Hand struck out the side in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save over Minnesota on Sunday.
After Ehire Adrianza reached base on an error, Hand struck out Jonathan Schoop, Max Kepler, and Jorge Polanco in order, all swinging to end the at-bat. The 29-year-old has been one of the league's most dominant closers and now owns a 2.11 ERA and 58:10 K:BB in 38.1 innings.
Hand allowed two hits and a walk but struck out the side in the ninth inning to record his 23rd save of the season in a 2-0 victory over the Orioles on Sunday.
In his first action since his first blown save of the year last Tuesday, Hand was shaky again, but he did manage to record a couple key strikeouts. Hand gave up five runs without registering an out in his last appearance; that catapulted his ERA nearly 1.5 runs higher than it was. But Hand is still 23-for-24 in save opportunities with a 4-3 record this season. He also has a 2.29 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 53 strikeouts in 35.1 innings.
Hand (4-3) took the loss Tuesday and blew his first save of the season, coughing up five runs on five hits without recording an out in the ninth inning as Cleveland was toppled 8-6 by the Royals.
The normally dominant southpaw simply didn't have his best stuff, with a Hunter Dozier grand slam putting an end to his night and his perfect closing record. Hand still sports a 2.36 ERA and 50:8 K:BB through 34.1 innings on the year, with 22 saves in 36 appearances.
Hand allowed two hits but struck out two in the ninth inning to post his 22nd save of the season in a 2-0 victory over the Tigers on Saturday.
The left-hander has experienced a little trouble against the Tigers this weekend, but despite allowing four hits and a run in two innings, Hand still has two saves against them. Owners can cut him a break for allowing some baserunners, as the run he permitted Friday is the only one Hand has yielded in his last 15.2 innings. He is 3-2 with a 1.08 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 49 strikeouts in 33.1 innings this season.
Hand allowed a run on two hits but managed to lock down the save Friday night against the Tigers.
Hand entered the ninth with a two-run lead, though he did surrender a run on an RBI single to right field prior to slamming the door. Heading into Friday's contest, the 29-year-old hadn't yielded a run in 14 straight appearances, proving his dominance this season out of the closer's role. Hand owns a 1.11 ERA and 0.77 WHIP with a 47:8 K:BB over 32.1 innings this season.
Hand allowed one hit and struck out two in the ninth inning to record his 20th save of the season in a 3-2 victory over the Tigers on Saturday.
The 29-year-old hasn't allowed a run since May 10, going 13 appearances since permitting a runner to cross the plate. During that stretch, Hand has a 20:3 K:BB over 14 frames. Hand is also a perfect 20-for-20 in save chances with a 3-2 record, 0.88 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 46 strikeouts in 30.2 innings this season.
Hand struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his 19th save of the season in a 5-2 win over the Yankees.
The southpaw continues his reign as the most dominant closer in the American League. Hand is a perfect 19-for-19 in save chances, tying him with Detroit's Shane Greene for the AL saves lead, and he hasn't been scored upon in 10 straight appearances, ringing up a 15:2 K:BB over 10 innings in that stretch.
Hand secured his 18th save of the season and struck out a batter during a perfect ninth inning in Wednesday's 9-7 win over the Twins.
Hand has lived up to draft-day expectations and then some in his first full season as the Tribe's closer. The lefty has yet to blow a save while sporting ratios (1.05 ERA, 0.78 WHIP) that have outshone the sterling ones he posted between the past two seasons (2.44 ERA, 1.02 WHIP). An abnormally high strand rate (92.2 percent) and unusually low BABIP (.240) have certainly helped Hand maintain the low ERA, but a 1.91 FIP (3.05 xFIP) don't suggest that significant regression is coming for the southpaw.
Hand pitched a scoreless ninth inning to secure the save Tuesday versus Minnesota. He did not strike out or walk a batter.
Hand wasted little time Tuesday as he required only eight pitches to put down the Twins, though he did hit a batter. The 29-year-old is a perfect 17-for-17 in save opportunities and has a 1.09 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 35:7 K:BB across 24.2 innings.
Hand earned the save in Saturday's 5-2 victory over the White Sox by striking out two in a perfect inning.
