2017 Cleveland Indians
American League Central Division Champion
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Record102–60 (.630)
Divisional place1st
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Owner(s)Larry Dolan
General manager(s)Mike Chernoff
Manager(s)Terry Francona
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The 2017 Cleveland Indians season was the 117th season for the franchise. It was the fifth season under the leadership of manager Terry Francona and second under general manager Mike Chernoff. The team entered as the defending American League champion and World Series runner-up. The Indians played all of their home games at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.

On September 13, the Cleveland Indians won their 21st game in a row for the longest winning streak in American League history, surpassing the mark set by the Oakland Athletics fifteen years prior, and tying the 1880 Chicago White Stockings and the 1935 Chicago Cubs for the second longest winning streak in Major League Baseball history. Their win streak reached 22 games on September 14, giving the Indians the second-longest winning streak in Major League Baseball history. They were four games short of tying the Major League record of 26 straight wins held by the 1916 New York Giants. On September 15, the 22-game win streak ended in a 4–3 loss to the Kansas City Royals.

The Indians finished the season with a record of 102–60, the best record in the American League. They won their second straight American League Central title but were upset by the New York Yankees in five games in the American League Division Series. Their 102 win total was the most wins the Indians had since the 1954 season.

As the Cubs beat them in the previous year's World Series, the Indians were left with the longest active World Series drought, and their drought was extended to 69 years.

Offseason

Regular season

Opening Day starting lineup

No. Name Pos.
Batting order
41 Carlos Santana DH
12 Francisco Lindor SS
23 Michael Brantley LF
10 Edwin Encarnación 1B
11 José Ramírez 3B
7 Yan Gomes C
30 Tyler Naquin CF
36 Yandy Díaz 3B
35 Abraham Almonte RF
Starting pitcher
28 Corey Kluber

April

The Indians opened the season by sweeping the Texas Rangers in Arlington. This series was highlighted by a 9−6 win on April 5 in which Francisco Lindor hit his first career grand slam during the five-run 9th inning in which the Indians erased a 6-4 deficit.[3] However, the Indians would go on to lose six of their next seven games. The Indians' lone win in that stretch was a 2-1 win in the team's home opener over the Chicago White Sox. The Indians started the season with two of their key contributors from 2016 - Lonnie Chisenhall and Jason Kipnis - on the disabled list. Chisenhall returned to the Indians on April 13.

The Indians finished April 14-10, with the bright spot of the month being a 5-0 road trip against the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins.

May

On May 2, starting pitcher Corey Kluber left the game with a lower back strain, and would miss the rest of the month. He had posted a 3−2 record, 5.06 ERA, 41 strikeouts and 13 walks in 37+13 innings.[4] Without Kluber in the rotation, the Indians could not establish any consistency, finishing the month 13-14, their only sub-.500 month of the season. The month was highlighted by a sweep of the AL West leading Houston Astros in Houston.

June

SP Corey Kluber would return to the Indians' rotation on June 1, as he would go six shutout innings en route to an 8-0 win over the Oakland Athletics. After struggling through the early part of June, the Indians would win six in a row from June 15–19, including a 4-game road sweep of the Minnesota Twins, with whom the Indians were battling for the lead in the AL Central. However, the Twins would return the favor a week later, sweeping the Indians in Cleveland. On June 26, the Indians had one of their more impressive wins of the season, coming back from a 9-2 deficit to defeat the Texas Rangers, 15-9.

José Ramírez collected nine consecutive multi-hit games in June, the longest such streak for an Indians player since Roy Hughes in 1936.[5] Ramírez was named AL Player of the Week for the first time in his career on June 18, after batting .516 with 16 hits, three home runs, seven RBI and a stolen base. He raised his average from .265 to .320 over his previous 22 games.[6]

The Indians went 15-12 in June, to improve to 42-36 on the season. Kluber was selected as the AL Pitcher of the Month for June after posting a 4–0 record, 43 IP, 1.26 ERA, 64 SO, 0.67 WHIP and 13.4 K/9 in six starts. It was the third time in his career he had won the award.[7]

July

On July 2, OF Michael Brantley, SP Corey Kluber, SS Francisco Lindor, RP Andrew Miller, and 3B José Ramírez were all named to the American League team for MLB All-Star Game, played at Marlins Park in Miami. Ramírez started the game at third base, becoming the first Indian to start in the game since Juan González in 2001. As the AL representative in the 2016 World Series, the Indians' coaching staff coached the AL team.[8] Manager Terry Francona had to miss the game, as well as six Indians games due to a heart procedure.

