit

September 20 v Kansas City

September 21 v Kansas City

September 22 v Kansas City

September 23 v Chicago

September 24 v Chicago

September 25 v Chicago

September 26 @ Detroit

September 27 @ Detroit

September 28 @ Detroit

September 29 @ Detroit

September 30 @ Kansas City

October 1 @ Kansas City

October 2 @ Kansas City



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#CyKluber countdown: Kluber extends innings without allowing earned run to 25 in win No. 12


(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: August 4, 7-1

Opponent: Cincinnati Reds

Pitching line: 7.1 IP, 1 ER, 7 SO, 2 BB

Record: 12-6

2014 strikeout total: 177

Key at-bat(s): Kluber escaped jams in the first and third innings, then had little trouble until he left the game in the eighth. In the first, he induced a Brayan Pena groundout to end the inning, while in the third it was a Devin Mesoraco popout followed by another Pena groundout.

Notable: Kluber increased his career-long streak of innings pitched without allowing an earned run to 25 before allowing a run in the eighth against Cincinnati at Progressive Field. (Kluber allowed an unearned run on July 24 in Kansas City in his nine-inning outing, then pitched his Maddux on July 30.)

Game score (avg. Game Score, developed by sabermetrician Bill James, is 49-50): 67


Photo Gallery: Batting Practice, Aug. 4 vs. Reds

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–Photos by David Cleveland

Indians Homestand Notes: Fans’ guide to 8 games vs. SEA, TEX, CIN

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The Indians return home for eight games, including three game series vs. the Mariners (July 29-31) and the Rangers (Aug. 1-3) and a two-game series vs. the Reds (Aug. 4-5).

  • KeyBank Hassle-Free Weekend: August 1-3
  • Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: Friday, August 1
  • Rally Alley, presented by RTA: Friday, August 1
  • Fireworks (Hits of 1994), presented by Wayside Furniture: Friday, August 1
  • Jim Thome statue unveiling: Saturday, August 2
  • Thome replica statue (12,500 fans), courtesy of KeyBank: Saturday, August 2
  • Fireworks (Thome celebration), presented by J.M. Smucker Co.: Saturday, August 2
  • Rally Alley, presented by RTA: Saturday, August 2
  • Slider’s birthday: Sunday, August 3
  • KeyBank Kids Fun Day: Sunday, August 3
  • Kids Run the Bases, presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s: Sunday, August 3
  • Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: Tuesday, August 5
  • Indians Duck Tape (10,000 fans), presented by ShurTech Brands: Tuesday, August 5

Don’t miss a minute of 20th anniversary weekend festivities!

The Indians are celebrating 20 years at Progressive Field throughout the weekend with special events. The schedule includes:

  • Friday, Aug. 1: A celebration of Tom Hamilton’s 25 years as the Voice of the Indians, with a pregame ceremony and his calls played throughout the game.
  • Saturday, Aug. 2: The unveiling of Jim Thome’s statue in center field before the game. Note: The ceremony will begin at 5PM, and all gates open at 4:30PM. Fans can watch the ceremony on the scoreboard.

The weekend also is KeyBank Hassle Free weekend, during which KeyBank will have many special offers through the At the Ballpark app. Fans should take advantage of the new public Wi-Fi at Progressive Field and download’s At the Ballpark, then check in for special offers from Key. Plus, Key will be delivering seat upgrades, hot dogs, popcorn, water and ice cream, all courtesy of the bank’s “Hassle-Free” checking account.

Fans can guarantee themselves a Thome statue by using Promo Pass!

Fans can guarantee themselves a Jim Thome replica statue, courtesy of KeyBank, with Promo Pass! By purchasing game tickets at, fans can ensure a promotional item will be waiting for them inside the gates, even if the items are gone at the gate.

Tribe Park and Ride, presented by SportsTime Ohio, is back!

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:

  • Aug. 2: Westlake(Dave and Buster’s) and Independence (Doubletree Hotel)


Special moment: Tom Hamilton watches son’s first big-league AB

Monday was a special day for the Hamiltons.

Nick Hamilton, an Indians 2012 draft pick after helping lead the Kent State Golden Flashes to the College World Series that June, found himself in the lineup as the designated hitter on Monday as the Indians took on the Cincinnati Reds from Goodyear Ballpark. Originally, Nick Swisher was in the lineup as the DH, but when the Reds said pitchers should bat — Cincinnati was the home team — Indians Manager Terry Francona sent Swisher home.

When the DH was re-installed into the game, Hamilton got the call. And his dad, Indians radio play-by-play man Tom, was on hand for the incredible moment:

Said Nick Hamilton after the game: “It was really just a lot of fun. I’m just grateful for the opportunity to be able to get out there and get that first taste of playing in the big leagues. It was just a lot of fun and something I can learn from and build on from here.

“Eventually, looking back, I’m sure this is definitely something that I’m going to cherish.”


Photo gallery: March 24 win over Cincinnati Reds


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–Photos by Dan Mendlik

Indians Game Information: March 24 vs. Reds

Nyjer Morgan makes an over the shoulder catch in center field.


