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Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor: American League Rookie of the Year?

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Francisco Lindor is making a serious case for American League Rookie of the Year.

Lindor, who made his debut in mid-June, not only has been one of the best rookies in the second half, but one of the best players in the American League, period.

In the second half and among AL players, Lindor ranks (numbers as of morning of Aug. 29):

  • T4 in FanGraphs’ Wins Above Replacement Metric (2.4)
  • Second in hits (57)
  • Third in average (.365)
  • T11 in runs scored (24)
  • 16th in OPS (.937)

Among AL rookies for the full season, he ranks:

  • First in hitting (.309)
  • Second in on-base percentage (.348)
  • Third in multi-hit games (26)
    • (Billy Burns, the leader, has played 101 games. Eddie Rosario, second with 27, has played 92. Lindor has played 68 games.)
  • Fifth in hits (80)

Entering Saturday’s game, Lindor had a seven-game hit streak going, and was hitting .519 (14-27) in that stretch. In August, Lindor is batting .381.

Defensively, Lindor leads AL shortstops in Fangraphs’ Defensive Runs Saved metric, with five.

 

Photo Gallery: Yan Gomes hits a Grand Slam as Cleveland Indians beat Los Angeles Angels

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

The Indians won their fourth straight, seventh of nine overall and nine of their last 11 at home with an 8-3 victory over the Angels on Saturday night.

Cleveland scored five in the eighth before former Indians reliever Joe Smith recorded an out:

  • Francisco Lindor singled
  • Michael Brantley singled
  • Carlos Santana doubled home Lindor
  • Lonnie Chisenhall was intentionally walked
  • Yan Gomes hit his first career Grand Slam

The Indians tied the game on a Gomes sac fly in the second, and took a 3-1 lead in the third – after the rain delay – on Chisenhall’s two-run single. The Angels, though, re-tied it in the fourth before the Tribe’s eighth-inning rally.

Streaks

  • Chisenhall extended his hit streak 10 games, in which he’s hitting .483 (14-29)
    • Since his callup on July 30, Chisenhall is hitting .408 (29-71)
  • Lindor extended his hit streak to eight games, in which he’s hitting .516 (16-31)
    • In August, Lindor is hitting .386 (39-101)

Special Cleveland Indians guest Megan Komar has best day ever at Progressive Field

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsOn Saturday, Megan Komar and her family (Mom, Dad, and two brothers) took in batting practice and had a meet-and-greet with Cleveland Indians players, thanks to the Indians, Miracle League of Northeast Ohio and the Sons of Baseball Foundation.

Megan was born with a syndrome called hydrocephalus, which affects her condition and has caused many health problems for the 12-year-old.

But through the Miracle League, as developed a love for baseball and even plays two days a week. Megan and her family were greeted on the field by members of the Indians during batting practice — and it turned into one big dance party:

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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

#WorldPhotographyDay: Cleveland Indians photographers favorite shots from 2015 season so far

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Wednesday is World Photography Day, and we asked our top-notch shooters for their favorite photos of the 2015 season. Enjoy!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

Mike Aviles’ daughters, Adriana and Maiya, throw first pitches at Progressive Field before Cleveland Indians Thursday game

The twin 4-year-old daughters of Mike Aviles threw ceremonial first pitches on Thursday night at Progressive Field before the Indians completed a three-game series against the Yankees.

Adriana Aviles was diagnosed with childhood leukemia in May and is being treated at Cleveland Clinic. Her sister, Maiya, will join her on the mound on Thursday.

She stole the show on the field before the game, as the video below shows:

In late May, his Indians teammates shaved their heads in support of he and his daughter, and in early June, Tribe owner Paul Dolan did the same; Aviles shaved Dolan’s head.

In mid-June, Tribe players, coaches and front office members who shaved their heads in support of Aviles and his family gathered at the ballpark for a team photo while wearing orange “Team Adriana” shirts.

Mike Aviles’ twin daughters, Adriana and Maiya, to throw ceremonial first pitches at Progressive Field Thursday

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The twin 4-year-old daughters of Mike Aviles will throw ceremonial first pitches on Thursday night at Progressive Field before the Indians complete a three-game series against the Yankees.

Adriana Aviles was diagnosed with childhood leukemia in May and is being treated at Cleveland Clinic. Her sister, Maiya, will join her on the mound on Thursday.

In late May, his Indians teammates shaved their heads in support of he and his daughter, and in early June, Tribe owner Paul Dolan did the same; Aviles shaved Dolan’s head.

In mid-June, Tribe players, coaches and front office members who shaved their heads in support of Aviles and his family gathered at the ballpark for a team photo while wearing orange “Team Adriana” shirts.

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.

WATCH:

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

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