In the fifth inning of the July 7, contest against the Detroit Tigers, Carlos Carrasco pitched an immaculate inning, striking out the side on the minimum nine pitches. He became only the second pitcher in Indians history to do so, following Justin Masterson in 2014, and the 84th in MLB history.[9]

When Jason Kipnis sustained a hamstring injury on July 9, the Indians placed him on the 10-day DL,[10] and shifted Ramírez to cover second base to replace him for much of the remainder of the season.[5]

The Indians started July 6−8, including a tough west-coast trip following the All-Star break that saw the team go 1−5 against the last place Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants. After that trip, however, the Indians swept a seven-game home stand as part of a nine-game winning streak. On July 22, Lindor hit his first career walk-off home run in the 10th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays for a 2−1 victory.[11]

The Indians would finish the month 15-10. On July 31, the Indians acquired RP Joe Smith from the Blue Jays.[12]

August

On August 3, Corey Kluber struck out 11 batters and gave up three hits in a 5−1 complete game win against the New York Yankees, making him the fourth pitcher ever to get eight or more strikeouts in 12 consecutive starts. The preceding three were Nolan Ryan, Pedro Martínez and Randy Johnson.[13]

The Indians finished the month of August with a 19−9 record, including eight straight wins to end the month. Kluber won his second AL Pitcher of the Month Award of the season for August, totaling a 5−1 record and 1.96 ERA.[14]

September/October

On September 3, José Ramírez tied a major league record with five extra-base hits, which included three doubles and two home runs.[15] Ramírez was named AL Player of the Week on September 5.[16]

Corey Kluber pitched his third shutout of the season with 12 strikeouts on September 12, against the Detroit Tigers, giving the Indians their 20th consecutive win, matching the 2002 Oakland Athletics for the American League record. Kluber scattered five hits while allowing no walks and struck out eight.[17] On September 13, Cleveland broke the AL record for consecutive wins with its 21st straight, surpassing the 2002 A's, and moved into a tie with the 1935 Chicago Cubs for the second-longest winning streak in baseball history. The major league record is 26 consecutive wins, set by the New York Giants, accomplished September 7−30, 1916.[18] The Indians would win a 22nd straight game the next day, but their streak was snapped on September 15, with a 4-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals.[19] During the streak, the Indians had outscored their opponents 142–37, trailing after just eight of a possible 199 full innings.

Kluber won the AL Player of the Week Award for September 17 after becoming the third Indians pitcher with multiple 250-strikeout seasons.[20] Carrasco struck out 14 Minnesota Twins batters on September 28, 2017, in a 5−2 score to give Cleveland their 100th win of the season. It was the third time in franchise history they had reached 100 wins in one season, following the 1954 club (111 wins) and the 1995 club (100).[21]

Kluber, later named the AL Pitcher of the Month for September, produced a 5−0 W−L record, 0.84 ERA, 50 strikeouts and 43 innings pitched. The Indians' record for the month was 25−4, and included the majority of the 22-game win streak, with Kluber pitching Cleveland to three of those victories in September.[22]

The Indians clinched a playoff spot on September 14, the AL Central championship on September 17, and the #1 seed in the American League playoffs on September 30. The team finished the season with a record of 102–60 (.630). The 102 wins marked the team's second highest win total in franchise history, trailing only the 1954 Indians. The Indians led the major leagues in both ERA (3.30) and in pitching strikeouts (1,614). It was the fourth consecutive season they led the American League in strikeouts.[23]

Season standings

American League Central

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 102 60 0.630 49–32 53–28
Minnesota Twins 85 77 0.525 17 41–40 44–37
Kansas City Royals 80 82 0.494 22 43–38 37–44
Chicago White Sox 67 95 0.414 35 39–42 28–53
Detroit Tigers 64 98 0.395 38 34–47 30–51


American League Wild Card

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Cleveland Indians 102 60 0.630
Houston Astros 101 61 0.623
Boston Red Sox 93 69 0.574


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 teams qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 91 71 0.562 +6
Minnesota Twins 85 77 0.525
Kansas City Royals 80 82 0.494 5
Los Angeles Angels 80 82 0.494 5
Tampa Bay Rays 80 82 0.494 5
Seattle Mariners 78 84 0.481 7
Texas Rangers 78 84 0.481 7
Toronto Blue Jays 76 86 0.469 9
Baltimore Orioles 75 87 0.463 10
Oakland Athletics 75 87 0.463 10
Chicago White Sox 67 95 0.414 18
Detroit Tigers 64 98 0.395 21


