2013 Cleveland Indians
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Record92–70 (.568)
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Owner(s)Larry Dolan
General manager(s)Chris Antonetti
Manager(s)Terry Francona
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The 2013 Cleveland Indians season was the 113th season for the franchise. The team, managed by Terry Francona, began their season on April 2. They advanced to the postseason and lost to the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2013 American League Wild Card Game.

Offseason

Departures

Infielder Brent Lillibridge refused assignment and became a free agent on November 25, 2012. The Indians did not tender contracts to infielder Jack Hannahan, Rafael Perez and Chris Seddon, making them free agents. All three went on to sign with other clubs. In a three-team trade on December 11, the Indians traded Shin-Soo Choo, Jason Donald, Tony Sipp and Lars Anderson.[1]

Arrivals

Following the firing of three-year manager Manny Acta,[2] the Indians signed former Boston Red Sox manager, Terry Francona to a four-year deal on October 6, 2012.[1] Francona and Sandy Alomar Jr. were the only candidates for the position. Francona previously had a history with the Cleveland Indians as a front office advisor in 2001. Also, Francona and his dad, Tito, both played in the Major Leagues for the Indians. He stated that he is close with Indians president, Mark Shapiro and general manager, Chris Antonetti and that's what intrigued him the most.[3]

On November 2, Blake Wood was claimed off waivers from Kansas City. The next day, Mike Avilés and Yan Gomes were acquired in a trade with Toronto.[1] Mike McDade was also claimed off waivers from Toronto about a month later.[1] On December 9, the Indians signed Mark Reynolds to a one-year, $6 million contract. Two days later, the Indians made their biggest trade of the offseason. They acquired Drew Stubbs from Cincinnati and Trevor Bauer, Bryan Shaw, and Matt Albers from Arizona.[1] In one of the biggest signings of the offseason, the Indians signed Nick Swisher to a four-year, $56 million on December 23.[4] Brett Myers agreed to a 1-year, $7 million deal January 1, 2013.[5] After signing Michael Bourn to a four-year $48 million contract, the Indians finished the offseason with spending $117 million on free agents after spending just $8 million the past two seasons.[6]

The busy offseason left many fans and writers saying the Indians will be the most improved team in 2013[7] and "if there was an offseason championship, the trophy would be heading to Cleveland".[6]

Spring training

On November 29, the Indians announced their spring training schedule.[8] Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training on February 10, 2013. The first full team workout took place on February 15 and the first game took place on February 22 against the Cincinnati Reds.[9]

Injuries

Michael Brantley was accidentally spiked by Oakland Athletics third basemen Josh Donaldson on February 25 at spring training. He received 15 stitches and was expected to be out 10 days.[10] Chris Perez also sprained his shoulder during spring training and was expected to be out three to four weeks.[11] The Indians had several players on the Disabled List (DL) to start the season; Frank Herrmann, Blake Wood and Josh Tomlin started the season on the 60-day DL after having Tommy John surgery.[12]

Regular season

The Indians started the regular season in Toronto against the Blue Jays on April 2. Their home opener, which was on April 8, sold out in 6 minutes; one of the fastest sell outs in Indians history.[13]

Opening Day Starting Lineup

  1. CF Michael Bourn
  2. SS Asdrúbal Cabrera
  3. 2B Jason Kipnis
  4. 1B Nick Swisher
  5. LF Michael Brantley
  6. C Carlos Santana
  7. DH Mark Reynolds
  8. 3B Lonnie Chisenhall
  9. RF Drew Stubbs

SP Justin Masterson

April

For the second straight year, the Indians opened the season against the Toronto Blue Jays, this time in Toronto. Unlike the 2012 opener, the Indians won the game 4–1 with ace Justin Masterson going eight dominant innings and closer Chris Perez picking up the save. Despite this win, the Tribe started the season slowly, at just 8–13. The Indians' struggles during April included a crushing 11–6 defeat by the New York Yankees in the team's home opener, and a 3-game sweep at the hands of the Boston Red Sox.

The Indians' fortunes turned around late in the month. Beginning with the second game of an April 28 doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals, the Indians won six straight games and 18 of 22 going through the middle of May. On April 30, the Indians tied a team record with seven home runs in a game, as they defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 14–2.

May

The Indians started May on a high note, winning 15 of their first 19 games of the month. This included four-game sweeps of the defending AL West champion Oakland Athletics and the Seattle Mariners, the latter of which featuring three walk-off hits. After the Seattle series, however, the Indians struggled for the rest of the month and into early June, losing 16 of their next 20, including a May 26 loss to the Boston Red Sox, in which the Indians blew a 5–2 9th inning lead and closer Chris Perez left the game with a shoulder injury. Perez would be out until late June.

