|ARIZONA ( CHAFIN )|
CLEVELAND ( TOMLIN )
|**Doubleheader Game #2|
|977||ARIZONA||+150||Ov 8.5,+105||+165||Ov 8.5,-110|
|978||CLEVELAND||-160||Un 8.5,-125||-175||Un 8.5,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||38-50||-12.7||41-42||3.8||0.251||0.296||4.8||0.264||0.320|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1||2-4||4.6||0.257||0.309||5.1||0.262||0.304|
|vs Left-handed Starters||14-19||-5.1||13-19||3.8||0.240||0.304||4.4||0.251||0.314|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1||4-3||3.6||0.241||0.297||4.7||0.255||0.296|
|7/30/2014||MILEY(L)||@ CINCINNATI||SIMON(R)||5-4||W||-110||7 un||O||8||7||0||11||10||0|
|8/5/2014||MILEY(L)||KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)||2-12||L||+120||7 ov||O||5||6||0||15||5||1|
|8/6/2014||COLLMENTER(R)||KANSAS CITY||VENTURA(R)||3-4||L||+135||7.5 ov||U||12||11||0||5||4||0|
|8/7/2014||NUNO(L)||KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)||2-6||L||+105||8.5 un||U||7||5||0||11||5||0|
|8/9/2014||CAHILL(R)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||14-4||W||-105||8 un||O||15||2||1||6||5||2|
|8/13/2014||CHAFIN(L)||@ CLEVELAND||BAUER(R)|| |
|8/13/2014||NUNO(L)||@ CLEVELAND||TOMLIN(R)|| |
|8/14/2014||ANDERSON(R)||@ MIAMI||PENNY(R)|| |
|8/15/2014||CAHILL(R)||@ MIAMI||HAND(L)|| |
|8/16/2014||MILEY(L)||@ MIAMI||ALVAREZ(R)|| |
|8/17/2014||COLLMENTER(R)||@ MIAMI||KOEHLER(R)|| |
|8/18/2014||NUNO(L)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)|| |
|8/19/2014||ANDERSON(R)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)|| |
|8/20/2014|| ||@ WASHINGTON|| || |
|8/6/2014||SALAZAR(R)||@ CINCINNATI||LATOS(R)||3-8||L||-110||7 ov||O||7||5||0||10||2||0|
|8/7/2014||HOUSE(L)||@ CINCINNATI||BAILEY(R)||0-4||L||105||7.5 un||U||5||6||3||8||5||1|
|8/8/2014||BAUER(R)||@ NY YANKEES||ROGERS(R)||6-10||L||125||8.5 ov||O||12||9||2||10||9||0|
|8/9/2014||KLUBER(R)||@ NY YANKEES||MCCARTHY(R)||3-0||W||-115||7.5 un||U||9||6||0||5||8||0|
|8/10/2014||CARRASCO(R)||@ NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)||4-1||W||130||8.5 un||U||7||9||0||5||3||0|
|8/19/2014||BAUER(R)||@ MINNESOTA||GIBSON(R)|| |
|8/20/2014|| ||@ MINNESOTA|| || |
|ARIZONA: PHOENIX (AP) - The season had not even started when the Arizona Diamondbacks took a loss.|
A day before boarding the plane for their season opener in Australia, the Diamondbacks learned scheduled opening-day starter Patrick Corbin had a partially torn ligament in his pitching elbow and might need season-ending surgery.
Arizona went 21-8 in the young left-hander's starts last season, more than a quarter of the victories for a team that went 81-81 for the second year in a row. The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their NL West title by splashing around in Arizona's Chase Field swimming pool.
Arizona retooled during the offseason by adding power (Mark Trumbo), a veteran starter (Bronson Arroyo) and a young closer (Addison Reed). Even with the loss of Corbin, the Diamondbacks feel they have the components to contend for at least a wild-card berth.
