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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

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.

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

Cleveland Indians Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor reacquaint themselves with the Rays’ mascot, Raymond

Before Tuesday night’s narrow loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, Cleveland Indians players Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor were so excited to get back to playing baseball they decided to have a little fun with the Rays’ mascot, Raymond.

Well, at least it looked fun for Kip and Frankie.

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Unfortunately, that darn Raymond got the last laugh when the Rays rallied for a late win. And the Rays didn’t hesitate to rub it in.

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We’ll get ’em tonight.

–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammonnd

A lifelong Cleveland Indians fan, nothing will stop 93-year-old Virginia Rhoades from rooting on her Tribe

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Virginia Rhoades (far right) poses with her grandchildren while taking in her first Tribe game of 2016 from the center field bullpen seats.

A daunting forecast and the possibility of some rain wasn’t going to stop 93-year-old Virginia Rhoades from making the two and a half hour trek from Bryan, Ohio to Progressive Field to catch her first Tribe game.

To clarify, this was certainly not her first Tribe game ever — just of 2016, because, you see, Virginia has been an Indians fan just about her entire life.

At 93, she’s watched the likes of Feller, Omar and Thome come through Cleveland — and without skipping a beat, when asked about her favorite memory as a fan?

“Oh, it would have to be listening to the 1948 World Series on the radio,” she said.

Rhoades’ grandson, Tristan, posted this photo to his Twitter account about 2:30 PM yesterday, when the whole entourage of children and grandchildren accompanied Virginia to the Tribe’s 7-6 victory over the Red Sox Wednesday night.

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Tristan recalls his grandmother taking he and his siblings on the bus to catch games at the ballpark, and he’ll always keep those memories as some of his fondest.

“She’s always been a huge fan,” he said, “my grandmother is the the one who got me into baseball.”

A bond that has kept them going.

Just last Sunday, Virginia said Tristan wore a Tribe jacket to church, and one of the ushers commented to Virginia how it must be her favorite jacket.

“That’s how many people know how much I love the Indians,” she said.

Just by sitting and talking to her, you’d never know Virginia Rhoades is 93. She’s unbelievably sharp, and would be willing to talk Cleveland Indians baseball with you all day if she could.

When asked her favorite player, it was a no-brainer.

“I just love Jason Kipnis,” she said, “but that Francisco Lindor, he’s going to be something else.”

And her favorite former player?

Well, that one was a bit tougher.

“Oh, you’re putting me on the spot. There are too many to choose from,” she said.

But after just a few minutes of mulling over all the historical greats she’d watched play, she had an answer.

“It would have to be Omar. We have a dog named Omar!”

When talking to Virginia, the one thing you couldn’t miss was her constant smile. The smile of a lifelong fan, surrounded by her closest family, while watching the team she’s always loved snag their first victory of the season.

And one thing is for certain, an Indians victory never gets old… even when you’re 93.

-TribeVibe contributor Missy Perez

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians #TribeOpener at Progressive Field

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The Cleveland Indians fell, 6-2, in the club’s rescheduled Home Opener at Progressive Field on Tuesday.

Yan Gomes and Marlon Byrd drove in runs, but Boston took a 4-2 lead in the sixth and put it away on David Ortiz’s two-run homer in the ninth.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians workout prior to Monday’s #TribeOpener at Progressive Field

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The Tribe, back home from Spring Training and two exhibition games in Texas, took part in workouts at a cold Progressive Field on Sunday afternoon.

And the guys seem to be loose.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Uribe, Lindor, Cowgill homer as Cleveland Indians pound Milwaukee Brewers, 10-3

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Juan Uribe, Francisco Lindor and Collin Cowgill homered and Cody Anderson pitched six strong innings in Sunday’s 10-3 Cleveland Indians win over the Brewers.

Anderson, in his bid to make the club, struck out seven, allowing just two homers to Scooter Gennett.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Rajai Davis, Francisco Lindor, Collin Cowgill, Mike Napoli enjoy big nights in Cleveland Indians tie against Los Angeles Dodgers

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Rajai Davis made two sensational defensive plays, Collin Cowgill had two extra-base hits, Francisco Lindor drove in two runs, Mike Napoli continued his hot Spring Training and Trevor Bauer was dominant in the Indians tie against the Dodgers on Thursday.

The Tribe led, 5-2, after taking a lead against NL MVP Clayton Kershaw. Davis made an over-the-shoulder catch in the first, then threw out Yasiel Puig trying for a double in the second. Bauer allowed one run in five innings, while Cowgill doubled, tripled and walked. Napoli is hitting over .450.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Naquin, Lindor, Kipnis homer in Cleveland Indians 7-6 win over Kansas City Royals

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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

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