This Week In Indians Baseball: Week 11

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Rebounding from a tough week 10, the Indians opened week 11 with a sweep of the Cincinnati Reds to avenge their three losses last week and force a tie in the 2012 Ohio Cup. The Tribe then headed to Houston to face the Astros to wrap up interleague play and open a ten-game road trip, dropping two of three. Overall, the Indians went 4-2.

  • Game 66: Indians 10, Reds 9

W: Joe Smith, L: Sam LeCure

It was a back-and-forth battle for the Tribe and Reds on Monday night. Ultimately the Tribe came on top, led by solid hitting at the bottom of the order from Lonnie Chisenhall and Casey Kotchman. Starting pitcher Derek Lowe was knocked around early, allowing seven runs on eleven hits over five innings. (full recap here)

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    Game 67: Indians 3, Reds 2

W: Nick Hagadone L: Aroldis Chapman

It took some extra-inning magic, but the Indians brought home another win on Tuesday night with an Asdrubal Cabrera two-run walk-off homer. Through most of the game, the Indians and Reds were deadlocked at a run apiece. In the top of the tenth, the Reds plated a run on a wild pitch from Nick Hagadone, but Cabrera responded with a blast over the right field wall win Shin-Soo Choo on base. (full recap here)

  • Game 68: Indians 8, Reds 1

W: Justin Masterson, L: Bronson Arroyo

A complete game victory from Justin Masterson secured the sweep over the Reds. Masterson allowed just one unearned run on three hits with no walks and nine strikeouts in nine innings, striking out the side in the ninth to end the game. At the plate, Johnny Damon, Asdrubal Cabrera and Lonnie Chisenhall combined for eight RBI. (full recap here)

  • Game 69: Indians 2, Astros 0

W: Ubaldo Jimenez, L: Lucas Harrell

Shin-Soo Choo scored on an Asdrubal Cabrera sacrifice fly in the first inning. It was the only run scored in the game until Michael Brantley added an insurance run in the top of the ninth. Ubaldo Jimenez pitched a solid game, keeping the Astros scoreless over 6.2 innings while allowing four hits and four walks with eight strikeouts. Chris Perez converted his Major League leading 23rd save. (full recap here)

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    Game 70: Astros 8, Indians 1

W: Dallas Keuchel L: Jeanmar Gomez

Asdrubal Cabrera got the Indians on the board in the fourth with a solo home run, but that was the only damage the Tribe would do. After getting off to a strong start, Gomez unraveled in the fifth inning, allowing four runs to score. Jeremy Accardo gave Houston a cushion in the eighth inning by allowing three additional runs. (full recap here)

  • Game 71: Astros 7, Indians 1

W: J.A. Happ, L: Derek Lowe

The Indians got on the board first in the top of the second, but that was the only time they brought a run home. The game was within reach for most of the game, but a four-run eighth inning proved to be too much for the Indians to overcome. Derek Lowe pitched 6.2 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and one walk with one strikeout. Nick Hagadone and Esmil Rogers pitched in the eighth inning, combining for four runs on three hits and one walk, each serving up a home run. (full recap here)

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