Record against opponents


Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 10–9 4–3 1–6 3–4 1–5 3–3 2–4 2–5 7–12 4–3 4–2 8–11 6–1 12–7 8–12
Boston 9–10 6–1 4–3 3–4 3–4 2–4 2–4 5–2 8–11 3–4 3–3 11–8 5–1 13–6 16–4
Chicago 3–4 1–6 6–13 10–9 4–2 10–9 3–4 7–12 3–4 1–5 3–4 3–3 4–3 3–3 6–14
Cleveland 6–1 3–4 13–6 13–6 5–1 12–7 6–0 12–7 5–2 3–4 4–2 4–3 6–1 4–2 6–14
Detroit 4–3 4–3 9–10 6–13 3–4 8–11 3–4 8–11 3–3 1–5 1–6 2–5 1–5 3–3 8–12
Houston 5–1 4–3 2–4 1–5 4–3 3–4 12–7 5–1 5–2 12–7 14–5 3–4 12–7 4–3 15–5
Kansas City 3–3 4–2 9–10 7–12 11–8 4–3 6–1 8–11 2–5 3–3 5–2 4–3 1–6 3–3 9–11
Los Angeles 4–2 4–2 4–3 0–6 4–3 7–12 1–6 2–5 4–2 12–7 12–7 3–4 8–11 4–3 11–9
Minnesota 5–2 2–5 12–7 7–12 11–8 1–5 11–8 5–2 2–4 3–3 3–4 2–4 4–3 4–3 13–7
New York 12–7 11–8 4–3 2–5 3–3 2–5 5–2 2–4 4–2 2–5 5–2 12–7 3–3 9–10 15–5
Oakland 3–4 4–3 5–1 4–3 5–1 7–12 3–3 7–12 3–3 5–2 7–12 2–5 10–9 2–5 7–13
Seattle 2–4 3–3 4–3 2–4 6–1 5–14 2–5 7–12 4–3 2–5 12–7 5–1 11–8 1–6 12–8
Tampa Bay 11–8 8–11 3–3 3–4 5–2 4–3 3–4 4–3 4–2 7–12 5–2 1–5 2–4 9–10 11–9
Texas 1–6 1–5 3–4 1–6 5–1 7–12 6–1 11–8 3–4 3–3 9–10 8–11 4–2 3–4 14–6
Toronto 7–12 6–13 3–3 2–4 3–3 3–4 3–3 3–4 3–4 10–9 5–2 6–1 10–9 4–3 9–11


