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GALLERY: Cleveland Indians take batting practice, workout on eve of ALDS Game 1

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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

Indians announce $1 million donation to assist underserved CLE youth through new Larry Doby Youth Fund


Francona, entire roster, coaches, support staff and Indians ownership unite to provide assistance and resources to help curb youth violence

CLEVELAND, OH — The 2016 American League Central Division Champion Cleveland Indians Manager Terry Francona, on behalf of the entire Indians clubhouse, is extremely proud to announce the creation of The Larry Doby Youth Fund and donation of $1 million to provide assistance to the underserved youth of the City of Cleveland.

“As many are aware, Hall of Fame Cleveland Indian Larry Doby was the first African-American to play in the American League. He endured many unfair hardships and challenges, and handled everything with the professionalism and grace that defined him. It is in Mr. Doby’s spirit we have created The Larry Doby Youth Fund,” Francona said.

“We have enjoyed a special season here in Cleveland because of the incredible group of individuals in our clubhouse. They are committed to the city in which they live and work and have generously donated to The Larry Doby Youth Fund,” Francona said. “We are very fortunate to be a part of Major League Baseball and we accept the social responsibility that comes with that—to use our resources to directly make an impact on the underserved youth of our community, to make our community better.”

Every player on the Cleveland Indians roster, the club’s coaching staff, all members of the Tribe’s support staff, along with extreme caring and commitment of Indians Owner Paul Dolan and Minority Owner John Sherman, have generously donated to this important initiative.

The Larry Doby Youth Fund will be administered by the Cleveland Foundation, and work with youth-focused community organizations to provide educational assistance and resources to help curb youth violence that is all too prevalent. The Cleveland Foundation will announce the grant application process for non-profit organizations in January 2017.

“Larry Doby is an icon in our community, and the Cleveland Indians are true champions for continuing his civic legacy at all levels of the organization,” said Ronn Richard, President and CEO, Cleveland Foundation. “By giving back to Cleveland and serving their youngest fans, the Cleveland Indians and their uniformed personnel in this instance demonstrate once again why we are proud to root for the home team.”

Fans wishing to rally together with the Indians clubhouse to support the kids in our community can make a donation by November 2 to the The Larry Doby Youth Fund by visiting: Fans can also text CLEVE to 27722 to donate $5 to The Larry Doby Youth Fund of the Cleveland Foundation by November 2, 2016. When prompted, reply to complete your donation.*

About Cleveland Foundation

Established in 1914, the Cleveland Foundation is the world’s first community foundation and one of the largest today, with assets of $2.1 billion and 2015 grants of $95 million. Through the generosity of donors, the foundation improves the lives of residents of Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking, and providing leadership on vital issues. The foundation tackles the community’s priority areas – education and youth development, neighborhoods, health and human services, arts and culture, economic development and purposeful aging – and responds to the community’s needs. For more information on the Cleveland Foundation, visit

* $5 donation to The Larry Doby Youth Fund of the Cleveland Foundation. Charges will appear on your wireless bill or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to 27722 to STOP. Text HELP to 27722 for HELP. Full Terms: Privacy Policy:

Indians announce tentative 2016 American League Division Series roster


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


PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians work out at Progressive Field with 48 hours to go before ALDS

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The Cleveland Indians conducted their first formal pre-American League Division Series on Tuesday at Progressive Field.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor

Lindor featured in Rolling Stone: ‘A new patron saint of passion’


The Cleveland Indians will take on the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS starting Thursday at Progressive Field and there is no doubt that Tribe shortstop Francisco Lindor helped get the team there.

Rolling Stone writer Andy Frye marvels at the young star’s talent in his latest article, suggesting that Lindor “might also be just what baseball needs: a new patron saint of passion.”

Smack dab in the middle of a sports epoch in which NFL football is king and Major League Baseball is trying to dust off the tarnish of “The Steroid Era” and departures of stars from David Ortiz to A-Rod, Francisco Lindor is a ray of light.

