Results tagged ‘ Progressive Field ’

GALLERY: Trevor and Tribe sweep Rays, go undefeated at Progressive Field in June

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The Tribe started off the offense in the first inning in the series finale against the Rays, and kept it going. Behind big hits from Kip and Santana and a gem by Bauer, the Tribe collected their 6th straight win, sweeping the homestand with a perfect 6-0 record AND closing out an undefeated June at home.

-Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians win ninth straight at home, 7-4 over Tampa Bay Rays

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The Indians won the club’s ninth straight at home on Monday night, a come-from-behind 7-4 win over the Rays. The Tribe’s AL Central lead is at a game, with KC idle on Monday.

Francisco Lindor and Juan Uribe hit homers in the eighth – Lindor a solo shot leading off and Uribe a two-run shot later – to break open a 4-4 game after seven. Uribe has hit homers in three straight games for the first time in his career.

The Tribe got on the board in the fourth, as Carlos Santana drove in Francisco Lindor with an RBI fielder’s choice; Lindor had singled, moved up on Mike Napoli’s single and stole third. Rajai Davis and Jason Kipnis later pulled off a double steal after Kipnis’ fifth-inning RBI single.

Carlos Santana hit his 15th homer in the sixth, again tying him for the team lead with Napoli; the homer traveled an estimated 440 feet, per MLB’s Statcast technology, landing above the shrubs in the center field batter’s eye at Progressive Field. In the seventh, Yan Gomes doubled and Davis got him home with a sac fly to tie it at 4.

Josh Tomlin pitched seven innings, allowing four runs. Bryan Shaw struck out the side in the eighth, and Cody Allen pitched a scoreless ninth for his 14th save.

The Indians entered Monday’s game second in the AL and third in baseball in steals (51), and after stealing three more bases in three tries on Monday, the club’s success rate (now 79.4%) is third in the AL and baseball.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Maureen MacGregor

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians complete sweep of Chicago White Sox on Jose Ramirez’s walk-off single

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The Indians swept the White Sox on Sunday on Jose Ramirez’s 10th-inning walk-off single, the Indians second walk-off win of the weekend. (Carlos Santana hit a walk-off homer on Friday.)

The Tribe completed the sweep in front of 25,269. The Tribe drew 84,247 for the weekend series against the White Sox.

Rajai Davis – who had four hits and two stolen bases — led off with a double, and Jason Kipnis bunted him to third. The Sox intentionally walked Francisco Lindor and Mike Napoli, and after Carlos Santana popped out, Ramirez singled past Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu.

Down 1-0, Napoli tied it in the first with a sac fly for his 36th RBI at home this year; he entered the game tied for second in the American League in that category. After the Sox took the lead on Melky Cabrera’s solo shot in the fourth, the Tribe answered again, with Juan Uribe’s second homer in as many days after returning from an injury suffered last weekend in Anaheim.

Carlos Carrasco went 7.1 IP, his second-longest outing of the season, striking out six and allowing just two earned runs.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Maureen MacGregor

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians hammer Chicago White Sox in 13-2 Saturday victory

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Mike Napoli, Juan Uribe and Tyler Naquin hit homers as the Indians pounded out 13 runs and 15 hits in a 13-2 win in front of 31,066 at Progressive Field on Saturday.

Napoli’s three-run homer in the first gave the Tribe all the cushion it would need, while Naquin fell a double shy of the cycle in reaching base five times (single, triple, homer, two walks). Juan Uribe added three hits and three RBI.

Danny Salazar, who entered the game leading the AL in ERA, K/9, hits/runs allowed, bWAR and more, allowed two runs in 6.2 innings, striking out seven. He’s 8-3 with a 2.23 ERA.

Other notes:

  • Napoli’s 15 homers are a team-high
  • Francisco Lindor had three hits, tying Boston’s Xander Bogaerts with a league-high 12 games of three or more hits
  • Naquin’s four RBI were a career high and his three hits tied a career high

–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Maureen MacGregor

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians beat Chicago White Sox on Carlos Santana’s walkoff homer

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Carlos Santana hit his fourth career walk-off homer (fifth career walk-off hit overall) in the bottom of the ninth on Friday night to lift the Indians to a dramatic 3-2 win over the White Sox in front of 27,912 at Progressive Field.

Santana’s homer was his 14th of the year, tied for the team lead with Mike Napoli and tied for 14th in the American League.

The Tribe had taken the lead in the eighth on a Jason Kipnis RBI double, but the Sox tied it in the ninth on Avisail Garcia’s RBI double.

