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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.

Notes

  • 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

Cleveland Indians open pivotal series with Detroit Tigers with big win

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The Indians beat the Tigers, 11-4, in the teams’ pivotal series opener on Friday night in front of 29,137 at Progressive Field. With the win, the Indians increased their AL Central lead to seven and lowered their magic number (combination of Tribe wins and Tigers losses) to nine.

Mike Napoli got the scoring started with a bizarre ground-rule double in the first – on which the ball bounced over the 19-foot wall in left field. Carlos Santana added a two-run single in the second, and Napoli added a two-run homer in the fifth.

After the Tigers cut the lead to 6-4 on Justin Upton’s second homer, a three-run shot in the sixth, the Tribe pushed the lead back to 7-4 on Roberto Perez’s sacrifice fly in the bottom half. Jose Ramirez added an RBI single in the seventh, and Perez, Jason Kipnis and Ramirez drove in runs in a three-run eighth.

Corey Kluber, thought by many to be the AL Cy Young front-runner, pitched seven innings, striking out seven. He improved to 17-9, and his ERA stands at 3.12.

–Photos by  Dan Mendlik and Maureen  MacGregor

PHOTO GALLERY: Eighth-inning Jose Ramirez homer gives Cleveland Indians series win over Toronto Blue Jays

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The Indians rallied again to beat Toronto, 3-2, to win the teams’ weekend (2-1) and season series (4-3). The Tribe won on a walkoff (3-2) on Friday and lost (6-5) by a run on Saturday. The club’s AL Central lead remains seven games, as the Tigers beat Boston in Detroit.

Jose Ramirez, who tied Friday’s game in the ninth with a solo shot, hit a two-run homer in the eighth on Sunday to give the Tribe the lead. Cody Allen earned his 24th save.

Ramirez has hit safely in 19 of 20 August games, and is hitting .383 with five homers and 15 RBI this month.

Down, 2-0, the Tribe rallied in the sixth, on three consecutive singles by Carlos Santana, Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor, to cut the lead to 2-1. But a double play and strikeout later and Toronto starter Marcus Stroman had escaped.

Corey Kluber struck out eight in 6.2 innings, allowing those two runs. He lowered his ERA to 3.13 and continued to be a contender in, if not the leader of, the AL Cy Young race.

–photos by Dan Mendlik/Maureen MacGregor

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians beat Los Angeles Angels; Rock N Blast rocks Progressive Field crowd

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The Indians tied a club record with eight stolen bases, Jose Ramirez and Mike Napoli extended their hit streaks the Tribe beat the Angels, 13-3 on Friday night in front of 27,014 at Progressive Field.

The Tribe has outscored Los Angeles, 27-7, in this four game series’ first two games, and leads the Tigers by five games in the American League Central (six in the loss column).

The Tribe stole eight bases, tying the club’s single-game record set in 1917. Rajai Davis and Jose Ramirez each stole three bases; Davis leads the AL with 31 and is fourth in baseball. Ramirez now has 17 steals this year, tied for seventh in the AL. Francisco Lindor (15) and Jason Kipnis (11) also stole bases.

Notes:

  • Ramirez extended his hit streak to 16 games, during which he’s hitting .453 (29-64) with 14 runs, seven steals and 10 RBI. He hit his eighth homer, a solo shot, in the seventh
  • Mike Napoli extended his hit streak to 12 games, during which he’s hitting .432 (19-44)
  • Kipnis went 4-for-5 and is batting .365 since the All-Star break
  • Brandon Guyer had three hits, including a homer, walked and drove in five – the latter being a career high; in his first 14 ABs with the Indians, he has seven hits and three walks
  • Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs in seven innings, striking out eight

First-place Indians heat things up this weekend

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The first-place Indians return to Progressive Field on Thursday, August 11 to face the Angels, Red Sox, White Sox and Blue Jays in an 11-game homestand at Progressive Field – the longest homestand of the 2016 season. This homestand includes some of the season’s hottest promo items and events including a Bob Feller bobblehead courtesy of Meritech, Indians fedora courtesy of Cleveland.com, Francisco Lindor home white jersey courtesy of Liberty Ford and two nights of Rock N’ Blast presented by FirstEnergy.