During April and May, the Indians defeated seven former Cy Young Award winners: R. A. Dickey (April 2), David Price (April 7), Roy Halladay (April 30), Cliff Lee (May 1), Bartolo Colón (May 9), Justin Verlander (May 11), and Félix Hernández (May 19). Also, slugger Mark Reynolds was among the league leaders with 14 home runs at the end of May.

June

June started slowly for the Indians as they lost eight straight games from June 2–10. After that losing streak, however, the Indians would go 14–5 the rest of the month. Vinnie Pestano filled the role of closer as Chris Perez was on the disabled list for most of the month.

Second baseman Jason Kipnis was named the American League Player of the Month for June. During the month, he hit .419 with 12 doubles, four home runs, and 25 RBI. He also stole nine bases and received Player of the Week honors twice during June.

July

on July 6, second baseman Jason Kipnis and starting pitcher Justin Masterson were named to the American League All-Star team. This marked the first All-Star selection for both Kipnis and Masterson. Kipnis had an RBI double in the game, as the American League won 3–0.

The Indians started July by losing 5 of 7 to division rivals Kansas City and Detroit, before finishing the first half on a strong note, taking five of six from Toronto and Kansas City. Late July was highlighted by an eight-game winning streak, which included sweeps of the then AL West leading Texas Rangers and the Chicago White Sox.

The sweep of Chicago was the Tribe's second four-game sweep over the White Sox of the season, marking the first time since 1960 that the Indians swept two four-game series from the same club. On the July 29 win over the White Sox, slugger Jason Giambi became the oldest player ever to hit a walk-off home run at 42 years and 202 days. Chris Perez regained his closing duties in July and saved eight games. Meanwhile, late reliever Vinnie Pestano had struggled throughout the month and was sent to AAA Columbus on July 31.

August

On August 5, the Indians began a key four-game home series against the Detroit Tigers just three games behind Detroit for the division lead. Taking a 2–0 lead into the 9th inning of game 1, Chris Perez gave up four runs en route to a 4–2 loss. The Tigers ended up sweeping the series and leaving Cleveland with a 7-game lead. The Indians went on to lose their next two games – to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – and were in danger of finishing their homestand 0–7, which would be their first winless homestand since 2004. They managed to win that final game 6–5 after trailing 5–0.

The team's struggles continued throughout the month, as they finished August 12–16, their worst month of the season. The Indians lost their final 5 games of the month to playoff contenders Atlanta and Detroit.

September

The Indians celebrate after clinching a wild card slot
The Indians celebrate after clinching a wild card slot

On September 1, the Indians salvaged their final game of the season against Detroit, 4–0 on a Mike Avilés grand slam, but the Tigers won the season series 15–4 and had a commanding lead in the division. The next day, all-star starter Justin Masterson left the game against the Baltimore Orioles with an oblique injury. The Indians lost that game and sat 312 games out of a wild card spot without their top pitcher.

Indians #2 starter Ubaldo Jiménez stepped up in Masterson's absence, going 4–0 with a 1.09 ERA during the month of September. He was named American League Pitcher of the Month. The Indians played some of their best baseball of the season in September, going 21–6 in the month including a 10-game winning streak to close the season. Throughout the month, the Indians closed the gap on the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays, and took the lead for one of the wild card spots with about a week left in the regular season. The Indians needed this strong month to clinch a Wild Card spot, as they were not able to clinch until the final game of the season, a 5–1 victory over the division rival Twins. The Indians finished the season 92–70, which was good enough for the top wild card spot, which meant they would host the 2013 American League Wild Card Game at Progressive Field. This was the Indians' first playoff appearance since 2007. They finished one game better than both Texas and Tampa Bay, who would face off in a tie-breaker game. Tampa Bay won this game, and the Wild Card playoff was set.

Also of note during the month, the Indians swept the Chicago White sox in a four-game series for the third time this season, a first in franchise history and the first time since 1963 that any team accomplished this feat. The Indians finished the season 17–2 against the White Sox. On September 24, Jason Giambi hit a walk-off home run against the White Sox, again becoming the oldest player ever to hit a walk-off home run at 42 years and 259 days, breaking the record he set less than two months earlier.

