The Indians' trust in Terry Francona has led to an unlikely World Series berth

The Francona Factor cancels out Murphy's Law.It seems like anything that could have gone wrong this postseason for the Cleveland Indians has ... but they keep winning.The Francona Factor is the main component of a team that has allowed it to overcome more adversity over the past few weeks than most clubs see in an entire season.After losing two of their best starting pitchers to...
Via FOX Sports
22 minutes ago

Tomlin cherishes close relationship with dad

After a recent health scare to his father, Jerry, Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin is extra appreciative of his strong bond with the man who help him in his path to the Majors and the World Series.
54 minutes ago

Mike Napoli wanted Indians to celebrate by going to Las Vegas

The Cleveland Indians are four wins away from capturing their first World Series title since 1948, but Mike Napoli doesn’t want to wait that long to go all-out with the celebration. After his team finished off the Blue Jays in Game 5 of the ALCS, Napoli wanted to take the long way home from Toronto. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, who witnessed all the clubhouse fun...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Heels in MLB: Cleveland Indians’ pitcher Andrew Miller, MVP 2016 ALCS

How do you spell relief? Not with Rolaids. The Cleveland Indians spell relief with their relief pitcher, Andrew Miller. This Tar Heel has led the Indians to the 2016 World Series after they clinched the American League Championship Series (ALCS) over the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1. Miller was crowned the MVP of the 2016 ALCS. […] Heels in MLB: Cleveland Indians’ pitcher Andrew Miller...
Via Keeping It Heel
4 hours ago

Are Indians adding to list of great postseason bullpens?

TORONTO (AP) By winning the AL Championship Series in five games, the Cleveland Indians not only captured a spot in the World Series, they also earned a break this team could sorely use. Injuries to starters Carlos Carrasco, Danny Salazar and Trevor Bauer left Cleveland in a tough spot even as the Indians kept winning. They started Corey Kluber on short rest in Game 4 of the ALCS...
Via Associated Press
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Indians party like it's 1997 after winning pennant

They took turns passing the trophy around. A bottle in one hand and the hardware in the other, one by one, Cleveland's players savored their moment. They would stare at it, champagne dripping from the gold eagle that sits atop the black base, pausing for a moment before posing for photos.
12 hours ago

Crisp homers in third straight Tribe clincher

Much praise has been bestowed upon the World Series-bound Indians for their actions ahead of the non-waiver Trade Deadline. They landed the grand prize, after all, in American League Championship Series MVP Andrew Miller, and any discussion about their wheeling and dealing has to start with him. Coco Crisp surely deserves a mention, though.
14 hours ago

Three shirts to help you celebrate the Indians’ American League championship

Cheat codes, victory, and bloody fingers. The Cleveland Indians are in the World Series! Injuries have plagued this team throughout the entire season — from before it began with Michael Brantley’s shoulder to Trevor Bauer injuring his pinky prior to his Game 2 start in the ALCS. All of that is now behind us, it’s time to celebrate. To help you do that, we have partnered...
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LISTEN: Tom Hamilton calls the Indians’ AL pennant win

The Cleveland Indians are heading to the World Series for the first time since 1997, and naturally, Tom Hamilton was on the radio broadcast of the game. Here’s Hamilton’s call of the final out of the game, a pop-up by Troy Tulowitzki. Hammy calls the final out.#RallyTogether — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) October 19, 2016 In contrast, here’s...
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Toronto streaker gets decked, represents Blue Jays' ALCS performance

Playoff pressure can get to the fans, too. With the Blue Jays needing three runs in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday to keep their dream of a first World Series berth since 1993 alive, a fan bolted onto the field from the right field stands, stripped off his shirt and survived for about 10 seconds on the field before several security knocked him to the ground behind second base...
Via The Comeback
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Indians troll Jose Bautista after clinching series

