Cleveland Indians in third place

James W. Wade III | 7/18/2014, 11:15 a.m.
The Cleveland Indians has to make their bats and pitching dance to the new Cleveland beat.

The Indians enter the second half of the season in third place in the American League Central division but with plenty of time and opportunity to make up ground on the Tigers and Royals. Here’s a capsule look at what lies ahead for each team over the final 10 weeks of the season:

Cleveland: 47-47

Third place, 7.5GB

Games remaining vs. KC, Detroit: 21

Games vs. teams at or over .500: 35

Home/road: 33/35

Detroit: 53-38

First place

Games remaining vs. Cleveland, KC: 17

Games vs. teams at or over .500: 41

Home/road: 34/37

Kansas City: 48-46

Second place, 6.5GB

Games remaining vs. Cleveland, Detroit: 16

Games vs. teams at or over .500: 30

Home/road: 34/34

Indians announce Rock N’ Blast theme: ‘Tour of Rock’

The Cleveland Indians announced today that the theme of the club’s annual two-night Rock N’ Blast fireworks show will be “Tour of Rock.”

The award-winning display, which features music and video synchronized to pyrotechnics, is one of the highlights of the summer at Progressive Field. In all, fans will be treated to more than 20 minutes worth of entertainment each night.

Two of 15 fireworks displays this season at Progressive Field, Rock N’ Blast is scheduled for August 15 and August 16 after the Indians take on the Baltimore Orioles. The tour of rock will start in the U.S. and Cleveland, then moves overseas to the roots of other legendary rock groups.

In an effort to partner with local artists, both nights will also feature post-game concert sets performed by Cleveland-based band Welshly Arms on the Home Run Porch between the ninth inning and the start of Rock N’ Blast. Welshly’s new single “Dirty Work,” from the group’s forthcoming full-length LP, will be featured in Indians “Tribe Town” commercials during the second half of the season. The group’s soulful blend of blues and rock also helped launch Positively Cleveland’s “This is Cleveland.” brand campaign back in March.