Indians #TribeSocial Night set for August 17

The Indians will hold their 2016 Social Media Night on August 17 as the team takes on the White Sox. Participants will be able to enjoy the game and receive exclusive opportunities, including a player Q&A, early entry for BP and more! Additionally, fans will receive $5 loaded value on their ticket and a new “Rotation of Domination” T-shirt before they become available in the Progressive Field Team Shop.

Tickets for #TribeSocial Night include a game ticket in section 117 and can be purchased at Indians.com/socialmedianight for $24 (plus pre-order fee). Purchase deadline is Friday, Aug. 12.

 

ANGELS SERIES/PROMOTIONS/EVENTS:

Thursday, August 11 vs. Angels @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Ceremonial First Pitch: Cleveland native and four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Harrison Dillard will throw the ceremonial first pitch with his granddaughter, Izmailia Sougoufara. Dillard competed in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics in track and field.

Friday, August 12 vs. Angels @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM 

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: The Indians will have 11 Sugardale Dollar Dog Nights throughout the 2016 season. Fans can also enjoy Sugardale samplings pregame at Gateway Plaza.

Pregame in the District presented by Budweiser: Pregame in the District presented by Budweiser features $2 Budweiser cans from 5-7PM in the Right Field District.

Rock N’ Blast “One Louder” Fireworks presented by FirstEnergy: Rock N’ Blast fireworks presented by FirstEnergy celebrates live music experiences and legendary concerts in history. Rock N’ Blast celebrates its 11th anniversary with a “One Louder” theme.

Block Party:  Block Parties include live pregame entertainment featuring music on the RTA stage, DJs, giant cornhole, Jenga and pong. Block Parties are perfect for the entire group to get pumped to cheer on the Tribe.

Alumni Ambassadors: Indians alumni Gary Bell and Chad Ogea will be available to sign autographs from 6:00-6:30PM in the Right Field District.

Ballpark App: Download MLB.com’s Ballpark app presented by KeyBank and stay up to date on all things Tribe. Ballpark features mobile check-in offers from KeyBank, New Era and other partners, an interactive concourse map, exclusive team videos and more. Fans can also easily manage their tickets digitally through the app, and gain access to the Indians mobile-only entrance at the Right Field Gate.

Saturday, August 13 vs. Angels @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM 

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Bob Feller Bobblehead courtesy of Meritech: 12,500 fans will receive a Bob Feller bobblehead courtesy of Meritech.

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Rock N’ Blast “One Louder” Fireworks presented by FirstEnergy: Rock N’ Blast fireworks presented by FirstEnergy celebrates live music experiences and legendary concerts in history. Rock N’ Blast celebrates its 11th anniversary with a “One Louder” theme.

Block Party:  Block Parties include live pregame entertainment featuring music on the RTA stage, DJs, giant cornhole, Jenga and pong. Block Parties are perfect for the entire group to get pumped to cheer on the Tribe.

Budweiser Clydesdales: The Budweiser Clydesdales will deliver the ceremonial first pitch baseball on-field during pregame.

Alumni Ambassadors: Indians alumni Gary Bell  and Chad Ogea will be available to sign autographs from 6:00-6:30PM in the Right Field District.

CLE Clothing Co. Coupon:  Fans will receive a coupon to Cleveland Clothing Co. after the game.

Sunday, August 14 vs. Angels @ 1:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at noon (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 11AM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

KeyBank Kids Fun Day: KeyBank Kids Fun Day allows kids to enjoy both the action on and off the field with various opportunities including Jungle Terry and more. A Tribe player also will participate in a Q&A with kids on the Family Deck at 11:45AM; this Q&A happens each Sunday home game at Progressive Field.

Kids Run the Bases presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s: Young Tribe fans will have the opportunity to run the bases like their favorite players after the game! All kids (12 & under) can stay immediately after the game to take part.

 

RED SOX SERIES FOCUS/PROMOTIONS/EVENTS:

Monday, August 15 vs. Red Rox @ 1:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at noon

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

April 7 postponed game: The Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox will make-up the April 7 postponed game on Monday, August 15 @ 1:10PM at Progressive Field.

