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Cleveland Indians notch ninth walk-off of 2016 with dramatic rally to beat Miami Marlins

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The Indians completed a sweep of the Marlins on Sunday with a three-run rally that Lonnie Chisenhall capped with a walk-off RBI single in the ninth. The Tribe’s AL Central lead remains 5.5 games after the Tigers beat the Royals earlier in the day.

The Tribe entered the gme 62-3 when leading after seven innings, but the Marlins rallied for a run off Bryan Shaw in the eighth and two off Andrew Miller in the ninth to hand their closer, Fernando Rodney, the ball with a 5-3 lead.

But Rodney walked the bases loaded – Brandon Guyer, Carlos Santana and Mike Napoli (punch run for by Michael Martinez). Jose Ramirez followed with a two-run single, and Chisenhall pulled a line-drive single to right for the winner.

Down, 2-0, in the seventh, the Indians scored three, on Abraham Almonte’s RBI infield single and Jason Kipnis’ two-run single. But JT Realmuto homered in the eighth and Ichiro doubled home Miguel Rojas in the ninth, before Martin Prado’s sac fly made it 5-3.

Jose Ramirez had four hits for the Tribe, and since Aug. 1 is hitting .354 and slugging .560. His double sparked the Indians three-run rally in the seventh. Tribe starter Danny Salazar struck out a career-high-tying 11 batters in 5.2 innings; he’s whiffed a combined 21 batters in his last two starts.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor

Diving, track, archery, weightlifting: Cleveland Indians players would make fine Olympians

Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky aren’t the only ones making a splash in the Olympic scene this year. In fact, some of Cleveland’s own are pretty well-versed in the Games, too.

Warning: more cheesy Olympic puns to come.

Diving Team



Take a look at the Indians outfield and you’ll find some of the game’s finest divers. As a team, the Indians have recorded 26 outfield assists, tied for the fifth most in the Majors this year. Rajai Davis leads the pack with eight assists of his own, tied for seventh among all American League outfielders.

Our outfielders are equally good at plate, as Cleveland’s outfield is batting a collective .293 this year, the best average in the AL and 2nd in the MLB. Lonnie Chisenhall’s .298 average is the fifth-highest among AL outfielders.

Track and Field

Sure, Usain Bolt is pretty fast, but can he steal second quicker than Rajai Davis? Probably. Still, Davis leads the American League with 28 stolen bases this season, which ranks fourth in MLB. His success rate of 90.3 percent is also the best in baseball.

The Tribe’s offense has combined for 80 stolen bases, which is tied for the most in the league and tied for fourth in the Majors.

Gold Medal Worthy: Rajai practically creates his own runs.*


*Well, with the help of that wild pitch.


Cleveland’s pitching staff is on target. Indians hurlers have tallied 924 strikeouts this year, the third-most in the AL, while their average of 8.43 strikeouts-per-9.0 innings is the fourth-best in the league. The staff’s 22.4 strikeout percentage also ranks second in the AL.


Two members of the Tribe’s rotation are among AL strikeout leaders, as Corey Kluber’s 153 punchouts are fourth-most in the league, followed by Danny Salazar, who ranks eighth with 133. Kluber also leads all AL pitchers in fWAR (4.4).


Francisco Lindor doesn’t need bars or a balance beam to be a world-class acrobat. He’s flipped his way into 64 percent of Cleveland’s double plays this year, having helped turn 56 of the team’s 87 total.


His 320 assists are the second most among MLB shortstops and his 160 putouts are the third most. Lindor’s worth more than a collection of web-gems, too – his .303 average is the third-highest among all MLB shortstops.



The Indians have notched 144 homers this season, averaging 1.32 home runs per game, the fourth most in the league. Mike Napoli leads the Tribe with 28 bombs, which ranks fourth in the AL and fifth in MLB. It’s also the most home runs by an Indians player in a single season since Grady Sizemore finished the 2008 campaign with 33.

Carlos Santana is not far behind with 24 of his own, tied for 12th in the league, while Jason Kipnis (22) and Francisco Lindor (13) have each set single-season career highs.