RHP Carlos Carrasco (2-1, 5.59) vs. Alfredo Simon (1-2, 4.42)

Spring Game #26/Home #14 » Monday, March 24, 2014 » Goodyear Ballpark » 1:05/4:05 p.m. (MST/ET) » MLB Network, webcast

TODAY’S BROADCAST INFORMATION: Today’s “road” contest between the Indians and Reds will be aired lived on MLB Network at 4:05 ET…MLB Network will also air a live broadcast of the final game on the Tribe’s Cactus League schedule on March 29 at San Diego.

Today’s game can also be heard through a live online webcast which can be accessed by simply registering a username and password at or

THE HOME STRETCH: With just 6 games remaining on the 2014 Cactus League schedule, the Indians are one win shy of their 2013 Spring Training total, and just 3 victories shy of matching the club’s best exhibition season since joining the CL in 2009…Sunday’s loss to the Angels marked the first time the Tribe has lost consecutive games all spring…the Indians have played 22 games in 22 days since Cleveland’s March 1 rainout at Camelback Ranch against Chicago-AL…Cleveland has still won 4 of its last 8 games as the club nears the season opener on March 31 in Oakland.

INDIANS RECOGNIZED BY BASEBALL ASSISTANCE TEAM: The Baseball Assistance Team, now in its 29th year, is a unique organization within the sports industry dedicated to confidentially assisting members of the Baseball Family through charitable contributions from corporations, foundations and individuals…B.A.T. strives to provide a means of support to people with financial, psychological or physical burdens…today, B.A.T. announced that the Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies are the recipients of the 2014 Bobby Murcer Award in recognition of the team in each league whose players commit the most amount of money to B.A.T…the Baseball Assistance Team has awarded more than $29 million in grants to date, benefiting more than 3,100 members of the Baseball Family, including former Major League players, managers, coaches, scouts, umpires, athletic trainers and front office personnel.

LATEST ROSTER MOVES: Terry Francona announced this morning that RHP C.C. LEE and RHP TREVOR BAUER have been optioned to Triple-A Columbus, and INF/OF BRYAN LaHAIR and INF DAVID COOPER have been re-assigned to minor league camp…C LUKE CARLIN was informed that he will begin the season at Triple-A Columbus, but will remain with the Indians in Major League camp…the club also announced that RHP AARON HARANG asked for and was granted his release.

Tito also announced that OF MICHAEL BOURN will begin the season on the 15-day DL, and that the club informed OF NYJER MORGAN and INF LONNIE CHISENHALL that they will begin the season on the 25-man Opening Day roster.

TODAY’S TILT: The Indians and Reds are set to meet today for the fifth and final time this spring…after dropping the exhibition opener to the Reds by a score of 8-3, the Indians took the next two decisions from Cincy and went on to enjoy a ten-game stretch in which the club did not suffer a single loss (9-0-1)…in the most recent matchup between the Goodyear Complex-mates, Cleveland saw Cincinnati rally for a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth for a 5-4 walk-off loss…Cleveland is 12-10-3 against the club’s intrastate rivals all-time in Cactus League play…beginning with the inaugural 2010 campaign, the Indians won 5 straight and 6 of the first 8 meetings (6-1-1) here in Arizona, but are 6-9-2 over the last 17 times Cleveland and Cincinnati have locked horns…the regular season “Battle of Ohio” was a clean split (2-2) in 2013 as both teams swept 2-game sets at their home parks; this year’s version of the Ohio Cup will again feature a “home-and-home” as the 2 clubs will play four straight games against each other from August 4-7 – the Tribe will host the Reds in the first 2 contests followed by 2 games at Great American Ballpark…the Indians hold a 44-41 (.518) record all-time against Cincinnati in regular season play.

Indians Game Information: March 17 vs. Cincinnati


RHP Corey Kluber (0-0, 4.50) vs. RHP Mike Leake (0-0, 3.60)
First Pitch: 4:05 p.m. (ET)
TV: SportsTime Ohio; Radio: webcast

CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Today, March 17, marks
Saint Patrick’s Day, an annual holiday that commemorates Saint
Patrick, the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of
Ireland…although Saint Patrick’s feast day was celebrated by the
Irish in Europe in the ninth and tenth centuries and became a holy
day of obligation in the early 1600’s, Saint Patrick’s Day did not
become an official public holiday until 1903…the government of the Republic of
Ireland began a campaign to use Saint Patrick’s Day to showcase the country
of Ireland and its culture during the 1990’s…since the Reds joined the Indians
in Goodyear in 2010, Cleveland and Cincinnati have played one another
every spring on St. Patrick’s Day, as today will mark the 5th straight year.