 

WHITE SOX SERIES FOCUS/PROMOTIONS/EVENTS:

Tuesday, August 16 vs. White Sox @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Dunkin Donuts coupon:  Fans will receive a coupon to Dunkin Donuts after the game.

Wednesday, August 17 vs. White Sox @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Kluber’s Kids: This new program, presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s, hosts a Cleveland Clinic Children’s patient and their family every homestand. Guests have a pregame experience that includes watching batting practice and meeting Corey Kluber.

Thursday, August 18 vs. White Sox @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Cleveland RBI Senior Softball team: The Indians will hold a pregame presentation for the Cleveland Baseball Federation RBI senior softball team to celebrate the team’s eighth straight regional championship.

CLE Clothing Co. coupon:  Fans will receive a coupon to Cleveland Clothing Co. after the game.

 

BLUE JAYS SERIES FOCUS/PROMOTIONS/EVENTS:

Friday, August 19 vs. Blue Jays @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: The Indians will have 11 Sugardale Dollar Dog Nights throughout the season. Fans can also enjoy Sugardale samplings pregame at Gateway Plaza.

Pregame in the District presented by Budweiser: Pregame in the District presented by Budweiser features $2 Budweiser cans from 5-7PM in the Right Field District.

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Indians Fedora courtesy of Cleveland.com: 10,000 fans will receive an Indians fedora courtesy of Cleveland.com.

Fireworks presented by Wayside Furniture: The Indians will have ‘Rat Pack’-themed postgame fireworks presented by Wayside Furniture.

Block Party:  Block Parties include live pregame entertainment featuring music on the RTA stage, DJs, giant cornhole, Jenga and pong. Block Parties are perfect for the entire group to get pumped to cheer on the Tribe.

Alumni Ambassadors: Indians alumni Marquis Grissom and Jaret Wright will be available to sign autographs from 6:00-6:30PM in the Right Field District.

District Ticket: Our $13 District Ticket, presented by SportsTime Ohio, is back! Fans can grab one only at Indians.com for a Standing Room Only ticket, and their first drink (12-ounce beer, bottled water or Pepsi product) is on us!

Saturday, August 20 vs. Blue Jays @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM 

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Francisco Lindor Home White Jersey courtesy of Liberty Ford: 12,500 fans will receive a Francisco Lindor home white jersey courtesy of Liberty Ford.

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Fireworks presented by Pierre’s: The Indians will have ‘Southern Rock’-themed postgame fireworks presented by Pierre’s.

Block Party:  Block Parties include live pregame entertainment featuring music on the RTA stage, DJs, giant cornhole, Jenga and pong. Block Parties are perfect for the entire group to get pumped to cheer on the Tribe.

Alumni Ambassadors: Indians alumni Marquis Grissom and Jaret Wright will be available to sign autographs from 6:00-6:30PM in the Right Field District.

Sunday, August 21 vs. Blue Jays @ 1:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at noon (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 11AM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

KeyBank Kids Fun Day: KeyBank Kids Fun Day allows kids to enjoy both the action on and off the field with various opportunities including Jungle Terry and more. A Tribe player also will participate in a Q&A with kids on the Family Deck at 11:45AM; this Q&A happens each Sunday home game at Progressive Field.

Kids Run the Bases presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s: Young Tribe fans will have the opportunity to run the bases like their favorite players after the game! All kids (12 & under) can stay immediately after the game to take part.

Diving, track, archery, weightlifting: Cleveland Indians players would make fine Olympians

Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky aren’t the only ones making a splash in the Olympic scene this year. In fact, some of Cleveland’s own are pretty well-versed in the Games, too.

Warning: more cheesy Olympic puns to come.

Diving Team

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Take a look at the Indians outfield and you’ll find some of the game’s finest divers. As a team, the Indians have recorded 26 outfield assists, tied for the fifth most in the Majors this year. Rajai Davis leads the pack with eight assists of his own, tied for seventh among all American League outfielders.

