Cleveland 7 - Cincinnati 3
Indians keep winning; take series opener from Reds - Let's Go Tribe - The Cleveland Indians won their fourth straight game Friday evening with a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Carlos Carrasco earned the win, his fifth of the year, and Brandon Moss led the Indians offense with a home run and three RBI.
Moss, Kipnis help Tribe win 4th straight | indians.com - The Indians offense came alive for 11 hits and eight walks in a 7-3 victory in the series opener against Cincinnati on Friday night at Progressive Field.
Carlos Carrasco, potent offensive attack give Cleveland Indians fourth straight win, 7-3, against the Reds | cleveland.com - Brandon Moss' bat contributed the most powerful damage. He socked a solo home run to right on the first pitch of the bottom of the third. That gave the Indians a 3-2 advantage. He followed with a two-out, two-run double in the following frame.
Moss shows why Indians wanted his power | indians.com - "I'm going to strike out," Moss said. "You guys better get used to that. That's not going to change. I've always struck out. So, if that's something you want to write about, write about it. But the difference is when I'm not striking out, the balls put in play are driven, they're not missed."
Other Tribe News
How did injuries to Yan Gomes, Alex Mack effect Indians, Browns? Hey Hoynsie! | cleveland.com - Can you compare a catcher in baseball to a center in football? If you're talking about the effect injuries to catcher Yan Gomes and center Alex Mack had on the Indians and Browns, respectively, the answer is yes, according to Hoynsie.
Cleveland Indians plan $20 million replacement of scoreboard at Progressive Field | cleveland.com - The Indians last replaced the scoreboard in 2003, a project that cost $7 million. At the time, team officials billed the scoreboard, which includes a video screen measuring 36 feet high and 149 feet long, as the largest in North America. Offtermatt said the terms of the team's lease defines the scoreboard as obsolete if it is inferior to 75 percent of other scoreboards in Major League Baseball stadiums.
Future of catchers Perez, Hayes undecided | indians.com - This has been a learning experience for Perez. And, no matter what the future holds, that growth, and more specifically, Perez's recognition of that growth, is what has most impressed his skipper.
40 years later, there are still fond memories of the Indians' red jerseys | FOX Sports - Mike Seghi (longtime Indians traveling secretary): "They were different and catchy. George Hendrick looked great in it, Boog Powell not so good."
Carlos Carrasco’s Value - GammonsDaily.com - The combination of Carrasco’s breaking ball not being as lethal this year as it was in the past, alongside Cleveland’s terrible defense, is making life much more difficult for the 28 year old righty.
Around the Horn
These 5 pitchers have been unlucky in 2015. | SportsonEarth.com : AJ Cassavell Article - Cleveland has two on the list.
A look at baseball's WAR leaders in each division. | SportsonEarth.com : Will Leitch Article - To help figure out what's going in these divisions -- especially in the American League -- let's take a look at the Baseball Reference WAR leaders in each of the six divisions.
What could the Cincinnati Reds get for Johnny Cueto and Aroldis Chapman? | FOX Sports - The Reds aren't looking like contenders, so it's time for them to turn their attention to the future. Jeff Sullivan speculates what the team could land in a trade if it deals ace Johnny Cueto and dominant closer Aroldis Chapman.
MLB will play regular-season games in London and at least one site in Mexico - So predicts Fox baseball correspondent Jon Paul Morosi.
Moderation and a Cutter: Why Aaron Harang Is Playing the Best Baseball of His Career at 37 « - And it could have been for the Indians...
Cuba’s best pitching prospect is on his way to America | HardballTalk - Last month Badler rated Norge Ruiz as the eighth-best player still in Cuba and projected him as a solid mid-rotation starter, but he figures to need some time in the minors before being ready for a big-league rotation.