What Does A World Series Team Look Like?The baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint, but that can make things difficult in today's world where our patience is low and we desire immediate answers. Anthony Lima doesn't think the Indians can continue to play the way they have recently if they want to win a World Series, but Ken Carman says it's impossible to know at this point and he isn't sure what this team will look like during the final stretch of the season.
On A Big Out Recorded By Zach McAllister, One Run Being Enough, Andrew Miller Making Opposition Look Foolish | Extra FramesThe Cleveland Indians took down the Minnesota Twins in walk-off fashion, as Jason Kipnis delivered the RBI single to lift the Tribe to a 1-0 win in 10 innings. Here are my takeaways from Monday's game at Progressive Field. For more baseball analysis, follow me on Twitter @TJZuppe.
Kipnis' Single In 10th Gives Indians 1-0 Win Over TwinsJason Kipnis' 10th-inning single scored Chris Gimenez and gave the Cleveland Indians a 1-0 victory over Minnesota on Monday night, the Twins' 11th straight loss.
Cleveland Indians Extend Partnership With Double-A Akron RubberDucks Through 2020 SeasonThe Cleveland Indians reached a four-year extension with their Double-A affiliate, the Akron Rubberducks, which will continue their Minor League partnership through at least the 2020 campaign.
Danny Salazar Placed On The Paternity List By ClevelandDespite being placed on the paternity list on Monday, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar is still expected to make his next scheduled start.
Indians-Twins Series: Opposing Starting Pitcher Scouting ReportsThe Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins will open up a three-game series at Progressive Field on Monday. Despite Minnesota's last-place standing in the American League Central, the Tribe has struggled against the Twins this season, losing eight of the 13 matchups in 2016.
Tribe Beat: Discouraging Road Trip, Puig Wouldn't Save OffenseTribe Beat: 92.3's TJ Zuppe joined Baskin & Phelps Monday to discuss a 2-5 road trip and the bats going ice cold, needing to right the ship against the Twins at home, being against taking a chance on Yasiel Puig, and more.
On An Encouraging Start For Danny Salazar And A Discouraging Week For The Indians' Bats | Extra FramesThe Cleveland Indians, trailing by a run and facing Texas closer Sam Dyson, loaded the bases with one out in the top of the ninth, but the Rangers' righty struck out Tyler Naquin and induced a flyout to center by Abraham Almonte to clinch Sunday's 2-1 win over the Tribe. Here are some random thoughts on Sunday's game and the state of the Indians:
Rangers Top Indians 2-1 To Win Series Of Division LeadersDerek Holland allowed one run over six innings in his second start off the disabled list, new left fielder Carlos Gomez made two highlight-reel catches and the AL-best Texas Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Sunday.
Orioles Bring Back Former Indians Reliever Tommy HunterThe Baltimore Orioles have signed right-hander Tommy Hunter, bringing him back for a sixth straight season.
Rangers Score 5 Runs In The 1st Inning; Shut Out Indians 7-0Early run support went a long way to helping Texas Rangers right-hander A.J. Griffin produce his best outing of the season and outpitch the best road pitcher in the major leagues this season. Mitch Moreland's grand slam capped a bizarre, five-run first inning and Griffin pitched six strong innings as the Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 7-0 Saturday night.
Corey Kluber Keeps Dominating, Indians' Offense Awakens, No Long Losing Streaks | Extra FramesThe Cleveland Indians snapped their three-game losing streak, routing the Texas Rangers on Friday night, 12-1. This column features my takeaways from Friday's game. If you want more baseball coverage, you can follow me on Twitter (@TJZuppe).