Thu Sep 24
|W 6 - 3||at MIN|
Fri Sep 25
|W 6 - 0||at KC|
Sat Sep 26
|W 9 - 5||at KC|
Sun Sep 27
|L 3 - 0||at KC|
Mon Sep 28
|L 4 - 2||MIN|
Tue Sep 29
Wed Sep 30
|L 7 - 1||MIN|
Wed Sep 30
|W 10 - 2||MIN|
Thu Oct 1
|L 4 - 2||MIN|
Fri Oct 2
|W 8 - 2||BOS|
Sat Oct 3
|W 2 - 0||BOS|
Sun Oct 4
|W 3 - 1||BOS|
Cleveland Indians utility man Ryan Raburn went for 1 for 2 with a solo homer in Saturday's 2-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox .
It was business as usual for Raburn against left-handed pitching, with all eight of his homers this season coming off southpaws. Although he has only tallied 173 at-bats in 2015--primarily against the left-handers that he typically punishes--Raburn has posted an impressive .301 average that is 43 points higher than his career .258 mark.
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 2 for 3 with a double and a solo homer in Saturday's 2-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox .
Santana posted his third two-hit outing in the last four games, and has four RBI over the first two games of the season-ending series against the Red Sox. Although he did suffer a drop in homers this season, Santana has now matched last season's 85 RBI and has crossed the plate 72 times, four more than his total in 2014.
Cleveland Indians closer Cody Allen secured his 33th save in Saturday's 2-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox , pitching a scoreless and hitless inning while also striking out a batter.
Allen has not allowed an earned run in nine consecutive appearances and has brought his ERA down to 3.03, the lowest it's been since his first outing of 2015. After a rough April in which he posted two separate four-run outings, Allen settled down and only surrendered more than one earned run on one other occasion. The 26-year-old also set a career high in saves this season, and with an impressive 12.91 K/9 rate, appears to have the stuff necessary to take his game to an even higher level next season.
Cleveland Indians starter Corey Kluber (9-16) blanked the Boston Red Sox over eight innings Saturday in 2-0 victory, surrendering only three hits and two walks. He struck out nine.
After a five-start losing streak during which he was done in by a combination of questionable pitching and inconsistent run support, the stars finally aligned for Kluber on Saturday. The outing marked his second eight-inning shutout of 2015, and the third time overall that he blanked the opposing squad during his time on the mound.
Although his ERA did rise over last year's number by a full point--going from 2.44 to 3.49--it was actually lower than the 3.85 figure he'd posted while amassing a solid 11-5 record in 2013. Kluber's other key metrics did not suffer any drastic drops this season either, and his BB/9 rate actually improved from 2014's 1.95 to 1.82. Nevertheless, the 29-year-old practically reversed his 2014 American League All-Stars Cy Young-winning 18-9 record during a disappointing campaign, but certainly has the talent to rebound strongly next season.
Cleveland Indians right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall is not in the lineup against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.
Chisenhall had been dealing with a sore hamstring earlier in the week, so it's no surprise to see him out of the lineup Saturday. With the 26-year-old out, Jerry Sands will get the start in right field and hit ninth in the order.
|2015 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Michael Brantley , LF||.310|
|HR||Carlos Santana , 1B||19|
|RBI||Carlos Santana , 1B||85|
|OBP||Michael Brantley , LF||.379|
|SLG||Michael Brantley , LF||.480|
|R||Jason Kipnis , 2B||86|
|SB||Michael Brantley , LF||15|
|W||Danny Salazar , SP||14|
|ERA||Danny Salazar , SP||3.45|
|WHIP||Corey Kluber , SP||1.05|
|K||Corey Kluber , SP||245|
|SV||Cody Allen , RP||34|
|Full Team Statistics|
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