2014 Cleveland Indians season

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2014 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Larry Dolan
General manager(s) Chris Antonetti
Manager(s) Terry Francona
Local television SportsTime Ohio · WKYC
(Matt Underwood, Rick Manning)
Local radio WTAM · WMMS
Cleveland Indians Radio Network
(Tom Hamilton, Jim Rosenhaus)
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The 2014 Cleveland Indians season was the 114th season for the franchise. They finished in third place, five games back in the Central Division.

Offseason[edit]

Departures[edit]

Arrivals[edit]

  • On November 1, 2013, Jason Giambi re-signed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.[2]
  • On November 25, 2013 the Indians signed former Texas Rangers outfielder David Murphy to a two-year contract with a club option for a third year.[3]

Regular Season[edit]

The Indians opened their season on March 31, a 2-0 win over the Oakland Athletics. Their home opener, which was four days later, sold out in 15 minutes, one of the fastest sellouts in team history.

Opening Day Starting Lineup[edit]

  1. CF Nyjer Morgan
  2. 1B Nick Swisher
  3. 2B Jason Kipnis
  4. 3B Carlos Santana
  5. LF Michael Brantley
  6. DH Ryan Raburn
  7. SS Asdrubal Cabrera
  8. RF David Murphy
  9. C Yan Gomes

April[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League Central[edit]

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 90 72 0.556 45–36 45–36
Kansas City Royals 89 73 0.549 1 42–39 47–34
Cleveland Indians 85 77 0.525 5 48–33 37–44
Chicago White Sox 73 89 0.451 17 40–41 33–48
Minnesota Twins 70 92 0.432 20 35–46 35–46


American League Wild Card[edit]

Template:2014 AL standings

Record vs. Opponents[edit]

2014 AL Records

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


Detailed Records[edit]

(updated through September 28)

Game log[edit]

Legend
Indians Win Indians Loss Game Postponed
2014 Game Log

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Aguilar, JesusJesus Aguilar 19 33 2 4 0 0 0 3 .121 0
Allen, CodyCody Allen 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Atchison, ScottScott Atchison 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aviles, MikeMike Aviles 113 344 38 85 16 1 5 39 .247 14
Axford, JohnJohn Axford 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bauer, TrevorTrevor Bauer 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Bourn, MichaelMichael Bourn 106 444 57 114 17 10 3 28 .257 10
Brantley, MichaelMichael Brantley 156 611 94 200 45 2 20 97 .327 23
Cabrera, AsdrubalAsdrubal Cabrera 97 378 54 93 22 2 9 40 .246 7
Carrasco, CarlosCarlos Carrasco 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Chisenhall, LonnieLonnie Chisenhall 142 478 62 134 29 1 13 59 .280 3
Crockett, KyleKyle Crockett 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dickerson, ChrisChris Dickerson 41 98 12 22 4 0 2 6 .224 3
Giambi, JasonJason Giambi 26 60 3 8 2 0 2 5 .133 0
Gimenez, ChrisChris Gimenez 8 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Gomes, YanYan Gomes 135 485 61 135 25 3 21 74 .278 0
Holt, TylerTyler Holt 36 71 4 19 2 0 0 2 .268 2
Johnson, ElliotElliot Johnson 7 19 1 2 2 0 0 0 .105 0
Kipnis, JasonJason Kipnis 129 500 61 120 25 1 6 41 .240 22
Kluber, CoreyCorey Kluber 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 0
Kottaras, GeorgeGeorge Kottaras 10 21 4 6 0 0 3 4 .286 0
Lee, C.C.C.C. Lee 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lowe, MarkMark Lowe 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Masterson, JustinJustin Masterson 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
McAllister, ZachZach McAllister 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 0
Morgan, NyjerNyjer Morgan 15 41 8 14 1 0 1 6 .341 3
Murphy, DavidDavid Murphy 129 416 40 109 25 1 8 58 .262 2
Outman, JoshJosh Outman 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perez, RobertoRoberto Perez 29 85 10 23 5 0 1 4 .271 0
Pestano, VinnieVinnie Pestano 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Raburn, RyanRyan Raburn 74 195 18 39 7 0 4 22 .200 0
Ramirez, JoseJose Ramirez 68 237 27 61 10 2 2 17 .262 10
Rzepczynski, MarkMark Rzepczynski 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salazar, DannyDanny Salazar 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Santana, CarlosCarlos Santana 152 541 68 125 25 0 27 85 .231 5
Sellers, JustinJustin Sellers 17 16 1 3 0 0 0 0 .188 0
Shaw, BryanBryan Shaw 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shuck, J. B.J. B. Shuck 15 23 2 2 0 0 0 0 .087 0
Swisher, NickNick Swisher 97 360 33 75 20 0 8 42 .208 0
Tomlin, JoshJosh Tomlin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Walters, ZachZach Walters 30 88 9 15 2 0 7 12 .170 0
Totals 162 5575 669 1411 284 23 142 644 .253 104

