Carlos Carrasco’s face was swollen. His jaw was sore. His head hurt.
Yan Gomes hobbled toward home plate on crutches to accept an award.
Chanting “We are people, not your mascots,” several dozen protesters gathered outside the Indians’ home opener urging the team to change its nickname and abolish the Chief Wahoo logo.
Drafted in the first round of the 2011 Draft eighth overall as a 17-year-old, Lindor has rapidly risen through the Tribe’s Minor League system and he appears to be on the cusp of the Major Leagues at just 21 years old … though his Indians’ debut won’t come right away.
The Indians sold out their April 10 home opener against Detroit in 11 minutes.
Jason Giambi is retiring after 20 seasons in the majors.
The Detroit Tigers pitching staff recorded 1,428 strikeouts in 2013, a mark that was broken by the Cleveland Indians against the Rays on Friday night.
The Indians began the week with improbable odds of making the playoffs.
The Indians waited more than three weeks to gain a little ground on the Royals. They gave it right back in a few hours.
Saturday was a good day for Tigers fans. Alex Avila’s two-run home run in the eighth inning gave Detroit a 5-4 win over Cleveland.