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PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians rally to beat Minnesota Twins,, 7-6, at Progressive Field

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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

GALLERY: Cleveland Indians win series vs. KC to finish homestand 5-1 against division rivals

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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 beat Detroit Tigers behind Francisco Lindor, Josh Tomlin and others

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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

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians bats come alive to beat Matt Harvey, New York Mets

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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.

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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.

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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

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Virginia Rhoades (far right) poses with her grandchildren while taking in her first Tribe game of 2016 from the center field bullpen seats.

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.

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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

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians workout prior to Monday’s #TribeOpener at Progressive Field

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The Tribe, back home from Spring Training and two exhibition games in Texas, took part in workouts at a cold Progressive Field on Sunday afternoon.

And the guys seem to be loose.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Rajai Davis, Francisco Lindor, Collin Cowgill, Mike Napoli enjoy big nights in Cleveland Indians tie against Los Angeles Dodgers

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Rajai Davis made two sensational defensive plays, Collin Cowgill had two extra-base hits, Francisco Lindor drove in two runs, Mike Napoli continued his hot Spring Training and Trevor Bauer was dominant in the Indians tie against the Dodgers on Thursday.

The Tribe led, 5-2, after taking a lead against NL MVP Clayton Kershaw. Davis made an over-the-shoulder catch in the first, then threw out Yasiel Puig trying for a double in the second. Bauer allowed one run in five innings, while Cowgill doubled, tripled and walked. Napoli is hitting over .450.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Michael Brantley returns with a bang in Cleveland Indians win over Cubs

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Michael Brantley returned to the lineup with a bang on Saturday, hitting a two-run homer and logging an outfield assist in the Indians win over the Cubs.

Watch Michael, Corey Kluber and Terry discuss MB’s return:

–Photos by Dan Mendlik/video courtesy of Jordan Bastian

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians infielder Jason Kipnis hits his 2nd #TribeSpring long ball, Tribe falls to Cincy 8-6

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It was another beautiful day in Goodyear, only this time the Indians were the “visiting team” against the Reds.

The Tribe started out hot this St. Patrick’s Day, with a 3-run homer from Kipnis, his second of #Tribe Spring, but ultimately fell to Cincinnati with a final score of 6-8.

We’re back at it again tomorrow, when we take on the A’s in Goodyear.

-Photos by Dan Mendlik

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