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Game log

2017 Game Log: 102–60 (Home: 49–32; Away: 53–28)
April: 14–10 (Home: 6–6; Away: 8–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
1 April 3 @ Rangers 8–5 Miller (1–0) Dyson (0–1) Allen (1) 48,350 1–0 W1
2 April 4 @ Rangers 4–3 Carrasco (1–0) Pérez (0–1) Allen (2) 23,574 2–0 W2
3 April 5 @ Rangers 9–6 Armstrong (1–0) Dyson (0–2) Shaw (1) 24,649 3–0 W3
4 April 7 @ Diamondbacks 3–7 Miller (1–0) Tomlin (0–1) 22,443 3–1 L1
5 April 8 @ Diamondbacks 2–11 Greinke (1–0) Bauer (0–1) 28,437 3–2 L2
6 April 9 @ Diamondbacks 2–3 Corbin (1–1) Kluber (0–1) Rodney (2) 30,191 3–3 L3
7 April 11 White Sox 2–1 (10) Shaw (1–0) Kahnle (0–1) 35,002 4–3 W1
8 April 12 White Sox 1–2 Holland (1–1) Salazar (0–1) Robertson (1) 15,628 4–4 L1
9 April 13 White Sox 4–10 Swarzak (1–0) Tomlin (0–2) 15,060 4–5 L2
10 April 14 Tigers 6–7 Norris (1–0) Bauer (0–2) Rodríguez (4) 25,423 4–6 L3
11 April 15 Tigers 13–6 Kluber (1–1) Verlander (1–1) 26,691 5–6 W1
12 April 16 Tigers 1–4 Boyd (2–1) Carrasco (1–1) Rodríguez (5) 17,739 5–7 L1
13 April 17 @ Twins 3–1 Salazar (1–1) Gibson (0–2) Allen (3) 16,961 6–7 W1
14 April 18 @ Twins 11–4 Tomlin (1–2) Hughes (2–1) 16,553 7–7 W2
–– April 19 @ Twins Postponed (rain). Makeup date: June 17 (Game 2).
15 April 20 @ Twins 6–2 Bauer (1–2) Duffey (0–1) 17,339 8–7 W3
16 April 21 @ White Sox 3–0 Kluber (2–1) Quintana (0–4) 18,159 9–7 W4
17 April 22 @ White Sox 7–0 Carrasco (2–1) Pelfrey (0–1) 32,044 10–7 W5
18 April 23 @ White Sox 2–6 Holland (2–2) Salazar (1–2) 24,444 10–8 L1
19 April 25 Astros 2–4 Keuchel (4–0) Tomlin (1–3) 14,581 10–9 L2
20 April 26 Astros 7–6 Bauer (2–2) McCullers Jr. (2–1) Allen (4) 16,052 11–9 W1
21 April 27 Astros 4–3 Kluber (3–1) Devenski (1–1) Allen (5) 14,452 12–9 W2
22 April 28 Mariners 1–3 Miranda (2–2) Carrasco (2–2) Díaz (4) 20,842 12–10 L1
23 April 29 Mariners 4–3 Salazar (2–2) Gallardo (1–3) Allen (6) 21,221 13–10 W1
24 April 30 Mariners 12–4 Tomlin (2–3) De Jong (0–2) 21,824 14–10 W2
May: 13–14 (Home: 5–8; Away: 8–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
25 May 1 @ Tigers 1–7 Norris (2–2) Bauer (2–3) 22,045 14–11 L1
26 May 2 @ Tigers 2–5 Verlander (2–2) Kluber (3–2) Rodríguez (7) 21,799 14–12 L2
27 May 3 @ Tigers 3–2 Carrasco (3–2) Boyd (2–2) Allen (7) 22,663 15–12 W1
May 4 @ Tigers Postponed (rain). Makeup date: July 1 (Game 1).
28 May 5 @ Royals 1–3 Hammel (1–3) Salazar (2–3) Herrera (4) 25,722 15–13 L1
29 May 6 @ Royals 3–1 Miller (2–0) Herrera (1–1) Allen (8) 23,743 16–13 W1
30 May 7 @ Royals 1–0 Clevinger (1–0) Duffy (2–3) Allen (9) 25,754 17–13 W2
31 May 8 @ Blue Jays 2–4 Stroman (3–2) Bauer (2–4) Osuna (5) 40,014 17–14 L1
32 May 9 @ Blue Jays 6–0 Carrasco (4–2) Bolsinger (0–1) 32,688 18–14 W1
33 May 10 @ Blue Jays 7–8 Osuna (2–0) Allen (0–1) 35,115 18–15 L1
34 May 12 Twins 0–1 Santana (6–1) Tomlin (2–4) Kintzler (9) 24,452 18–16 L2
35 May 13 Twins 1–4 Berríos (1–0) Clevinger (1–1) Kintzler (10) 28,379 18–17 L3
36 May 14 Twins 8–3 Bauer (3–4) Santiago (4–2) 23,099 19–17 W1
37 May 15 Rays 8–7 Logan (1–0) Archer (3–2) Allen (10) 14,613 20–17 W2
38 May 16 Rays 4–6 Odorizzi (3–2) Salazar (2–4) Colomé (10) 18,238 20–18 L1
39 May 17 Rays 4–7 Cobb (3–4) Tomlin (2–5) 22,104 20–19 L2
40 May 19 @ Astros 5–3 Bauer (4–4) Morton (5–3) Allen (11) 36,446 21–19 W1
41 May 20 @ Astros 3–0 Clevinger (2–1) Fiers (1–2) Allen (12) 34,698 22–19 W2
42 May 21 @ Astros 8–6 Salazar (3–4) Musgrove (3–4) 33,476 23–19 W3
43 May 22 @ Reds 1–5 Feldman (3–4) Tomlin (2–6) 26,794 23–20 L1
44 May 23 @ Reds 8–7 Miller (3–0) Storen (1–1) Allen (13) 26,334 24–20 W1
45 May 24 Reds 3–4 Lorenzen (3–0) Allen (0–2) Iglesias (8) 19,426 24–21 L1
May 25 Reds Postponed (rain). Makeup date: July 24.
46 May 26 Royals 4–6 Minor (2–1) Shaw (1–1) Herrera (10) 29,603 24–22 L2
47 May 27 Royals 2–5 Vargas (6–3) Salazar (3–5) Herrera (11) 30,920 24–23 L3
48 May 28 Royals 10–1 Tomlin (3–6) Duffy (4–4) 23,136 25–23 W1
49 May 29 Athletics 5–3 Carrasco (5–2) Mengden (0–1) Allen (14) 20,792 26–23 W2
50 May 30 Athletics 9–4 Bauer (5–4) Gray (2–2) 14,184 27–23 W3
51 May 31 Athletics 1–3 Manaea (4–3) Clevinger (2–2) Casilla (8) 16,784 27–24 L1
June: 15–12 (Home: 7–7; Away: 8–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
52 June 1 Athletics 8–0 Kluber (4–2) Cotton (3–6) 19,767 28–24 W1
53 June 2 @ Royals 0–4 Vargas (7–3) Tomlin (3–7) 33,408 28–25 L1