Our outfielders are equally good at plate, as Cleveland’s outfield is batting a collective .293 this year, the best average in the AL and 2nd in the MLB. Lonnie Chisenhall’s .298 average is the fifth-highest among AL outfielders.

Track and Field

Sure, Usain Bolt is pretty fast, but can he steal second quicker than Rajai Davis? Probably. Still, Davis leads the American League with 28 stolen bases this season, which ranks fourth in MLB. His success rate of 90.3 percent is also the best in baseball.

The Tribe’s offense has combined for 80 stolen bases, which is tied for the most in the league and tied for fourth in the Majors.

Gold Medal Worthy: Rajai practically creates his own runs.*

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*Well, with the help of that wild pitch.

Archery

Cleveland’s pitching staff is on target. Indians hurlers have tallied 924 strikeouts this year, the third-most in the AL, while their average of 8.43 strikeouts-per-9.0 innings is the fourth-best in the league. The staff’s 22.4 strikeout percentage also ranks second in the AL.

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Two members of the Tribe’s rotation are among AL strikeout leaders, as Corey Kluber’s 153 punchouts are fourth-most in the league, followed by Danny Salazar, who ranks eighth with 133. Kluber also leads all AL pitchers in fWAR (4.4).

Gymnastics

Francisco Lindor doesn’t need bars or a balance beam to be a world-class acrobat. He’s flipped his way into 64 percent of Cleveland’s double plays this year, having helped turn 56 of the team’s 87 total.

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His 320 assists are the second most among MLB shortstops and his 160 putouts are the third most. Lindor’s worth more than a collection of web-gems, too – his .303 average is the third-highest among all MLB shortstops.

Powerlifting

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The Indians have notched 144 homers this season, averaging 1.32 home runs per game, the fourth most in the league. Mike Napoli leads the Tribe with 28 bombs, which ranks fourth in the AL and fifth in MLB. It’s also the most home runs by an Indians player in a single season since Grady Sizemore finished the 2008 campaign with 33.

Carlos Santana is not far behind with 24 of his own, tied for 12th in the league, while Jason Kipnis (22) and Francisco Lindor (13) have each set single-season career highs.

You might not see these guys in Rio, but maybe Tokyo 2020?

-TribeVibe contributor Kailey Adams

PHOTO GALLERY: Kluber, Kipnis lead Cleveland Indians sweep of Athletics

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Jason Kipnis drove in three runs and Mike Napoli hit his team-high 24th homer in the Tribe’s 8-0 win over Oakland on Sunday at Progressive Field. In sweeping the A’s, the Indians maintain their 4.5-game lead over the Tigers in the AL Central and their AL-best winning percentage (.588, 60-42).

Kipnis had a two-run single, Francisco Lindor a sac fly and Napoli that homer in the third; the homer marked Napoli’s 1,000th career hit. In the fourth, Roberto Perez had an RBI single and Kipnis added a sac fly, while Abraham Almonte added a fifth-inning sac fly.

Corey Kluber improved to 10-8 and lowered his ERA to 3.27 by pitching seven scoreless innings with seven strikeouts. He ranks first in the American League in FanGraphs’ WAR measurement.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik, Maureen MacGregor

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians beat Nationals on Francisco Lindor walkoff

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The Indians rallied for three runs in the ninth, the last of which came on Francisco Lindor’s walkoff RBI single, to beat Washington in front of 23,711 fans at Progressive Field. The win marked Lindor’s first walkoff hit.

The teams will wrap their quick two-game series with a marquee matinee pitching matchup today: Carlos Carrasco (7-3, 2.31) vs. Stephen Strasburg (13-1, 2.83). The Indians maintained their 5.5-game lead over Detroit in the AL Central.

Down, 6-4, heading to the ninth, six of seven Tribe batters reached:

  • Jose Ramirez walk
  • Tyler Naquin PH RBI double
  • Chris Gimenez run-scoring FC-E3
  • Lonnie Chisenhall walk
  • Rajai Davis bunt single
  • Lindor walkoff

The Tribe bullpen (Crockett, Manship, Otero, Adams and Shaw) allowed one earned run in five innings in relief of Tribe starter Danny Salazar.

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