A little more than three months ago, Cleveland pitcher Carlos Carrasco revealed some breathtaking artistic skill in the dugout as he transformed an ordinary baseball into a remarkable sculpture of José Ramírez. (With the help of some of his rotation mates, of course.)
Mike Minor struck out the side in the ninth to earn his Kansas City team a 4-3 win over Cleveland tonight, sparking North Coast fans to celebrate their team like only that region’s culture of failure can. The loss brought Cleveland’s somehow controversial win streak to an end at 22 games.
Like they have in every game for more than three weeks now, Cleveland won tonight. With an extra-innings walk-off victory, they became the first team to win 22 consecutive games in more than a century.
The most drama out of Cleveland’s clinical, record-breaking win today came when some hot-tempered Tigers were tossed from the game, and when the Indians’ broadcast booth suggested that one of Detroit’s pitchers retaliated by hitting the umpire.
The Indians will apparently never lose again. They won their 21st game in a row today, 5-3 against the Detroit Tigers. The win ties the streak held by the 1935 Cubs, and gives Cleveland sole ownership of the AL win streak record, which the A’s have held since 2002.
Tonight’s game against Detroit wasn’t quite like most of Cleveland’s games lately in that it was close, with a final score of 2-0. Tonight’s game against Detroit was exactly like most of Cleveland’s games lately in that they won, for their near-record 20th straight victory.
Cleveland continued their recent streak of insane dominance tonight, beating the White Sox for their franchise-record 15th win in a row. Corey Kluber, as usual, was a huge contributing factor.
The last two weeks were not necessarily going to be especially good for the Cleveland Indians. Jason Kipnis was suddenly back on the disabled list, as were Andrew Miller and Danny Salazar. Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall and Josh Tomlin had been there for weeks. The team’s lead over Minnesota was decently…
I want to show you just the worst dinger you are likely to see in this or any other year. It happened in the first inning of today’s Tigers-Indians game. Are you ready? I mean I really want you to get ready for this one. Here goes:
Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan said today that the club continues to disagree with MLB on the subject of its racist logo, noting that they hope to find a “middle ground” soon.
Chris Sale’s night in Cleveland on Thursday was shockingly bad by the Cy Young frontrunner’s 2017 standards, but unsurprising given what the Indians have done to Sale in his career. In an eventual 13-6 loss for the Red Sox, Sale gave up six earned runs (seven total) on seven hits and three walks. It was his shortest…
What could have been a very bad night for Cleveland—losing star reliever Andrew Miller to a re-aggravated knee injury after just seven pitches and first baseman Carlos Santana to back pain in the eighth inning—ended up in victory, albeit via somewhat unconventional means. A sacrifice bunt from Roberto Pérez during a…
The Mets traded away inconsistently good outfielder Jay Bruce to the Indians yesterday in exchange for a non-prospect named Ryder Ryan.
The Mets have finally finished providing grist for the Jay Bruce rumor mill, sending the outfielder and his contract to Cleveland for minor-league reliever Ryder Ryan.
Corey Kluber threw a complete game tonight, allowing just three baserunners while striking out 11. He became the third pitcher in history to strike out eight batters or more in 13 consecutive starts. (Hello, Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson and no one else ever.) And he very nearly lost.
After two weeks of looking slightly more human than usual, Andrew Miller has been sent to the 10-day disabled list with tendinitis in his right knee.
When we last checked in on tonight’s Indians-Red Sox matchup, Austin Jackson was making an unforgettable catch for one of the year’s best highlights. The rest of the night lived up to that play.
The Indians and the Red Sox are in the middle of a thrilling shootout at Fenway, but Cleveland center fielder Austin Jackson was at least able to prevent one additional run from getting on the board. With Cleveland leading 7-5 in the bottom of the fifth, Jackson went over the bullpen wall to rob Hanley Ramírez of a…
Eric Hosmer was an invincible monster on Wednesday night. In a 16-2 drubbing of the failing Detroit Tigers, Hosmer provided five runs, five hits, and six RBI, most of which came from a demoralizing seventh-inning grand slam that stretched the lead out to 13-1. He even stole a base for only the fifth time all year. And…
Cleveland had the good fortune of benefitting from a very bad Jesse Chavez outing tonight—building a 7-0 lead during a second inning in which the Angels starter allowed two doubles, walked four and gave up two home runs, one of which was a grand slam. (He was ultimately pulled in the third.) But that lead slipped away…