Season standings

American League Central

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 93 69 0.574 51–30 42–39
Cleveland Indians 92 70 0.568 1 51–30 41–40
Kansas City Royals 86 76 0.531 7 44–37 42–39
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0.407 27 32–49 34–47
Chicago White Sox 63 99 0.389 30 37–44 26–55


American League Wild Card

Division Winners W L Pct.
Boston Red Sox 97 65 0.599
Oakland Athletics 96 66 0.593
Detroit Tigers 93 69 0.574


Wild Card teams
(Top two qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 92 70 0.568
Tampa Bay Rays 92 71 0.564
Texas Rangers 91 72 0.558 1
Kansas City Royals 86 76 0.531
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 0.525
New York Yankees 85 77 0.525
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 78 84 0.481 13½
Toronto Blue Jays 74 88 0.457 17½
Seattle Mariners 71 91 0.438 20½
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0.407 25½
Chicago White Sox 63 99 0.389 28½
Houston Astros 51 111 0.315 40½


Record vs. Opponents

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 11–8 4–3 3–4 4–2 4–2 3–4 5–2 3–3 9–10 5–2 2–4 6–13 5–2 10–9 11–9
Boston 8–11 4–2 6–1 3–4 6–1 2–5 3–3 4–3 13–6 3–3 6–1 12–7 2–4 11–8 14–6
Chicago 3–4 2–4 2–17 7–12 3–4 9–10 3–4 8–11 3–3 2–5 3–3 2–5 4–2 4–3 8–12
Cleveland 4–3 1–6 17–2 4–15 6–1 10–9 4–2 13–6 1–6 5–2 5–2 2–4 5–1 4–2 11–9
Detroit 2–4 4–3 12–7 15–4 6–1 9–10 0–6 11–8 3–3 3–4 5–2 3–3 3–4 5–2 12–8
Houston 2–4 1–6 4–3 1–6 1–6 2–4 10–9 1–5 1–5 4–15 9–10 2–5 2–17 3–4 8–12
Kansas City 4–3 5–2 10–9 9–10 10–9 4–2 2–5 15–4 2–5 1–5 4–3 6–1 3–3 2–4 9–11
Los Angeles 2–5 3–3 4–3 2–4 6–0 9–10 5–2 1–5 3–4 8–11 11–8 4–3 4–15 6–1 10–10
Minnesota 3–3 3–4 11–8 6–13 8–11 5–1 4–15 5–1 2–5 1–6 4–3 1–6 4–3 1–5 8–12
New York 10–9 6–13 3–3 6–1 3–3 5–1 5–2 4–3 5–2 1–5 4–3 7–12 3–4 14–5 9–11
Oakland 2–5 3–3 5–2 2–5 4–3 15–4 5–1 11–8 6–1 5–1 8–11 3–3 10–9 4–3 13–7
Seattle 4–2 1–6 3–3 2–5 2–5 10–9 3–4 8–11 3–4 3–4 11–8 3–3 7–12 3–3 8–12
Tampa Bay 13–6 7–12 5–2 4–2 3–3 5–2 1–6 3–4 6–1 12–7 3–3 3–3 4–4 11–8 12–8
Texas 2–5 4–2 2–4 1–5 4–3 17–2 3–3 15–4 3–4 4–3 9–10 12–7 4–4 1–6 10–10
Toronto 9–10 8–11 3–4 2–4 2–5 4–3 4–2 1–6 5–1 5–14 3–4 3–3 8–11 6–1 11–9


