Next Up: Indians vs. Rangers in Cleveland

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First, a two-word summation of the three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds: Sweet sweep! Next come the Texas Rangers for a three-game series to finish up Cleveland’s six-game homestand. The Indians’ current six-game winning streak began with them taking the final three games of the four played in Chicago against the White Sox on May

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Ball Played: Bauer defeats Indians’ man of constant sorrow

Cleveland Indians v Chicago White Sox May 19, 2015

On May 7, 2015 Jose Quintana made his MLB debut for the Chicago White Sox against the Cleveland Indians. At the time, he was seemingly a random left-handed pitcher from Columbia whom the White Sox needed in long relief after starter Phil Humber had surrendered eight runs in less than three innings of work. In

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Next Up: Indians vs. White Sox

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Fresh off their first series win since awaaaaay back on April 9, the Cleveland Indians head to Chicago to play the White Sox in a four-game, Monday-through-Thursday series. They’ll be playing at U.S. Cellular Field on the south side of Chicago and all games have an 8:10 p.m. start time (for you eastern time zone

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C-Cap Recap: Hip to Be Kip(nis)

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The Indians took two out of three from the Texas Rangers in Arlington over the weekend; their first outright series win since the opening week of the season. That’s objectively good news. So is the resurgence of Jason Kipnis, whose offensive performance over the past week has earned him a legitimate place in the all-time

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Ball Played: Surprise! Defense and ex-Tribe bats haunt Indians

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The St. Louis Cardinals are the epitome of a well-run franchise1 . It might be impossible to know if it is more imperative to draft the correct player or develop the player correctly, but the Cardinals have the best assembly line coming out of their farm system in MLB. Yadier Molina, Matt Adams, Kolten Wong,

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Video: Jason Kipnis likes leading off

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Lost in all of the Cleveland Indians’ losing is the fact that second baseman Jason Kipnis is quietly having the rebound season many had hoped following 2014. Thus far through May, Kipnis is batting .462 with two home runs and six runs batted in, but the most intriguing part: He’s doing so from the lead-off

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Ball Played: Duffy’s wild while Indians come up aces

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The big news on Wednesday night was that Nick Swisher would be putting his headband back on to protect his possibly receding hairline after not wearing a headband in the first game against the Kansas City Royals. Or, it was the big news that the Cleveland Indians cancelled a Yan Gomes knee brace giveaway. Wait,

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Nine Arguments for Some Tribe Optimism

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It is May 5 and your Cleveland Indians are 9-15. As an unfortunate coincidence, that’s an identical start to that of the infamous 1987 Tribe—the original “SI Jinx” team that all the paranoid soothsayers kept bringing up back in March. Sure, the ’87 Indians also had a slumping center fielder who had to be moved

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Indians Series Summary No.8: Backs against the wall

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Ordinarily it would be a difficult case to make that a major league baseball team is playing with its back against the wall on May 3. But on Sunday, in the fourth inning, already having lost two of three in a four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Cleveland Indians were doing just that.

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Ball Played: Defense, bullpen, and score all favored Royals

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Corey Kluber entered the night with 495 career strikeouts and it was largely expected that he would record number 500 on Monday night. The Kansas City Royals are the most difficult team in MLB to strike out, however, and it took Corey until the sixth inning to achieve that 500th strikeout when he froze Lorenzo

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Indians Series Summary No. 2: Wham! KaPow! Splat!

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We all know the old adage in baseball that good pitching beats good hitting. But when I’m reminded of it I find myself cringing and turning to the list of fallacies in deductive logic that might explain why it makes me uncomfortable. This time I’m thinking maybe it’s the “Ludic fallacy,” the failure to take

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Indians Series Summary No. 1: One loss, two wins, and three excellent starts

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After the first three games of the season, one can see pretty quickly why the Cleveland Indians have been picked by some as a serious contender: Pitching, and plenty of it. Three starts and three impressive performances — and the starting pitcher who was least impressive pitched a no-hitter over his six innings. This is

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Indians provide Friday funnies with the Jerry Kipnis Show

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Your browser does not support iframes. As WFNY’s Jacob Rosen and Will Gibson alluded to earlier today, the Cleveland Indians are continuing to boost their social media presence and add to their interaction with fans. Their latest attempt to add to the entertainment value of following the Indians is a supposed public access show hosted

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Indians Spring Training notes: Jerry Sands is a bad man

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Well, the end of March is coming near. The Cleveland Indians have hung some red cards in lockers and there are more to come soon for those players that will not be starting the season in Cleveland. So, let us check in on the team. Trevor Bauer reminds us that it is still Spring Training:

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Brandon Moss and Jason Kipnis: Early storylines coming out of Goodyear

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On Wednesday, I explained some of the reasons Spring Training matters to me. In doing so, I neglected to discuss anything about the actual pitchers and catchers reporting for the Cleveland Indians. Well, the Tribe did have their official opening of Spring Training and MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian reports that most of the players are already in Goodyear

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Indians named Fangraphs “Far too early sleeper team” for 2015

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Though we’re still a few months away from the first glove pops of spring training, Fangraphs has gone ahead and named the Cleveland Indians as their “far too early sleeper team” for the 2015 season.

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One week left, Tribe still hangin’ around

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I know I know: The Cleveland Browns should have won. But hey, look on the bright side, their baseball counterparts, the Cleveland Indians, will enter the last week of the regular season within striking distance of the playoffs. You can tell me that it is a long shot, but with the three games—plus three outs—to

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Nine pitches, Four hits, One killer loss

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Covering the Tribe on a nightly basis is a labor of love for me. But I also have a real job that from time to time keeps me away from the team I love the most. In these instances, readers of WFNY know they can usually count on a Jon Steiner special when I am

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‘Staches and Strikeouts

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The Tribe’s starting rotation continues to carry them into the final few weeks of the regular season.

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An 11th inning gut punch

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After battling back, the Indians let another one slip away.

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