54 June 3 @ Royals 5–12 Hammel (2–6) Carrasco (5–3) 26,497 28–26 L2
55 June 4 @ Royals 8–0 Otero (1–0) Skoglund (1–1) 28,185 29–26 W1
56 June 6 @ Rockies 3–11 Senzatela (8–2) Clevinger (2–3) 39,508 29–27 L1
57 June 7 @ Rockies 1–8 Freeland (7–3) Bauer (5–5) 36,909 29–28 L2
58 June 9 White Sox 7–3 Kluber (5–2) González (4–7) 30,043 30–28 W1
59 June 10 White Sox 3–5 Holmberg (1–0) Tomlin (3–8) Robertson (10) 31,753 30–29 L1
60 June 11 White Sox 4–2 Carrasco (6–3) Quintana (2–8) Allen (15) 26,611 31–29 W1
61 June 13 Dodgers 5–7 Kershaw (9–2) Miller (3–1) Jansen (12) 22,171 31–30 L1
62 June 14 Dodgers 4–6 Fields (3–0) Miller (3–2) Jansen (13) 21,051 31–31 L2
63 June 15 Dodgers 12–5 Tomlin (4–8) Hill (3–3) 23,339 32–31 W1
64 June 16 @ Twins 8–1 Carrasco (7–3) Turley (0–1) 30,563 33–31 W2
65 June 17 @ Twins 9–3 McAllister (1–0) Wilk (0–2) 24,010 34–31 W3
66 June 17 @ Twins 6–2 Goody (1–0) Mejía (1–3) 21,371 35–31 W4
67 June 18 @ Twins 5–2 Bauer (6–5) Gibson (4–5) Miller (1) 35,039 36–31 W5
68 June 19 @ Orioles 12–0 Kluber (6–2) Bundy (7–6) 13,875 37–31 W6
69 June 20 @ Orioles 5–6 Castro (1–0) Shaw (1–2) Brach (13) 22,891 37–32 L1
70 June 21 @ Orioles 5–1 Carrasco (8–3) Gausman (3–7) Shaw (2) 26,596 38–32 W1
71 June 22 @ Orioles 6–3 Clevinger (3–3) Miley (3–5) 24,954 39–32 W2
72 June 23 Twins 0–5 Mejía (2–3) Bauer (6–6) 31,725 39–33 L1
73 June 24 Twins 2–4 Rogers (4–1) Allen (0–3) Kintzler (20) 33,111 39–34 L2
74 June 25 Twins 0–4 Santana (10–4) Tomlin (4–9) 29,672 39–35 L3
75 June 26 Rangers 15–9 Shaw (2–2) Scheppers (0–1) 17,672 40–35 W1
76 June 27 Rangers 1–2 Kela (4–1) Allen (0–4) Bush (10) 19,348 40–36 L1
77 June 28 Rangers 5–3 Bauer (7–6) Darvish (6–6) 21,200 41–36 W1
78 June 29 Rangers 5–1 Kluber (7–2) Cashner (3–7) 23,996 42–36 W2
June 30 @ Tigers Postponed (rain). Makeup date: September 1 (Game 1).
July: 15–11 (Home: 10–3; Away: 5–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
79 July 1 @ Tigers 4–7 Greene (2–2) Shaw (2–3) Wilson (8) 28,719 42–37 L1
80 July 1 @ Tigers 4–1 Carrasco (9–3) Zimmermann (5–6) Miller (2) 27,016 43–37 W1
81 July 2 @ Tigers 11–8 Clevinger (4–3) Verlander (5–5) Allen (16) 30,429 44–37 W2
82 July 4 Padres 0–1 Torres (5–2) Kluber (7–3) Maurer (17) 33,869 44–38 L1
83 July 5 Padres 2–6 Perdomo (4–4) Bauer (7–7) 18,765 44–39 L2
84 July 6 Padres 11–2 Tomlin (5–9) Lamet (3–3) 19,057 45–39 W1
85 July 7 Tigers 11–2 Carrasco (10–3) Zimmermann (5–7) 32,307 46–39 W2
86 July 8 Tigers 4–0 Clevinger (5–3) Verlander (5–6) 34,726 47–39 W3
87 July 9 Tigers 3–5 Fulmer (9–6) Goody (1–1) Wilson (10) 24,915 47–40 L1
88th All-Star Game
88 July 14 @ Athletics 0–5 Gray (5–4) Carrasco (10–4) 19,870 47–41 L2
89 July 15 @ Athletics 3–5 Madson (2–4) Miller (3–3) 33,021 47–42 L3
90 July 16 @ Athletics 3–7 Manaea (8–5) Bauer (7–8) 25,509 47–43 L4
91 July 17 @ Giants 5–3 Tomlin (6–9) Moore (3–10) Allen (17) 39,538 48–43 W1
92 July 18 @ Giants 1–2 (10) Dyson (2–7) Allen (0–5) 39,151 48–44 L1
93 July 19 @ Giants 4–5 Gearrin (4–3) Shaw (2–4) Dyson (5) 41,067 48–45 L2
94 July 21 Blue Jays 13–3 Bauer (8–8) Estrada (4–7) 34,284 49–45 W1
95 July 22 Blue Jays 2–1 (10) Shaw (3–4) Barnes (2–3) 34,569 50–45 W2
96 July 23 Blue Jays 8–1 Kluber (8–3) Happ (3–7) 30,701 51–45 W3
97 July 24 Reds 6–2 Tomlin (7–9) Adleman (5–8) 21,500 52–45 W4
98 July 25 Angels 11–7 (11) Otero (2–0) Norris (1–3) 22,364 53–45 W5
99 July 26 Angels 10–4 Shaw (4–4) Nolasco (4–12) 22,658 54–45 W6
100 July 27 Angels 2–1 Bauer (9–8) Ramírez (9–9) Allen (18) 28,083 55–45 W7
101 July 28 @ White Sox 9–3 Salazar (4–5) Holland (5–10) 20,387 56–45 W8
102 July 29 @ White Sox 5–4 Miller (4–3) Bummer (0–1) Allen (19) 30,115 57–45 W9
103 July 30 @ White Sox 1–3 Clippard (2–6) Shaw (4–5) 28,152 57–46 L1
104 July 31 @ Red Sox 2–6 Fister (1–5) Clevinger (5–4) 37,169 57–47 L2
August: 19–9 (Home: 8–5; Away: 11–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
105 August 1 @ Red Sox 10–12 Kimbrel (3–0) Allen (0–6) 37,126 57–48 L3
August 2 @ Red Sox Postponed (rain). Makeup date: August 14.
106 August 3 Yankees 5–1 Kluber (9–3) Gray (6–6) 28,124 58–48 W1
107 August 4 Yankees 7–2 Bauer (10–8) García (5–8) 34,466 59–48 W2
108 August 5 Yankees 1–2 Robertson (5–2) McAllister (1–1) Chapman (14) 34,651 59–49 L1
109 August 6 Yankees 1–8 Severino (9–4) Carrasco (10–5) 33,044 59–50 L2