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Game log

2013 Game Log: 92–70 (Home: 51–30; Away: 41–40)
April: 11–13 (Home: 3–6; Away: 8–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
1 April 2 @ Blue Jays 4–1 Masterson (1–0) Dickey (0–1) Perez (1) 48,857 1–0 W1
2 April 3 @ Blue Jays 3–2 (11) Albers (1–0) Santos (0–1) Smith (1) 24,619 2–0 W2
3 April 4 @ Blue Jays 8–10 Delabar (1–0) Myers (0–1) Janssen (1) 19,515 2–1 L1
4 April 5 @ Rays 0–4 Moore (1–0) McAllister (0–1) 16,019 2–2 L2
5 April 6 @ Rays 0–6 Cobb (1–0) Bauer (0–1) 32,217 2–3 L3
6 April 7 @ Rays 13–0 Masterson (2–0) Price (0–1) 21,629 3–3 W1
7 April 8 Yankees 6–11 Kuroda (1–1) Jiménez (0–1) 41,567 3–4 L1
8 April 9 Yankees 1–14 Pettitte (2–0) Carrasco (0–1) 12,663 3–5 L2
April 10 Yankees Postponed (rain). Makeup: May 13 (Game 1)
April 11 Yankees Postponed (rain). Makeup: May 13 (Game 2)
9 April 12 White Sox 1–0 Masterson (3–0) Crain (0–1) 11,864 4–5 W1
10 April 13 White Sox 9–4 McAllister (1–1) Sale (1–1) 11,422 5–5 W2
11 April 14 White Sox 1–3 Peavy (2–1) Myers (0–2) Reed (4) 11,682 5–6 L1
12 April 16 Red Sox 2–7 Doubront (1–0) Jiménez (0–2) 9,143 5–7 l2
13 April 17 Red Sox 3–6 Aceves (1–0) Masterson (3–1) Bailey (1) 10,282 5–8 L3
14 April 18 Red Sox 3–6 Lester (3–0) McAllister (1–2) Bailey (2) 12,936 5–9 L4
15 April 19 @ Astros 2–3 Harrell (1–2) Myers (0–3) Veras (1) 17,241 5–10 L5
16 April 20 @ Astros 19–6 Kluber (1–0) Humber (0–4) 19,904 6–10 W1
17 April 21 @ Astros 5–4 Allen (1–0) Ambriz (0–1) Perez (2) 22,005 7–10 W2
18 April 22 @ White Sox 3–2 Masterson (4–1) Thornton (0–1) Perez (3) 14,950 8–10 W3
April 23 @ White Sox Postponed (rain). Makeup: June 28 (Game 1)
19 April 24 @ White Sox 2–3 Quintana (2–0) McAllister (1–3) Reed (6) 16,765 8–11 L1
April 26 @ Royals Postponed (rain). Makeup: April 28 (Game 2)
20 April 27 @ Royals 2–3 Santana (3–1) Kazmir (0–1) Holland (6) 19,224 8–12 L2
21 April 28 @ Royals 0–9 Guthrie (3–0) Masterson (4–2) 22,001 8–13 L3
22 April 28 @ Royals 10–3 Kluber (2–0) Smith (0–1) 19,831 9–13 W1
23 April 29 @ Royals 9–0 Jiménez (1–2) Davis (2–2) 14,255 10–13 W2
24 April 30 Phillies 14–2 McAllister (2–3) Halladay (2–3) 10,841 11–13 W3
May: 18–12 (Home: 14–5, Road: 4–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
25 May 1 Phillies 6–0 Bauer (1–1) Lee (2–2) 12,730 12–13
26 May 3 Twins 7–6 (10) Perez (1–0) Fien (1–2) 20,200 13–13
27 May 4 Twins 7–3 Kazmir (1–1) Correia (3–2) 17,830 14–13
28 May 5 Twins 4–2 Pelfrey (3–3) Kluber (2–1) Perkins (7) 14,015 14–14
29 May 6 Athletics 7–3 Jiménez (2–2) Parker (1–5) 9,514 15–14
30 May 7 Athletics 1–0 McAllister (3–3) Milone (3–4) Perez (4) 9,474 16–14
31 May 8 Athletics 4–3 Masterson (5–2) Griffin (3–3) Perez (5) 11,125 17–14
32 May 9 Athletics 9–2 Kazmir (2–1) Colón (3–2) 12,477 18–14
33 May 10 @ Tigers 10–4 Scherzer (5–0) Kluber (2–2) 37,547 18–15
34 May 11 @ Tigers 7–6 Jiménez (3–2) Verlander (4–3) Perez (6) 41,438 19–15
35 May 12 @ Tigers 4–3 (10) Smith (1–0) Downs (0–1) Allen (1) 35,260 20–15
36 May 13 Yankees 1–0 Masterson (6–2) Phelps (1–2) 21–15
37 May 13 Yankees 7–0 Nuño (1–0) Bauer (1–2) Warren (1) 23,299 21–16