Hand had no issues retiring the White Sox as he delivered nine of his 11 pitches for strikes. The 29-year-old remains a perfect 16-for-16 in save opportunities and has a 1.14 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 35:7 K:BB over 23.2 innings.
Hand recorded the final two outs without allowing a hit or walk to earn the save Wednesday against the Red Sox.
The Indians entered the ninth inning with a five-run lead but ultimately called upon Hand after Tyler Olsen and Nick Wittgren combined to load the bases while securing just one out. Hand ultimately didn't allow a run to cross the plate by inducing a popout in foul territory and then a game-ending groundout. He now has 15 saves on the season, while also providing an elite 1.19 ERA and 0.88 with 33 strikeouts across 22.2 innings.
Hand allowed one hit and a walk but struck out the side to nail down his 14th save in a 7-5 victory against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
This was the fourth time this season Hand struck out at least three batters in an outing. He's experienced a very strong season but an even better May, posting a 1.08 ERA in the month. Overall, Hand is 14-for-14 in save chances with a 1.23 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 33 strikeouts in 22 innings.
Hand secured the save Friday night against the Rays after allowing one hit and striking out two in the ninth inning.
Hand allowed the first batter of the inning to reach base on a single, but he managed to retire the next three in order, the last two via strikeout. He continues to be a reliable source of saves this season, converting all 13 of his chances, and he owns a 1.29 ERA with 30 punchouts over 21 innings.
Hand earned the save in Saturday's win over the Orioles by striking out two and not allowing a baserunner across 1.1 innings.
Hand had no issues retiring the top of Baltimore's order as he delivered 13 of his 17 pitches for strikes. The 29-year-old remains a perfect 12-for-12 in save opportunities and has a 1.42 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 27:5 K:BB over 19 innings.
Hand struck out one in the ninth inning Sunday against the Athletics to pick up the save.
Hand was hit with the loss Saturday night after surrendering a walkoff homer in the bottom of the 12th inning, but he managed to redeem himself in the series finale by slamming the door. He needed just eight pitches (six strikes) to do so. The left-hander owns a 1.53 ERA and 0.85 WHIP with 25 strikeouts through 17.2 innings this season.
Hand (2-2) took the loss Friday against Oakland, giving up a solo home run to Matt Chapman to lead off the bottom of the 12th inning.
The closer tried to get Chapman with a slider on a 3-2 pitch, but instead the Oakland slugger ripped it down the left-field line for his first career walkoff hit. It's the first home run Hand has served up this season, and his 1.62 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 24:5 K:BB through 16.2 innings remain elite numbers -- not to mention his perfect 10-for-10 showing in saves.
Hand (2-1) earned the win by not allowing a baserunner during the ninth inning of Wednesday's 5-3 win over the White Sox. He did not register a strikeout.
Hand needed only 11 pitches to retire the White Sox in order and Jose Ramirez delivered a two-run homer in the bottom of the frame to notch the victory. The veteran left-hander has allowed three hits and zero runs over his last 10 appearances, and has a 15:2 K:BB in that stretch.
Hand had three strikeouts and a walk during a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save against the Mariners on Saturday.
Hand earned the victory in Game 1 of the series and has now delivered nine straight scoreless appearances for Cleveland. The 29-year-old has been lights out to begin the season with a 1.15 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 24:5 K:BB over 15.2 innings while converting all 10 save opportunities.
Hand (1-1) struck out two and allowed one hit in one inning to earn his first victory of the season against the Mariners on Friday.
The Indians closer came on to pitch during a tied game in the ninth, and Cleveland then won in walkoff fashion during the bottom of the frame. Hand has a loss (1-1), but he is 9-for-9 in save opportunities with a 1.23 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 21 strikeouts in 14.2 innings this season. He's pitched eight straight scoreless innings.
Hand didn't allow a baserunner and struck out one in the ninth inning to record the save Tuesday against the Marlins.
Hand came on in the ninth inning to protect a three-run lead and had little trouble doing so en route to his ninth save of the season. He has now turned in seven consecutive scoreless appearances and has allowed only baserunner across his last four innings pitched. Among the league leaders in saves, Hand has solidified his standing as one of the most reliable closers early on.
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