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GALLERY: 2016 Cleveland Indians clinch AL pennant, will play in World Series

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The Cleveland Indians advanced to their first World Series since 1997 with a win over the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 5 at Rogers Centre yesterday. They will host Game 1 of the World Series in Cleveland on Tuesday October 25th.

-Photos by Dan Mendlik

GALLERY: Cleveland Indians take Game 3 in Toronto, 3-0 ALCS lead over Jays

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We took a 3-0 ALCS lead last night at Rogers Centre in Toronto after losing Trevor Bauer after just four batters due to his pinkie injury. With a combined mastery from the bullpen, two big blasts from Kipnis and Napoli and some smart base-running, the Tribe came out on top 4-2.

We look to sweep the series and punch our ticket to the Fall Classic this afternoon at 4:00PM.

-Photos by Dan Mendlik

GALLERY: Cleveland Indians take BP at Rogers Centre in Toronto ahead of ALCS Game 3

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We arrived in Toronto yesterday in preparation for tonight’s Game 3 against the Jays. The guys did workouts and took batting practice at Rogers Centre to stay loose for tonight’s meeting. Game 3 will air on TBS tonight at 8PM, with all your pre/post-game coverage on SportsTimeOhio.

We look to extend our ALCS lead to 3-0! #RallyTogether

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians beat Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of ALDS

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The Cleveland Indians beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-4, in Game 1 of the teams’ American League Division Series at Progressive Field on Thursday night. A sellout crowd of 37,762 took the game in.

The Red Sox held leads of 1-0 and 2-1, but the Tribe hit three solo homers in the third inning to gain a lead the club wouldn’t relinquish. Roberto Perez, Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor each hit the first Postseason homer of their careers.

Perez and Lonnie Chisenhall also had RBI singles, and after Trevor Bauer pitcher 4.2 innings, Andrew Miller, Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen allowed a run over the game’s final 4.1 innings.

Miller and Allen each threw 40 pitches.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik, Maureen MacGregor, Ron Schwane; editing by David Cleveland

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians work out at Progressive Field with 48 hours to go before ALDS

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The Cleveland Indians conducted their first formal pre-American League Division Series on Tuesday at Progressive Field.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor

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.


  • 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: Cleveland Indians, Mike Napoli, 108 Stitches donate $120K in proceeds from ‘Party at Napoli’s’ shirts to Cleveland Clinic Children’s

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The Cleveland Indians, first baseman Mike Napoli, fan Nate Crowe and T-shirt company 108 Stitches donated a combined $120,000 in proceeds from sales of “Party at Napoli’s” T-shirts to Cleveland Clinic Children’s and VeloSano in a pregame ceremony on Sunday afternoon.

The shirts grew in popularity after Crowe, a Tribe Season Ticket Holder, brought a “Party at Napoli’s” sign to an early season game. The Indians worked with 108 Stitches, Napoli and Crowe to design the shirts, and they’ve been flying off the shelves since – over 9,000 shirts have been sold at the Progressive Field Team Shop and on matched a portion of proceeds from T-shirt sales, and Crowe also made a donation, in addition to the Tribe and 108 Stitches’ donations.

Later in the evening, the Tribe hosted an actual Party at Napoli’s at The Corner at Progressive Field, raising more money for the cause.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor

GALLERY: Tribe wins in walkoff fashion behind extra-innings single by Jason Kipnis

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Last night’s walkoff hero came in the form of Jason Kipnis. We defeated Minnesota as Jason Kipnis drove in the winning run with a one-out single in the 10th inning. It was the our first shutout, walk-off victory in extra innings since defeating the Kansas City Royals 1-0 in 14 innings on July 23, 1992!

Party at Napoli’s event at Progressive Field set for September 4, tickets limited


Join the Cleveland Indians for a Party at Napoli’s at Progressive Field’s Corner Bar on Sunday, September 4 from approximately 8-11PM. Players and coaches will be on hand as celebrity bartenders to raise money for Cleveland Clinic Children’s, VeloSano and Cleveland Indians Charities. Players and coaches involved include first baseman Mike Napoli, second baseman Jason Kipnis, manager Terry Francona and more!

Tickets are $75 per person and include the following:

  • Opportunity to interact with Indians uniformed personnel
  • Limited Edition red Party at Napoli’s t-shirt
  • Light Refreshments
  • Access to cash bar and silent auction

Tickets are very limited and can be purchased here. Use password: Napoli

The event will begin approximately one hour after the conclusion of the Indians vs. Marlins game that begins at 4:10PM on September 4.  A game ticket does not include an event ticket. You will need a separate ticket for admittance into the Party at Napoli’s private event.

Guests attending this event are encouraged to enter Progressive Field approximately one hour after the game at the E. 9th Street Patio (located on E. 9th Street across from the cemetery, right around the corner from Right Field Gate).


About Cleveland Clinic Children’s: At Cleveland Clinic Children’s, every child receives world-class care. At our main campus in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio, as well as at our community hospitals and Family Health Centers located throughout northern Ohio, children and families receive compassionate care from nationally and internationally renowned pediatricians and pediatric sub-specialists.

About VeloSano: VeloSano, Latin for “swift cure,” is an annual community initiative that raises money for cancer research through the sport of cycling. Whether you ride, volunteer or donate, every dollar raised by VeloSano participants benefits the cause and in just two short years, nearly $5 million has been generated to advance cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. How far will you go for the cure?

About Cleveland Indians Charities:  Established in 1989, CIC is a self-sustaining charitable organization that concentrates on creative partnerships with select organizations in the community. Through fundraising, CIC provides the opportunity to jointly create and execute youth educational and recreational opportunities. These programs help young people learn to play the game of baseball, develop necessary life skills, learn responsibility, and develop confidence to face today’s hurdles