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News-Herald Jun 26, 2016
Cleveland Indians: Indians tag Verlander, top Tigers again for 9th straight

Cleveland Indians: Indians tag Verlander, top Tigers again for 9th straight

DETROIT >> Lonnie Chisenhall had four hits, including one of Cleveland's four home runs off Justin Verlander in the fifth inning, and the streaking Indians won their ninth straight game June 26 by beating Detroit, 9-3, to remain unbeaten in nine meetings with the Tigers this season.Juan Uribe, Tyler Naquin and Mike Napoli also went deep for the Indians.
Plain Dealer Jun 21, 2016

Mike Napoli, Jason Kipnis bring Jobu back to Cleveland Indians' clubhouse

In an empty locker between the ones occupied by Mike Napoli and Jason Kipnis, a shrine to Jobu, the vodoo doll made famous in the moving Major League, has erected.
News-Herald Jun 18, 2016
Cleveland Indians tee off on James Shields and White Sox, 13-2

Cleveland Indians tee off on James Shields and White Sox, 13-2

CLEVELAND >> Mike Napoli homered during a five-run first inning as the Cleveland Indians became the latest team to tee off on James Shields, routing the Chicago White Sox 13-2 on Saturday night.Rookie Tyler Naquin homered, got three hits and drove in a career-high four runs. Juan Uribe also homered for Cleveland.
News-Herald Jun 11, 2016
Kluber throws 3-hitter at L.A.

Kluber throws 3-hitter at L.A.

ANAHEIM >> Corey Kluber pitched a three-hitter with eight strikeouts and Jason Kipnis had three hits in the Indians' 6-2 victory over the slumping Los Angeles Angels June 10.Mike Napoli doubled home the first run in a four-run first inning for AL Central-leading Cleveland, which has won eight of 10 in June.
On deck: Indians at Angels, Friday, 7 p.m.

On deck: Indians at Angels, Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: Angel Stadium TV: Fox Sports West Did you know? Cleveland’s Mike Napoli, a former Angel, has a 1.126 OPS against the Angels, best of any active player with at least 50 plate appearances vs. the Angels. THE PITCHERS ANGELS LHP HECTOR...
Plain Dealer Jun 6, 2016

Mike Napoli, Mark Reynolds and the division that is there for the taking: Zack Meisel's musings

Let's examine a few encouraging signs from the 31-24 Tribe. Here are a handful of thoughts about the Indians and their rather pedestrian division.

Indians 7, Royals 0: Ryan Lewis’ 15 Walk-Off Thoughts on Corey Kluber, Tyler Naquin, Mike Napoli

Here are 15 Walk-Off Thoughts on the Indians’ 7-0 win against the Kansas City Royals Sunday. 1. The win completed a four-game sweep and put the Indians on top of the American League Central by 1.5 games, their widest margin of the season. They’re now 6-1 against the Royals and 18-7 within the division. 2. It’s a strong finish to the homestand that began on a down note after they dropped four of the first five games and briefly relinquished their hold of first place. 3. Said Mike Napoli on being in first place, “We don’t want to be anywhere else. But it doesn’t mean...
Plain Dealer Jun 5, 2016

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona doesn't want to take Mike Napoli's bat out of the lineup

"I told him one of these days, I'm going to make him take a day off," Francona said, "because I think it would be good for him. He's a pretty big body. He's got some wear and tear. I just want to make sure we don't run him into the ground."
Plain Dealer Jun 5, 2016

Mike Napoli, Tyler Naquin, Francisco Lindor flex as Cleveland Indians handle Royals again: DMan's Report, Game 54 (photos)

Josh Tomlin gave up one run in 6 1/3 innings and the Indians hit three homers in a 7-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night in Cleveland.

Indians 7, Royals 1: Ryan Lewis’ 20 Walk-Off Thoughts on Francisco Lindor, Mike Napoli, Josh Tomlin

Here are 20 Walk-Off Thoughts on the Indians’ 7-1 win against the Kansas City Royals Saturday night. 1. The Indians took back first place by a half-game in the American League Central with Saturday’s win. They’re now 4-0 in June, 5-1 against the Royals this season and 17-7 within the AL Central. They’re also six games above .500 (30-24) for the first time since the end of the 2014 season. 2. Josh Tomlin delivered another strong outing and Mike Napoli, Tyler Naquin and Francisco Lindor  each hit home runs. But first, the play Lindor and Jose Ramirez made in the ninth inning...
Chronicle-Telegram Jun 3, 2016

Indians 5, Royals 4: Cleveland rallies late for 2nd straight walk-off victory

CLEVELAND — Mike Napoli was drenched with water and absorbed dozens of body blows before he left the field. Given the circumstances, he hopes to experience it again — and often. Napoli delivered a sacrifice fly with one out in the ninth inning Thursday, scoring Francisco Lindor and giving the Indians a stunning 5-4 victory Read More... The post Indians 5, Royals 4: Cleveland rallies late for 2nd straight walk-off victory appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.

Napoli's sacrifice fly gives Indians 5-4 win in ninth

CLEVELAND — Mike Napoli’s sacrifice fly scored Francisco Lindor with the winning run to cap a two-run ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Thursday night. Cleveland rallied against Joakim Soria (2-2), filling in as closer for Wade Davis, who had pitched three of the last four days. Lindor’s triple tied the game before Napoli scored the game winner. The loss ended Kansas City’s six-game winning streak. read more
News-Herald Jun 2, 2016
Cleveland Indians beat Royals, 5-4, on walkoff sacrifice fly

Cleveland Indians beat Royals, 5-4, on walkoff sacrifice fly

Mike Napoli's sacrifice fly scored Francisco Lindor with the winning run to cap a two-run ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Thursday night.Cleveland rallied against Joakim Soria (2-2), filling in as closer for Wade Davis, who had pitched three of the last four days.
Akron Beacon Journal Jun 2, 2016

Indians notebook: Struggling catcher Yan Gomes has new glasses, game-winning hit; Mike Napoli’s meaningful home runs

CLEVELAND: Yan Gomes hasn’t had a great start to the 2016 season at the plate, but he now owns a new pair of glasses and a game-winning hit. The Indians hope it’s enough to jump-start one of the leaders in the clubhouse and a much-needed bat in the lineup. Gomes has been productive, as his 26 RBI this year lead all American League catchers. But he’s also hitting just .176 and hasn’t been able to string together a couple of quality games to get anywhere near his normal averages. This week he began wearing glasses behind the plate and while he’s hitting, which replaced the contacts he...
Plain Dealer Jun 2, 2016
Fan battling cancer returns to Progressive Field and Mike Napoli hits another home run for her

Fan battling cancer returns to Progressive Field and Mike Napoli hits another home run for her

Heintzelman returned to Progressive Field on Wednesday evening with her chemo equipment in tow. In his first at-bat, Napoli clubbed a Cole Hamels offering into the left-field bleachers.

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  • 6 Dylan Bundy

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  • 5 Yovani Gallardo

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  • 5 Corey Kluber

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