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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.
- 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
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)…
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
The Tribe started off the offense in the first inning in the series finale against the Rays, and kept it going. Behind big hits from Kip and Santana and a gem by Bauer, the Tribe collected their 6th straight win, sweeping the homestand with a perfect 6-0 record AND closing out an undefeated June at home.
-Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor
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
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
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
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
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
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Chatting with Ketchup after Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis took him out
Ketchup is known by many as the troublemaker of our mascot group – he wears Ricky Vaughn glasses, is a trickster during the nightly Sugardale Hot Dog Derby and is generally known as the problem child of the hot dog trio.
But he was on the receiving end of some hijinks on Wednesday night at the hands of another noted trickster: Tribe second baseman Jason Kipnis.
ICYMI: As the Hot Dog Derby began, Ketchup took out Mustard and Onion to get an early lead. And then, for some reason, Jason Kipnis took him out – then flexed on him. It was abhorrent. Watch for yourself:
So we caught up with Ketchup this morning to see how the big guy was doing after his run-in with Kip.
@Indians: How are you feeling?
Ketchup: My shoulder hurts from when I landed, but people aren’t talking about the right thing – Kip knocked me over and I still dominated the race. Losers makes excuses. Winners, like myself, just win.
@Indians: Some people will say, ‘Oh, this was premeditated, the race is fixed anyway, Ketchup was in on it, it was all a show.’ What’s your response to that?
Ketchup: I would ask those people, Is WWE fake?
@Indians: WWE is fake.
Ketchup: Bet you wouldn’t say that to Stone Cold Steve Austin.
@Indians: Let’s move on. Why do you think Kip did this to you?
Ketchup: When you are as great as I am, people get jealous. Maybe Mustard paid him off, maybe Kip has a thing for Onion. But I’m pretty sure he knows I’d dominate him in the derby if he ever raced, so he tried to deflect attention away from my dominance. Guess what?! Didn’t work!
@Indians: Do you think he’ll apologize? Would you accept if he does?
Ketchup: Depends. He is a repeat mascot offender now.
@Indians: Depends on?
Ketchup: If he makes a donation to the Mascot Association of America on my behalf for mascot school scholarships for young budding mascots. And hey, fans can do their part to support me at Friday night’s game by Rocking Their Red!