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PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians wallop New York Yankees behind five homers, Kluber

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The Indians hit five homers, including an epic 460footer by Mike Napoli that hit the scoreboard on a bounce, in a 10-2 win over the Yankees on Friday night in front of a sellout crowd of 34,045. The Indians have won 17 of 21 overall and 14 of 16 at home.

The Tribe hit three homers in the first inning, by Carlos Santana, Jason Kipnis and Lonnie Chisenhall. After Napoli’s mammoth homer made it 6-0, Francisco Lindor had an RBI double and Napoli an RBI single. Later, Kipnis hit his second homer of the game after Yan Gomes chipped in with an RBI groundout.

Lost in the offensive explosion was a dominant outing by All-Star Corey Kluber, who allowed a run in eight innings to improve to 9-8 and lowered his ERA to 3.61.

Notes

  • The Indians are 40-10 when scoring first
  • Indians starters have an AL high 23 games of eight or more strikeouts
  • Kipnis registered his third career two-homer game
  • Santana is the first Indians player to hit 20 or more homers before the All-Star break since Grazy Sizemore in 2008
  • Napoli’s 13 homers at home are the most in the AL
  • The Tribe’s three-homer first was the team’s first inning of three or more since they hit four on June 26 in Detroit
  • Young pitcher Joe Colon made his big-league debut in relief of Kluber in the ninth

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians win 13th straight home game by beating Detroit Tigers

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The Indians beat the Tigers, 12-1, on Tuesday night, the club’s 13th straight win at home and 11th straight win over the Tigers in 2016.

In those 16 games, the Indians have outscored the Tigers (77-24); the 11 straight wins over the Tigers are the most by the Indians in a single season against Detroit since Cleveland went 12-0 against the Tigers in 1996.

Scoring summary:

  • Second: Rajai Davis doubled home Jose Ramirez and Tyler Naquin got Lonnie Chisenhall home with a groundout
  • Fourth: Chisenhall doubled in Mike Napoli and Davis followed with a sac fly to score Ramirez
  • Fifth: Francisco Lindor doubled home Jason Kipnis, Ramirez got Lindor home with a groundout and Chisenhall doubled Napoli home
  • Sixth: Naquin hit his seventh homer, while Napoli followed with an RBI single and Ramirez an RBI fielder’s choice for a 10-1 lead
  • Eighth: Carlos Santana hit an opposite-field homer, his 19th; he led the team with 19 in the entire 2015 season
    • Chisenhall added his fourth hit of the night, an RBI single to score Kipnis

–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Maureen MacGregor

Cleveland Indians SS Francisco Lindor swaps signed batting gloves with a young fan

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When Makhi Williams and his mom came to Progressive Field on Tuesday night, they had one goal in mind, one person they just desperately wanted to meet.

“My favorite player is by far Francisco Lindor,” said the 9-year-old from Garfield Heights, Ohio.

So much his favorite, in fact, that Makhi had a plan if he were given the chance to meet his hero. He even came prepared.

Makhi plays on the Parma Warriors Youth Baseball team, so, a ballplayer himself, his plan was to ask his favorite player if he wanted to swap batting gloves.

Makhi and his mom got to the ballpark early and lined up along the third base line where they hoped Lindor would come, as he often did, to sign some autographs pregame.

And that he did.

Makhi excitedly explained this situation to Frankie, handled him his gloves and, without hesitation, Frankie called over a bat boy. He whispered something quickly to the bat boy, and continued signing for fans on the third base line.

Minutes later, the bat boy reemerged with a fresh pair of Francisco’s white gloves — emblazoned, as all of his equipment is, with “B.C.” for “be consistent”, something Lindor hopes to be reminded of each time he looks down.

He signed the batting gloves for Makhi, as Makhi exclaimed “You just made my life, you’re the best player EVER!”

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Frankie then posed for photos and safely tucked Makhi’s batting gloves into his back pocket right aside his own pair of “B.C.” batting gloves, and he went back to warm up along the third-base line.

As he ran out, he made a gesture back to Makhi, who, as you could imagine was clutching onto his fresh new batting gloves and showing off his best Francisco Lindor impression.

No, not making ridiculous web-gem caliber plays, but instead, grinning from ear-to-ear.

-TribeVibe Contributor Missy Perez

A final look at the numbers in the Cleveland Indians record 14-game win streak

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The Indians won 14 consecutive games from June 17-July 1 to establish the longest winning streak in Cleveland franchise history, edging a pair of 13-game heaters in 1942 (April 18-May 2) and 1951 (Aug. 2-15).

Marked the longest single-season winning streak in Major League Baseball since 2013 when Atlanta won 14 straight, July 26-Aug. 9…also signaled the longest streak by an A.L. team since Oakland reeled off 20 consecutive victories from Aug. 13-Sept. 4, 2002.

The Indians outscored opponents 82-27 (+55) during current 14-game streak (more than 3x greater run production), while batting .295 (154-522) with 57 extra-base hits (24 doubles, 8 triples, 25 HR) and 16 steals…averaging 5.9 runs per game.

Pitching staff registered a 1.58 ERA, a .176 avg. against and 3 team shutouts (1.83ERA, .174 avg., 3 CG’s/2 SHO’s & 13 QS’s by starting rotation; 6.2IP+ in 11 of 14 starts…bullpen has a 0.79ERA, .182 avg; 5R-3ER allowed in 34.0IP, 39 K’s, 12 BB).

Jason Kipnis led the team with 13 RBI during 14-G streak, followed by Lonnie Chisenhall (10), Carlos Santana (10), Jose Ramirez (9) and Juan Uribe (8)…Uribe had team-high 5 HR, followed by Santana (4)…Francisco Lindor/Santana had a team-best 12 runs scored…Chisenhall led team with 19 hits (.404, 19-47).

