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Indians' Ubaldo Jimenez named AL pitcher of the month

By Ron Ledgard Published: September 30, 2013

Ubaldo Jimenez of the Indians was named the American League player of the month for September.

Here is the team's release:

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Former Tribe closer Chris Perez breaks his media silence after team clinches Wild Card

By Stephanie Storm Published: September 29, 2013

Former Indians closer Chris Perez hadn’t spoken to the media since late June when he got upset over reports detailing his arrest on a misdememanor drug charge.

 

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Indians clinch Wild Card berth behind Jimenez's 13-strikeout performance

By Stephanie Storm Published: September 29, 2013

The fact that the Indians had, make that, wanted, Ubaldo Jimenez on the mound to help clinch their American League Wild Card berth Sunday in Minnesota says all anyone needs to know about the turnaround the veteran right-hander made this season.  

Jimenez, the butt of countless jokes over last two years underscoring why Cleveland sports never seems to get anything right, took his team’s trust in him and ran with it on the sunny afternoon at Target Field that turned into a perfect back drop for a wild Tribe celebration.

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Indians Hot Corner: Stat Nerd—Votto, Kershaw, Soriano, more

By Ryan Lewis Published: September 29, 2013

1.83 - Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will finish the regular season with an ERA of 1.83. It's the lowest ERA of any player with at least 200 strikeouts since Pedro Martinez in 2000 (1.74). 

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Indians Hot Corner: Around the League—Selig to retire; MVP, Cy Young Races

By Ryan Lewis Published: September 29, 2013

- Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig on Thursday announced that he is set to retire in January 2015, making next season his last at helm of professional baseball. His term of 22 years saw a significant growth in attendance and revenue but is marred by a canceled World Series and the steroids scandals of the past 15 years. Selig, 79, said in a statement that he looks forward to "addressing several significant issues during the remainder of my term." His term would be the second longest in history, behind Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who served from 1920 to 1944. 

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Indians cruise to 5-1 victory over Twins, take over sole possession of 1st place in AL Wild Card

By Stephanie Storm Published: September 28, 2013

After waiting a harrowing hour and a half to be rescued from being trapped in a hotel elevator late Thursday night, sitting through a two-hour and 26-minute rain delay before the start of Saturday’s game must have felt like a luxury to Scott Kazmir.

 

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Francona keeping eye on the prize, but still enjoyed a little levity Saturday

By Stephanie Storm Published: September 28, 2013

It’s late September, and with the Indians entering Saturday riding an eight-game winning streak and having moved into a first-place tie with Tampa Bay for an American League Wild Card berth with just two regular-season games to go, life is good for Tribe fans.

 

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Indians win coupled with Rays loss pulls Tribe into tie tie for Wild Card

By Stephanie Storm Published: September 28, 2013

After Indians fans and sports talking heads across the nation spent the day discussing and debating the Indians combustible closing situation, the Indians offense did its best to quickly put the debate to rest for one night at least.

 

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Closer Chris Perez nearly blows five-run lead, but Tribe hangs on for 6-5 victory

By Stephanie Storm Published: September 27, 2013

The Indians keep reeling off wins – despite the efforts once again of embattled closer Chris Perez – holding on Thursday to notch their seventh consecutive victory with a 6-5 win over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

 

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Masterson effective in return to mound, Bourn limited to pinch-hitting duty, Brantley red-hot

By Stephanie Storm Published: September 26, 2013

Justin Masterson was all smiles in the Indians locker room before Thursday’s game, happy to discuss his first relief appearnace in over two years.


Thanks to a five-run cushion entering the ninth inning of Wednesday night’s 7-2 victory over the visiting Chicago Cubs, Indians manager Terry Francona was able to get  Masterson into the game in a quick, 1-2-3 ninth inning.

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Bourn wrist injury leaves him day-to-day, but available to pinch hit if need arises

By Stephanie Storm Published: September 25, 2013

When Michael Bourn arrived in the clubhouse late Wednesday afternoon still wearing street clothes while most of his teammates were already dressed in their uniforms and beginning their pre-game activities, it was obvious he wasn’t going to be in the starting lineup against the visiting Chicago White Sox that evening.

