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Seven regular season games left — Let’s see our Postseason scenarios

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The Cleveland Indians finished play on Sunday with a 7-game lead over the Tigers with 7 games to go, and a magic number – combination of Tribe wins and Detroit losses – of ONE. Despite the Tribe’s loss to Chicago, Kansas City’s win over Detroit lowered the magic number to just one.

Here’s how the teams’ schedules shake out:

Cleveland: 4 @ DET, 3 @ KC

Detroit: 4 vs. CLE, 3 @ ATL

As we open a four-game set with Detroit, any Tribe victory will clinch the 2016 AL Central crown.

There is also the matter of home-field advantage throughout the AL Postseason, for which the Indians are one and a half games behind both the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers. If the Tribe earns the AL’s best record, the club would have home-field advantage throughout the Postseason (AL won the All-Star Game, and thus the AL rep in the World Series would have home field).

Owning the top record also would mean the Tribe would play the Wild Card Game winner (currently either Toronto or Baltimore) and not either Texas or Boston, depending on final records.

A look at Boston and Texas’ schedules as we hit the final stretch:

Texas
– 9/26-9/28: vs. Brewers in Arlington, TX
– 9/30-10/2: vs. Rays in Arlington, TX

Boston
-9/27-9/29: at Yankees in New York, NY
-9/30-10/2: vs. Blue Jays in Boston, MA

Should be a fun one to watch play out!

-TribeVibe contributor Missy Perez

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PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians lower magic number to clinch AL Central to 3

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The Indians beat the White Sox, 10-4, on Friday, lowering the club’s magic number to three. The Indians can clinch the AL Central this weekend if:

  • The Tribe sweeps Chicago and KC beats Detroit once
  • The Indians beat Chicago once and KC beats Detroit twice

The White Sox took an early lead on Melky Cabrera’s first-inning two-run homer, but the Tribe got it back on Jose Ramirez’s two-run shot in the fourth – Ramirez’s 11th.

After Avisail Garcia hit another two-run shot in the fifth, the Indians scored four in the home half: Francisco Lindor had a sac fly, Mike Napoli an RBI single and Coco Crisp a two-run double. Napoli had another RBI single in the sixth, followed by Ramirez’s 44th double – he’s third in baseball in that category – that drove in two more. Crisp added an RBI single two batters later.

Trevor Bauer pitched 7.2 innings, allowing those two homers while striking out six. Importantly, he limited exposure for the Tribe’s ‘pen, which will be active today in a pseudo-bullpen day.

Notes

  • Carlos Santana had three more hits on Friday, and is 9-for-11 in the club’s last three games as part of a career year; he also walked twice in that span
  • Napoli busted out of an 0-for-21 slump with three hits and became the first Indians hitter since 2007 (Travis Hafner, Victor Martinez) to reach 100 RBI.
  • At 34, Napoli also is the oldest Tribe player to drive in 100 or more since Luke Easter did it in 1951 (103 RBI).
  • The Indians have five players with 250 or more bases — Jason Kipnis, Napoli, Santana, Lindor and Ramirez – for the second time in club history (2005 the other)

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor

Trevor Bauer visits with Max Hayes HS students, shares drone designs, experiences

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After visiting Max Hayes High School last month and discussing the school’s robotics program,  Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer visited with students from Max Hayes High School participating in career day at Progressive Field on Wednesday.

Bauer, a noted drone builder and tech junkie, shared his drone experiences with the students. He visited Max Hayes last month to learn more about the school’s technology efforts, including hearing from the school’s Robotics team and more.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

Indians host White Sox in last series at Progressive Field of 2016 regular season; what fans need to know, including traffic alerts

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Your last chance to watch the Tribe in regular-season action at Progressive Field comes this weekend as the Indians welcome the Chicago White Sox to town.

The Tribe enters the series 10-6 against the Sox this season, though Chicago did just take three of four from the Indians at U.S. Cellular Field last week.