''They really want it,'' catcher Miguel Montero said. ''They're hungry for something, and that's a good feeling. I think last year we were a little bit more laid back. This year the guys are hungry, and that's a good thing.''
Trumbo noticed a positive attitude right from the start of spring training.
''That's the personality of the guys here and that plays really well for the course of a long season,'' he said. ''You've got to have guys that play the game right way, but play it with a little bit of a chip on their shoulder and bring it every day.''
|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.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (ARIZONA-CLEVELAND) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Diamondbacks-Indians Preview* ==============================
By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
Arizona (51-67) at Cleveland (59-59), 7:05 p.m. EDT
The Cleveland Indians likely would have preferred to play out Tuesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks given its encouraging start, but storms in the area didn't cooperate.
They hope Trevor Bauer can cure his recent struggles Wednesday with a matchup against his former club in the first game of a traditional doubleheader.
T.J. House threw three scoreless innings to open Tuesday's game and Jason Kipnis drove in a run to stake Cleveland (59-59) to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third before play was halted in the next inning due to rain. A doubleheader was decided on for Wednesday following a delay of 3 hour, 40 minutes.
With Tuesday's stats washed out, Bauer (4-7, 4.52 ERA) makes his first start against the team that selected him third overall in 2011 before trading him to Cleveland in December 2012. Bauer was 1-2 with a 6.06 ERA in four starts for Arizona in 2012.
He owns a 6.33 ERA in his last five starts and is 0-3 in the last four. The right-hander matched a season worst by allowing five runs - the second time in three outings - in a season-low 3 1-3 innings in Friday's 10-6 loss to the Yankees.
Bauer has issued four walks in back-to-back games after walking four batters only once in his previous 15 starts. He walked three in the first inning alone versus New York.
"I start off kind of slow sometimes," Bauer told MLB's official website. "I have flashes where I just can't really come close and I can't really locate anything."
For the Diamondbacks (51-67), left-hander Andrew Chafin is slated to make his big league debut opposite Bauer. A native of Wakeman, Ohio, and a first-round selection in 2011 out of nearby Kent State, Chafin is 8-6 with a 3.96 ERA in 23 combined starts for Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno this year.
Josh Tomlin (5-8. 4.68) will follow Bauer for Cleveland in the second game looking to shake off a rough stretch of his own. He is 0-3 with a 7.09 ERA in his last five starts, though he threw 1 1-3 scoreless innings of relief in the Indians' 10-6 loss to the New York Yankees on Friday.
Progressive Field has been particularly unkind lately to Tomlin, who is 0-4 with an 8.20 ERA in his last five games there.
Arizona will hand the ball to Vidal Nuno (0-3, 4.05) in the second game. The left-hander, who is making his fourth start with Arizona after being acquired from the Yankees, gave up five runs and seven hits in four innings in Thursday's 6-2 loss to Kansas City.
Nuno won his only prior matchup with Cleveland, yielding three hits over five innings in a 7-0 road victory for the Yankees on May 13, 2013.
The Indians learned Tuesday that David Murphy will miss four to five weeks due to a strained right oblique after he exited Saturday's win over the Yankees following a painful swing. He was placed on the disabled list on Sunday along with Nick Swisher, who is seeking a second opinion on the sore right knee that continues to bother him.
Rookie Tyler Holt - who was just recalled Sunday from Triple-A Columbus - had been slated to start for Murphy on Tuesday.
"The expectations are whoever's in the lineup that night will help us win," manager Terry Francona said.
The loss of Murphy, who has 21 doubles and 55 RBIs in 109 games, further weakens an outfield that has been without Michael Bourn since July 6 because of a strained left hamstring.
Cleveland can take solace in the hot bats of Kipnis and Michael Brantley, though. Kipnis is 9 for 21 over his last five and Brantley 18 for 42 in his last 11.
The Indians have won 17 of their last 21 interleague home games.
|Last Updated: 9/20/2014 1:03:08 PM EST|