Ramírez homers, Indians beat Chisox to split 2nd DH in row
Indians manager Terry Francona was drained and looking forward to some sleep after a long weekend in Rhode Island for a family wedding. The Indians were just as tired. José Ramírez's two-run homer and a solid start by reliever Cal Quantrill led Cleveland to a 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday, giving the Indians their second straight split of a seven-inning doubleheader in two days.news.yahoo.com
Tigers strike out 15 times, lose to Indians, 5-2
DETROIT -- Starting pitcher Shane Bieber took a no-hitter into the seventh inning as the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park. The Indians (27-21) took three of four in the series and trail the Chicago White Sox by just one game in the American League Central race. pic.twitter.com/tQBnNBlSzx — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) May 27, 2021The Indians haven’t had a no-hitter since Len Barker’s perfect game on May 15, 1981. Bryan Garcia, Joe Jimenez, Daniel Norris and Derek Holland each pitched an inning of relief for the Tigers. Up next: The Tigers open a three-game series with the New York Yankees on Friday at 7:10 p.m.mlive.com
Naylor hits into triple play, makes key E, Reds edge Indians
Josh Naylor lined into a triple play in the eighth inning, then let a routine grounder roll through his legs at first base with two outs in the ninth that led to Cincinnati’s tying run as the Reds beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in 10 innings.
Miguel Cabrera blasts homer, Tigers win snow-filled Opening Day
Tigers starter Matthew Boyd pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and overcoming four walks. Top 6th: After giving up a broken-bat, two-out single, Matthew Boyd gave way to Jose Cisnero, who recorded the final out of the sixth. Top 5th: Matthew Boyd walked two more batters but escaped with a fifth scoreless inning. Top 2nd: Matthew Boyd got his first strikeout, setting down Josh Naylor in the middle of a 1-2-3 inning. pic.twitter.com/bKrBSgwrd5 — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 1, 2021Top 1st: With thick flurries obscuring the field, Matthew Boyd pitched a scoreless first, overcoming a hard-hit double to left by second baseman Cesar Hernandez.mlive.com
Quick flurry: Cabrera 1st HR of MLB season in snowy Detroit
Patty and Steve Smith watch the baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians as snow falls, Thursday, April 1, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT – Miguel Cabrera hit the first home run of the new Major League Baseball season, a drive through the snow in Detroit's chilly opener against Cleveland on Thursday. It wasn't easy to see through the ball through the snow, and Cabrera slid into second base, unsure if he'd cleared the wall. The 37-year-old Cabrera is five homers shy of tying Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 28th on the career list. The new season began at Yankee Stadium, where Gerrit Cole threw the first pitch of the year, a ball to Toronto's Marcus Semien.
Tigers’ Opening Day 2021: Live updates from Game 1 vs. Indians
The Detroit Tigers open the 2021 season on Thursday at 1:10 p.m. at Comerica Park against the Cleveland Indians. Left-hander Matthew Boyd will start for the Tigers against reigning American League Cy Young winner Shane Bieber. Top 6th: After giving up a broken-bat, two-out single, Matthew Boyd gave way to Jose Cisnero, who recorded the final out of the sixth. Top 2nd: Matthew Boyd got his first strikeout, setting down Josh Naylor in the middle of a 1-2-3 inning. pic.twitter.com/bKrBSgwrd5 — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 1, 2021Top 1st: With thick flurries obscuring the field, Matthew Boyd pitched a scoreless first, overcoming a hard-hit double to left by second baseman Cesar Hernandez.mlive.com
Tigers’ Opening lineup 2021: Three switch hitters at top of order
The Tigers will have three consecutive switch hitters at the top of the lineup. Jeimer Candelario and Willi Castro, who are both coming off outstanding short seasons in 2020, will follow Grossman. Miguel Cabrera will bat cleanup and play first base. Miguel Cabrera, 1B5. Willi Castro is 1-for-6, but the one hit was a three-run home run.mlive.com
LEADING OFF: Crowds back on opening day, Cole starts season
EARLY TESTSThe Washington Nationals will be short-handed due to a positive coronavirus test for the second straight season opener. General manager Mike Rizzo did not reveal who the five players were, and the only certainty as of Wednesday night was that opening day starter Max Scherzer wasn't one of them. The Nationals did not have any players test positive during spring training prior to that. But in a what-are-the-odds moment, all three are set to start on opening day. To be pitching the same day as those guys is pretty cool.”MITTS AND MITTENSNolan Arenado, Kris Bryant and Miguel Cabrera will be wearing gloves on opening day.
