|CLEVELAND ( CARRASCO )|
SAN FRANCISCO ( HUDSON )
|979||CLEVELAND||+150||Ov 7.5,+100||+135||Ov 7.5,+100|
|980||SAN FRANCISCO||-160||Un 7.5,-120||-145||Un 7.5,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||8-5||+2||9-4||5.2||0.265||0.354||4.8||0.265||0.343|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.4||3-4||3.4||0.252||0.313||3.9||0.248||0.311|
|vs Right-handed Starters||7-4||+2.7||8-3||5.2||0.267||0.339||4.8||0.265||0.300|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.6||1-5||3.1||0.196||0.270||4.3||0.276||0.336|
|4/11/2014||CARRASCO(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)||6-9||L||145||8 un||O||10||9||0||11||10||1|
|4/12/2014||MASTERSON(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||PAULINO(R)||12-6||W||-125||9 ov||O||12||8||2||8||10||1|
|4/13/2014||KLUBER(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)||3-4||L||105||8.5 ov||U||7||9||1||9||6||1|
|4/16/2014||MCALLISTER(R)||@ DETROIT||SANCHEZ(R)||3-2||W||130||8 un||U||5||7||2||9||7||1|
|4/17/2014||SALAZAR(R)||@ DETROIT||VERLANDER(R)||5-7||L||140||7.5 un||O||10||9||2||9||6||3|
|4/21/2014||MCALLISTER(R)||KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)||4-3||W||-140||8.5 un||U||11||6||3||6||4||0|
|4/22/2014||SALAZAR(R)||KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)||2-8||L||-105||7 un||O||9||10||1||13||9||1|
|4/23/2014||MASTERSON(R)||KANSAS CITY||VARGAS(L)||5-3||W||-125||7 un||O||11||9||1||10||9||2|
|4/24/2014||KLUBER(R)||KANSAS CITY||CHEN(L)||5-1||W||-125||7.5 un||U||7||2||1||4||3||1|
|4/25/2014||CARRASCO(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)|| |
|4/26/2014||MCALLISTER(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)|| |
|4/27/2014||SALAZAR(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)|| |
|4/28/2014||MASTERSON(R)||@ LA ANGELS||SKAGGS(L)|| |
|4/29/2014||KLUBER(R)||@ LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)|| |
|4/30/2014||CARRASCO(R)||@ LA ANGELS||WILSON(L)|| |
|5/2/2014|| ||CHI WHITE SOX|| || |
|4/11/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||6-5||W||-160||6.5 un||O||6||5||1||11||6||1|
|4/15/2014||LINCECUM(R)||LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)||3-2||W||-105||8 un||U||12||16||1||12||13||2|
|4/16/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||LA DODGERS||MAHOLM(L)||2-1||W||-110||8 ov||U||7||8||1||6||4||1|
|4/17/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||1-2||L||-125||7 un||U||6||9||0||7||7||0|
|4/18/2014||CAIN(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||1-2||L||100||6.5 un||U||5||5||0||5||4||0|
|4/19/2014||HUDSON(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||1-3||L||-125||7 ov||U||4||2||1||9||5||0|
|4/20/2014||LINCECUM(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ERLIN(L)||4-3||W||100||7 ov||P||3||3||0||7||5||0|
|4/21/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||2-8||L||130||10.5 un||U||6||8||0||11||6||2|
|4/22/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ COLORADO||MORALES(L)||1-2||L||-115||10.5 un||U||8||9||1||9||7||0|
|4/23/2014||CAIN(R)||@ COLORADO||CHATWOOD(R)||12-10||W||-105||9.5 un||O||14||8||1||16||9||0|
|4/28/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)|| |
|4/29/2014||CAIN(R)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|4/30/2014||HUDSON(R)||SAN DIEGO||ERLIN(L)|| |
|5/2/2014|| ||@ ATLANTA|| || |
|CLEVELAND: CLEVELAND (AP) - Jason Kipnis didn't want it to end. He had plenty of company.|
After the final out ended the club's magical, turnaround season so jarringly last October, Kipnis, who made his first All-Star team in 2013 and a few of his teammates lingered in the dugout and watched as Tampa Bay's players celebrated their 4-0 win in the AL wild-card playoff game.
One and done. Hardly the finish Cleveland wanted.
And once again, the city would remain without a major sports championship, a drought approaching its 50-year anniversary.
But despite their brief postseason appearance in manager Terry Francona's first year, the Indians intend to play in October again - and again.
''We don't want it to be a fluke,'' Kipnis said. ''We don't want to be a one-trick pony. We want to be at the top and we want to stay there.''
Hoping to build off their unexpected 92-win campaign, the Indians enter 2014 confident they can not only contend this season, but go even further.
During spring training in Arizona, first baseman Nick Swisher, who also serves as the club's high-energy hype man, handed out ''Unfinished Business'' T-shirts to his teammates.