Pitching[edit]

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Adams, AustinAustin Adams 0 0 9.00 6 0 0 7.0 7 7 1 4
Allen, CodyCody Allen 6 4 2.07 76 0 24 69.2 21 16 26 91
Atchison, ScottScott Atchison 6 0 2.75 70 0 2 72.0 24 22 14 49
Axford, JohnJohn Axford 2 3 3.92 49 0 10 43.2 21 19 30 51
Bauer, TrevorTrevor Bauer 5 8 4.18 26 26 0 153.0 76 71 60 143
Carrasco, CarlosCarlos Carrasco 8 7 2.55 40 14 1 134.0 40 38 29 140
Crockett, KyleKyle Crockett 4 1 1.80 44 0 0 30.0 6 6 8 28
Hagadone, NickNick Hagadone 1 0 2.70 35 0 0 23.1 7 7 6 27
House, T.J.T.J. House 5 3 3.35 19 18 0 102.0 41 38 22 80
Kluber, CoreyCorey Kluber 18 9 2.44 34 34 0 235.2 72 64 51 269
Lee, C.C.C.C. Lee 1 1 4.50 37 0 0 28.0 15 14 12 26
Lowe, MarkMark Lowe 0 1 3.86 7 0 0 7.0 7 3 6 6
Masterson, JustinJustin Masterson 4 6 5.51 19 19 0 98.0 66 60 56 93
McAllister, ZachZach McAllister 4 7 5.23 22 15 0 86.0 54 50 28 74
Outman, JoshJosh Outman 4 0 3.28 31 0 0 24.2 10 9 16 24
Pestano, VinnieVinnie Pestano 0 1 5.00 13 0 0 9.0 7 5 1 13
Price, BryanBryan Price 0 0 20.25 3 0 0 2.2 6 6 1 1
Rzepczynski, MarkMark Rzepczynski 0 3 2.74 73 0 0 46.0 19 14 19 46
Salazar, DannyDanny Salazar 6 8 4.25 20 20 0 110.0 57 52 35 120
Shaw, BryanBryan Shaw 5 5 2.59 80 0 2 76.1 26 22 22 64
Tomlin, JoshJosh Tomlin 6 9 4.76 25 16 0 104.0 66 55 14 94
Wood, BlakeBlake Wood 0 1 7.11 7 0 0 6.1 5 5 7 7
Totals 85 77 3.56 162 162 40 1468.1 653 581 464 1450

Roster[edit]

2014 Cleveland Indians
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Infielders

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Manager

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Notes/Records[edit]

  • On March 31, umpire Mike Winters became the first umpire to initiate a review under Major League Baseball's new replay system, wanting to confirm that Athletics catcher John Jaso did not block the plate unnecessarily as Michael Brantley attempted to score.
  • On April 10, Danny Salazar became the first pitcher in the modern era (since 1900) to record 10 strikeouts before the end of the fourth inning of a game.
  • On April 24, Corey Kluber became the first Indians pitcher to throw a complete game with 11+ strikeouts, 0 walks, and 0 earned runs since Len Barker's perfect game on May 15, 1981.
  • On May 4, George Kottaras became the first player in franchise history to hit home runs in his first two at-bats as an Indian.
  • On May 14, David Murphy and Lonnie Chisenhall both had 5 hits, the first time two Indians players had done so in the same nine-inning game since 1928.
  • On May 21, the Indians defeated the Detroit Tigers 11-10 in 13 innings on a walk-off balk, the first one in the majors since July 4, 2011, and the first in extra innings since June 16, 2011.
  • Corey Kluber recorded 60 strikeouts in May, the first Indians pitcher with 60+ strikeouts in a month since Dennis Eckersley in September 1976.
  • On June 9, Lonnie Chisenhall became the first player to go 5-5 with 3 HR and 9 RBI since MLB began tracking RBI in 1920. The 9 RBI tied a franchise record, also accomplished by Chris James in 1991.
  • On September 26, the Indians set a major league record for strikeouts by pitchers with 1,431, breaking the mark set by the 2013 Detroit Tigers. They ended the season with 1,450.
  • On November 12, Corey Kluber became the 4th Indians pitcher to win the American League Cy Young Award.

Farm system[edit]

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

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: AZL Indians[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Indians lose Smith to the Angels.
  2. ^ Jason Giambi re-signed.
  3. ^ Indians sign OF David Murphy.
  4. ^ Leventhal, Josh, ed. (2014). Baseball America 2015 Almanac. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-54-1. 

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