 

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Post game notes from the Indians 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox Tuesday:

By Stephanie Storm Published: September 24, 2013

- Slugger Jason Giambi’s game-winning homerun marked:

 

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Tribe ace Masterson expected to return to mound as early as Wednesday - as reliever

By Stephanie Storm Published: September 24, 2013

When Indians All-Star ace Justin Masterson left his last start earlier this month with an oblique injury, many fans took it as a sign it just wasn’t going to be the Indians year – again.

 

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Indians Hot Corner: Stat Nerd — Mike Trout puts up historic numbers again

By Ryan Lewis Published: September 22, 2013

10+ X 2 - According to FanGraphs' metrics for Wins Above Replacement, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout now has a WAR of 10.2. He's only the third player to record a WAR of at least 10 in back-to-back seasons, joining Willie Mays and Barry Bonds. 

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Indians Hot Corner: Around the League — A look at the Division, Wild Card races around baseball

By Ryan Lewis Published: September 22, 2013

- Entering Sunday's games, all but one division race is just about wrapped up. The Boston Red Sox (94-62) have locked up the American League East and the Los Angeles Dodgers (89-66) have clinched the National League West. After those two, the Detroit Tigers (AL Central, 6-game lead), Oakland Athletics (AL West, 7.5-game lead) and Atlanta Braves (8-game lead) are within a few games (or hours) of solidifying their places as division winners. 

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Masterson close to returning -- as Tribe reliever

By Sheldon Ocker Published: September 21, 2013

CLEVELAND:  Justin Masterson probably is a simulated game away from returning to the Tribe's staff.

""We met with Masty,'' manager Terry Francona said today. ""What we want him to do is throw a simulated game, a couple of innings. We'd like to do it off the game mound to amp up the intensity. 

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Rain delay update

By Sheldon Ocker Published: September 15, 2013

CHICAGO: White Sox officals announed that a second wave of showers will hit U.S. Cellular Field about 3 p.m (4 p.m. EDT) and continued for 45 minutes to an hour. They will evaluate but still seem determined to play.

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Masterson unlikely to start

By Sheldon Ocker Published: September 15, 2013

Tribe rain delay will last until 3 p.m.

By Sheldon Ocker Published: September 15, 2013

CHICAGO: The Indians and White Sox continue to wait out light to moderate rain over U.S. Cellular Field.

Officials announced that the rain was expected to last at least another hour and that the situation would be reassesed at 3 p.m. (EDT).

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How much should Raburn play?

By Sheldon Ocker Published: September 13, 2013

CHICAGO:  Ryan Raburn has hit 16 home runs and amassed 51 RBI in only 203 at-bats.

Doesn't it make sense that he would be even more productive if he got more playing time?

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Masterson starts throwing program

By Sheldon Ocker Published: September 12, 2013

Tribe 2014 home opener against Twins

By Sheldon Ocker Published: September 10, 2013

Rookie shortstop plays third

By Sheldon Ocker Published: September 9, 2013

What about next year?

By Sheldon Ocker Published: September 7, 2013

Indians' Justin Masterson will miss at least one start with oblique strain

By Sheldon Ocker Published: September 3, 2013

   CLEVELAND: Justin Masterson underwent an MRI scan today which revealed he has a strained left oblique.

  How long he will be out of the rotation is not clear, but manager Terry Francona said this:

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Masterson forced out in second with injury

By Sheldon Ocker Published: September 2, 2013

  CLEVELAND: Justin Masterson was forced to leave today's game against the Orioles in the second inning with soreness in his left rib cage.

 On his second pitch to Matt Wieters, leading off the inning, manager Terry Francona and head trainer Lonnie  Soloff went to the mound to check on Masterson.

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Kluber to play ""piggyback'' with Kazmir

By Sheldon Ocker Published: September 2, 2013

  CLEVELAND: Corey Kluber threw a simulated game today and was pronounced fit enough to return to the rotation after recovering from a sprained right middle finger.

However, manager Terry Francona doesn't want to take anyone out of the rotation, so Kluber will ""piggyback'' on the start of Scott Kazmir Friday. Kazmir will pitch the first few innings and Kluber will follow him, much like a spring training game. 

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Langwell on way to Diamondbacks

By Sheldon Ocker Published: September 1, 2013