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Top 10 reasons to come to Progressive Field for Cleveland Indians series vs. the Kansas City Royals this week


We’re 4.5 games out of the second Wild Card as we begin play this week, and more importantly, 4 games back in the loss column.

Our guys feed off fans’ support, so to help convince you to come down to the ballpark to cheer us on, we’ve compiled a Letterman-style Top 10 reasons to be at the ballpark tonight and all week as we push for a spot in that Wild Card game.

10. To defend Slider’s honor.
In May, KC mascot Sluggerrr – who misspells his name, ironically enough, took a shot at Slider. YOU SPELL YOUR NAME WRONG, BRO.


9. We have great weather.
After some, uh, struggles this weekend, looks like nothing but sun and temps in the 70s and 80s.

Full forecast:

8. Great food.
Progressive Field is the only place you can get a taste of Cleveland and watch the Tribe live on the green grass of Progressive Field. Melt, Barrio, Sweet Moses, Dynomite Burgers and Great Lakes Brewing Co., along with other original options, await you in our new Right Field District!


7. We’ve been great at home.
We’ve won eight of our last nine at home and 10 of our last 12. We’ve had 10 hits or more in 14 of our last 15 home games.


6. We have been playing great defense.
According to FanGraphs’ Defensive Runs Saved metric, we’re eighth in the league after early season struggles. Giovanny Urshela, Francisco Lindor and Lonnie Chisenhall in right have made a huge difference.


5. We have Josh Tomlin.
Tomlin is 5-1 in six starts since he returned from shoulder surgery, with a 2.85 ERA.


4. We have Lonnie Chisenhall.
All Lonnie’s done since coming back from Columbus is turn into one of the best right fielders in baseball.

He won ESPN’s Sweet Spot blog award for Defensive Player of the Month for August:
And on Sunday he did this:

3. We have Francisco Lindor.
Aside from being a camera hog and smiling constantly, Lindor has been one of the best players in baseball in the second half.

He’s fifth in FanGraphs’ WAR measurement among ALL MLB players in the second half, and fourth in hits in the second half (73).

Here’s his Rookie of the Year case:

2. We have Michael Brantley.
Brantley has been his steady, All-Star self. He leads MLB in doubles, is seventh in average and ninth on on-base percentage.

Here are his season-long stats.

1 Prices.
If ALL of that wasn’t enough, we have two of the best deals in pro sports: $10 Upper Bleacher tickets and $13 District Tickets presented by SportsTime Ohio. With the latter, which is a Standing Room Only ticket, we’ll even buy your first drink!

PHOTO GALLERY: Michael Brantley homers twice, Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers for sixth straight home win

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

Michael Brantley hit go-ahead homers in the seventh and eighth innings as the Indians beat the Tigers, 7-5, on Thursday at Progressive Field.

The Indians:

  • Have won six straight at home and eight of their last nine at Progressive Field
  • Have won 11 of 15 games overall
  • Have had 10 or more hits in 13 straight home games, tying a mark last set in 1936

Brantley hit a solo homer in the seventh to break a 3-3 tie, and Yan Gomes added an RBI single to make it 5-3. But the Tigers tied it in the eighth, before Brantley hit a two-run shot off Blaine Hardy for the game winner.

Abraham Almonte hit a solo homer and Giovanny Urshela added a two-run double. Danny Salazar allowed three runs in 6.1 innings and took a no-decision.

Lonnie Chisenhall had three outfield assists, the first Indians outfielder with three in a game since current TV color commentator Rick Manning did so in 1981.

Lonnie Chisenhall named ESPN’s SweetSpot Defensive Player of the Month for August, starts September even better


Editor’s Note: After being named Sweet Spot’s Defensive Player of the Month for August, Chisenhall had an incredible night defensively on Sept. 10 — 3 assists, including two on a wild double play in the second inning. CLICK HERE to watch, or check out his big night in GIF form:


Despite only playing right field since early June, Lonnie Chisenhall has made quite the impact in the Indians outfield — and is getting national attention for his stellar defense. Chisenhall was named ESPN’s SweetSpot Defensive Player of the month for August due to his huge strides and future promise as a great outfielder.

The transition from third base to right field has worked out quite well quite quickly for Cleveland Indians utility man Lonnie Chisenhall.

The selection might surprise you, but it’s one made on merit. Chisenhall is the SweetSpot Defensive Player of the Month for August.

Chisenhall wins the award despite never having played right field in the major leagues before the past few days in July. He finished August with eight Defensive Runs Saved, showing skill both at catching fly balls and using his throwing arm to deter baserunners.

It was a great month all around for Chisenhall, who hit .403 with a 1.026 OPS in 67 August at-bats.

Chisenhall may not have the flash of Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier, who won the award in June and closed August with a spectacular home run robbery of Manny Machado. But he might get to that point someday given the skills he’s shown.

Chisenhall’s switch may have slid under the national radar, as the Indians hadn’t been in wild-card contention until a recent six-game winning streak boosted them in the standings, but it’s been a smooth transition.

Read ESPN’s full article here.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians Season Ticket Holder party at Progressive Field

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In addition to perks like big savings over single-game ticket prices, Opening Day/Postseason priority and more, one of the biggest advantages of being an Indians Season Ticket Holder is our annual summer party, in which only STHs have the opportunity to get autographs from our players in a relaxed setting (well, except for the initial rush).

That was no different on Sunday, as Tribe players and Season Ticket Holders had a great afternoon after the Indians series-win-clinhing victory over Minnesota. (That gallery is here.)

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

PHOTOS: Cleveland Indians host Paula Abdul, Cardale Jones, Troy Smith on Friday at Progressive Field

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So, Friday — a weird night at the ballpark.

OSU quarterbacks past and present — and Cleveland natives! — Troy Smith and Cardale Jones were on hand, as was Paula Abdul, who had a … danceoff? … with Slider.

Weird night.

–Photos by Sarah Sachs/Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians bats come alive in 12-3 win over Texas


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The Cleveland Indians used an offensive outburst to salvage the finale of a tightly contested three-game series with the Texas Rangers at Progressive Field.

Every Indians starter had at least one run and one hit — the box score is crazy.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

Tribe players embrace Cavs’ playoff run; Nick Swisher pumps up crowd

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Cleveland Indians players are embracing the Cleveland Cavaliers’ playoff run.

Corey Kluber, Lonnie Chisenhall, Nick Swisher and more took in Sunday night’s Game 3 win over the Hawks — though they’ll be a bit busy Tuesday night as the Rangers are in town.

Swisher even served as an in-arena host of sorts, pumping up the Quicken Loans Arena crowd between the first and second quarters: WATCH.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians Batting Practice, May 12

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–Photos by Sarah Sachs

PHOTO GALLERY: A fun Sunday at Progressive Field as the Indians beat the Twins

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Sarah Sachs


PHOTO GALLERY: Indians rally for six-run inning, beat Jays to split series

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs


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