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PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians beat Nationals on Francisco Lindor walkoff

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The Indians rallied for three runs in the ninth, the last of which came on Francisco Lindor’s walkoff RBI single, to beat Washington in front of 23,711 fans at Progressive Field. The win marked Lindor’s first walkoff hit.

The teams will wrap their quick two-game series with a marquee matinee pitching matchup today: Carlos Carrasco (7-3, 2.31) vs. Stephen Strasburg (13-1, 2.83). The Indians maintained their 5.5-game lead over Detroit in the AL Central.

Down, 6-4, heading to the ninth, six of seven Tribe batters reached:

  • Jose Ramirez walk
  • Tyler Naquin PH RBI double
  • Chris Gimenez run-scoring FC-E3
  • Lonnie Chisenhall walk
  • Rajai Davis bunt single
  • Lindor walkoff

The Tribe bullpen (Crockett, Manship, Otero, Adams and Shaw) allowed one earned run in five innings in relief of Tribe starter Danny Salazar.

Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame ceremonies: Here’s what you need to know for the weekend

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The Cleveland Indians will induct four men into the club’s Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 30, as part of pregame ceremonies before the Indians take on the A’s at Progressive Field.

Jim Thome, the Indians all-time home run king; Albert Belle, still the only 50-50 man in baseball history; Frank Robinson, the first African-American manager in baseball history; and Charlie Jamieson, who hit .316 over 14 seasons with the Indians and was a member of the 1920 World Series team, will be inducted before the Indians game against the Oakland A’s.

A Jim Thome HOF Inductee Bobblehead, courtesy of Medical Mutual, will be distributed to 15,000 fans on July 30, and Thome will be the lone member of this year’s class on hand for the evening’s festivities. The quartet’s induction now makes the Indians Hall of Fame 44 members strong after Omar Vizquel’s induction in 2014.

Gates open at 5PM. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:45PM to not miss a second of the HOF ceremonies. Each man will be honored with a video on the scoreboard, with the family of the late Jamieson on hand to be recognized. Thome also will speak for a few minutes after being recognized before the crowd.

Thome played 13 seasons in all for the Indians, and his 337 homers and 1,008 walks in a Tribe uniform are the most in club history. He was a three-time All-Star as a member of the Indians, and four times finished in the top 10 in American League MVP voting.

He ranks second in club history in RBI (937), third in on-base percentage (.414), slugging percentage (.592) and OPS (.980), and 10th in doubles (263). Thome is first-time eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018.

Belle, too, was one of the most feared hitters in baseball during his prime; he hit 50 homers and 52 doubles in 1995, and remains the only Major League player in history to accomplish that feat. He was a four-time All-Star and Silver Slugger Award winner with the Tribe, and three times finished in the top three in AL MVP voting.

He ranks second in club history in homers, with 242, second in slugging percentage (.580), fifth in OPS (.949) and 10th in RBI (751).

Robinson played the final three years of his stellar career in Cleveland, but is far better remembered for being a pioneer: He became the first African-American manager in baseball history, and served as player-manager from 1975-1976.

After hitting 586 career homers for five teams, Robinson managed the Indians for parts of three seasons, and eventually managed four teams. He won 1,065 games over 16 seasons, and was the 1989 AL Manager of the Year.

Jamieson played the final 14 years of his career (12 full seasons) with the Indians, hitting .316 and scoring 942 runs over those seasons. He also was a member of the 1920 World Series champions.

He ranks fifth in club history in hits (1,753), seventh in doubles (296), ninth in average and walks (627), 10th in triples (74) and 11th in on-base percentage (.388).

–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond

Antonetti headlines PCA’s ‘Breakfast with the Indians’; nominations for area baseball/softball coaches of the year now open

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The Positive Coaching Alliance’s Cleveland Chapter will host a Breakfast with the Indians event at Progressive Field on August 16 with the Cleveland Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti headlining an all-star panel.

Other panelists include the Indians director of player development Carter Hawkins and former big leaguer and manager of youth baseball development initiatives Matt Kata with Fox Sports Ohio broadcaster Jeff Phelps moderating the discussions. Panel discussions will help local sports coaches learn how to unleash the power of positive coaching at the youth level with topics including performance benefits derived from positive coaching techniques and how the Indians evaluate and develop talent.

Tickets for the PCA’s Breakfast with the Indians fundraising event can be purchased here – those interested are encouraged to purchase tickets early.

Additionally, the Baseball/Softball Coach of the Year award nominations is open! The award recognizes a dedicated baseball or softball coach who has demonstrated commitment to a positive approach on and off the field. Make your nominations here!

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians wallop New York Yankees behind five homers, Kluber

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The Indians hit five homers, including an epic 460footer by Mike Napoli that hit the scoreboard on a bounce, in a 10-2 win over the Yankees on Friday night in front of a sellout crowd of 34,045. The Indians have won 17 of 21 overall and 14 of 16 at home.

The Tribe hit three homers in the first inning, by Carlos Santana, Jason Kipnis and Lonnie Chisenhall. After Napoli’s mammoth homer made it 6-0, Francisco Lindor had an RBI double and Napoli an RBI single. Later, Kipnis hit his second homer of the game after Yan Gomes chipped in with an RBI groundout.

Lost in the offensive explosion was a dominant outing by All-Star Corey Kluber, who allowed a run in eight innings to improve to 9-8 and lowered his ERA to 3.61.

