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PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers behind Francisco Lindor, Josh Tomlin and others

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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

Join us in congratulating RHP Mike Clevinger on the birth of his first child: Penelope Grace Clevinger

Penelope Clevinger

The Tribe family grew a bit bigger last evening as prospect and current Columbus Clippers RHP Mike Clevinger welcomed his first daughter, Penelope Grace, into the world.

Clevinger posted this photo to his Twitter account at 5:21 AM on Monday morning, as the couple awaited the birth of their first child.

Then, about 12 hours later, it was time for Penelope Grace Clevinger to make her debut at 6 lbs, 4 oz.

The first video tweet from new dad Mike this morning took the words right from our mouths: “On a scale from can’t to even, I can’t even.”

Join us in sending our sincerest congratulations to Mike and Monica — she’s very precious.

There’s no doubt she has great genes in the hair department.

Cleveland Indians Executive Chef Josh Ingraham continues racking up awards, gaining national attention

It wasn’t long ago that we wrote on the success of our Executive Chef, Josh Ingraham.

Just last month, he placed second out of 64 in a national Avocado Madness competition held in San Diego.

And since then, Josh has made every effort — despite an extremely busy schedule here at the ballpark, to remain visual in the culinary community.

Just like that, it’s no surprise that Josh was named the People’s Choice Award winner of a recent contest held by Barilla called “Represent your Region”.

People's choice

Over 380 chefs from all across the nation submitted a recipe for this event, and the community was open to vote — selecting Josh’s recipe among all the entries.

What did he make, you may ask?

Well, Barilla sent each participant a box of pasta to use, and he took it even a step further by incorporating locally grown carrots from the Chef’s Garden in Huron, Ohio, and pairing that with some handmade mozzarella noodles.

Josh, in his own words, said, “I used the entire carrot from top to bottom with a carrot top pesto and candied carrot curls to garnish the dressed Barilla Fettucine with fresh micro basil and handmade mozzarella noodles.”

Let us guess, reading that just made you hungry? Because us too.

And we’re about to make you even hungrier.

Mozz fettuccine

Yes, that is the winning submission, Josh’s delicious Mozzarella Fettuccine.

Josh said, “As always I’m very proud to represent both Delaware North and the Cleveland Indians each time I compete.”

But in all honesty, we think we’re the extra proud ones here! Congratulations, Josh! We’re lucky to have you.

-TribeVibe contributor Missy Perez

News photographer/Indians phan Dave Spangler has a long drive home from Philly after losing a bet

The great thing about the baseball season? There are 162 games.

Teams go through winning streaks, teams go through losing streaks — there are sweeps, and sometimes, you get swept.

Unfortunately, the latter happened for the Tribe this weekend, at the hand of the Philadelphia Phillies.

And while we hate losing just as much as anyone, we do have to extend our sincerest apologies to Cleveland 19’s photographer Dave Spangler AKA @PhotoDave19.

Why are we apologizing to our dear friend Photo Dave you may ask?

Well, here’s the deal.

So Dave is as loyal a Tribe fan as you can get, and a friendly bet with his sister led to him making the drive back from Philly to Cleveland like THIS…

But it just keeps getting better…

See, Dave is not only a good photographer, but is also good for his word, as he rocked that Phanatic hat the whole way home.

He even made a pit stop for yogurt, but according to this image provided by Photo Dave, eating yogurt is not ALWAYS as glamorous as Jaime Lee Curtis makes it seem in those Activia commercials.

And finally, it was back on the road for Dave — a pit stop in Bedford before he crossed over that border back into the great state of Ohio, where his Phillie Phanatic fuzzy hat could become just something of the past.

We do apologize, but we also applaud you, Dave. You’re a trooper.

-TribeVibe Contributor Missy Perez

Cleveland Indians hosted the 13th annual High School Hardball Classic Friday

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The 13th annual Cleveland Indians Charities (CIC) High School Hardball Classic, presented by Novacare Rehabilitation, was played at Progressive Field tonight.

We hosted local high schools at Progressive Field for the annual Hardball Classic Friday — giving high school players the chance to duke it out on a big league field.
Final Results:

Kenston vs Elyria Catholic
• Final: Kenston 1, Elyria Catholic 8

St. Ignatius vs Brecksville/Broadview Heights
• Final: St. Ignatius 4, Brecksville/Broadview Heights 5
• St. Ignatius pitcher Michael Rogers #27 pitched right handed in the 5th inning and pitched left handed in the 7th inning
• Bottom of the 7th bases loaded walk off walk win for Brecksville/Broadview Heights

St. Edward vs. Olmsted Falls
• Final: St. Edward 0, Olmsted Falls 2
• Olmsted Falls broke the 0-0 tie in the bottom of the 6th scoring 2 runs on a throwing error from the St. Edward’s pitcher

Established in 1989, Cleveland Indians Charities is a self-sustaining charitable organization built on community values. CIC focuses on developing creative and meaningful partnerships with select organizations in the community. Through fundraising, CIC provides the opportunity to jointly prepare youth for success, improve the quality of youth baseball and softball, and create a sustainable plan for youth baseball and softball. Various CIC programs help young people learn to play the game of baseball, develop necessary life skills and develop confidence to face today’s hurdles.

Through the years, CIC has raised money at a variety of fundraising events and is aided by the generosity of donors including Cleveland Indians players, coaches, fans, Front Office personnel and corporate partners. Since 1989, CIC has donated more than $10 million to youth-oriented agencies and organizations of Northeast Ohio.

