Tribe Daily: First-place Indians open nine-game homestand vs. first-place Washington

The Indians open a nine-game homestand tonight against the Washington Nationals with a 5.5-game lead in the AL Central.

The Tribe last played a home game 16 days ago, and despite a 4-5 road trip, lost only one game of their lead over the Tigers.

The Indians are 26-16 at home, and play 39 of their final 66 games at Progressive Field.

Best records (by winning percentage) in Major League Baseball:
Cubs: 59-39 (.602)
Giants: 58-41 (.586)
Nationals: 58-41 (.586)
Orioles: 58-40 (.592)
Rangers: 58-42 (.580)
Indians: 56-41 (.577)

Home series vs. WSH: July 26-27

Tuesday, July 26 vs. Washington @ 7:10PM
RHP Danny Salazar vs. LHP Gio Gonzalez
Check out the action: SportsTime Ohio, WTAM, WMMS, IRN, MLB.tv

Wednesday, July 27 vs. Washington @ 12:10PM
RHP Carlos Carrasco vs. RHP Stephen Strasburg
Check out the action: SportsTime Ohio, WTAM, IRN, MLB.tv

Home series vs. OAK July 29-31

Friday, July 29 vs. Oakland @ 7:10PM

  • Pregame in the District presented by Budweiser (5-7PM in RF District)
  • Ugly Christmas T-shirt presented by Papa John's
  • Sugardale Dollar Dog Night
  • Fireworks (birth of alternative) presented by B'laster Corp.
  • Block Party

Check out the action: SportsTime Ohio, WTAM, WMMS, IRN, MLB.tv

Saturday, July 30 vs. Oakland @ 7:10PM

  • Indians Hall of Fame induction
  • Jim Thome HOF Inductee bobblehead courtesy of Medical Mutual (15,000 fans)
  • Fireworks (Indians Hall of Fame celebration) presented by Brilliant Electric Sign Co.
  • Block Party presented by T-Mobile

Check out the action: SportsTime Ohio, WTAM, WMMS, IRN, MLB.tv

Sunday, July 31 vs. Oakland @ 1:10PM

  • KeyBank Kids Fun Day
  • Kids Run the Bases presented by Cleveland Clinic Children's
  • Slider's birthday

Check out the action: SportsTime Ohio, WTAM, WMMS, IRN, MLB.tv