110 August 8 Rockies 4–1 Kluber (10–3) Holland (2–3) 26,088 60–50 W1
111 August 9 Rockies 2–3 (12) Estévez (5–0) McAllister (1–2) Chatwood (1) 25,539 60–51 L1
112 August 10 @ Rays 1–4 Hunter (2–2) Goody (1–2) Colomé (34) 9,533 60–52 L2
113 August 11 @ Rays 5–0 Carrasco (11–5) Faria (5–3) 16,794 61–52 W1
114 August 12 @ Rays 3–0 Clevinger (6–4) Archer (8–7) Allen (20) 22,024 62–52 W2
115 August 13 @ Rays 4–3 Kluber (11–3) Hunter (2–3) Allen (21) 17,775 63–52 W3
116 August 14 @ Red Sox 7–3 Bauer (11–8) Fister (2–6) 37,430 64–52 W4
117 August 15 @ Twins 8–1 Salazar (5–5) Colón (2–2) 29,626 65–52 W5
August 16 @ Twins Postponed (rain). Makeup date: August 17 (Game 2).
118 August 17 @ Twins 9–3 Carrasco (12–5) Gibson (6–10) 29,579 66–52 W6
119 August 17 @ Twins 2–4 Hildenberger (2–1) Clevinger (6–5) Belisle (3) 22,857 66–53 L1
120 August 18 @ Royals 10–1 Kluber (12–3) Kennedy (4–9) 35,974 67–53 W1
121 August 19 @ Royals 5–0 Bauer (12–8) Vargas (14–7) 34,204 68–53 W2
122 August 20 @ Royals 4–7 Hammel (6–9) Salazar (5–6) 27,427 68–54 L1
123 August 21 Red Sox 5–4 Allen (1–6) Workman (0–1) 21,428 69–54 W1
124 August 22 Red Sox 1–9 Fister (3–6) Carrasco (12–6) 19,563 69–55 L1
125 August 23 Red Sox 1–6 Pomeranz (13–4) Kluber (12–4) 25,346 69–56 L2
126 August 24 Red Sox 13–6 Bauer (13–8) Sale (14–6) 21,643 70–56 W1
127 August 25 Royals 4–0 Merritt (1–0) Vargas (14–8) 34,061 71–56 W2
128 August 26 Royals 4–0 Clevinger (7–5) Hammel (6–10) 34,273 72–56 W3
129 August 27 Royals 12–0 Carrasco (13–6) Skoglund (1–2) 32,229 73–56 W4
130 August 28 @ Yankees 6–2 Kluber (13–4) Severino (11–6) 36,253 74–56 W5
August 29 @ Yankees Postponed (rain). Makeup date: August 30 (Game 2).
131 August 30 @ Yankees 2–1 Bauer (14–8) Garcia (5–9) Allen (22) 75–56 W6
132 August 30 @ Yankees 9–4 Merritt (2–0) Montgomery (7–7) 39,598 76–56 W7
September/October: 26–4 (Home: 13–3; Away: 13–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
133 September 1 @ Tigers 3–2 Allen (2–6) Greene (3–3) Smith (1) 26,093 77–56 W8
134 September 1 @ Tigers 10–0 Clevinger (8–5) Farmer (3–2) 24,342 78–56 W9
135 September 2 @ Tigers 5–2 Kluber (14–4) Zimmermann (8–12) Allen (23) 25,272 79–56 W10
136 September 3 @ Tigers 11–1 Tomlin (8–9) Bell (0–2) 25,244 80–56 W11
137 September 4 @ White Sox 5–3 Bauer (15–8) Shields (2–6) Allen (24) 16,848 81–56 W12
138 September 5 @ White Sox 9–4 Otero (3–0) Holmberg (2–4) 12,369 82–56 W13
139 September 6 @ White Sox 5–1 Carrasco (14–6) López (0–3) 13,403 83–56 W14
140 September 7 @ White Sox 11–2 Kluber (15–4) Pelfrey (3–11) 17,019 84–56 W15
141 September 8 Orioles 5–0 Clevinger (9–5) Miley (8–12) 30,090 85–56 W16
142 September 9 Orioles 4–2 Tomlin (9–9) Ynoa (1–1) Allen (25) 30,459 86–56 W17
143 September 10 Orioles 3–2 Bauer (16–8) Hellickson (8–9) Allen (26) 21,259 87–56 W18
144 September 11 Tigers 11–0 Carrasco (15–6) Jaye (1–1) 18,521 88–56 W19
145 September 12 Tigers 2–0 Kluber (16–4) Boyd (5–10) 24,654 89–56 W20
146 September 13 Tigers 5–3 Clevinger (10–5) Farmer (4–3) Allen (27) 29,346 90–56 W21
147 September 14 Royals 3–2 (10) Allen (3–6) Maurer (3–6) 30,874 91–56 W22
148 September 15 Royals 3–4 Vargas (16–10) Bauer (16–9) Minor (1) 34,025 91–57 L1
149 September 16 Royals 8–4 Carrasco (16–6) Hammel (8–12) 33,688 92–57 W1
150 September 17 Royals 3–2 Kluber (17–4) Duffy (8–9) Allen (28) 32,313 93–57 W2
151 September 19 @ Angels 6–3 Clevinger (11–5) Skaggs (2–6) 36,171 94–57 W3
152 September 20 @ Angels 6–5 Olson (1–0) Petit (5–1) Shaw (3) 38,424 95–57 W4
153 September 21 @ Angels 4–1 McAllister (2–2) Bridwell (8–3) Olson (1) 29,863 96–57 W5
154 September 22 @ Mariners 1–3 Diaz (4–6) Allen (3–7) 27,462 96–58 L1
155 September 23 @ Mariners 11–4 Carrasco (17–6) Moore (1–5) 31,565 97–58 W1
156 September 24 @ Mariners 4–2 Kluber (18–4) Leake (10–13) Allen (29) 23,695 98–58 W2
157 September 26 Twins 6–8 Rogers (7–3) Shaw (4–6) Belisle (8) 21,268 98–59 L1
158 September 27 Twins 4–2 Clevinger (12–5) Mejia (4–7) 19,682 99–59 W1
159 September 28 Twins 5–2 Carrasco (18–6) Hildenberger (3–3) 21,810 100–59 W2
160 September 29 White Sox 10–1 Bauer (17–9) Pelfrey (3–12) 26,983 101–59 W3
161 September 30 White Sox 1–2 Fulmer (3–1) Clevinger (12–6) Minaya (9) 33,173 101–60 L1
162 October 1 White Sox 3–1 Tomlin (10–9) Volstad (1–2) Allen (30) 30,036 102–60 W1
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Indians team member