TODAY’S TILT: The Indians and Reds are set to meet today for the fourth time
this spring before closing out their head-to-head Cactus League series next
Monday, March 24 here at Goodyear Ballpark…after dropping the exhibition
opener to the Reds by a score of 8-3, the Indians took the next two decisions
from Cincy and went on to enjoy a ten-game stretch in which the club did not suf-
fer a single loss (9-0-1)…Cleveland is 12-9-3 against the club’s intrastate rivals
all-time in Cactus League play…beginning with the inaugural 2010 campaign, the
Indians won 5 straight and 6 of the first 8 meetings (6-1-1) here in Arizona, but
are 6-8-2 over the last 16 times Cleveland and Cincinnati have locked horns…
the regular season “Battle of Ohio” was a clean split (2-2) in 2013 as both
teams swept 2 game sets at their home parks; this year’s version of the Ohio
Cup will again feature a “home-and-home” as the 2 clubs will play four straight
games against each other from August 4-7 – the Tribe will host the Reds in the
first 2 contests followed by 2 games at Great American Ballpark…the Indians
hold a 44-41 (.518) record all-time against Cincinnati in regular season play.

SUNDAY’S CLEAN SWEEP: Cleveland swept a pair of split-squad road games
yesterday, improving to a Cactus League-best 14-3-2 this spring.

LATEST ROSTER MOVES: This morning the Indians announced several roster
moves relative to the Major League Spring Training roster…the club optioned
J.C. RAMIREZ and LHP MIKE ZAGURSKI to minor league camp.

TRIBE PITCHING NOTES: Cleveland’s pitching staff has registered a Cactus
League-low 3.09 ERA (59 ER/172.0 IP), which is also the 2nd-lowest in the Ma-
jors this spring behind only Miami’s 2.84 team ERA…JUSTIN MASTERSON has
worked 13.0 scoreless innings over 4 games/starts this spring, allowing just 6 hits
and 2 walks against 14 strikeouts; the 14 strikeouts are tied for team lead with
JOSH TOMLIN, who leads the team with 14.0 IP…BLAKE WOOD (7.0 IP, 4 H, 1
R-ER, 3 BB, 8 SO) has a team-high 7 appearances…CARLOS CARRASCO has
surrendered a single R/ER in 7.0 innings of work with 9 strikeouts, while notching
a pair of wins (team-high)…JOHN AXFORD (5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R-ER) has fanned 7 in
5.0 innings of work…JOSH OUTMAN (5.0) and PRESTON GUILMET (4.0) have
yet to allow a run this spring.

UNDER THE LIGHTS: Cleveland will participate in the team’s first and only night
game of the spring on Tuesday, as the Indians are set to host the San Francisco
Giants at Goodyear Ballpark.

Photo Gallery: Feb. 28 in Goodyear

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Cleveland shut out Cincinnati 4-0 on Friday afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark, as the Tribe pitching staff permitted just 3 hits and a trio of walks.

Starter ZACH McALLISTER retired 6 of the 7 batters he faced – save for one free pass – before giving way to JOSH TOMLIN, who followed with 2.0 spotless frames of his own and a pair of strikeouts. Five Tribe relievers carried the torch, recording 3 outs apiece to protect a 2-0 lead that RYAN RABURN provided with his 2-run HR off Homer Bailey in the 2nd inning. The Tribe plated 2 more runs in the 6th on CARLOS MONCRIEF’s RBI-single when a throwing error on the play permitted a second tally to come home.

The Indians will play their first true road game of the spring on Saturday when the team travels to Camelback Ranch for a 3:05PM ET first pitch against the Chicago White Sox. RHP AARON HARANG is scheduled to get the start opposite LHP John Danks. The broadcast will be available on the Indians Radio Network (WTAM in Cleveland) and through an online webcast on

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

Indians Game Information: February 27, 2014

RHP Justin Masterson (0-0, —) vs. RHP Johnny Cueto (0-0, —)
First Pitch: 3:05 p.m. (ET)
TV: SportsTime Ohio Radio: webcast

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Indians fell to the Cincinnati Reds, 8-3, in the first game of the 2014 spring exhibition season…RHP TREVOR BAUER & newly signed RHP AARON HARANG each opened with scoreless frames before the Reds enjoyed the first of their 4 two-run innings…Chris Heisey led the offensive charge for the Redlegs, finishing with a home run, a double and a pair of RBI…TONY WOLTERS singled home RYAN RABURN in his first at bat of the spring in the bottom of the 5th…along with Harang, NICK HAGADONE and PRESTON GUILMET also tossed scoreless relief innings.

AROUND THE (HOT) CORNER: Carlos Santana is set to make his spring debut at third base for the Tribe this afternoon…Santana spent the offseason working at the hot corner including a stint with the Leones del Escogido of the Dominican Winter League.

THE FIRE DOWN BELOW: Indians prospects were well represented in the Cactus League opener yesterday afternoon, as INF ERIK GONZALEZ singled, swiped a bag and scored a run, CA TONY WOLTERS chipped in an RBI single and OF TYLER NAQUIN doubled…OF CARLOS MONCRIEF made a pair of impressive plays in right field, while LHP NICK HAGADONE and RHP PRESTON GUILMET each registered a scoreless inning of relief.


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