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Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor hosted a clinic for 40 Cleveland Baseball Federation participants Thursday evening at historic League Park in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood.
Lindor took part in drills and games with the kids, then entertained the youngsters’ questions in a Q&A session. Then, he led tours of the adjacent Baseball Heritage Museum.
Lindor will participate in these clinics all season long, in Cleveland and in road cities; he visited RBI kids in Philadelphia in late April.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
The Indians overcame an early 4-0 deficit by scoring a season-high 15 runs and pounding out a season-high 19 hits in a 15-6 win over the Reds on Monday night.
The Tribe scored four in the third, three in the fourth and five in the sixth. Every Indians starter had at least a hit and a run. Big nights included:
- Rajai Davis reached four times and scored from first on a Jason Kipnis two-run single in the fourth
- Francisco Lindor had three hits including a key two-run double in the third that helped the Tribe get back in it
- Mike Napoli had two RBI singles and walked twice
- Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer, the third straight game in which he’s homered (first time in his career he’s done that); he had four RBI (sac fly in the seventh)
- Marlon Byrd hit a two-run homer and scored three times
Also Monday, Columbus Crew All-Star Ethan Finlay threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Maureen MacGregor
Marlon Byrd’s two-run double in the eighth and Juan Uribe’s subsequent RBI single helped the Indians beat the Twins, 7-6, on Friday at Progressive Field.
The team’s three-run eighth immediately followed the Twins’ fourth homer of the night, by Eduardo Nunez, which gave Minnesota a 5-4 lead. Byung Ho Park hit two homers and Miguel Sano another earlier for Minnesota.
The Tribe, meanwhile, scored on Yan Gomes’ two-run homer in the second, Jason Kipnis’ solo shot in the third and Byrd’s key sixth-inning sac fly with the bases loaded to tie it at 4.
Josh Tomlin didn’t get the win, but he retired the final 11 batters he faced after Park’s second homer, in the third. Tomlin remains 12-0 following an Indians loss over the last two seasons.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Maureen MacGregor
It was quite the homestand at Progressive Field, as we won 5 of 6 against division rivals Detroit and Kansas City.
We swept the Tigers to kick it off, but then took two out of three to win the series against the World Champion Kansas City Royals.
In addition, we celebrated Mother’s Day at the ballpark on Sunday, where all of our players donned pink jerseys and accessories, as the Tribe took the final game of the series with a score of 5-4.
-Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor
PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians sweep Detroit Tigers for second time behind Brantley, Napoli, Bauer
–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Maureen MacGregor
PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers behind Francisco Lindor, Josh Tomlin and others
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
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.
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.
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) April 12, 2016
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.
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) April 13, 2016
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
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.
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