38 May 14 @ Phillies 6–2 Pettibone (3–0) Kazmir (2–2) 39,689 21–17
39 May 15 @ Phillies 10–4 Kluber (3–2) Hamels (1–6) 38,440 22–17
40 May 17 Mariners 6–3 (10) Pestano (1–0) Luetge (0–1) 34,282 23–17
41 May 18 Mariners 5–4 Perez (2–0) Pérez (1–1) 17,574 24–17
42 May 19 Mariners 6–0 Masterson (7–2) Hernández (5–3) 19,744 25–17
43 May 20 Mariners 10–8 (10) Smith (2–0) Furbush (0–3) 19,390 26–17
44 May 21 Tigers 5–1 Scherzer (6–0) Kluber (3–3) 17,374 26–18
45 May 22 Tigers 11–7 Verlander (5–4) Jiménez (3–3) 16,562 26–19
46 May 23 @ Red Sox 12–3 McAllister (4–3) Dempster (2–5) Barnes (1) 35,254 27–19
47 May 24 @ Red Sox 8–1 Lackey (3–4) Masterson (7–3) 34,074 27–20
48 May 25 @ Red Sox 7–4 Tazawa (4–2) Pestano (1–1) Bailey (6) 36,504 27–21
49 May 26 @ Red Sox 6–5 Breslow (2–0) Perez (2–1) 37,046 27–22
50 May 27 @ Reds 4–2 Broxton (2–1) Hagadone (0–1) Chapman (13) 38,822 27–23
51 May 28 @ Reds 8–2 Latos (5–0) McAllister (4–4) 28,812 27–24
52 May 29 Reds 5–2 Masterson (8–3) Arroyo (5–5) 18,004 28–24
53 May 30 Reds 7–1 Kazmir (3–2) Bailey (3–4) 18,364 29–24
54 May 31 Rays 9–2 Wright (1–1) Barnes (0–1) Ramos (1) 29,603 29–25
June: 15–13 (Home: 7–4, Away: 8–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
55 June 1 Rays 5–0 Jiménez (4–3) Archer (0–1) 22,748 30–25
56 June 2 Rays 11–3 Hellickson (3–2) McAllister (4–5) 18,106 30–26
57 June 3 @ Yankees 7–4 Kelley (3–0) Masterson (8–4) 40,007 30–27
58 June 4 @ Yankees 4–3 Phelps (4–3) Kazmir (3–3) Rivera (21) 36,208 30–28
59 June 5 @ Yankees 6–4 Sabathia (6–4) Kluber (3–4) 42,477 30–29
60 June 7 @ Tigers 7–5 Verlander (8–4) Jiménez (4–4) 39,008 30–30
61 June 8 @ Tigers 6–4 Porcello (3–3) Carrasco (0–2) Valverde (8) 41,691 30–31
62 June 9 @ Tigers 4–1 Alvarez (1–0) Masterson (8–5) Benoit (3) 41,262 30–32
63 June 10 @ Rangers 6–3 Ross (3–1) Kazmir (3–4) Nathan (20) 33,003 30–33
64 June 11 @ Rangers 5–2 Kluber (4–4) Holland (5–3) 45,200 31–33
65 June 12 @ Rangers 5–2 Jiménez (5–4) Tepesch (3–6) 34,248 32–33
66 June 14 Nationals 2–1 Smith (3–0) Abad (0–1) 30,824 33–33
67 June 15 Nationals 7–6 Storen (1–1) Pestano (1–2) Soriano (18) 33,307 33–34
68 June 16 Nationals 2–0 Kluber (5–4) Strasburg (3–6) Pestano (1) 21,845 34–34
69 June 17 Royals 2–1 Crow (3–2) Shaw (0–1) Holland (15) 12,803 34–35
70 June 18 Royals 4–3 Allen (2–0) Herrera (3–5) Pestano (2) 14,853 35–35
71 June 19 Royals 6–3 Masterson (9–5) Mendoza (2–4) 17,349 36–35
72 June 21 Twins 5–1 Kazmir (4–4) Deduno (3–2) 26,442 37–35
73 June 22 Twins 8–7 Kluber (6–4) Walters (2–3) Pestano (3) 21,417 38–35
74 June 23 Twins 5–3 Hernández (3–1) Carrasco (0–3) Perkins (19) 17,143 38–36
75 June 24 @ Orioles 5–2 Jiménez (6–4) Britton (1–2) Pestano (4) 18,544 39–36
76 June 25 @ Orioles 6–3 Tillman (9–2) Masterson (9–6) Johnson (27) 20,924 39–37
77 June 26 @ Orioles 4–3 Smith (4–0) Johnson (2–6) Pestano (5) 18,082 40–37
78 June 27 @ Orioles 7–3 González (6–3) Kluber (6–5) 33,036 40–38
79 June 28 @ White Sox 19–10 Albers (2–0) Omogrosso (0–2) 41–38
80 June 28 @ White Sox 9–8 Langwell (1–0) Reed (3–1) Pestano (6) 28,628 42–38
81 June 29 @ White Sox 4–3 Martinez (1–0) Crain (2–3) Perez (7) 26,289 43–38
