Yesterday, two additional streaks ended for the Cleveland Indians - a home win streak ended at 12 and a win streak versus the Detroit Tigers ended at 11. The joke line here would be to invite you to return to your regularly-scheduled paranoia and/or pessimism. I'm not sure, however, that it would be truly justified to do so. This team doesn't deserve your pessimism (though, as a Cleveland sports fan, turning off your paranoia might require a medical procedure). It deserves fans in the seats and a bullpen upgrade.
Detroit 12 - Cleveland 2
Cleveland Indians fail to complete (or start) 11-run rally, lose to Tigers - Let's Go Tribe - The bad news is the Cleveland Indians failed to sweep the Tigers for the bajillionth time this season and they lost their first game at Progressive Field since May 31. Good news is, they found a new foolproof way of covering first base.
Tomlin struggles as Tigers end Tribe's streaks | MLB.com - The win was the first in 12 games this season against the first-place Indians, whose 11-game streak against Detroit was their longest in-season run against one team since going 12-0 against the Tigers in 1996.
Nobody's perfect: Cleveland Indians finally drop one to Detroit Tigers, 12-2 | cleveland.com - It took 12 games over four months, but the Tigers finally scratched out a win against the Tribe.
Indians lose to Tigers for first time in 2016 | indians.com - Wednesday's lopsided 12-2 loss at the hands of the Tigers was the first such result of the season. Prior to the defeat at Progressive Field, Cleveland was 11-0 against Detroit in 2016.
Other Indians News
Indians' Danny Salazar eligible to pitch ASG | MLB.com - Asked if Salazar had a case to be named the American League starter, Callaway was quick to praise White Sox ace Chris Sale.
The Cleveland Indians Are Dominating Like It’s The ‘90s Again | FiveThirtyEight - Through 83 games, the 2016 Indians have the franchise’s highest Elo rating (our pet metric for rating a team’s quality at any given time) for this stage of a season since 1998, when the Tribe was powered by the likes of Kenny Lofton, Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome, Omar Vizquel and Bartolo Colon (a handful of belt sizes ago).
Cool summer: Indians ride wave of glory to commanding AL Central lead - "It’s sure a good time to be in Cleveland,’’ Indians first baseman Mike Napoli said. "When the Cavs won, and had their parade, I was out there. I walked through the crowd. I saw the parties. I saw first-hand how crazy this city can get. Who wouldn’t want to be part of that?’’
Where's the best place to catch a foul ball in Progressive Field? | cleveland.com - The art of the foul ball: Where's the best place to grab a foul ball at Progressive Field?
Akron lands minor-league baseball’s Eastern League All-Star Game a year earlier than expected - Local - Ohio - The good times keep on rolling for Northeast Ohio sports fans with the top prospects in the Eastern League coming to Akron next week.
Franklin County-owned Columbus Clippers, Huntington Park net more than $1 million in 2015 - Columbus - Columbus Business First - In the late 1970s, Franklin County bought the Columbus Clippers for $25,000. The investment was a home run.
Around the League
- Home Run Derby rosters close to being finalized
- Jake Lamb goes for the lamb vote
- Ken Rosenthal appraises the All-Star teams
- Castrovince predicts the second half of the season