2020 Cy Young Awards: Shane Bieber, Trevor Bauer win big
The state of Ohio swept Wednesday’s Cy Young Awards, with Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians winning American League honors and Trevor Bauer of the Cincinnati Reds winning the National League award. Bieber, 25, garnered every first-place vote and became the 10th unanimous selection for the AL Cy Young, a group that includes Detroit Tigers Denny McLain (1968) and Justin Verlander (2011). Bieber is the fifth Indians pitcher to win a Cy Young, joining Gaylord Perry (1972), CC Sabathia (2007), Cliff Lee (2008) and Corey Kluber (2014 and 2017). RELATED: How did I fill out my AL Cy Young ballot? This is the second runner-up finish for Darvish, who finished second in the AL in 2013 while pitching for the Texas Rangers.mlive.com
How did I fill out my AL Cy Young ballot? Here’s what I was thinking.
This was my first time voting for the Cy Young, my first time voting for a “major” award really, and I didn’t want to screw it up. As I write this, my strong assumption is that everyone else did too and that he will unanimously win the 2020 American League Cy Young Award. RELATED: 2020 Cy Young Awards: Shane Bieber, Trevor Bauer win bigAfter Bieber, things got trickier. Because the Cy Young is awarded on a point system, the second-, third-, fourth- and fifth-place votes really do matter. The truth is, after hours of staring at a spreadsheet, all the pitchers start to look the same.mlive.com
Indians Snap Skid With 10-3 Win Over Tigers
Shane Bieber and the birthday boy helped the Cleveland Indians end their skid. Bieber took a shutout into the eighth inning, Jose Ramirez homered twice on his 28th birthday and the Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 10-3 on Thursday night. The Indians entered the day holding the final American League playoff spot, and they had a four-game cushion despite their recent slide. That cost the Cleveland right-hander the major league ERA lead, but Bieber did become the first eight-game winner of this shortened season. The Indians then scored two more runs off Mize in the fourth, both of them unearned.detroit.cbslocal.com
Casey Mize struggles as Indians cruise to 10-3 win over Tigers: Game recap, box score
DETROIT -- By the time the Detroit Tigers finally got to Cleveland Indians ace Shane Bieber, they were already down by 10 runs. Tigers rookie starter Casey Mize walked three batters in a miserable fourth inning in which his command abandoned him. Bottom 4th: Shane Bieber walked Willi Castro before methodically striking out Miguel Cabrera, Jeimer Candelario and Niko Goodrum. Top 3rd: Casey Mize has retired seven in a row after retiring the Indians in order again in the third. Bottom 1st: Shane Bieber struck out Victor Reyes and Willi Castro on swings that could best be described as waves.mlive.com
Tigers' Casey Mize faces Indians ace Shane Bieber: Live updates, stats
Tigers rookie Casey Mize (0-1, 5.85) will face the Indians' Shane Bieber (7-1, 1.53), a top contender for this year’s AL Cy Young Award. Bottom 7th: Another 1-2-3 inning for Shane Bieber, who has allowed just two hits through seven shutout innings. Bottom 4th: Shane Bieber walked Willi Castro before methodically striking out Miguel Cabrera, Jeimer Candelario and Niko Goodrum. Top 3rd: Casey Mize has retired seven in a row after retiring the Indians in order again in the third. Bottom 1st: Shane Bieber struck out Victor Reyes and Willi Castro on swings that could best be described as waves.mlive.com
Tigers still on fringes of AL wild card race because Cleveland keeps losing
DETROIT -- If the Detroit Tigers had won last night, it would have set the stage for a highly improbable late-season series against the Cleveland Indians. But the Tigers lost to the Kansas City Royals, which dropped them to 4 1/2 games out of the playoff race. Even if they somehow swept the Indians this weekend, the Tigers would still trail their AL Central rival by a half-game. Detroit Tigers (21-27) 4.5 GBThe Tigers’ chances of making the playoff field, according to FiveThirtyEight, is still a surprisingly high 2 percent. In that case, the Tigers would end the weekend 24-28, still 2 1/2 games behind the Indians, who would be 27-26.mlive.com
How to watch the Detroit Tigers vs. the Cleveland Indians (9/17/20): Channel, stream, time
The Detroit Tigers split the two-games series against the Kansas City Royals. The game will air on Fox Sports Detroit and can be streamed on Hulu + Live TV (7-day free trial). Casey Mize (0-1, 5.85 ERA) is back on the mound for the Tigers after a strong start against the Chicago White Sox. What: Detroit Tigers (21-27) vs. Cleveland Indians (26-23)Where: Comerica ParkDate: Thursday, Sept. 17Time: 7:10 p.m.TV: Fox Sports DetroitStream: Hulu + Live TV (7-day free trial)SIGN UP FOR TIGERS CONFIDENTIAL. Get Tigers news, analysis and opinion in text messages sent straight to your phone from MLive Tigers beat writer Evan Woodbery.mlive.com