Notes

  • The Indians are 40-10 when scoring first
  • Indians starters have an AL high 23 games of eight or more strikeouts
  • Kipnis registered his third career two-homer game
  • Santana is the first Indians player to hit 20 or more homers before the All-Star break since Grazy Sizemore in 2008
  • Napoli’s 13 homers at home are the most in the AL
  • The Tribe’s three-homer first was the team’s first inning of three or more since they hit four on June 26 in Detroit
  • Young pitcher Joe Colon made his big-league debut in relief of Kluber in the ninth

Tips for Friday’s near-sellout Cleveland Indians tilt with the New York Yankees

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The Indians continue their final series before the All-Star Break with a near-sellout crowd Friday at Progressive Field against the Yankees.

The first-place Tribe will look to continue its recent run of dominance at home; through games played Wednesday, the Indians had won 13 of their past 15 at Progressive Field.

Here is some important information to make your experience as enjoyable as possible:

  • All gates open at 5PM: Due to a near-sellout crowd, we’ve changed our gate time procedures to all gates opening at 5PM.
  • Arrive early: To ensure your best chance at obtaining an Indians banner courtesy of McDonald’s – available to 10,000 fans on Friday – we encourage fans to arrive early. Additionally, due to preparations for the Republican National Convention, the area around the ballpark will be more crowded than normal and we encourage fans to allow extra time to arrive and get situated before first pitch.
  • KeyBank Hassle-Free Weekend: KeyBank will be providing fans with exclusive experiences and giveaways all weekend, including seat upgrades, hot dogs, popcorn and ice cream, all courtesy of the bank’s “Hassle-Free” checking account. Plus, stop by Key’s booth on Gateway Plaza to exchange your old Tribe hat for a new one, while supplies last.
  • Other pregame activities: Arrive early to enjoy $2 Miller Lite from 5-7PM in the Right Field District, plus Sugardale Dollar Dog night all evening. All fans will enjoy post-game fireworks (Summer Anthem theme) courtesy of Wayside Furniture.
  • Parking: Due to RNC prep, the Gateway East parking garage will be passes only.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians win 13th straight home game by beating Detroit Tigers

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The Indians beat the Tigers, 12-1, on Tuesday night, the club’s 13th straight win at home and 11th straight win over the Tigers in 2016.

In those 16 games, the Indians have outscored the Tigers (77-24); the 11 straight wins over the Tigers are the most by the Indians in a single season against Detroit since Cleveland went 12-0 against the Tigers in 1996.

Scoring summary:

  • Second: Rajai Davis doubled home Jose Ramirez and Tyler Naquin got Lonnie Chisenhall home with a groundout
  • Fourth: Chisenhall doubled in Mike Napoli and Davis followed with a sac fly to score Ramirez
  • Fifth: Francisco Lindor doubled home Jason Kipnis, Ramirez got Lindor home with a groundout and Chisenhall doubled Napoli home
  • Sixth: Naquin hit his seventh homer, while Napoli followed with an RBI single and Ramirez an RBI fielder’s choice for a 10-1 lead
  • Eighth: Carlos Santana hit an opposite-field homer, his 19th; he led the team with 19 in the entire 2015 season
    • Chisenhall added his fourth hit of the night, an RBI single to score Kipnis

–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Maureen MacGregor

Cleveland Indians SS Francisco Lindor swaps signed batting gloves with a young fan

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When Makhi Williams and his mom came to Progressive Field on Tuesday night, they had one goal in mind, one person they just desperately wanted to meet.

“My favorite player is by far Francisco Lindor,” said the 9-year-old from Garfield Heights, Ohio.

So much his favorite, in fact, that Makhi had a plan if he were given the chance to meet his hero. He even came prepared.

Makhi plays on the Parma Warriors Youth Baseball team, so, a ballplayer himself, his plan was to ask his favorite player if he wanted to swap batting gloves.

Makhi and his mom got to the ballpark early and lined up along the third base line where they hoped Lindor would come, as he often did, to sign some autographs pregame.

And that he did.

Makhi excitedly explained this situation to Frankie, handled him his gloves and, without hesitation, Frankie called over a bat boy. He whispered something quickly to the bat boy, and continued signing for fans on the third base line.

Minutes later, the bat boy reemerged with a fresh pair of Francisco’s white gloves — emblazoned, as all of his equipment is, with “B.C.” for “be consistent”, something Lindor hopes to be reminded of each time he looks down.

He signed the batting gloves for Makhi, as Makhi exclaimed “You just made my life, you’re the best player EVER!”

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Frankie then posed for photos and safely tucked Makhi’s batting gloves into his back pocket right aside his own pair of “B.C.” batting gloves, and he went back to warm up along the third-base line.

As he ran out, he made a gesture back to Makhi, who, as you could imagine was clutching onto his fresh new batting gloves and showing off his best Francisco Lindor impression.

No, not making ridiculous web-gem caliber plays, but instead, grinning from ear-to-ear.

-TribeVibe Contributor Missy Perez

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians beat Tigers on Mike Napoli homer

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Mike Napoli hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh to help the Indians beat the Tigers, 5-3, in front of a sellout crowd of 34,163 at Progressive Field on Monday night/Tuesday morning.

With their 10th straight win over the Tigers to start the season, the Indians now lead the AL Central by 6.5 games. The Tribe also is only one game behind the Texas Rangers for best record in the American League.

Cleveland has already clinched the season series against Detroit, and the club’s current 12-game home winning streak is the longest by any American League team since Cleveland won 14 straight games at Progressive Field April 3-May 10, 2011.

Carlos Santana drove in Napoli in the second with an RBI single, and Francisco Lindor followed with two sacrifice flies. Steven Moya homered for the Tigers in the fifth, and Nick Castellanos followed with a two-run shot in the sixth.

Danny Salazar got a no-decision, allowing three runs in 5.2 innings while striking out six. His AL-best ERA climbed to 2.36.

Napoli is second on the team in homers, behind Carlos Santana’s 18. Napoli hit 18 homers in 2015 and 17 in 2014, in nearly double the amount of games. Twelve of his homers this year have come at 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

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