82 June 30 @ White Sox 4–0 Masterson (10–6) Sale (5–7) 27,032 44–38
July: 15–10 (Home: 12–4, Away: 3–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
83 July 2 @ Royals 6–5 Allen (3–0) Collins (2–3) Perez (8) 15,625 45–38
84 July 3 @ Royals 6–5 Smith (1–1) Allen (3–1) Holland (18) 28,534 45–39
85 July 4 @ Royals 10–7 Hochevar (2–1) Shaw (0–2) Holland (19) 16,792 45–40
86 July 5 Tigers 7–0 Porcello (5–6) Masterson (10–7) 40,167 45–41
87 July 6 Tigers 9–4 Sánchez (7–5) Carrasco (0–4) 28,054 45–42
88 July 7 Tigers 9–6 Allen (4–1) Alburquerque (1–2) Perez (9) 20,503 46–42
89 July 8 Tigers 4–2 (10) Smyly (4–0) Albers (2–1) Benoit (7) 23,640 46–43
90 July 9 Blue Jays 3–0 Jiménez (7–4) Johnson (1–4) Perez (10) 13,640 47–43
91 July 10 Blue Jays 5–4 Wagner (2–3) Hill (0–1) Delabar (1) 14,134 47–44
92 July 11 Blue Jays 4–2 Salazar (1–0) Dickey (8–10) Perez (11) 20,641 48–44
93 July 12 Royals 3–0 Kluber (7–5) Collins (2–4) Allen (2) 24,077 49–44
94 July 13 Royals 5–3 Kazmir (5–4) Guthrie (8–7) Perez (12) 29,740 50–44
95 July 14 Royals 6–4 Hill (1–1) Collins (2–5) Perez (13) 15,432 51–44
96 July 19 @ Twins 3–2 Fien (2–2) Smith (4–1) Perkins (22) 36,280 51–45
97 July 20 @ Twins 3–2 Correia (7–6) Hill (1–2) Perkins (23) 38,626 51–46
98 July 21 @ Twins 7–1 Masterson (11–7) Diamond (5–9) 31,753 52–46
99 July 22 @ Mariners 2–1 Harang (5–8) Jiménez (7–5) Wilhemsen (22) 18,000 52–47
100 July 23 @ Mariners 4–3 Ramírez (1–0) McAllister (4–6) Wilhelmsen (23) 16,308 52–48
101 July 24 @ Mariners 10–1 Kazmir (6–4) Saunders (9–9) 25,688 53–48
102 July 26 Rangers 11–8 (11) Shaw (1–2) Frasor (0–2) 27,419 54–48
103 July 27 Rangers 1–0 Masterson (12–7) Darvish (9–5) Perez (14) 24,422 55–48
104 July 28 Rangers 6–0 Jiménez (8–5) Ogando (8–5) 19,673 56–48
105 July 29 White Sox 3–2 Perez (3–1) Troncoso (1–3) 14,868 57–48
106 July 30 White Sox 7–4 Shaw (2–2) Veal (1–2) Perez (15) 16,437 58–48
107 July 31 White Sox 6–5 (10) Perez (4–1) Axelrod (4–1) 22,258 59–48
August 12–16 (Home: 4–7, Road: 8–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
108 August 1 White Sox 6–1 Masterson (13–7) Sale (6–11) 20,189 60–48
109 August 2 @ Marlins 0–10 Fernández (8–5) Jiménez (8–6) 17,731 60–49
110 August 3 @ Marlins 4–3 Allen (5–1) Jennings (1–2) Perez (16) 22,997 61–49
111 August 4 @ Marlins 2–0 Kazmir (7–4) Eovaldi (2–2) Perez (17) 25,077 62–49
112 August 5 Tigers 2–4 Alburquerque (2–2) Perez (4–2) Benoit (13) 24,381 62–50
113 August 6 Tigers 1–5 Verlander (12–8) Masterson (13–8) 24,676 62–51
114 August 7 Tigers 5–6 (14) Bonderman (2–3) Shaw (2–3) Benoit (14) 20,169 62–52
115 August 8 Tigers 3–10 Scherzer (17–1) McAllister (4–7) 25,131 62–53
116 August 9 Angels 2–5 Weaver (7–5) Kazmir (7–5) De La Rosa (1) 28,729 62–54
117 August 10 Angels 2–7 Wilson (12–6) Jiménez (8–7) 32,733 62–55
118 August 11 Angels 6–5 M. Albers (3–1) Gutiérrez (0–3) Perez (18) 23,433 63–55
119 August 12 @ Twins 0–3 A. Albers (2–0) Salazar (1–1) 30,922 63–56
120 August 13 @ Twins 5–2 McAllister (5–7) Deduno (7–6) Perez (19) 29,806 64–56
121 August 14 @ Twins 9–8 (12) Perez (5–2) Pressly (3–3) Smith (2) 35,133 65–56
