The Catch has a special place in the history of the Indians, and not a positive one. Willie Mays improbably tracked down a deep fly ball to centerfield hit by Vic Wertz in the 1954 World Series, leading the Giants to a sweep of the Indians, who had the most wins in American League history.
Could last night's catch by Rajai Davis be The Catch 2, this one bringing the Indians good luck?
Cleveland 7 - Detroit 4
Cleveland Indians triples blot out the sun in 7-4 victory over Tigers - Let's Go Tribe - Indians pitchers face Miguel Cabrera in two crucial situations and live to tell the tale.
Indians win 7th straight, now 7-0 vs. Tigers | MLB.com - Zimmermann (9-4) endured his shortest outing of the season, lasting 3 2/3 innings against a nine-hit Cleveland attack. Four of those hits were triples, accounting for five RBIs between Kipnis and Lonnie Chisenhall.
Cleveland Indians triple down on Detroit Tigers, 7-4, for seventh straight victory | cleveland.com - The Indians took their first look at Jordan Zimmerman this season and found it pleasing.
The Catch 2
Rajai Davis' running catch seals Indians' win | MLB.com - "If he hits that ball in another ballpark, it's a tie ballgame," Davis said after the Tribe's 7-4 win. "Fortunately for us, it was here."
Cleveland Indians' Rajai Davis mulls possibilities; makes improbable catch against Detroit | cleveland.com - "My teammates asked three, four and five times, "Did that ball hit the wall?'" said Davis with a smile. "I told them, 'No, I got it.'"
Other Indians News
Trevor Bauer Looks Like a Completely Different Pitcher | FanGraphs Baseball - This is what a complete change in process looks like.
Who gets knocked off roster if Cleveland Indians activate Abraham Almonte? | cleveland.com - The Indians have a decision to make come July 3.
Parmageddon from Melt wins national ballpark food contest | cleveland.com - Melt's Parmageddon has won USA Today's Best Ballpark Food contest, comparing stadium eats in Major League parks.
Cleveland Indians upcoming road trip gives Cleveland Cavaliers déjà vu - The Indians are about to embark on a 10-game road trip that will take them through Detroit, Atlanta and Toronto. The Cavaliers know how that feels.
Cleveland Indians righty Danny Salazar's changeup is MLB's best pitch - SweetSpot- ESPN - Salazar has thrived -- his 2.23 ERA ranks second in the American League. He's doing it with a pitch that by one measure ranks as the best in baseball.
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