This Week In Indians Baseball: Week 24

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After wrapping up a four-game series in Minnesota with a loss to the Twins, the Indians took one of three from the Texas Rangers. To finish up the week, the Indians played host to the Detroit Tigers, who also took two of three from Cleveland.

  • Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

    Game 141: Twins 7, Indians 2

W: Samuel Deduno, L: Justin Masterson

The offense was lacking for the Tribe on Monday night. The Indians were held to just three hits. In the sixth inning, Carlos Santana brought Shin-Soo Choo home on a sacrifice fly. Lonnie Chisenhall launched a solo homer in the seventh. On the mound for the Tribe, Masterson struggled, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts over 6.2 innings. Scott Maine got the last out of the seventh inning. Frank Hermann surrendered a home run in the eighth inning. (full recap here)

  • Game 142: Rangers 6, Indians 4

W: Matt Harrison, L: Ubaldo Jimenez

It took one big inning for the Rangers to rout the Indians to a loss on Tuesday night as four runs came home for Texas in the second. The Indians were able to scatter four runs of their own. Carlos Santana, Matt LaPorta, Casey Kotchman and Ezequiel Carerra each picked up an RBI. Jimenez allowed five runs on four hits and four walks while striking out four over five innings. Cody Allen allowed a run on three hits and a walk in 1.1 innings of relief. Scott Barnes and Joe Smith hurled 1.2 innings of scoreless relief. (full recap here)

  • Game 143: Rangers 5, Indians 2

W: Ryan Dempster, L: Jeanmar Gomez

Texas scored three runs in the first inning, creating a deficit too large for the Indians to overcome. The Tribe brought home runs on a Casey Kotchman groundout in the fourth and a Santana sac fly in the fifth. Gomez lasted only four innings, surrendering five runs on six hits and a walk. David Huff, Esmil Rogers and Chris Perez provided four innings of scoreless relief. (full recap here)

  • Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

    Game 144: Indians 5, Rangers 4

W: Scott Maine, L: Joe Nathan

A ninth inning rally led the Tribe to victory on Thursday night. The Indians trailed 4-2 after eight innings. Ezequiel Carrera opened up the ninth inning with a homer and with a runner on base later in the inning and Jason Kipnis scored the go-ahead run with a homer of his own. Zach McAllister gave the Tribe a solid start, going six innings. He allowed two runs (one earned) on eight hits with six strikeouts. Esmil Rogers provided an inning of scoreless relief. Joe Smith allowed two runs to score on a hit and a walk in .1 inning. Maine collected the win after pitching .2 innings of scoreless relief. Chris Perez sealed the deal with his 36th save of the season. (full recap here)

  • Game 145: Tigers 4, Indians 0

W: Justin Verlander, L: Corey Kluber

The Indians were thrown off at the plate with Verlander on the mound, unable to score a run on six hits. The Tigers scored all four of their runs in the first two innings and were quiet after that. Kluber went five innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Chris Seddon and Frank Hermann combined for four innings of hitless relief. (full recap here)

  • Game 146: Tigers 5, Indians 3

W: Anibal Sanchez, L: Justin Masterson

Sanchez no-hit the Indians through 6.2 innings. Carlos Santana broke it up with a triple in the seventh inning. Russ Canzler brought him home with a bould and Lonnie Chisenhall singled to bring home Canzler. In the eighth, Asdrubal Cabrera brought Cord Phelps home on a single.  Masterson pitched 4.2 innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits and four walks while striking out eight. Tony Sipp allowed a run on two hits and two walks over 1.2 innings. Cody Allen and Scott Barnes combined for 2.2 innings of hitless relief. (full recap here)

  • David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

    Game 147: Indians 7, Tigers 6

W: Esmil Rogers, L: Jose Valverde

Lonnie Chisenhall was the hero on Sunday afternoon. After a back-and-forth game left the Tribe behind heading into the bottom of the ninth, Jason Kipnis doubled to open up the inning and begin the rally. Santana tripled to bring him home. Valverde intentionally walked Michael Brantley and Ezequiel Carrera. With the bases loaded, Chisenhall came up big with a single and the winning run. Ubaldo Jimenez started the game, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts over six innings. Joe Smith struggled in an inning of relief, allowing three runs on four hits. Vinnie Pestano and Rogers combined for two scoreless innings of work. (full recap here

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