122 August 16 @ Athletics 2–3 Doolittle (4–4) Masterson (13–9) Balfour (31) 17,491 65–57
123 August 17 @ Athletics 7–1 Jiménez (9–7) Straily (6–7) 35,067 66–57
124 August 18 @ Athletics 3–7 Otero (2–0) Kazmir (7–6) 21,114 66–58
125 August 19 @ Angels 5–2 McAllister (6–7) Weaver (7–7) 36,574 67–58
126 August 20 @ Angels 4–1 (14) Carrasco (1–4) Blanton (2–14) 36,421 68–58
127 August 21 @ Angels 3–1 Masterson (14–9) Williams (5–10) Perez (20) 35,810 69–58
128 August 23 Twins 1–5 Deduno (8–7) Jiménez (9–8) 23,218 69–59
129 August 24 Twins 7–2 McAllister (7–7) Hendriks (0–2) 26,870 70–59
130 August 25 Twins 3–1 Smith (5–1) Burton (2–7) Perez (21) 21,042 71–59
131 August 27 @ Braves 0–2 Wood (3–2) Salazar (1–2) Kimbrel (42) 21,400 71–60
132 August 28 @ Braves 2–3 Kimbrel (3–2) Smith (5–2) 20,804 71–61
133 August 29 @ Braves 1–3 Medlen (11–12) Jiménez (9–9) Kimbrel (43) 22,081 71–62
134 August 30 @ Tigers 2–7 (7) Porcello (11–7) McAllister (7–8) Rondón (1) 37,067 71–63
135 August 31 @ Tigers 5–10 Sánchez (12–7) Kazmir (7–7) 41,272 71–64
September 21–6 (Home: 11–4, Road: 10–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
136 September 1 @ Tigers 4–0 Smith (6–2) Benoit (4–1) 41,557 72–64
137 September 2 Orioles 2–7 Norris (10–10) Masterson (14–10) 15,020 72–65
138 September 3 Orioles 4–3 Jiménez (10–9) Tillman (15–5) 9,962 73–65
139 September 4 Orioles 6–4 Shaw (3–3) Gausman (2–4) Perez (22) 11,522 74–65
140 September 6 Mets 8–1 Kazmir (8–7) Wheeler (7–4) 15,962 75–65
141 September 7 Mets 9–4 Kluber (8–5) Niese (6–7) 21,453 76–65
142 September 8 Mets 1–2 Francisco (1–0) Perez (5–3) Hawkins (8) 13,317 76–66
143 September 9 Royals 4–3 Jiménez (11–9) Santana (8–9) Perez (23) 9,794 77–66
144 September 10 Royals 3–6 Guthrie (14–10) McAllister (7–9) Holland (41) 12,615 77–67
145 September 11 Royals 2–6 Shields (11–9) Kazmir (8–8) Holland (42) 12,085 77–68
146 September 12 @ White Sox 14–3 Kluber (9–5) Danks (4–13) 14,375 78–68
147 September 13 @ White Sox 3–1 Shaw (4–3) Santiago (4–9) Perez (24) 15,533 79–68
148 September 14 @ White Sox 8–1 Jiménez (12–9) Rienzo (2–2) 28,024 80–68
149 September 15 @ White Sox 7–1 McAllister (8–9) Sale (11–13) 18,631 81–68
150 September 16 @ Royals 1–7 Shields (12–9) Kazmir (8–9) 15,413 81–69
151 September 17 @ Royals 5–3 Allen (6–1) W. Davis (7–11) Perez (25) 21,685 82–69
152 September 18 @ Royals 2–7 Chen (8–3) Salazar (1–3) 21,198 82–70
153 September 19 Astros 2–1 Shaw (5–3) R. Cruz (0–2) 12,607 83–70
154 September 20 Astros 2–1 (7) McAllister (9–9) Clemens (4–6) 26,611 84–70
155 September 21 Astros 4–1 Kazmir (9–9) Clemens (4–6) 26,611 85–70
156 September 22 Astros 9–2 Kluber (10–5) Bédard (4–12) 26,168 86–70
157 September 24 White Sox 5–4 Shaw (6–3) A. Reed (5–4) 21,083 87–70
158 September 25 White Sox 7–2 Salazar (2–3) Axelrod (4–11) 30,942 88–70
159 September 26 @ Twins 6–5 Shaw (7–3) Albers (2–5) 24,929 89–70
160 September 27 @ Twins 12–6 Kluber (11–5) Hernández (3–3) 24,074 90–70
161 September 28 @ Twins 5–1 Kazmir (10–9) De Vries (0–2) 30,452 91–70
162 September 29 @ Twins 5–1 Jiménez (13–9) Diamond (6–13) 30,935 92–70