Lindor’s quickness, versatility and playmaking abilities has helped the Indians close out 2016 in style while setting the American League’s infield on fire. But the Tribe’s young shortstop doesn’t get that ever-present spring in his step, his propensity for stealing bases, or his unique child-like enthusiasm simply from recent successes. It’s always been there, and Lindor has been living it long, long before the Indians bagged the AL Central title this September.

Lindor goes on to discuss his passion for the game, stating that baseball has always been his place to escape, work hard and have fun.

Lindor’s work ethic is obvious on-field. He’s also cultivated an vigorous fervor and positive energy for “all of the little parts of the game” he says, one that seems to be infectious within the Cleveland Indians clubhouse.

“I’m not out there running around telling everyone to smile, like ‘hey guy, enjoy the game’ but when you go out there, play hard, respecting the game and have fun doing it, I think guys feed off that,” Lindor adds. “There’s not a better way to play.”

To read the entire Rolling Stone piece, click here.

-TribeVibe contributor Hailey Ellis

Everything you need to know for the ALDS at Progressive Field: #RockRed, Tickets, Transportation



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!

Pregame Festivities
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:

Ticket/Gate information
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 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.

Ticket management

  • 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).

Amid preparing for an October baseball run, Cleveland Indians players send thoughtful card to a woman fighting breast cancer

In the hunt of an October run, the Cleveland Indians are still making efforts to be the great, giving guys they’ve been all season long.

Take Debra Eula, who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, but, a NE Ohio native, is a huge Cleveland sports fan.

She recently shared this message with us on our Facebook page, with the accompanying photo: “First off CONGRATULATIONS! I live in the SF Bay Area and am fighting Breast Cancer. Today I received a personal get well card from the players with the help of Chris Gimenez. It meant everything to me and I will continue to fight as hard as the Tribe does to win. I just wanted to pass on the incredible group of men we have representing the Cleveland Indians.”


As we push for further advancement in October, it’s moments like this that make us prouder than any baseball achievements ever could.

GALLERY: Cleveland Indians clinch 2016 AL Central title in Detroit

The Cleveland Indians clinched the 2016 AL Central title with a big win in Detroit on Monday night.

This is the Tribe’s first division title in nine years, since the 2007 campaign.

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-Photos by Dan Mendlik

Seven regular season games left — Let’s see our Postseason scenarios


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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PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians lower magic number to clinch AL Central to 3

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The Indians beat the White Sox, 10-4, on Friday, lowering the club’s magic number to three. The Indians can clinch the AL Central this weekend if:

  • The Tribe sweeps Chicago and KC beats Detroit once
  • The Indians beat Chicago once and KC beats Detroit twice

The White Sox took an early lead on Melky Cabrera’s first-inning two-run homer, but the Tribe got it back on Jose Ramirez’s two-run shot in the fourth – Ramirez’s 11th.

After Avisail Garcia hit another two-run shot in the fifth, the Indians scored four in the home half: Francisco Lindor had a sac fly, Mike Napoli an RBI single and Coco Crisp a two-run double. Napoli had another RBI single in the sixth, followed by Ramirez’s 44th double – he’s third in baseball in that category – that drove in two more. Crisp added an RBI single two batters later.

Trevor Bauer pitched 7.2 innings, allowing those two homers while striking out six. Importantly, he limited exposure for the Tribe’s ‘pen, which will be active today in a pseudo-bullpen day.


  • Carlos Santana had three more hits on Friday, and is 9-for-11 in the club’s last three games as part of a career year; he also walked twice in that span
  • Napoli busted out of an 0-for-21 slump with three hits and became the first Indians hitter since 2007 (Travis Hafner, Victor Martinez) to reach 100 RBI.
  • At 34, Napoli also is the oldest Tribe player to drive in 100 or more since Luke Easter did it in 1951 (103 RBI).
  • The Indians have five players with 250 or more bases — Jason Kipnis, Napoli, Santana, Lindor and Ramirez – for the second time in club history (2005 the other)

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor