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Indians Indians Archive The Tribe Scribe (7/29)
Written by Jonathan Knight

Jonathan Knight

THE COMEBACK KIDS DO IT AGAIN: The ninth-inning rally to beat the Angels on Monday night marked the Indians’ 23rd come-from-behind victory of theTribe_Scribe season. It was the Tribe’s 15th win in its last at-bat this season, its seventh walk-off victory, and was the third time the Indians won a game they’d trailed going into the ninth inning.

ALL-TIME TOTALS: The Indians’ all-time record against the White Sox dropped to 987-1,030. Their mark against the Angels now stands at 287-311.

THE CLOSE ONES: The Tribe’s record in one-run games is now 18-16.

NO-HIT FUN: This was the 12th time in their history the Indians have been the victim of a no-hitter. In four of the previous 11 instances, Cleveland went on to post a winning record for the season.

DIVISIONAL DESTRUCTION: The Indians haven’t won a series against a Central Division opponent since the trip to Kansas City May 16-17. Since then, they’re 4-10 against divisional opponents.

COURTEOUS HOSTS: The Indians have lost seven of their last eight home games.

FALLING BACK: When the Indians fell two games out of first following Sunday’s loss, it was the furthest they’d been out of first since April 2 - following the first two games they’d played.

PALE HOSE PROBLEMS: Dating back to last season, the Indians have lost eight of their last nine games against the White Sox.

DIVISIONAL MATTERS: The Tribe now stands at 15-16 against the Central Division. Take away divisional records and the Indians are 3.5 games better than the Tigers.

GOOSE-EGGED AGAIN: Friday night was the 10th time this season the Indians had been shut out. They’re quickly closing in on last year’s season total of 15.

GOOD NEWS FOR JUSTIN: Justin Masterson has allowed one earned run or less in five of his last six starts. Masterson has now tallied 16 “quality” starts (at least 6 IP, no more than 3 ER), besting Josh Tomlin’s 15.

BAD NEWS FOR JUSTIN: This was the 10th time in Masterson’s 21 starts that the Indians have failed to score three runs.

IMPROVEMENT?: The Indians have scored two runs or less seven times in 23 games in the month of July, which is actually a huge improvement over June, when they scored two runs or less in 12 of their 27 games.

OLD STRUGGLES RETURN: Hitting .167 against the White Sox, the Indians failed to reach the .200 mark as a team in a series for the first time since hitting a season-low .143 against the Giants a month earlier. They topped their putrid performance against the Sox by hitting .144 against the Angels.

WASTED EFFORTS: Lost in the thunderclap of the no-hitter, the Indians’ pitching staff was outstanding against the Angels, posting a 1.67 ERA. Over the five games in the past week, Indians’ pitchers allowed only nine earned runs. Yet the Tribe lost four of the five.

SAD STREAKS: Starting from the finale in Minnesota on July 20 until the first inning on Sunday against Chicago, Indians batters went 13 straight innings without drawing a walk...The Indians also went the first 13 innings of the Chicago series without scoring a run...Starting in the fifth inning in the finale in Minnesota through the eighth inning Monday night against the Angels, the Indians went 31 consecutive innings without scoring two or more runs in an inning - followed by 18 more consecutive innings without scoring two or more runs.

AND ANOTHER: Following the loss in the series finale in Minnesota on July 20, the Indians went three consecutive games without hitting a home run. In five games against the White Sox and Angels, the Indians hit just one homer.

PROGRESS REPORT: Now having allowed more runs than they’ve scored for the season, the Indians are averaging 4.24 runs per game and allowing 4.25. Their team batting average is .246 (11th in the AL) and team ERA is 3.92 (eighth in the AL).

A YEAR AGO: After 102 games in 2010, the Indians stood at 42-60, last place in the AL Central, 15.5 games back of the first-place White Sox.


CHICAGO SERIES BY THE NUMBERS:white_sox-old-school-logo-300x256

The White Sox outscored the Indians, 7-2. Two of Chicago’s runs were unearned, as was one of the Tribe’s. The Indians committed three errors.

Overall Hitting

Chicago 14 for 67 (.209), 6 walks

Cleveland 10 for 60 (.167), 4 walks


With Runners in Scoring Position

Chicago 2 for 16 (.125), 15 left on base

Cleveland 2 for 11 (.182), 10 left on base


Extra-Base Hits

Chicago 2 (1 HR)

Cleveland 2 (0 HR)


Overall Pitching

Chicago 18 IP, 10 H, 4 BB, 14 SO, 2 ER, 1.00 ERA

Cleveland 18 IP, 14 H, 6 BB, 16 SO, 4 ER, 2.00 ERA


Starting Pitchers

Chicago 2-0; 13.2 IP, 9 H, 3 BB, 8 SO, 2 ER, 1.32 ERA

Cleveland 0-2; 13.1 IP, 10 H, 5 BB, 12 SO, 4 ER, 2.70 ERA


Relief Pitchers

Chicago 2 saves; 4.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 6 SO, 0 ER, 0.00 ERA

Cleveland 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 SO, 0 ER, 0.00 ERA



The Angels outscored the Indians, 7-5. The Angels scored two unearned runs and the Indians scored one. The Indians committed five errors and the Angels committed one.

Overall Hitting

Los Angeles 16 for 97 (.165), 5 walks

Cleveland 13 for 90 (.144), 7 walks


With Runners in Scoring Position

Los Angeles 3 for 21 (.143), 15 left on base

Cleveland 3 for 14 (.214), 14 left on base


Extra-Base Hits

Los Angeles 7 (1 HR)

Cleveland 4 (1 HR)


Overall Pitching

Los Angeles 26.2 IP, 13 H, 7 BB, 27 SO, 4 ER, 1.35 ERA

Cleveland 27 IP, 16 H, 5 BB, 18 SO, 5 ER, 1.67 ERA


Starting Pitchers

Los Angeles 2-0; 23.2 IP, 8 H, 5 BB, 25 SO, 2 ER, 0.76 ERA

Cleveland 0-2; 19.2 IP, 13 H, 4 BB, 10 SO, 3 ER, 1.37 ERA


Relief Pitchers

Los Angeles 0-1, 1 save; 3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2 ER, 6.00 ERA

Cleveland 1-0; 7.1 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 8 SO, 2 ER, 2.46 ERA


UP NEXT:royals_logo

Kansas City Royals [43-61]

(Friday 7:05 p.m.; Saturday 7:05 p.m., Sunday 1:05 p.m.)

Probable Starters:

Carrasco (8-8, 4.25 ERA); Masterson (8-7, 2.57 ERA); Carmona (5-10, 5.34 ERA)

Last year: Indians won series, 10-8

This year: Indians lead series, 7-2


at Boston Red Sox [64-38]red_sox_logo

(Monday 7:10 p.m., Tuesday 7:10 p.m., Wednesday 7:10 p.m., Thursday 7:10 p.m.)

Probable Starters:

Tomlin (11-5, 4.01 ERA); Huff (1-1, 0.71 ERA); Carrasco; Masterson

Last year: Series tied, 4-4

This year: Indians lead series, 4-2

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