Tribe was 19 games over .500 for the first time since finishing the 2013 season at 92-70 (+22)…the Tribe’s low-water mark of the season is 2 games below .500 (10-12 on May 2)…Cleveland finished June at 22-6 (most wins for Tribe in single calendar month since going 22-7 in June 1965 – 8th time in 52 seasons since ‘65 to record 20+ wins in any calendar month)…

All the stats and notes behind the Cleveland Indians 11-game win streak

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Kip scores the game’s first run on Tuesday night in Atlanta.

We are red hot. Really, really hot. Scoring a lot of runs, pitching really well.

And surely you’ve seen all kinds of crazy stats and notes about our 11-game win streak floating about, so we decided to put all of them in one place for your viewing pleasure.

FYI: Some are NSFW.

  • 11-game win streak is longest since May 23-June 4
  • Also longest streak in baseball this season
  • Last 12-game streak came in 1951, part of a club-record-tying 13-game win streak
  • 13-game streak happened one other time: 1942
  • Indians have outscored opponents 73-25 in this streak – average margin of victory is 4.4 runs
  • The Indians six-game AL Central lead is the team’s largest since May 29, 2011 (also six games)
  • At 46-30, team is 16 games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2013 season (92-70, finished on 10-game win streak)
  • 46-30 record is tied for fourth-best in baseball with Baltimore
  • Indians are 20-6 in June, marking the club’s eighth 20-win month in the last 51 years
  • Tribe is 34-7 when scoring first
  • +88run differential is
  • Lineup is hitting .317 overall (121-382) during streak
  • Jason Kipnis has a 10-game hit streak
  • Francisco Lindor is hitting .357 during the streak
  • Jose Ramirez continues to be the AL’s second-best hitter with RISP (.408); during the streak “JRam” is hitting .295 overall (13-44)
  • Jose Ramirez is the only player in Major League Baseball to hit in all 9 positions in the lineup this season
  • Club has hit 21 HRs during streak and 41 in June, third-most in the AL and MLB
  • Indians have stolen 15 bases in 11-game streak, most in MLB; overall, team’s 62 steals are T1 in AL and T2 in MLB
  • Rotation has a 2.07 ERA during streak
    • Corey Kluber: 2-0, 16 Ks in 17 IP, 1.06 ERA
    • Carlos Carrasco: 1-0, 13 Ks in 16.1 IP, 1.10 ERA
    • Danny Salazar: 2-0, 10 Ks in 12.1 IP, 3.65 ERA
    • Trevor Bauer: 2-0, 24 Ks in 22 IP, 1.64 ERA
    • Josh Tomlin: 1-0, 3.60 ERA

Source: Indians Baseball Information Department, Baseball Reference

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians win ninth straight at home, 7-4 over Tampa Bay Rays

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The Indians won the club’s ninth straight at home on Monday night, a come-from-behind 7-4 win over the Rays. The Tribe’s AL Central lead is at a game, with KC idle on Monday.

Francisco Lindor and Juan Uribe hit homers in the eighth – Lindor a solo shot leading off and Uribe a two-run shot later – to break open a 4-4 game after seven. Uribe has hit homers in three straight games for the first time in his career.

The Tribe got on the board in the fourth, as Carlos Santana drove in Francisco Lindor with an RBI fielder’s choice; Lindor had singled, moved up on Mike Napoli’s single and stole third. Rajai Davis and Jason Kipnis later pulled off a double steal after Kipnis’ fifth-inning RBI single.

Carlos Santana hit his 15th homer in the sixth, again tying him for the team lead with Napoli; the homer traveled an estimated 440 feet, per MLB’s Statcast technology, landing above the shrubs in the center field batter’s eye at Progressive Field. In the seventh, Yan Gomes doubled and Davis got him home with a sac fly to tie it at 4.

Josh Tomlin pitched seven innings, allowing four runs. Bryan Shaw struck out the side in the eighth, and Cody Allen pitched a scoreless ninth for his 14th save.

The Indians entered Monday’s game second in the AL and third in baseball in steals (51), and after stealing three more bases in three tries on Monday, the club’s success rate (now 79.4%) is third in the AL and baseball.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Maureen MacGregor

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians complete sweep of Chicago White Sox on Jose Ramirez’s walk-off single

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The Indians swept the White Sox on Sunday on Jose Ramirez’s 10th-inning walk-off single, the Indians second walk-off win of the weekend. (Carlos Santana hit a walk-off homer on Friday.)

The Tribe completed the sweep in front of 25,269. The Tribe drew 84,247 for the weekend series against the White Sox.

Rajai Davis – who had four hits and two stolen bases — led off with a double, and Jason Kipnis bunted him to third. The Sox intentionally walked Francisco Lindor and Mike Napoli, and after Carlos Santana popped out, Ramirez singled past Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu.

Down 1-0, Napoli tied it in the first with a sac fly for his 36th RBI at home this year; he entered the game tied for second in the American League in that category. After the Sox took the lead on Melky Cabrera’s solo shot in the fourth, the Tribe answered again, with Juan Uribe’s second homer in as many days after returning from an injury suffered last weekend in Anaheim.

Carlos Carrasco went 7.1 IP, his second-longest outing of the season, striking out six and allowing just two earned runs.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Maureen MacGregor

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians beat Chicago White Sox on Carlos Santana’s walkoff homer

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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

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians move to within half-game of first place by beating Kansas City Royals

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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

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians win on second straight walkoff, over Kansas City Royals

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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

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