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Photo Gallery: Cleveland Indians beat Los Angeles Angels, 3-1, behind Trevor Bauer, timely hitting

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Sarah Sachs

The Indians beat the Angels, 3-1, on Friday thanks to another bounceback outing from Trevor Bauer and some timely seventh-inning hitting. The Indians have won eight of their last 10 games at Progressive Field.

Bauer allowed one run in eight innings, striking out seven; . Cody Allen shut the door for his 27th save (T6 in AL).

The Indians rallied from a 1-0 deficit in a three-run seventh, as pinch-hitter Abraham Almonte got the rally started with an opposite field, RBI double. Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana each followed with RBI singles. The Indians have had 10 or more hits in 10 straight games at home, marking the first time since 1936 the club has accomplished that feat.

Photo Gallery: Cleveland Indians bats break out in win over Brewers, led by Kipnis, Lindor, Brantley

The Indians bats came alive in the opener of a five-game homestand, beating up Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta in an 11-6 win over the Brewers.

The top three hitters in the Tribe order – Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor and Michael Brantley – went a combined 9-for-12 with nine RBI and seven runs. In August, that trio is hitting .377 (75-199) combined.

Carlos Santana had an RBI double and Lonnie Chisenhall an RBI single in the first, while Kipnis and Lindor drove in runs in the second.

Brantley hit a two-run homer in the fourth, and Kipnis (RBI single) and Lindor (two-run double) did it again in the sixth. Brantley added another two-run homer in the eighth.

Trends

  • Brantley is the only AL player with 35 or more doubles, 10 or more homers and 70 or more RBI.
  • Kipnis had three hits and leads the American League with 17 games of three or more hits.
  • Lindor is hitting .378 in August and .306 for the season.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

Cleveland Indians Michael Brantley among MLB leaders in many offensive categories

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Michael Brantley had three hits in Wednesday’s loss to Boston and six in the series, and despite year—long issues with his back and, more recently, his shoulder, is back in the top 10 in many MLB offensive categories.

They are:

  • MLB leader in doubles (37)
  • Ninth in on-base percentage (.390)
  • 10th in average (.317)
  • 10th in second-half WAR (1.7)

EXCLUSIVE: Answers to all of your Corey Kluber walk-off water gun questions

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We were so excited to have our 16-inning marathon game on Tuesday night end — meaning we could go home and get some sleep — we almost missed that Corey Kluber brought a freaking water gun to the celebration, as you see in the GIF above and the video below.

A water gun!

We had to know more. So we tracked down Corey in the clubhouse this afternoon and he gave us the skinny, which is far, far less exciting than we thought it’d be but funny nonetheless.

Was it a super soaker? Yes.

Where and when did you buy it? September 2014, Target

When did you fill it? I refilled it in the middle of the 16th after Danny Salazar shot it off during pregame.

Did you and college teammate and new Indians teammate Chris Johnson ever have water gun fights? (Looks at questioner like he’s crazy) No.

Have you ever shot your eye out like in ‘A Christmas Story’? (Getting angry) No.

Where was the gun during the game? In the dugout.

As it turns out, Danny Salazar borrowed Kluber’s water gun in pregame for nefarious purposes: to spray STO reporter Andre Knott with water. See GIF and photo:

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PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians walk off on Michael Brantley’s 16th-inning single

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After five hours, Michael Brantley delivered a walkoff single in the 16th inning to beat the Yankees on Tuesday, 5-4.

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

Indians bounce back, ‘pen stellar as Tribe beats Chicago Cubs on Thursday

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A night after being beaten 17-0, the Tribe bounced back with some clutch hitting and some rain-induced, stellar work out of the bullpen in a 4-3 win.

The bullpen pitched 4.1 scoreless, including a rare fifth- and sixth-inning appearance from Cody Allen.

It all worked though — the Tribe took two of three from the Cubs in this rain-shortened, two-city series.

Jason Kipnis & Michael Brantley Rock the Q

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We know that our guys have been supporting the team across the street well during their playoff run. Swish, Kluber, and Lonnie made appearances to root on LeBron James & gang in the first couple rounds – and the finals was no different.

After a 6-0 shutout win vs. the Mariners, Kip and Dr. Smooth decided they’d take in a game in the loud Quicken Loans Arena before they made the trip to Detroit.

They pumped up the crowd and were in full support. They are definitely all-in! WATCH

-TribeVibe Contributor, Ryan Delgado (pic via @Cavs)

 

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

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians win sixth straight, sweep Cincinnati Reds

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik, 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

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