Player stats

Batting

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Matt Albers 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cody Allen 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Avilés 124 361 54 91 15 0 9 46 .252 8
Scott Barnes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trevor Bauer 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Michael Bourn 130 525 75 138 21 6 6 50 .263 23
Michael Brantley 151 556 66 158 26 3 10 73 .284 17
Asdrúbal Cabrera 136 508 66 123 35 2 14 64 .242 9
Ezequiel Carrera 2 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .500 0
Carlos Carrasco 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Carson 20 11 5 7 0 0 1 3 .636 3
Lonnie Chisenhall 94 289 30 65 17 0 11 36 .225 1
Jason Giambi 71 186 21 34 8 0 9 31 .183 0
Yan Gomes 88 293 45 86 18 2 11 38 .294 2
Nick Hagadone 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rich Hill 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ubaldo Jiménez 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Scott Kazmir 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 0
Jason Kipnis 149 564 86 160 36 4 17 84 .284 30
Corey Kluber 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Jason Kubel 8 18 0 3 1 0 0 0 .167 0
Zach McAllister 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
John McDonald 8 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Lou Marson 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Justin Masterson 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 0
Chris Perez 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cord Phelps 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Ryan Raburn 86 243 40 66 18 0 16 55 .272 0
Jose Ramirez 15 12 5 4 0 1 0 0 .333 0
Mark Reynolds 99 335 40 72 8 0 15 48 .215 3
Mark Rzepczynski 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Danny Salazar 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Carlos Santana 154 541 75 145 39 1 20 74 .268 3
Omir Santos 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Bryan Shaw 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kelly Shoppach 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Drew Stubbs 146 430 59 100 21 2 10 45 .233 17
Nick Swisher 145 549 74 135 27 2 22 63 .246 1
Totals 162 5465 745 1391 290 23 171 711 .255 117

Pitching

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Matt Albers 3 1 3.14 56 0 0 63.0 25 22 23 35
Cody Allen 6 1 2.43 77 0 2 70.1 22 19 26 88
Scott Barnes 0 1 7.27 6 0 1 8.2 7 7 3 10
Trevor Bauer 1 2 5.29 4 4 0 17.0 11 10 16 11
Carlos Carrasco 1 4 6.75 15 7 0 46.2 36 35 18 30
Preston Guilmet 0 0 10.13 4 0 0 5.1 6 6 3 1
Nick Hagadone 0 1 5.46 36 0 0 31.1 21 19 21 30
Rich Hill 1 2 6.28 63 0 0 38.2 30 27 29 51
David Huff 0 0 15.00 3 0 0 3.0 5 5 1 5
Ubaldo Jiménez 13 9 3.30 32 32 0 182.2 75 67 80 194
Scott Kazmir 10 9 4.04 29 29 0 158.0 76 71 47 162
Corey Kluber 11 5 3.85 26 24 0 147.1 67 63 33 136
Matt Langwell 1 0 5.06 5 0 0 5.1 3 3 2 6
C. C. Lee 0 0 4.15 8 0 0 4.1 3 2 3 4
Zach McAllister 9 9 3.75 24 24 0 134.1 65 56 49 101
Joe Martinez 1 0 1.80 2 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 3
Justin Masterson 14 10 3.45 32 29 0 193.0 75 74 76 195
Brett Myers 0 3 8.02 4 3 0 21.1 19 19 5 12
Chris Perez 5 3 4.33 54 0 25 54.0 27 26 21 54
Vinnie Pestano 1 2 4.08 37 0 6 35.1 18 16 21 37
Ryan Raburn 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 1
Clay Rapada 0 0 0.00 4 0 0 2.0 0 0 2 0
Mark Rzepczynski 0 0 0.89 27 0 0 20.1 4 2 6 20
Danny Salazar 2 3 3.12 10 10 0 52.0 18 18 15 65
Bryan Shaw 7 3 3.24 70 0 1 75.0 31 27 28 73
Joe Smith 6 2 2.29 70 0 3 63.0 17 16 23 54
Josh Tomlin 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0
Blake Wood 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 1.1 0 0 3 1
Totals 92 70 3.82 162 162 38 1441.1 662 611 554 1379

Notes/Records

Post-season

American League Wild Card Game

Main article: 2013 American League Wild Card Game

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tampa Bay Rays 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 8 0
Cleveland Indians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
WP: Alex Cobb (1-0)   LP: Danny Salazar (0-1)
Home runs:
TB: Delmon Young (1)
CLE: None

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Chris Tremie
AA Akron Aeros Eastern League Edwin Rodríguez
A Carolina Mudcats Carolina League David Wallace
A Lake County Captains Midwest League Scooter Tucker
A-Short Season Mahoning Valley Scrappers New York–Penn League Ted Kubiak
Rookie AZL Indians Arizona League Tony Medrano

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