Cleveland Indians Homestand Wrap-Up: April 25-30An Index of all Cleveland Indians coverage from the homestand at Progressive Field from April 25 to April 30. The Indians topped the Astros and Mariners by two games to one.
Overlooked Almonte and Gomes Crucial In Series Win Over AL Contender AstrosThe Indians emerged from their early-season set against the predicted AL West champions with a 2-1 series win, with much thanks going to the performance of their lesser-hyped players in the rubber match.
Lindor's 2-Run Blast in 7th Leads Indians Past Astros 4-3Francisco Lindor hit a long two-run homer in the seventh inning to lift the Cleveland Indians over the Houston Astros 4-3 Thursday night.
Hooper: McCullers KO'ed By Own K-Curve, Tribe's Approach to K PitchMcCullers began the day throwing his knuckle-curve 55.2% of the time, and rightfully so, as the pitch sits in the mid-to-high 80s with a sharp downward break.
Brantley Drives in 3; Indians Beat Astros 7-6Michael Brantley, continuing his comeback from shoulder problems that forced him to miss most of last season, drove in three runs and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Houston Astros 7-6 on Wednesday night.
Josh Tomlin Defies The Book, Dallas Keuchel Copies It“He came as advertised,” manager Terry Francona said post game, putting things about as accurately as possible.
Astros' Keuchel Wins Again; Houston Tops Cleveland, 4-2Dallas Keuchel pitched a complete game to extend his promising start to the season and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2 Tuesday night even though Jose Altuve and Teoscar Hernandez left following a frightening collision in the eighth inning.
Tomlin vs. Keuchel Does Not Bode Well For Tribe On PaperThe fact of the matter is, regardless of your stance on analytics, if you make mistakes, the Astros will make you pay. Josh Tomlin is prone to mistakes.
30 Players: Alex Bregman Can Do It All For AstrosThe Astros took a step back last season after a playoffs run in 2015, they hope to get back with some help from their young third baseman.
Cardinals Must Give Astros Top 2 Picks, $2M For HackingThe St. Louis Cardinals were stripped of their top two picks in this year's amateur draft Monday and ordered to give them to Houston along with $2 million as compensation for hacking the Astros' email system and scouting database, the final and unprecedented step in an unusual case of cybercrime involving two Major League Baseball teams.
MLB Rumors: Market Developing For Free Agent 1B Mike Napoli?Competition has reportedly developed for the Indians in their bid to attempt to resign free-agent first baseman Mike Napoli. Over the weekend, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported that Napoli is one hitter the Astros have some interest in, despite Houston's need for left-handed hitters to balance a right-handed heavy lineup.
On Getting The Benefit Of An Odd Call, A 'Special Moment' For Santana, Being Unsatisfied With 6-Game Lead | Extra FramesThe Cleveland Indians salvaged a split in the four-game series against the Houston Astros, winning Thursday's finale 10-7. This column presents my takeaways from Thursday's game. For more baseball analysis and insight, follow me on Twitter (@TJZuppe).
Astros' Hinch Ejected After 2 Runs Score On Wild PitchHouston Astros manager A.J. Hinch was ejected after the Cleveland Indians scored two runs on a bases-loaded wild pitch in the third inning and took a 4-1 lead.
On The Return Of The Midges, Some Mid-Game Strategy, A Sign Of Respect From Altuve To Allen | Extra FramesThe Cleveland Indians snapped their brief two-game losing streak, topping the Houston Astros on Wednesday night, 6-5. This column presents my takeaways from Wednesday's game. For more baseball analysis and insight, follow me on Twitter (@TJZuppe).
Carrasco Overcomes Home Runs, Bugs As Indians Beat AstrosCarlos Carrasco overcame a home run and an apparent bug in his eye to pitch into the eighth inning, and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Houston Astros 6-5 on Wednesday night.