Trevor Bauer dominated, striking out nine in seven innings and allowing just a run. In his last five starts, Bauer has logged a 2.52 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 35.2 innings.

-Photos by Dan Mendlik, Maureen MacGregor

Party At Napoli’s T-shirts coming soon to Cleveland Indians Team Shop

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They’re arriving soon, and they’ll be available for purchase.

What is that we’re referring to? You guessed it. Your own personal “Party At Napoli’s” T-shirt.

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You may have seen Mike Napoli wearing the shirt in a post-game interview with Andre Knott following his walk-off sac fly against the Kansas City Royals on June 2.

You may have even heard Mike mutter to Andre: “Party at Napoli’s? Let’s do it!”

So where did this all come from?

It all began with #IndiansTwitter user @HipsterTito. He and friends had plans to participate in our #TribeLive section that night, and had the idea to make a sign to celebrate Mike’s achievements — a slogan which quickly caught on.

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It caught on so well, that we delivered Mike the makeshift version of the shirt (seen in the photo with Andre above), and well, he loved it.

He even commented how he wanted everybody wearing them, so we had the idea: Why not create “Party At Napoli’s” shirts for all fans to enjoy? We asked Mike his thoughts, and he was all for it.

All for it indeed, on one condition — he requested a portion of all proceeds go to Cleveland Clinic Children’s.

A party for the kids? That’s a party everyone should attend!

GALLERY: Cleveland Indians complete the four-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals

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Yesterday, after a three hour rain delay, the Tribe went on to complete the sweep of the defending World Champion Kansas City Royals. Tribe starters held the Royals to just 5 runs, combining for an impressive 1.78 ERA over the four-game set.

Now, we’re West Coast bound as we take on the Mariners and Angels.

-Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor

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

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians win on second straight walkoff, over Kansas City Royals

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The Indians earned their second consecutive walk-off win, scoring two in the ninth to beat Kansas City, 5-4, on Thursday in the opener of the teams’ four-game series at Progressive Field.

Tyler Naquin’s RBI single in the eighth cut the Royals lead to one, and Carlos Santana led off the ninth with a single, advancing to second on an error. Jason Kipnis bunted pinch-runner Michael Martinez to third, and Francisco Lindor drove him in with a triple. Mike Napoli followed with a sac fly to win it.

Earlier, Jose Ramirez and Lonnie Chisenhall logged RBI singles, while Rajai Davis walked, singled and stole a base – his 12th steal, tied for second in the American League.

Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs in five innings in his first big-league start since April 24, when he suffered a hamstring injury.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik, Maureen MacGregor

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Chatting with Ketchup after Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis took him out

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Ketchup is known by many as the troublemaker of our mascot group – he wears Ricky Vaughn glasses, is a trickster during the nightly Sugardale Hot Dog Derby and is generally known as the problem child of the hot dog trio.

But he was on the receiving end of some hijinks on Wednesday night at the hands of another noted trickster: Tribe second baseman Jason Kipnis.

ICYMI: As the Hot Dog Derby began, Ketchup took out Mustard and Onion to get an early lead. And then, for some reason, Jason Kipnis took him out – then flexed on him. It was abhorrent. Watch for yourself:

So we caught up with Ketchup this morning to see how the big guy was doing after his run-in with Kip.

@Indians: How are you feeling?
Ketchup: My shoulder hurts from when I landed, but people aren’t talking about the right thing – Kip knocked me over and I still dominated the race. Losers makes excuses. Winners, like myself, just win.

@Indians: Some people will say, ‘Oh, this was premeditated, the race is fixed anyway, Ketchup was in on it, it was all a show.’ What’s your response to that?
Ketchup: I would ask those people, Is WWE fake?

@Indians: WWE is fake.
Ketchup: Bet you wouldn’t say that to Stone Cold Steve Austin.

@Indians: Let’s move on. Why do you think Kip did this to you?
Ketchup: When you are as great as I am, people get jealous. Maybe Mustard paid him off, maybe Kip has a thing for Onion. But I’m pretty sure he knows I’d dominate him in the derby if he ever raced, so he tried to deflect attention away from my dominance. Guess what?! Didn’t work!

@Indians: Do you think he’ll apologize? Would you accept if he does?
Ketchup: Depends. He is a repeat mascot offender now.

@Indians: Depends on?
Ketchup: If he makes a donation to the Mascot Association of America on my behalf for mascot school scholarships for young budding mascots. And hey, fans can do their part to support me at Friday night’s game by Rocking Their Red!

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