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Cleveland Indians fans can join a conference call with Francisco Lindor TODAY at 4:45PM

We will be holding an exclusive conference call with Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor TODAY at 4:45 PM ET from Toronto.

Fans will have the opportunity to submit questions to the Tribe’s American League Rookie of the Year candidate!

If you are interested in joining the call, dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter the pin Code 13595.

Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor: American League Rookie of the Year?

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Francisco Lindor is making a serious case for American League Rookie of the Year.

Lindor, who made his debut in mid-June, not only has been one of the best rookies in the second half, but one of the best players in the American League, period.

In the second half and among AL players, Lindor ranks (numbers as of morning of Sept. 3):

  • T2nd in FanGraphs’ Wins Above Replacement Metric (2.6)
  • T3rd in hits (63)
  • Fourth in average (.358)
  • 16th in runs scored (27)
  • 17th in OPS (.908)

Among AL rookies for the full season, he ranks:

  • First in hitting (.308)
  • Fourth in on-base percentage (.347)
  • T2nd in multi-hit games (28)
    • (Billy Burns, the leader with 38, has played 105 games. Eddie Rosario, T2nd with 28, has played 96. Lindor has played 70 games.)
  • Fourth in hits (86)

In August, Lindor hit .370 (40-for-108) with 8 doubles, 12 RBI and posted an OBP of .413.

Defensively, Lindor leads AL shortstops in Fangraphs’ Defensive Runs Saved metric, with seven.


Photo Gallery: Yan Gomes hits a Grand Slam as Cleveland Indians beat Los Angeles Angels

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

The Indians won their fourth straight, seventh of nine overall and nine of their last 11 at home with an 8-3 victory over the Angels on Saturday night.

Cleveland scored five in the eighth before former Indians reliever Joe Smith recorded an out:

  • Francisco Lindor singled
  • Michael Brantley singled
  • Carlos Santana doubled home Lindor
  • Lonnie Chisenhall was intentionally walked
  • Yan Gomes hit his first career Grand Slam

The Indians tied the game on a Gomes sac fly in the second, and took a 3-1 lead in the third – after the rain delay – on Chisenhall’s two-run single. The Angels, though, re-tied it in the fourth before the Tribe’s eighth-inning rally.


  • Chisenhall extended his hit streak 10 games, in which he’s hitting .483 (14-29)
    • Since his callup on July 30, Chisenhall is hitting .408 (29-71)
  • Lindor extended his hit streak to eight games, in which he’s hitting .516 (16-31)
    • In August, Lindor is hitting .386 (39-101)

Special Cleveland Indians guest Megan Komar has best day ever at Progressive Field

// Saturday, Megan Komar and her family (Mom, Dad, and two brothers) took in batting practice and had a meet-and-greet with Cleveland Indians players, thanks to the Indians, Miracle League of Northeast Ohio and the Sons of Baseball Foundation.

Megan was born with a syndrome called hydrocephalus, which affects her condition and has caused many health problems for the 12-year-old.

But through the Miracle League, as developed a love for baseball and even plays two days a week. Megan and her family were greeted on the field by members of the Indians during batting practice — and it turned into one big dance party:



Photo Gallery: Cleveland Indians beat Los Angeles Angels, 3-1, behind Trevor Bauer, timely hitting

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Sarah Sachs

The Indians beat the Angels, 3-1, on Friday thanks to another bounceback outing from Trevor Bauer and some timely seventh-inning hitting. The Indians have won eight of their last 10 games at Progressive Field.

Bauer allowed one run in eight innings, striking out seven; . Cody Allen shut the door for his 27th save (T6 in AL).

The Indians rallied from a 1-0 deficit in a three-run seventh, as pinch-hitter Abraham Almonte got the rally started with an opposite field, RBI double. Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana each followed with RBI singles. The Indians have had 10 or more hits in 10 straight games at home, marking the first time since 1936 the club has accomplished that feat.

Photo Gallery: Cleveland Indians bats break out in win over Brewers, led by Kipnis, Lindor, Brantley

The Indians bats came alive in the opener of a five-game homestand, beating up Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta in an 11-6 win over the Brewers.

The top three hitters in the Tribe order – Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor and Michael Brantley – went a combined 9-for-12 with nine RBI and seven runs. In August, that trio is hitting .377 (75-199) combined.

Carlos Santana had an RBI double and Lonnie Chisenhall an RBI single in the first, while Kipnis and Lindor drove in runs in the second.

Brantley hit a two-run homer in the fourth, and Kipnis (RBI single) and Lindor (two-run double) did it again in the sixth. Brantley added another two-run homer in the eighth.


  • Brantley is the only AL player with 35 or more doubles, 10 or more homers and 70 or more RBI.
  • Kipnis had three hits and leads the American League with 17 games of three or more hits.
  • Lindor is hitting .378 in August and .306 for the season.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

#WorldPhotographyDay: Cleveland Indians photographers favorite shots from 2015 season so far

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Wednesday is World Photography Day, and we asked our top-notch shooters for their favorite photos of the 2015 season. Enjoy!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians walk off on Michael Brantley’s 16th-inning single

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After five hours, Michael Brantley delivered a walkoff single in the 16th inning to beat the Yankees on Tuesday, 5-4.


–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians Season Ticket Holder party at Progressive Field

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In addition to perks like big savings over single-game ticket prices, Opening Day/Postseason priority and more, one of the biggest advantages of being an Indians Season Ticket Holder is our annual summer party, in which only STHs have the opportunity to get autographs from our players in a relaxed setting (well, except for the initial rush).

That was no different on Sunday, as Tribe players and Season Ticket Holders had a great afternoon after the Indians series-win-clinhing victory over Minnesota. (That gallery is here.)

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

PHOTO GALLERY: Kluber, Johnson, Almonte lift Cleveland Indians to series win

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs


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