The Two Showdowns That Cemented An Indians WinThe batter-pitcher showdown is the essence of baseball, sometimes pitting the game’s best against one another in a showdown.
Indians Snap Verlander's Streak In 11-8 Rout Of TigersJose Ramirez homered twice, and the Cleveland Indians snapped Justin Verlander's decade-long streak of games with at least one strikeout, chasing the Detroit star in the fourth inning of an 11-8 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Smoke Signals: Kluber In The Zone, Verlander Out Of It, and Miggy On the OutsideEntering game two against the Tigers in Detroit, the Indians starter carried a 48.9 Zone%. That number was up, while his Z-Swing% came in at a career-low 60.4%.
Tigers Eyeing Return To Contention After Spending BigAfter their four-year streak of AL Central titles ended with a last-place showing in 2015, the Detroit Tigers were facing the prospect of an extended decline, with several of their top players showing signs of age.
Lindor, Johnson Lead Indians To Win Over Tigers In Game 1 Of DoubleheaderFrancisco Lindor delivered the go-ahead two-run single with two down in the fifth, Chris Johnson drove in a pair, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of Sunday's traditional doubleheader, 7-2.
Indians 4, Tigers 0: Five Things That Stood Out In Sunday's WinThe Indians took the final game of the weekend series with Detroit, beating the Tigers on Sunday afternoon, 4-0. Cody Anderson logged seven shutout frames, and Francisco Lindor broke a scoreless tie with a two-run double in the sixth. Here are five things that stood out in Sunday's win:
Anderson Outpitches Verlander As Indians Beat Tigers 4-0Cody Anderson threw seven strong innings of two-hit ball to outpitch Justin Verlander, and the Cleveland Indians beat the skidding Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Sunday.
This Week In Baseball: MLB Gets New Domestic Violence Policy RightThe MLB and MLBPA announced a new domestic violence policy over the weekend and they look like they got it right.
Carlos Santana, Carlos Carrasco Lead Indians To 5-4 Win Over TigersCarlos Santana homered and Carlos Carrasco shook off a bad history in Detroit to lift the Cleveland Indians to a 5-4 victory over the Tigers on Saturday.
Verlander Set To Make 1st Start Saturday Against IndiansDetroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander is set to make his first start this season against the Cleveland Indians on Saturday
Verlander Heads To DL Officially, Tigers Call Up Lobstein For Sunday's Start Against ClevelandJustin Verlander officially went on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, and the Detroit Tigers called up left-hander Kyle Lobstein to take his place in the starting rotation.