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Indians celebrate 1995 by not hitting in the clutch

Plus A-Rod gets his 3,000th hit and America yawns,

El Presidente!
El Presidente!
Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

If the Indians were hoping some of that 1995 magic would rub off on the 2015 squad, they were disappointed last night.

Tampa Bay 4 - Cleveland 1

Cleveland Indians' offense struggles again; lose 4-1 to Tampa Bay Rays - Let's Go Tribe - The Cleveland Indians struggled to come up with clutch hits in their 4-1 loss Friday evening against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Indians mustered only seven hits and were 1-9 with runners in scoring position.

Indians drop series opener against Rays | - Asdrubal Cabrera returned to Cleveland, launched a home run and helped lead the Rays to a 4-1 victory over the Indians on Friday night at Progressive Field.

Cleveland Indians' bats go missing in series-opening 4-1 loss to Tampa Bay | - Before Friday's affair against the Rays, Lofton and Thome reminisce

Other Tribe News

Top pick Aiken excited to sign with Indians | - The Indians wanted to sign left-hander Brady Aiken as soon as possible, and the pitcher surely wanted to move on quickly from the events that followed him last summer. Both sides got their wish on Friday, when Cleveland's top Draft pick signed on the dotted line.

Cleveland Indians running out of options for No.5 starter? Hey, Hoynsie! | - The fans want to know and Hey, Hoynsie! has answers.

'Astronaut Wives' star JoAnna Garcia Swisher can relate thanks to husband's job - GO - Arts & Entertainment - As the wife of Cleveland Indians baseball player Nick Swisher, actress JoAnna Garcia Swisher knows what it’s like to have her husband’s back.

Down on the Farm

Zimmer, Rodriguezes, Frazier rule Carolina League stat sheets: Cleveland Indians Class A Report | - Several of the Indians' brightest prospects are dominating the offensive stat sheets in the Class A Carolina League.

Pitcher Will Roberts leads streaking Akron RubberDucks: Cleveland Indians Class AA Report | - Akron pitcher Will Roberts has won four straight for the RubberDucks, who had a seven-game winning streak snapped Thursday.

Toolshed: Cleveland Indians prospect Bradley Zimmer playing above tools with Lynchburg Hillcats | News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball : Cleveland Indians prospect Bradley Zimmer playing above tools with Lynchburg Hillcats

Celebrating 1995

Jim Ingraham: Construction of 1995 Cleveland Indians was work of art - The Indians this weekend are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the powerhouse 1995 Indians.

1995 Cleveland Indians: Top 5 moments | - Here are the Top 5 moments (or close to it) of the 1995 Indians season.

Around the Horn

A-Rod: 3rd to homer for 3,000th hit | - Alex Rodriguez needed just one swing to join the 3,000-hit club, and the Yankees slugger accomplished the feat in style, circling the bases as the 29th player to reach the milestone plateau in a 7-2 victory over the Tigers on Friday at Yankee Stadium.

A-Rod can celebrate his milestone -- even if we won't | FOX Sports - For the 3,000th hit of a New York Yankee to be a footnote in our national sports discourse was€” until now unfathomable.

How dare you Yankees fans cheer a player who is playing well and helping your team win?! | HardballTalk - In other news, there's a thing called "The Yankee Way." That's news to me.

LOOK: Kevin Love wears Yankees hat, watches A-Rod's 3,000th hit - - Root, root, root for the home team?

Clemente, the Double Outsider - The New York Times - Had he lived beyond age 38, Roberto Clemente would have witnessed the surge of Latinos into the national pastime — a phenomenon he helped launch.

Rally Squirrel returns, attacks Phillies dugout, helps Cardinals score all the runs | - As if the Cardinals need Rally Squirrel to hit Phillies pitching

David Price on phone use during games: “I check my Instagram. I check my Twitter. I just don’t tweet, don’t like stuff.” | HardballTalk - David Price uses electronics during games just like Pablo Sandoval, but he's mindful not to leave a public trail.