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Mike Napoli, Juan Uribe and Tyler Naquin hit homers as the Indians pounded out 13 runs and 15 hits in a 13-2 win in front of 31,066 at Progressive Field on Saturday.
Napoli’s three-run homer in the first gave the Tribe all the cushion it would need, while Naquin fell a double shy of the cycle in reaching base five times (single, triple, homer, two walks). Juan Uribe added three hits and three RBI.
Danny Salazar, who entered the game leading the AL in ERA, K/9, hits/runs allowed, bWAR and more, allowed two runs in 6.2 innings, striking out seven. He’s 8-3 with a 2.23 ERA.
- Napoli’s 15 homers are a team-high
- Francisco Lindor had three hits, tying Boston’s Xander Bogaerts with a league-high 12 games of three or more hits
- Naquin’s four RBI were a career high and his three hits tied a career high
–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
They’re arriving soon, and they’ll be available for purchase.
What is that we’re referring to? You guessed it. Your own personal “Party At Napoli’s” T-shirt.
You may have seen Mike Napoli wearing the shirt in a post-game interview with Andre Knott following his walk-off sac fly against the Kansas City Royals on June 2.
You may have even heard Mike mutter to Andre: “Party at Napoli’s? Let’s do it!”
So where did this all come from?
It all began with #IndiansTwitter user @HipsterTito. He and friends had plans to participate in our #TribeLive section that night, and had the idea to make a sign to celebrate Mike’s achievements — a slogan which quickly caught on.
— HIPSTER TITO (@HipsterTito) April 20, 2016
It caught on so well, that we delivered Mike the makeshift version of the shirt (seen in the photo with Andre above), and well, he loved it.
He even commented how he wanted everybody wearing them, so we had the idea: Why not create “Party At Napoli’s” shirts for all fans to enjoy? We asked Mike his thoughts, and he was all for it.
All for it indeed, on one condition — he requested a portion of all proceeds go to Cleveland Clinic Children’s.
A party for the kids? That’s a party everyone should attend!
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor visits inner-city kids at Compton, Calif., Urban Youth Academy
As part of a year-long campaign to impact the lives of kids across the country, Francisco Lindor visited kids at Major League Baseball’s Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif., on Saturday.
The Indians are in southern California to play the Angels.
Lindor already has visited kids in Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities programs in Philadelphia (in April, when the Tribe played the Phillies), and in Cleveland, at League Park. He’ll continue the initiative all season, in Cleveland and on the road.
The Continental Cup is a youth sports event featuring competitions in soccer, baseball and basketball, with a goal to create opportunities for young athletes from across to globe to interact, exchange culture and make lifelong memories and friends.
This year, the Cleveland Indians Continental Cup baseball tournament will be held from June 30-July 3 at Victory Park Ohio, a Cleveland Indians Community Partner. Championship games will be played at historic League Park, the one-time home of the Tribe.
This is the 11th year of the Continental Cup, which features 3,000 young athletes from 10-plus countries each year.
In its short history, the Continental Cup has featured over 2,100 teams from over 39 countries. Some notable international countries likely to participate this year include: Nepal, Pakistan, Greece, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Uganda, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Canada.
To register a team as part of the Cleveland Indians Baseball Tournament portion of the event, visit this link. The tournament features teams with kids ages 10-14.
Each team entered will play a minimum of four games, and will have access to opening festivities, athlete gifts and discounts to area attractions.
The maximum number for a roster is eighteen (18) players.
For more information and to register, click here.
Yesterday, after a three hour rain delay, the Tribe went on to complete the sweep of the defending World Champion Kansas City Royals. Tribe starters held the Royals to just 5 runs, combining for an impressive 1.78 ERA over the four-game set.
Now, we’re West Coast bound as we take on the Mariners and Angels.
-Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor
PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians move to within half-game of first place by beating Kansas City Royals
First place in the American League Central will be on the line tonight at Progressive Field after the Indians beat the Royals for a second straight night, 6-1, on Friday. The win marked the Tribe’s third straight victory.