Your pitching matchups and promotions:

Friday, Sept. 23 vs. Chicago @ 7:10PM

RHP Trevor Bauer vs. RHP Miguel Gonzalez

Check out the action: SportsTime Ohio, WTAM, WMMS, IRN, MLB.tv

Saturday, Sept. 24 vs. Chicago @ 7:10PM
RHP Cody Anderson vs. LHP Jose Quintana

  • Sugardale Dollar Dog Night
  • Thank You Tribe Town presented by KIA Motors
  • Fan Appreciation Night
  • Fan Appreciation Poster (2017 schedule)

Check out the action: SportsTime Ohio, WTAM, WMMS, IRN, MLB.tv

Sunday, Sept. 25 vs. Chicago @ 1:10PM

RHP Josh Tomlin vs. LHP Carlos Rodon

  • Kids Run the Bases post-game presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s

Check out the action: SportsTime Ohio, WTAM, WMMS, IRN, MLB.tv

Traffic alerts for weekend

The Ohio Department of Transportation is getting set to re-open the second new span as part of the Inner Belt Bridge project, which by next month will allow five lanes of traffic to flow both eastbound and westbound!

In the interim, though, Tribe fans will be greeted by slight disruptions to a popular route to Progressive Field. The details:

  • The East Ninth Street exit on I-90 Eastbound will close Friday morning at 10AM, though Sunday at 11AM.
  • I-90 Eastbound traffic will close at 8PM Friday night, through Sunday at 11AM.

Tips to get to Progressive Field on time:

  • Plan ahead and allow yourself extra time to navigate around these closures
  • Exit I-90 Eastbound at West 25 or West 44th streets, or take I-490 to I-77 North to East Ninth Street
  • Traffic from West (I-90) and South (I-71, SR 176) will be diverted to West 25th/West 44th streets, and to the alternate (I-490 to I-77 North).

–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond

Cleveland Indians open pivotal series with Detroit Tigers with big win

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The Indians beat the Tigers, 11-4, in the teams’ pivotal series opener on Friday night in front of 29,137 at Progressive Field. With the win, the Indians increased their AL Central lead to seven and lowered their magic number (combination of Tribe wins and Tigers losses) to nine.

Mike Napoli got the scoring started with a bizarre ground-rule double in the first – on which the ball bounced over the 19-foot wall in left field. Carlos Santana added a two-run single in the second, and Napoli added a two-run homer in the fifth.

After the Tigers cut the lead to 6-4 on Justin Upton’s second homer, a three-run shot in the sixth, the Tribe pushed the lead back to 7-4 on Roberto Perez’s sacrifice fly in the bottom half. Jose Ramirez added an RBI single in the seventh, and Perez, Jason Kipnis and Ramirez drove in runs in a three-run eighth.

Corey Kluber, thought by many to be the AL Cy Young front-runner, pitched seven innings, striking out seven. He improved to 17-9, and his ERA stands at 3.12.

–Photos by  Dan Mendlik and Maureen  MacGregor

Cleveland Indians thank Jacque Mazey, who crocheted 40 afghans for players and staff

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If you haven’t heard by now, last week, 67-year-old Jacque Mazey of Perrysburg, OH specially delivered forty hand-crocheted afghans for Tribe players, coaches and broadcasters.

Along with her afghans, which each include over a million stitches, Jacque included a personalized note for every recipient.

So, today, we brought Jacque to Progressive Field as a thank you. In addition, we had our guys sign a baseball for her as a token of our thanks.

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We also had another little surprise for her during batting practice, when Indians OF Rajai Davis paid her a surprise visit to personally thank her for her gift.

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It’s fans that always make baseball so special, but fans like Jacque are truly one-of-a-kind.

GALLERY: The Cleveland Indians, Lift Up America, and Tyson Foods host food drive at Progressive Field for 10th straight year

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The Cleveland Indians, Lift Up America, Tyson Foods, Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Insurance Partners Agency hosted a food drive today at Progressive Field.

Lift Up America and the Cleveland Indians are teaming up with Tyson Foods for the 10th consecutive year to help bring the gift of food to more than 30 Cleveland-area pantries and hot meal programs today at Progressive Field.

The Indians organization hosted a press conference beginning at Noon, along with employees from Tyson Foods, Lift Up America, Insurance Partners Agency, and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank followed by the food distribution that lasted until 1PM. Indians radio personality Jim Rosenhaus emceed the event while more than 50 volunteers from Insurance Partners Agency again rolled up their sleeves and led teams loading the frozen food into community agencies’ vehicles. Matt Dolan, a representative from Cleveland Indians Ownership, and Indians Alumnus Paul Shuey were also in attendance.

“Hunger is a basic need that goes unmet for many families in Northeast Ohio. The Cleveland Indians are proud to host this food drive to combat hunger as part of our commitment to the region’s communities,” said Rebecca Kodysh, executive director of community impact for the Cleveland Indians.

It’s the final homestand: Don’t miss it!