Cleveland Indians mourn passing of longtime Premium Seating employee Matt Karlovic

Matt Karlovic

We are very sad to hear of the passing of Matt Karlovic.  Matt constantly brought a smile to the faces of all at Progressive Field, and has provided service to our fans through his role as an elevator operator in Premium Seating since 1996.  Matt passed away on Tuesday, April 26 after a long illness.  Matt’s father, Frank also works in Premium Seating.

Here is his full obituary as published by Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel:

Matthew David Karlovic passed away at the Cleveland Clinic on April 26, 2016, after a long illness.

Matthew made his home with devoted parents, Patricia and Frank Karlovic Sr.

Matthew was a graduate of Lakeview High School. Matthew was employed for 21 years by the Cleveland Indians Progressive Field in Cleveland and Leada Northeast in Warren.

Among his many awards he received the local, state and international “Yes I Can Award,” sponsored by the Foundation for Exceptional Children. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Warren and served on many committees.

Matthew’s smile and sense of humor will always be remembered by those who loved him.

He is survived and will be greatly missed by his parents; brother Frank Karlovic Jr.; a sister, Krista (Daniel) Whiting; grandmother Annette Karlovic; nieces Katherine, Kloe and Klair; uncles Charlie Karlovic of Vienna, Thomas (Pauli) Karlovic of Mesquite, Nev., and James (Kim) Tutino of Louisville, Ohio; aunts Vincie (Dominic) Greco of Edinburg, Pa. and Jaconda (Dominic) Scola of Struthers; great-uncles William (Freda) Karlovic of Brookfield and John Karlovic of Hubbard; great-aunts Margaret Argiro of Hillsville, and Josephine Commisso of Pittsburgh; a godmother, Ann Casemento of Warren; and many cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Charles Karlovic and Rocco Tutino; grandmother Katherine Tutino; godfather Joseph Casemento; and a cousin, Donnelle Greco.

Family and friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road, NE in Warren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Warren, with the Rev. Thomas Eisweirth officiating.

Burial will be at Howland Township Cemetery.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thank you to the Cleveland Clinic Staff and the staff at Better Living Now for the support they gave him.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Matthew D. Karlovic Scholarship Funds to assist persons with special needs.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Karlovic family.

Fox 8’s Mike Polk Jr. suggests new catch phrases for Tribe play-by-play man Tom Hamilton


Mike Polk Jr., a local provocateur and comedian, visited Tribe Spring Training in Goodyear and visited with legendary play-by-play man Tom Hamilton.

Why? Polk had some new catch phrases for Hammy to try out.

You have to watch this:

–Video courtesy of FOX 8

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians beat Seattle Mariners behind Lindor, Carrasco, Napoli

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Francisco Lindor had three hits and Carlos Carrasco pitched 6.1 strong innings for his second win in a 3-2 Indians victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.

Mike Napoli had an RBI double, scoring Lindor, in the third, and Rajai Davis and Lindor drew bases-loaded walks off Seattle starter Wade Miley in the fifth. Napoli and Lindor had highlight-reel defensive plays as well.

Carrasco (2-0, 2.79) allowed just a Kyle Seager homer in 6.1 innings, and has allowed just two runs and struck out 13 over his last two starts (14.1 IP).

Zach McAllister, Bryan Shaw (bouncing back after two rough outings) and Cody Allen pitched the final 2.2 innings, with the Mariners scratching out a run in the ninth for the final margin.

Developers, designers invited to participate in first Tribe Hackathon

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The Cleveland Indians, Progressive Insurance and Tech Elevator are partnering to bring Cleveland Tribe Hackathon 2016 to the community next month.

Developers, designers and community members are invited to participate in the event, with a stated goal of enhancing the fan experience using a creative mindset and cool technology.

The event will bring together the region’s tech community for a weekend of creative ideas and execution, celebrating our city as a great sports town and innovative tech destination.

The event begins May 6 at Progressive Insurance, and teams will have two weeks to build their concepts. The event will culminate at Progressive Field on May 20-21. Teams must register by April 29.

Participants could win a signed Michael Brantley jersey; Tribe tickets; BP experience from field level; Francisco Lindor signed hat; and more.

Participants can register solo and join a team or as a team; or community members can attend at no charge. For more information, visit or click here.


PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians bats come alive to beat Matt Harvey, New York Mets

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The Indians beat up Matt Harvey and hung on for a 7-5 win at Progressive Field on Saturday afternoon.

Harvey carried a perfect game into the fifth inning, but Carlos Santana walked, stole second and scored on Jose Ramirez’s RBI double to center. Juan Uribe followed with an RBI single to give the Tribe the lead.

In the sixth, Jason Kipnis had an RBI double, and Mike Napoli and Yan Gomes had RBI singles. In the seventh, Francisco Lindor added an RBI double and Napoli had another RBI single.

Tribe starter Josh Tomlin allowed just one run in five innings, but left after five with a hamstring cramp.

The Mets scored four runs in the eighth on home runs by Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker, but Cody Allen earned a four-out save – his third save of the season — to shut the door.

Corey Kluber takes the hill today in the teams’ series finale; in his last outing on Tuesday in Tampa Bay, he pitched 7.2 innings, allowing three runs.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik, Maureen MacGregor


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