Danny Salazar continued his All-Star-caliber 2016 season, striking out nine in eight innings. He’s 6-3, and he dropped his ERA to 2.24; he has a 10.67 K/9 IP rate.
Yan Gomes hit a solo homer in the second, while the Tribe scored three in the third: Jason Kipnis doubled and scored on Francisco Lindor’s RBI single; Mike Napoli doubled home Lindor; and Napoli eventually scored on a wild pitch.
Tyler Naquin hit a solo homer in the seventh – his first career big-league homer. Jose Ramirez later doubled, stole third and scored on an error for the game’s final run.
–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
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Chatting with Ketchup after Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis took him out
Ketchup is known by many as the troublemaker of our mascot group – he wears Ricky Vaughn glasses, is a trickster during the nightly Sugardale Hot Dog Derby and is generally known as the problem child of the hot dog trio.
But he was on the receiving end of some hijinks on Wednesday night at the hands of another noted trickster: Tribe second baseman Jason Kipnis.
ICYMI: As the Hot Dog Derby began, Ketchup took out Mustard and Onion to get an early lead. And then, for some reason, Jason Kipnis took him out – then flexed on him. It was abhorrent. Watch for yourself:
So we caught up with Ketchup this morning to see how the big guy was doing after his run-in with Kip.
@Indians: How are you feeling?
Ketchup: My shoulder hurts from when I landed, but people aren’t talking about the right thing – Kip knocked me over and I still dominated the race. Losers makes excuses. Winners, like myself, just win.
@Indians: Some people will say, ‘Oh, this was premeditated, the race is fixed anyway, Ketchup was in on it, it was all a show.’ What’s your response to that?
Ketchup: I would ask those people, Is WWE fake?
@Indians: WWE is fake.
Ketchup: Bet you wouldn’t say that to Stone Cold Steve Austin.
@Indians: Let’s move on. Why do you think Kip did this to you?
Ketchup: When you are as great as I am, people get jealous. Maybe Mustard paid him off, maybe Kip has a thing for Onion. But I’m pretty sure he knows I’d dominate him in the derby if he ever raced, so he tried to deflect attention away from my dominance. Guess what?! Didn’t work!
@Indians: Do you think he’ll apologize? Would you accept if he does?
Ketchup: Depends. He is a repeat mascot offender now.
@Indians: Depends on?
Ketchup: If he makes a donation to the Mascot Association of America on my behalf for mascot school scholarships for young budding mascots. And hey, fans can do their part to support me at Friday night’s game by Rocking Their Red!
Cleveland Indians to host second annual Wives Fundraising Weekend as Tribe takes on Kansas City Royals
The Cleveland Indians Wives Association will hold its second annual Wives Fundraising Weekend from Friday to Sunday as the Indians take on Kansas City at Progressive Field.
The events include:
Position Group Baskets Auction: Friday
This auction will offer fans the chance to win a basket of unique Tribe player items. There will be five baskets total, each one featuring items from each position group – outfielders, infielders, starting pitchers, bullpen pitchers and coaches. Items include autographed gloves, baseball bats, baseballs, shoes, etc.
Players’ Shirts Off Their Backs Auction: Saturday
Fans can bid on jerseys worn by each Tribe player in Friday’s game against the Royals. Jerseys will be autographed and authenticated.
“LOVE” Signs Raffle: Friday-Sunday
This raffle offers fans the chance to win a wooden “LOVE” sign with the “O” being the shape of the state of Ohio. There will be five signs total – each one painted by the wives and signed by a position group – outfielders, infielders, starting pitchers, bullpen pitchers and coaches. Raffle tickets will be sold for $5.
Mystery Balls: Friday-Saturday
Baseballs signed by Tribe players will be sold Friday-Sunday. Fans can purchase a Mystery Ball for $40 or purchase a specific ball for $80 while supplies last.
The events annually raise tens of thousands of dollars for Cleveland Indians Charities, and will take place from the time gates open through the seventh inning each day. The auctions will take place outside Section 156, next to the Home Plate Club.