This Week In Indians Baseball: Week 6

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The Indians recovered from a rough fifth week of the season and had a strong showing in the sixth week of the season, going 5-2 overall against the Minnesota Twins, Seattle Mariners and Miami Marlins.

Game 35: Indians 5, Twins 4

W: Joe Smith, L: Matt Capps

Jeanmar Gomez got the start, but his strong performance spoiled by the bullpen. Shin-Soo Choo proved to be the hero for the Tribe on Monday night, coming up to the plate in a tie game in the top of the ninth with two outs and a runner on second. He delivered with an RBI single, bringing pinch runner Lou Marson home. Chris Perez secured the win with his 12th save of the season. (full recap here)

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Game 36: Indians 5, Twins 0

W: Derek Lowe, L: Jason Marquis

Tuesday afternoon was all about the home run for the Indians. A fifth inning barrage of home runs from Shin-Soo Choo, Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Santana capped off the game offensively. Derek Lowe led the team on the mound with a complete-game shutout, allowing six hits and four walks. (full recap here)

Game 37: Indians 9, Mariners 3

W: Ubaldo Jimenez, L: Felix Hernandez

The Indians’ offense outmatched Felix Hernandez in his start on Wednesday for Seattle. Big innings at the plate in the first and fourth for the Tribe forced Hernandez to an early exit. Travis Hafner led the team with a home run and three RBIs. Ubaldo Jimenez had a solid start, going six innings while allowing three runs on five hits and two walks. Jeremy Accardo, Tony Sipp and Jairo Asencio provided three innings of scoreless relief. (full recap here) 

Game 38: Indians 6, Mariners 5

W: Joe Smith, L Brandon League

The Indians trailed the Mariners 4-1 through six innings when Jose Lopez come up to the plate and evened the score with one swing of the bat. Lopez’s three-run homer sent the game into extras when neither team could answer the call in the ninth inning. Hope seemed lost when the Mariners plated a run in the top half of the 11th, but the Indians had the last say. Asdrubal Cabrera brought the first run of the inning home on a single to knot up the score. Carlos Santana completed the rally with a single of his own, bringing home the winning run in walk-off fashion. (full recap here)

Game 39: Marlins 3, Indians 2

W: Carlos Zambrano, L: Tony Sipp

The Indians scored first, but the Marlins scored more often on Friday night. Justin Masterson gave the Indians a solid start, allowing two runs on six hits and three walks over seven innings. The Tribe offense couldn’t solve the Marlins’ pitching and a throwing error from Joe Smith in the eighth allowed the go-ahead run and ultimately sunk the Indians. (full recap here)

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Game 40: Indians 2, Marlins 0

W: Jeanmar Gomez, L: Anibal Sanchez

Jeanmar Gomez pitched the Tribe to victory on Saturday, proving 6.1 innings of shutout baseball, allowing only three hits. The offense was quiet for the Indians, but they got the job done. Asdrubal Cabrera sent a ball over the fence, giving the Tribe their first run in the fourth. Jason Kipnis added an insurance run in the fifth on a sac fly scoring Shelley Duncan. Chris Perez came on to get the save. (full recap here)

Game 41: Marlins 5, Indians 3

W: Josh Johnson, L: Derek Lowe

Derek Lowe got off to a shaky start that the Indians were never able to recover from. Josh Johnson proved to be a challenge for the Indians offense, which wasn’t able to score its first run until the fifth inning. A three-run eighth inning for the Marlins proved to be too much for the Tribe. They attempted a comeback in the ninth, but they fell short after scoring two runs. (full recap here)

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Topics: Asdrubal Cabrera, Carlos Santana, Derek Lowe, Grady Sizemore, Jack Hannahan, Jeanmar Gomez, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, Seattle Mariners, Shin Soo Choo

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