The Cleveland Indians punched their ticket to the World Series on Wednesday by defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 in Game 5 of the ALCS, and they were in a saucy mood afterwards. One particular Indians player decided to troll outspoken Jays outfielder Jose Bautista. A pair of Cowboy boots was just held up in clubhouse. "Sign em and send em to Joey Bats!!!" an Indians player...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Trevor Bauer wanted to cauterize his finger with soldering iron

Trevor Bauer wanted to make his start in Game 3 of the ALCS so badly that he says he strongly considered cauterizing his wound with a soldering iron, and he regrets not doing so. Bauer cut the pinkie finger on his throwing hand while repairing a drone on Friday morning, a day before his scheduled start in Game 2 of the ALCS. The cut required stitches and led the Indians to postpone...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians drop their first game of the postseason, 5-1

A dumb bunt led to a dumb inning led to a dumb game. Indians 1, Blue Jays 5 Box score Indians lead ALCS, 3-1 — You didn’t think the Cleveland Indians were going to go undefeated in the playoffs, did you? If you work for TBS you probably still haven’t admitted that the Indians managed to beat the Boston Red Sox. Well here we are, eight games later, and the Indians have...
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Terry Francona lost a tooth before ALCS Game 3

Most of the stories about body parts after ALCS Game 3 were about Trevor Bauer’s mangled pinky finger, but his manager also had something happen to him before Game 3…he lost a tooth. Well, it was a tooth covering, not the actual tooth itself, but the bizarre ailments afflicting Indians pitchers have now migrated to their manager. Terry Francona had the problem fixed at about...
Via The Comeback
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Cleveland Indians rotation shows resilence despite injuries

The Cleveland Indians went into the 2016 with a starting rotation so deep that Trevor Bauer was pushed into the bullpen and 2014 stand-out T.J. House was pushed to AAA. Top pitching prospect, Mike Clevinger began the year in AAA as well, along with other MLB-ready talent like Ryan Merritt. This team had the make-up to survive just about everything that could happen in a major league...
Via The Outside Corner
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What can the Cleveland Indians expect from Corey Kluber on short rest?

Acknowledgments to high chieftain and primary spiritual conduit of the The Society: Carson Cistulli of Fangraphs. Corey Kluber pitches today in a set of circumstances that he has never previously encountered. There's been quite a bit of that for the Cleveland Indians in the last two months, to the point where an ever-shifting set of expectations and roles is now normal. What did...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bauer wanted to burn finger shut with soldering iron before Game 3

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer had his scheduled ALCS start moved back from Game 2 to Game 3, due to a lacerated pinky injury suffered while repairing a drone. Well, Game 3 came along on Monday night in Toronto, and for some reason the Indians thought Bauer was okay to pitch, despite his finger looking like something out of a horror film. The start didn’t even last a full...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland bullpen shines again, Indians up 3-0 in ALCS

TORONTO (AP) Jason Kipnis and Mike Napoli homered, and Cleveland's bullpen pulled off its most impressive feat yet in these American League playoffs, taking over after Trevor Bauer's first-inning exit and holding off the Toronto Blue Jays in a 4-2 victory Monday night that moved the Indians within one win of their first pennant since 1997. Six relievers combined for 25 outs and...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland planning to start rookie Merritt in Game 4 or 5

TORONTO (AP) The Cleveland Indians plan to start rookie left-hander Ryan Merritt in the AL Championship Series. Merritt is slated to pitch either Game 4 or 5, depending on how Trevor Bauer's injured finger holds up. Bauer is starting Game 3 on Monday night. Manager Terry Francona says if there's no problem with Bauer, Merritt is in line to start Game 4. Francona said if there...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians forging legends in October

Time to come out and say it: The Cleveland Indians are the hottest team in baseball. That’s a nice superlative any time of the year. But in the middle of October, and the heart of League Championship Series competition, it comes as music to the ears of Cleveland players and fans. The Tribe currently hold a 2-0 lead over the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League Championship...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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