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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.

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 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 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

GALLERY: Cleveland Indians win finale vs. Texas with a walk-off single from Yan Gomes

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We took the finale against the Texas Rangers in dramatic fashion last night with a walk-off RBI single after 11 innings.

A game of catch up, the Rangers tied it up in the top of the 9th, to send us into extra innings, but Lonnie Chisenhall opened the 11th with a double, and was later brought home on a chopper up the middle by Yan Gomes.

It was our first walk-off win since August 11.

-Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians pound Cincinnati Reds in series opener at Progressive Field

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The Indians overcame an early 4-0 deficit by scoring a season-high 15 runs and pounding out a season-high 19 hits in a 15-6 win over the Reds on Monday night.

The Tribe scored four in the third, three in the fourth and five in the sixth. Every Indians starter had at least a hit and a run. Big nights included:

  • Rajai Davis reached four times and scored from first on a Jason Kipnis two-run single in the fourth
  • Francisco Lindor had three hits including a key two-run double in the third that helped the Tribe get back in it
  • Mike Napoli had two RBI singles and walked twice
  • Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer, the third straight game in which he’s homered (first time in his career he’s done that); he had four RBI (sac fly in the seventh)
  • Marlon Byrd hit a two-run homer and scored three times

Also Monday, Columbus Crew All-Star Ethan Finlay threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Maureen MacGregor

Cleveland Indians host #PlayBall Clinic at Progressive Field, part of Major League Baseball’s #PlayBall weekend

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On Saturday morning, we hosted our #PlayBall Clinic, with Tribe players Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes visiting with 50 area youngsters. Those youth participants, ages 9-14 from the Cleveland Baseball Federation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland and BBuzz Baseball, played games and learned fundamental baseball skills.

The clinic, led by Youth Baseball Development Manager and former big leaguer Matt Kata, gives kids the opportunity to enjoy the game of baseball in a fun environment and introduces kids to the sport who otherwise may not have the chance to experience it.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians rally to beat Minnesota Twins,, 7-6, at Progressive Field

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Marlon Byrd’s two-run double in the eighth and Juan Uribe’s subsequent RBI single helped the Indians beat the Twins, 7-6, on Friday at Progressive Field.

The team’s three-run eighth immediately followed the Twins’ fourth homer of the night, by Eduardo Nunez, which gave Minnesota a 5-4 lead. Byung Ho Park hit two homers and Miguel Sano another earlier for Minnesota.

The Tribe, meanwhile, scored on Yan Gomes’ two-run homer in the second, Jason Kipnis’ solo shot in the third and Byrd’s key sixth-inning sac fly with the bases loaded to tie it at 4.

Josh Tomlin didn’t get the win, but he retired the final 11 batters he faced after Park’s second homer, in the third. Tomlin remains 12-0 following an Indians loss over the last two seasons.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Maureen MacGregor

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers behind Francisco Lindor, Josh Tomlin and others

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Francisco Lindor had three hits, including a game-changing three-run homer, in the Indians 7-3 win over the Tigers on Tuesday at Progressive Field. On the heels of the Tribe’s sweep of Detroit in Michigan April 22-24, the Indians are now 4-0 against their AL Central rival this season.

Lindor singled and scored in the first, doubled and scored in the third and smashed a three-run homer in the fifth to stake the Tribe to a 7-2 lead. He also made another fantastic defensive play to rob Detroit’s Justin Upton of a hit in the second.

Mike Napoli had a two-run double, and Yan Gomes and Michael Brantley added RBI singles. Josh Tomlin scattered nine hits over six innings to improve to 4-0 on the season.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians beat Seattle Mariners behind Lindor, Carrasco, Napoli

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Francisco Lindor had three hits and Carlos Carrasco pitched 6.1 strong innings for his second win in a 3-2 Indians victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.

Mike Napoli had an RBI double, scoring Lindor, in the third, and Rajai Davis and Lindor drew bases-loaded walks off Seattle starter Wade Miley in the fifth. Napoli and Lindor had highlight-reel defensive plays as well.

Carrasco (2-0, 2.79) allowed just a Kyle Seager homer in 6.1 innings, and has allowed just two runs and struck out 13 over his last two starts (14.1 IP).

Zach McAllister, Bryan Shaw (bouncing back after two rough outings) and Cody Allen pitched the final 2.2 innings, with the Mariners scratching out a run in the ninth for the final margin.

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