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The first-place Indians return to Progressive Field for a nine-game homestand – the club’s last one of 2016 — on Friday, Sept. 16 to take on the Tigers (Sept. 16-18), Royals (Sept. 20-22) and White Sox (Sept. 23-25).

 

TRIBE FANS ENCOURAGED TO BUY TICKETS EARLY AND #ROCKRED FOR DETROIT SERIES

As this weekend draws near for the Indians important AL Central showdown vs. the Detroit Tigers, fans are encouraged to buy early and save to ensure Tribe fans pack Progressive Field vs. Tigers fans from Detroit.

Tribe fans also are encouraged to #RallyTogether by wearing red Tribe gear when attending all three weekend games vs. Detroit. Tickets can be purchased at Indians.com or digitally on MLB.com’s Ballpark App.

 

GUARANTEE POSTSEASON PRIORITY WITH 2017 SEASON TICKET PURCHASE

Cleveland Indians fans now can secure priority access to tickets for any 2016 Postseason game played at Progressive Field by buying 2017 Indians Season Tickets. Along with current Tribe Season Ticket Holders, fans who buy 2017 Indians Season Tickets will receive access to a Postseason ticket presale before any public Postseason ticket on-sale.

Indians Season Tickets offer many perks, including:
• Priority Postseason access
• Priority Opening Day access
• Substantial savings over Single-Game ticket prices
• Tribe Rewards access
• And plenty more

Visit Indians.com/Postseason for more information and to buy 2017 Indians Season Tickets or call Season Ticket representatives at 216-420-HITS for more information. Fans attending games may also speak directly to Indians Ticket representatives by visiting the Tribe Rewards kiosk, located behind Section 156 on the lower concourse.

 

TIGERS SERIES FOCUS/PROMOTIONS/EVENTS
Friday, September 16 vs. Tigers @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

#RockRed: Fans attending the Detroit Tigers series are encouraged to support the Indians by wearing red Tribe gear. Additionally, 30,000 fans will receive a red pom-pom.

Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: The Indians will have 11 Sugardale Dollar Dog Nights throughout the 2016 season. Fans can also enjoy Sugardale samplings pregame at Gateway Plaza.

Tyson Food Drive: The Indians, Lift Up America, Tyson Foods, Greater Cleveland Food Bank and Insurance Partners Agency will be holding a food drive on Gateway Plaza beginning at Noon.

Cleveland Indians and APL Pet Calendar: The Cleveland Indians and APL Pet Calendar will be available for purchase for $15 near Section 156 during the game. The calendar is also available in the Team Shop. Proceeds benefit the Cleveland APL, Friendship APL and Cleveland Indians Charities.

 

Saturday, September 17 vs. Tigers @ 4:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 2PM
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

#Rock Red: Fans attending the Detroit Tigers series are encouraged to support the Indians by wearing red Tribe gear. Additionally, 30,000 fans will receive a red pom-pom.

American Cancer Society: An American Cancer Society purple ribbon will be displayed on-field during pregame.

Cleveland Indians and APL Pet Calendar: The Cleveland Indians and APL Pet Calendar will be available for purchase for $15 near Section 156 during the game. The calendar is also available in the Team Shop. Proceeds benefit the Cleveland APL, Friendship APL and Cleveland Indians Charities.

CLE Clothing Co. coupon: Fans will receive a coupon to CLE Clothing Co. after the game.

 

Sunday, September 18 vs. Tigers @ 1:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at noon (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 11AM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

#Rock Red: Fans attending the Detroit Tigers series are encouraged to support the Indians by wearing red Tribe gear.

KeyBank Glove Drive: For those fans who donated new and used gloves this season to our KeyBank Glove Drive, players will sign autographs in the Right Field District beginning approximately one hour after the game’ s final out.

Kids Run the Bases presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s: Young Tribe fans will have the opportunity to run the bases like their favorite players after the game! All kids (12 & under) can stay immediately after the game to take part.

 

ROYALS SERIES FOCUS/PROMOTIONS/EVENTS

Tuesday, September 20 vs. Royals @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Dunkin Donuts coupon: Fans will receive a coupon to Dunkin Donuts after the game.

 

Wednesday, September 21 @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Career Day: From 10:00AM-1:30PM approx. 30 students from Max Hayes high School will visit the Cleveland Indians Front Office to learn about different departments’ responsibilities. Additionally, Tribe pitcher Trevor Bauer will make a special visit to discuss how he builds drones.

