|CLEVELAND ( MCALLISTER )|
SAN FRANCISCO ( LINCECUM )
|929||CLEVELAND||+115||Ov 7.5,-105||+105||Ov 7.5,+105|
|930||SAN FRANCISCO||-125||Un 7.5,-115||-115||Un 7.5,-125|
|vs Right-handed Starters||8-6||+1||9-5||4.9||0.257||0.346||4.8||0.264||0.339|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.8||3-4||3.3||0.234||0.298||4.1||0.245||0.301|
|vs Right-handed Starters||8-4||+3.7||8-4||5.2||0.265||0.335||4.5||0.256||0.295|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.4||1-5||3.7||0.204||0.274||4.1||0.266||0.327|
|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)||1-5||L||140||7.5 un||U||5||9||0||7||2||1|
|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||MCALLISTER(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)|| |
|5/3/2014|| ||CHI WHITE SOX|| || |
|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||LINCECUM(R)||@ ATLANTA||SANTANA(R)|| |
|5/3/2014|| ||@ 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 Lincecum's runs allowed in last start to 3 in 11th garph)
*Indians-Giants Preview* ========================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
Cleveland (11-12) at San Francisco (13-10), 4:05 p.m. EDT
A 2006 third-round pick who hasn't won more than nine games, Zach McAllister appears to have figured things out in his fourth season with the Cleveland Indians.
The right-hander could find the going a little tougher against a San Francisco Giants team that has busted out of its slump.
McAllister will try to help the Indians even up this three-game set with his career-best fourth straight win Saturday, while Tim Lincecum seeks his second straight victory for the Giants.
The surprising McAllister (3-0, 2.28 ERA), who was drafted by the New York Yankees eight years ago, posted career highs with nine wins and a 3.75 ERA in 2013. More importantly, he seemed to make tremendous strides when he allowed two runs over 16 innings in his last three outings.
McAllister has picked up where he left off last season, giving up six earned runs over 23 2-3 frames in his first four starts - all victories for Cleveland (11-12). He also has not allowed a home run in 31 consecutive innings dating to last season.
On Monday, he surrendered two earned runs over six-plus innings to beat Kansas City 4-3 for his third straight win.
"He didn't let anything rattle him," manager Terry Francona said. "He worked to execute pitches. He was strong."
Although he's never faced the Giants (13-10), McAllister has pitched well with a 2-1 record and 2.49 ERA in four career interleague starts. In his only outing versus the NL this season, he shut out visiting San Diego over 7 2-3 innings in a 2-0 win April 9.
Since totaling 10 runs and 32 hits with four home runs while dropping five of six, San Francisco has put up 17 runs and 21 hits, including seven homers, to win its last two.
Michael Morse hit his sixth home run and third in two games Friday, while Angel Pagan and Hunter Pence added two hits apiece in a 5-1 win. Pence has been on a roll, going 9 for 16 over his last four games.
Since giving up 11 runs and four homers over 10 innings in his first two starts, Lincecum (1-1, 6.43) has allowed four runs and two homers in 11 innings during his last two. He recorded his first quality start Sunday, surrendering three runs and striking out seven in six innings of a 4-3 win at San Diego.
"I felt he did a great job of keeping the ball down all day and elevating it at the right times," Posey told the team's official website.
That command has been lacking in Lincecum's recent interleague home starts. He's walked 16 and allowed 33 hits over 26 innings while going 1-4 with a 6.92 ERA in his last five versus AL clubs at AT&T Park.
After averaging 4.4 runs while totaling 43 hits during a 4-1 stretch, the Indians scored their only run Friday on Nick Swisher's RBI single in the third inning. The bottom six spots in Cleveland's lineup were a combined 0 for 21.
Swisher and Jason Kipnis had four of the team's five hits. Swisher is 7 for 20 over his last five games, while Kipnis has gone 5 for 12 in his last three.
Posey was hitless in three at-bats in the opener and is 3 for 36 (.083) over his last 12 games.
|Last Updated: 9/17/2014 6:37:09 AM EST|