Extra Frames: On Chisenhall's Showdown With O'Day, Missed Chances, Bullpen Struggles, Clevinger's Belief In HimselfThe Cleveland Indians fought back to erase an early 4-0 deficit, but couldn't take advantage of late-game opportunities, losing to the Baltimore Orioles in the series rubber match, 6-4.
Kim's Big Swing, Missed Chances Lead To Indians' 6-4 Loss To O'sThe Cleveland Indians clubbed their way out of the initial hole starter Mike Clevinger dug for his club, but after the Tribe's long ball efforts tied Sunday's game, one swing of the bat by Hyun Soo Kim erased all of their hard work.
Could Carlos Carrasco's Next Start Be Back With Indians?After tossing four innings in a Minor League rehab game with Double-A Akron, Carlos Carrasco is inching closer to his return to the Cleveland Indians rotation. But how close? Close enough for his next start to be back with the Tribe?
Extra Frames: On The Indians Taking Over First Place In Central, Taking Extra Bases, Taking Down Ex-IndiansThe Cleveland Indians routed the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday at Progressive Field, 11-4, moving into first place in the American League Central division by a half game over the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals.
Indians Knock Jimenez Out Early, Move Into First Place In AL CentralThe Indians were rude to an old friend on Saturday. But in the process, Cleveland was able to take over as the current leaders in the American League Central Division.
Indians' Jose Ramirez Becoming Terry Francona's 'Connector To The Rest Of The Order'There's something Indians manager Terry Francona likes about hitting Jose Ramirez fifth in Cleveland's starting lineup. Sure, Ramirez's .308 batting average and .367 on-base percentage plays into that, but then again, the 5-foot-9 utility infielder and outfielder doesn't necessarily have the look of a prototypical middle-of-the-order hitter.
WATCH: Indians OF Michael Brantley Talks About His Latest Rehab AttemptFor the first time since taking some dry swings on Friday, Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley spoke with members of the media about his latest attempt to return from off-season shoulder surgery.
Extra Frames: On McAllister's Fastball vs. Orioles Bats, Francona Sticking With Gimenez In 8th, Napoli's Visit To BleachersThe Cleveland Indians fell to the Baltimore Orioles in the first game of a 10-game homestand, as the O's scored three times in the top of the seventh to eventually emerge with a 6-4 victory at Progressive Field. This column features my takeaways from Friday's game. If you want more baseball coverage, you can follow me on Twitter (@TJZuppe).
Orioles Get To Zach McAllister In 7th, Indians Fall In Series Opener 6-4After Cleveland fought back from a first-inning three-run deficit to tie the game in the fifth, Indians reliever Zach McAllister gave up three runs in the top of the seventh, giving the Baltimore Orioles the edge they would need to cash in on a 6-4 victory over the Tribe on Friday night.
Indians RHP Carlos Carrasco To Make Rehab Start At AA Akron On SaturdayThe Cleveland Indians have survived without pitcher Carlos Carrasco and outfielder Michael Brantley this season, but they might not have to for much longer -- particularly when it comes to Carrasco.
Terry Francona On Michael Brantley's Rehab Progression: 'We Want Him To Get Better, And Stay Better'The Cleveland Indians are certainly taking a cautious approach with Michael Brantley's latest rehab attempt, preferring to avoid another setback in the outfielder's recovery from off-season shoulder surgery.
Tribe Beat: What Drives Fans To The Park, 10-Game Home StandTribe Beat: 92.3's TJ Zuppe joined Baskin & Phelps Friday to discuss putting butts in seats at Progressive Field, taking 3-of-4 from the first place White Sox, and preparing for a huge 10-game home stand.