The Indians aren't satisfied.
''Last season, hopefully, was a steppingstone that we needed to get us going in the right direction,'' Swisher said. ''Last year was that amazing year to get us in the right mind frame to say, `Hey, we can do this. We are a team. And people need to start recognizing it.'''
Cleveland had to win its final 10 games just to make the playoffs. The late-season kick wouldn't have been necessary if the Indians had played more consistently, and more evenness has been a focus for Francona, who feels his club has the makings to do something special again.
''I love our team,'' said the AL's manager of the year. ''I love coming to the ballpark and watching them play. They are easy to like because they try hard. When you can show up with a group of guys and you respect the way they go about things it makes the challenging times more fulfilling. We know we can do it now. We've got to try and go do it better.''
|SAN FRANCISCO: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - From every slot in a talented, experienced rotation to the back end of the bullpen and in between, to the starting fielders and the role players on the bench, it's hard to find a member of the San Francisco Giants pleased with his 2013 season.|
A year after winning the World Series, the Giants finished 10 games under .500, third in the NL West and they missed the playoffs.
''We don't even have to have the conversation, a lot of the guys know it,'' right-hander Matt Cain said. ''We didn't pitch the way that we wanted to.''
As the Giants begin a new year, they will try to keep up with the big-spending Los Angeles Dodgers and regain the grip they had on the NL West when the club won World Series championships in 2010 and `12 - even if everybody expects the Dodgers to be the team to beat.
''You do try to reflect back and try to learn from what happened last year and how you can get better,'' manager Bruce Bochy said. ''You move forward, that's what we had to do. There are some things we'll talk about in the spring, mistakes that we made last year. Also, hopefully guys come in with an attitude, that they weren't happy with what happened the year before and want to get back on track.''
Buster Posey certainly doesn't want to spend too much time thinking about last season.
''That's probably how everybody feels. There's a bad taste in a lot of guys' mouths,'' Posey said. ''We want to come out and focus on winning ballgames.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (CLEVELAND-SAN FRANCISCO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(Corrects to second-worst interleague record in third graf)
*Indians-Giants Preview* ========================
Cleveland (10-11) at San Francisco (12-10), 10:15 p.m. EDT
The San Francisco Giants are getting their first taste of interleague play after their 2013 results were awful.
Friday night will also mark the first time the Giants play outside the NL West when they host the Cleveland Indians to start a three-game set.
San Francisco (12-10) tied for baseball's second-worst 2013 interleague record at 6-14. The Giants scored 48 runs and walked 39 times in those games to rank last in both categories.
Their offense looks to be on the upswing, however, as they homered a season-high six times in a 12-10, 11-inning victory at Colorado on Wednesday. Michael Morse and backup catcher Hector Sanchez each homered twice, with Sanchez establishing a career high with five RBIs after his grand slam in the 11th.
"Everybody wants to be the hero," said Sanchez, who was spelling Buster Posey in a day game following a night contest. "Everybody wants to do well."
Posey, mired in a 3-for-33 slump, figures to return to the lineup Friday.
He is among several Giants who will try to improve on their interleague performances from a season ago. Posey had the ninth-lowest interleague average among qualifying players at .137, while Brandon Crawford was 14th worst at .156 and Pablo Sandoval 17th worst at .164.
Sandoval's status is uncertain after he left in the seventh inning Wednesday with a stomach virus. Angel Pagan, the Giants' leading hitter at .329, did not start due to knee soreness.
San Francisco may like its chances of breaking out against Indians starter Carlos Carrasco (0-2, 7.31 ERA), who is 0-11 with an 8.25 ERA in 16 starts since he won June 29, 2011.
The right-hander has gone 3-1 with a 2.63 ERA in four career interleague starts. The lone defeat was a 4-3 loss at San Francisco in June 2011 in which he went the distance to open the teams' most recent series - a Giants sweep.
Tim Hudson (2-1, 2.40) will face Cleveland for the first time in nearly 10 years. He's compiled a 1-2 mark and 6.33 ERA in eight career starts against the Indians, his highest ERA against any team he's faced more than once.
The Cleveland regulars he's faced the most are Michael Bourn (4 for 7 against him) and Nick Swisher (3 for 4). Hudson gave up two runs in seven innings of a 3-1 loss at San Diego on Saturday.
Cleveland (11-11) has won four of five, beating Kansas City 5-1 at home Thursday. Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits, one of them a two-run double that was part of a five-run fifth inning.
Bourn got Thursday off after going 6 for 14 in the first three games of the four-game set.
Manager Terry Francona won't be able to use the designated hitter for the first time, but that may not be a bad thing as his DHs are batting .190. The Indians took two of three from San Diego at home April 8-9 in their lone interleague series so far.
The Giants have won five of the nine matchups with the Indians in interleague play.
|Last Updated: 9/17/2014 10:43:01 PM EST|