You might not see these guys in Rio, but maybe Tokyo 2020?

-TribeVibe contributor Kailey Adams

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians beat Nationals on Francisco Lindor walkoff

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The Indians rallied for three runs in the ninth, the last of which came on Francisco Lindor’s walkoff RBI single, to beat Washington in front of 23,711 fans at Progressive Field. The win marked Lindor’s first walkoff hit.

The teams will wrap their quick two-game series with a marquee matinee pitching matchup today: Carlos Carrasco (7-3, 2.31) vs. Stephen Strasburg (13-1, 2.83). The Indians maintained their 5.5-game lead over Detroit in the AL Central.

Down, 6-4, heading to the ninth, six of seven Tribe batters reached:

  • Jose Ramirez walk
  • Tyler Naquin PH RBI double
  • Chris Gimenez run-scoring FC-E3
  • Lonnie Chisenhall walk
  • Rajai Davis bunt single
  • Lindor walkoff

The Tribe bullpen (Crockett, Manship, Otero, Adams and Shaw) allowed one earned run in five innings in relief of Tribe starter Danny Salazar.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians win 13th straight home game by beating Detroit Tigers

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The Indians beat the Tigers, 12-1, on Tuesday night, the club’s 13th straight win at home and 11th straight win over the Tigers in 2016.

In those 16 games, the Indians have outscored the Tigers (77-24); the 11 straight wins over the Tigers are the most by the Indians in a single season against Detroit since Cleveland went 12-0 against the Tigers in 1996.

Scoring summary:

  • Second: Rajai Davis doubled home Jose Ramirez and Tyler Naquin got Lonnie Chisenhall home with a groundout
  • Fourth: Chisenhall doubled in Mike Napoli and Davis followed with a sac fly to score Ramirez
  • Fifth: Francisco Lindor doubled home Jason Kipnis, Ramirez got Lindor home with a groundout and Chisenhall doubled Napoli home
  • Sixth: Naquin hit his seventh homer, while Napoli followed with an RBI single and Ramirez an RBI fielder’s choice for a 10-1 lead
  • Eighth: Carlos Santana hit an opposite-field homer, his 19th; he led the team with 19 in the entire 2015 season
    • Chisenhall added his fourth hit of the night, an RBI single to score Kipnis

–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Maureen MacGregor

A final look at the numbers in the Cleveland Indians record 14-game win streak

Cleveland Indians v Toronto Blue Jays

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)…

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians move to within half-game of first place by beating Kansas City Royals

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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

GALLERY: Cleveland Indians win finale vs. Texas with a walk-off single from Yan Gomes

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We took the finale against the Texas Rangers in dramatic fashion last night with a walk-off RBI single after 11 innings.

A game of catch up, the Rangers tied it up in the top of the 9th, to send us into extra innings, but Lonnie Chisenhall opened the 11th with a double, and was later brought home on a chopper up the middle by Yan Gomes.

It was our first walk-off win since August 11.

-Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians sweep Detroit Tigers for second time behind Brantley, Napoli, Bauer

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Maureen MacGregor

Slider’s Spring Training: A look back at the Cleveland Indians mascot’s fun time in AZ


We put Slider to work this year, in some good ways and some … not so good ways.

We called it Slider’s Spring Training, a quartet of videos documenting his work in Goodyear.

First, it was a helping hand to Joba:

Then, he helped Jose Ramirez with a problem he’d been having:

Of course, he got a little too comfortable in the clubhouse after his Body Issue debut:

Finally, he got busted after a little accident with Terry’s scooter. 

Indians Radio Week interviews: Carrasco, Chisenhall and more


It’s Radio Week at Cleveland Indians Spring Training in Goodyear, Ariz., and Tribe players are chatting with Indians Radio Network affiliates all day.

Here’s some of the audio:

Carlos Carrasco

Mike Napoli

Rajai Davis

Lonnie Chisenhall

Roberto Perez

Cody Anderson

Tommy Hunter

Sandy Alomar

Mike Chernoff