On More Than One Way To Clear A Wall, A Good Stretch For Roberto Perez, A Good Energy At The Ballpark | Extra FramesThe Cleveland Indians defeated the Detroit Tigers for the 12th time in 13 tries this season, besting their division rivals at Progressive Field, 11-4. This column presents my takeaways from Friday's game. For more baseball analysis and insight, follow me on Twitter (@TJZuppe).
Napoli Drives In 4 Runs As Indians Throttle Tigers 11-4Mike Napoli drove in four runs and the Cleveland Indians stretched their lead over Detroit in the AL Central to seven games by beating the second-place Tigers 11-4 on Friday night.
Indians Put Corey Kluber On Track To Face Division Foes Later This MonthIndians manager Terry Francona didn't openly say Cleveland was pitching Corey Kluber on Tuesday so he'd match-up against the Detroit Tigers later this month. But with how he explained it, the skipper didn't have to.
White Sox ace Chris Sale scratched for 'clubhouse incident'Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night after he was involved in what the team said was a "non-physical clubhouse incident."
On Almonte's 7th-Inning Strikeout, Tribe's Tough At-Bats Against Chapman, Bauer's 40 Words | Extra FramesThe Cleveland Indians' comeback bid fell short in the ninth, as the New York Yankees defeated the Tribe on Thursday, 5-4. This column features my takeaways from Thursday's game. If you want more baseball coverage, you can follow me on Twitter (@TJZuppe).
Indians Fall To Tigers For First Time In 2016Somewhere, it's written that all things must end. Unfortunately for Cleveland, that even applies to the Indians' perfect record over the Tigers in 2016.
On The Indians' Continued Dominance Over Detroit, Playing The Game The Right Way, Capitalizing On Mistakes | Extra FramesThe Cleveland Indians moved to 11-0 against the Detroit Tigers in 2016, rolling over the Motor City Kitties at Progressive Field, 12-1. This column features my takeaways from Tuesday's game. If you want more baseball coverage, you can follow me on Twitter (@TJZuppe).
Indians Continue Dominance Of Tigers With 12-1 VictoryLonnie Chisenhall was 4 for 5 with three RBIs, Carlos Santana and Tyler Naquin homered, and the Cleveland Indians remained perfect in 11 games against the Detroit Tigers this season with a 12-1 victory Tuesday night.
Mike Napoli's 2-Run HR Sends Indians To 5-3 Win Over TigersNot even a little bit of rain and a long delay could stop the Indians from having an Independence Day party at Napoli's. Progressive Field was packed for the first non-Opening Day sellout since July 4, 2014, and Mike Napoli made the 2 hour and 21 minute rain delay worth it for the many fans who stuck around, powering a towering two-run homer to the bleachers in left field in the seventh inning, helping to lift Cleveland to a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
Taxed Pitching Staff Forces Indians To Make Tough Roster Decisions The fallout from a taxed pitching staff has claimed two causalities in the Cleveland Indians' bullpen. On Monday, the Tribe designated relievers Tom Gorzelanny and Joba Chamberlain for assignment, clearing room to recall lefty TJ House and righty Mike Clevinger from Triple-A Columbus.
Losses To Cleveland Leave Tigers In A HoleWhen the Detroit Tigers won the AL Central every year from 2011-14, the title often seemed to come down to a handful of head-to-head matchups between the champions and their closest challengers.
Indians, Not Tigers, Stay Hot Over Weekend, Bombing Verlander, Starting Pitching Makes Difference | Extra FramesThe Cleveland Indians completed their third three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers this season, besting the Motor City Kitties at Comerica Park for the Tribe's ninth straight victory, 9-3. This column features my takeaways from Sunday's game. If you want more baseball coverage, you can follow me on Twitter (@TJZuppe).
Indians Tag Verlander, Top Tigers Again 9-3 For 9th StraightLonnie Chisenhall had four hits, including one of Cleveland's four home runs off Justin Verlander in the fifth inning, and the streaking Indians won their ninth straight game Sunday by beating Detroit 9-3 to remain unbeaten in nine meetings with the Tigers this season.
On Carrasco's Revenge Tour In Detroit, Starters Finding Their Groove, Santana's Early Offense, Indians Expanding AL Central Lead | Extra FramesThe Cleveland Indians extended their winning streak to eight games, defeating the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, 6-0. This column features my takeaways from Saturday's game. If you want more baseball coverage, you can follow me on Twitter (@TJZuppe).
Lindor Hits 2 HRs, Carrasco Tosses Shutout, Indians Win 8th In RowFrancisco Lindor homered twice and Carlos Carrasco pitched a four-hitter to lead the Cleveland Indians to their eighth consecutive win, 6-0 over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.