Detroit 4 - Cleveland 0
Miguel Cabrera does it again; hits huge home run to sink Indians - Let's Go Tribe - The Cleveland Indians lost 4-0 to the Detroit Tigers Friday night. Miguel Cabrera led the charge for the Tigers, hitting a huge three-run home run in the sixth inning to put Detroit on top. Danny Salazar took the loss for the Indians.
Salazar gives up HR, loses duel with Price | indians.com - Miguel Cabrera's monster three-run homer into the camera well in center field at Comerica Park broke a scoreless deadlock, and left-hander David Price tossed a complete-game gem as the Tigers secured a 4-0 win over the Indians on Friday night.
One pitch dents Salazar's line against Tigers | indians.com - "You know what it comes down to?" Indians catcher Yan Gomes said following a 4-0 loss to the Tigers. "This is the kind of team that you almost can't make even one mistake to. It cost us."
Detroit blanks Cleveland Indians, 4-0, on David Price's arm, Miguel Cabrera's bat | cleveland.com - Cabrera drove Salazar's first pitch off the camera station above the center field fence for a three-run homer to lead the Tigers to a 4-0 victory over the Indians at Comerica Park.
Guy offers to walk David Price's dog for a week if Price throws a shutout. Price throws a shutout. | MLB.com - So, David Price had extra motivation last night.
Other Tribe News
Atchison to be activated from DL today | indians.com - Indians manager Terry Francona said the club wanted to keep its bullpen intact for the opener of the three-game set in Detroit, but will activate Atchison in time for today's game at Comerica Park.
To pitch or not to pitch? That is the question for the Cleveland Indians with Miguel Cabrera | cleveland.com - In seven games against the Indians this season, Cabrera has compiled a .654/.697/1.192 slash line (batting average/on-base percentage/slugging percentage), with four home runs and 13 RBI. He has 17 hits in 26 at-bats. The Indians have walked him six times.
Are Cleveland Indians pitchers prima donnas for not tipping caps? Hey, Hoynsie! | cleveland.com - Hey, Hoynsie! explores the compelling issues gripping Tribe fans, starting with cap tipping.
Nick Swisher makes concessions to battered knees: Cleveland Indians notes | cleveland.com - "The days of me playing 155 games a year might be over," said Swisher, "but I've still got a couple of years on this contract and a couple more years after that that I want to get out of me."
A foul ball flies into the Cleveland Indians radio booth | Shaggy Matt Culbreath on 1370 WSPD - And Jim Rosenhaus... chickened out.
Down on the farm
Akron RubberDucks welcome return of Ronny Rodriguez: Cleveland Indians Class AA Report | cleveland.com - Ronny Rodriguez returns to the Akron RubberDucks after recovering from wrist injury suffered during spring training.
Cleveland Indians prospect Yu-Cheng Chang suffers concussion: Class A Report | cleveland.com - Lake County Captains shortstop Yu-Cheng Chang suffered a concussion after being hit by a pitch. Indians top prospects Bradley Zimmer, Luigi Rodriguez and Nellie Rodriguez were named All-Stars.
Around the Horn
Proposing an All-Star Overhaul | FanGraphs Baseball - "Even Jonah Keri, an absurd optimist who probably has "Everything Is Awesome" as the only song in his Spotify playlist, hates the current All-Star format."
FIP is becoming less reliable in evaluating pitchers. - What about Corey Kluber? He has 91 innings, with 109 strikeouts and just 17 walks. Incredible numbers. Yet, his ERA is 3.53. Kluber is third in FIP, but 46th in ERA.
Justin Smoak hit his first career triple after 2,317 plate appearances | HardballTalk - Justin Smoak: now with a triple!
Welcome to the neighborhood: Minor league team to wear Mister Rogers sweater jerseys | FOX Sports - The Altoona Curve will pay tribute to Mister Rogers on July 5