Postseason game log

2017 Postseason: 2−3 (Home 2−1; Away 0−2)
American League Division Series: 2−3 (Home 2–1; Away 0–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 October 5 Yankees 4–0 Bauer (1–0) Gray (0–1) Allen (1) 37,612 1–0
2 October 6 Yankees 9–8 (13) Tomlin (1–0) Betances (0–1) 37,681 2–0
3 October 8 @ Yankees 0–1 Tanaka (1–0) Miller (0–1) Chapman (1) 48,614 2–1
4 October 9 @ Yankees 3–7 Severino (1–0) Bauer (1–1) Kahnle (1) 47,316 2–2
5 October 11 Yankees 2–5 Robertson (1–0) Kluber (0–1) Chapman (2) 37,802 2–3
Legend:        = Win        = Loss     
Bold = Indians team member

Player stats

Batting

Note; G = Games played; AB = At-bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Greg Allen 25 35 7 8 1 0 1 6 .229 1
Abraham Almonte 69 172 26 40 8 3 3 14 .233 2
Trevor Bauer 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Michael Brantley 90 338 47 101 20 1 9 52 .299 11
Jay Bruce 43 149 21 37 9 2 7 26 .248 1
Carlos Carrasco 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Lonnie Chisenhall 82 236 34 68 17 1 12 53 .288 2
Mike Clevinger 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Yandy Díaz 49 156 25 41 8 1 0 13 .263 2
Edwin Encarnacion 157 554 96 143 20 1 38 107 .258 2
Yan Gomes 105 341 43 79 15 0 14 56 .232 0
Erik Gonzalez 60 110 18 28 6 0 4 11 .255 1
Brandon Guyer 70 165 23 39 7 1 2 20 .236 2
Austin Jackson 85 280 46 89 19 3 7 35 .318 3
Jason Kipnis 90 336 43 78 25 0 12 35 .232 6
Francisco Lindor 159 651 99 178 44 4 33 89 .273 15
Michael Martinez 14 11 1 4 1 0 0 0 .364 0
Francisco Mejia 11 13 1 2 0 0 0 1 .154 0
Andrew Miller 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Tyler Naquin 19 37 4 8 2 0 0 1 .216 0
Roberto Pérez 73 217 22 45 12 0 8 38 .207 0
José Ramírez 152 585 107 186 56 6 29 83 .318 17
Daniel Robertson 32 80 9 18 4 1 1 7 .225 0
Carlos Santana 154 571 90 148 37 3 23 79 .259 5
Josh Tomlin 3 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 .143 0
Giovanny Urshela 67 156 14 35 7 0 1 15 .224 0
Bradley Zimmer 101 299 41 72 15 2 8 39 .241 18
Totals 162 5511 818 1449 333 29 212 780 .263 88