 

Thursday, September 22 vs. Royals @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

District Ticket: Our $13 District Ticket, presented by SportsTime Ohio, is back! Fans can grab one only at Indians.com for a Standing Room Only ticket, and their first drink (12-ounce beer, bottled water or Pepsi product) is on us!

 

WHITE SOX SERIES FOCUS/PROMOTIONS/EVENTS

Friday, September 23 vs. White Sox @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Ballpark App: Download MLB.com’s Ballpark app presented by KeyBank and stay up to date on all things Tribe. Ballpark features mobile check-in offers from KeyBank, New Era and other partners, an interactive concourse map, exclusive team videos and more. Fans can also easily manage their tickets digitally through the app, and gain access to the Indians mobile-only entrance at the Right Field Gate.

 

Saturday, September 24 vs. White Sox @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: The Indians will have 11 Sugardale Dollar Dog Nights throughout the 2016 season. Fans can also enjoy Sugardale samplings pregame at Gateway Plaza.

Postgame Fireworks: Fans can enjoy ‘Thank You TribeTown’-themed postgame fireworks presented by KIA Motors.

Fan Appreciation Night: To celebrate Tribe fans, throughout the game the Cleveland Strikers will deliver prizes to select fans in the stands. Additionally, 30,000 fans will receive a 2017 Indians schedule poster as an exit giveaway.

 

Sunday, September 25 vs. White Sox @ 1:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at noon (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 11AM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Kids (all fans) Run the Bases presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s: All fans will have the opportunity to run the bases like their favorite players after the game! All fans can stay immediately after the game to take part.

Coco Crisp’s return to the Cleveland Indians makes a fan happy — nine years later

SEPT. 16 UPDATE: Upon returning from the team’s road trip to Minnesota and Chicago, Coco signed a ball for Spencer:

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A colleague was sifting through an old pile of stuff in our library at Progressive Field recently and stumbled upon the letter below:

Given Coco Crisp’s recent return to the club, we couldn’t believe our good fortune in timing!

So we called in a favor from the Lakewood School District to see if they could help connect us with ol’ Spencer, and sure enough — voila! We talked to him on Tuesday.

“I totally remember sending this. It was a project for school, a persuasive essay when I was in fifth grade. I was super into baseball as a kid, and played through my sophomore year. I was very upset when Coco and Victor left.

“A few years later, I wrote an essay for another class, wrote to Victor – someone sent me an autographed picture. Not sure where that ended up.

“When the Indians got Coco back, it rang a couple bells and when you reached out I couldn’t believe you’d found this letter. Obviously I was the reason he’s back.

“My favorite part is the part about if you guys need any more advice on how to manage a team, I could help.”

–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond

#RockRed and Pack Progressive Field as the Cleveland Indians take on the Detroit Tigers this weekend

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As this weekend draws near for the Indians important AL Central showdown vs. the Detroit Tigers, fans are encouraged to buy early and save to ensure Tribe fans pack Progressive Field vs. Tigers fans from Detroit.

Tribe fans also are encouraged to #RallyTogether by wearing red Tribe gear when attending all three weekend games vs. Detroit. The Indians hold a seven-game lead over the Tigers in the AL Central, and the Tribe’s magic number (combination of Indians wins, Tigers losses) is 14.

DETROIT SERIES

  • Friday, September 16, 7:10PM: Sugardale Dollar Dog Night
  • Saturday, September 17, 4:10PM
  • Sunday, September 18, 1:10PM: Kids Run the Bases Presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s

Tickets can be purchased online at Indians.com or digitally on MLB.com’s Ballpark App.

Secure priority Postseason access now

Cleveland Indians fans now can secure priority access to tickets for any 2016 Postseason game played at Progressive Field by buying 2017 Indians Season Tickets. Along with current Tribe Season Ticket Holders, fans who buy 2017 Indians Season Tickets will receive access to a Postseason ticket presale before any public Postseason ticket on-sale.

Fans who purchase 2017 Season Tickets by Tuesday, Sept. 13, will guarantee priority access to all Postseason games at Progressive Field this October.

Indians Season Tickets offer many perks, including:

  • Priority Postseason access
  • Priority Opening Day access
  • Substantial savings over Single-Game ticket prices
  • Tribe Rewards access
  • And plenty more

Visit Indians.com/Postseason for more information and to buy 2017 Indians Season Tickets or call Season Ticket representatives at 216-420-HITS for more information.