Pitching

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; GP = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA GP GS SV IP R ER BB K
Cody Allen 3 7 2.94 69 0 30 67.1 24 22 21 92
Shawn Armstrong 1 0 4.38 21 0 0 24.2 12 12 10 20
Trevor Bauer 17 9 4.19 32 31 0 176.1 84 82 60 196
Craig Breslow 0 0 4.15 7 0 0 4.1 2 2 2 5
Carlos Carrasco 18 6 3.29 32 32 0 200.0 73 73 46 226
Mike Clevinger 12 6 3.11 27 21 0 121.2 46 42 60 137
Kyle Crockett 0 0 10.80 4 0 0 1.2 2 2 1 2
Nick Goody 1 2 2.80 56 0 0 54.2 20 17 20 72
Corey Kluber 18 4 2.25 29 29 0 203.2 56 51 36 265
Boone Logan 1 0 4.71 38 0 0 21.0 13 11 9 28
Michael Martinez 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0
Zach McAllister 2 2 2.61 50 0 0 62.0 18 18 21 66
Ryan Merritt 2 0 1.74 5 4 0 20.2 6 4 4 7
Andrew Miller 4 3 1.44 57 0 2 62.2 11 10 21 95
Tyler Olson 1 0 0.00 30 0 1 20.0 0 0 6 18
Dan Otero 3 0 2.85 52 0 0 60.0 23 19 9 38
Danny Salazar 5 6 4.28 23 19 0 103.0 51 49 44 145
Bryan Shaw 4 6 3.52 79 0 3 76.2 36 30 22 73
Joe Smith 0 0 3.44 21 0 1 18.1 7 7 0 20
Josh Tomlin 10 9 4.98 26 26 0 141.0 80 78 14 109
Totals 102 60 3.30 162 162 37 1440.2 564 529 406 1614

Postseason player stats

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Michael Brantley 3 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 .091 0
Jay Bruce 5 18 5 5 1 0 2 4 .278 0
Lonnie Chisenhall 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Edwin Encarnacion 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Yan Gomes 3 6 1 2 1 0 0 1 .333 0
Erik Gonzalez 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Austin Jackson 5 14 3 3 0 0 0 0 .214 1
Jason Kipnis 5 22 0 4 0 1 0 1 .182 0
Francisco Lindor 5 18 2 2 0 0 1 4 .111 0
Roberto Perez 4 10 1 3 0 0 1 2 .300 0
José Ramírez 5 20 2 2 0 0 0 0 .100 0
Carlos Santana 5 19 2 4 0 0 1 4 .211 0
Giovanny Urshela 5 12 0 2 0 0 0 1 .167 0
Totals 5 164 18 28 2 1 5 17 .171 1

Pitching

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Total runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K
Cody Allen 0 0 1.69 4 0 1 5.1 5 2 1 3 8
Trevor Bauer 1 1 0.00 2 2 0 8.1 6 4 0 3 11
Carlos Carrasco 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 5.2 3 0 0 3 7
Mike Clevinger 0 0 13.50 2 0 0 1.1 2 3 2 4 3
Corey Kluber 0 1 12.79 2 2 0 6.1 10 9 9 3 10
Andrew Miller 0 1 1.80 4 0 0 5.0 4 1 1 2 8
Tyler Olson 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 2
Danny Salazar 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.2 0 1 0 2 3
Joe Smith 0 0 0.00 4 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 1 3
Bryan Shaw 0 0 1.50 3 0 0 6.0 4 1 1 0 5
Josh Tomlin 1 0 0.00 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 4
Totals 2 3 2.68 5 5 1 47.0 35 21 14 21 64

Awards and league leaders

Awards

League leaders

Batting

Fielding

Pitching

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Chris Tremie
AA Akron RubberDucks Eastern League Mark Budzinski
A-Advanced Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League Tony Mansolino
A Lake County Captains Midwest League Larry Day
A-Short Season Mahoning Valley Scrappers New York–Penn League Luke Carlin
Rookie AZL Indians Arizona League Anthony Medrano
Rookie DSL Indians Dominican Summer League

See also

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