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Indians thriving on home cooking

Indians thriving on home cooking

CLEVELAND -- The Tribe's act at Progressive Field is among the best in the Majors.

With Thursday's 6-1 victory over the White Sox, the Indians won their 11th straight game in their own yard. Their 37-19 home record gives them the best mark in the American League. And since April 30, no team in baseball can match the .729 home winning percentage Cleveland has built with a 35-13 mark at Progressive Field.

"We play good at home," veteran Jason Giambi said simply. "We enjoy playing, having a good time. We're really believing in ourselves as a ballclub, especially when we play at home. We enjoy it."

The Indians' home winning streak is their best since they won 14 in a row at Progressive Field in early 2011. Their .661 home winning percentage on the season is the third-best in baseball. With Thursday's win, Cleveland equaled its home win total from 2012, when the Tribe went 37-44 in front of the local fans.

"That's what you always want to do," Giambi said. "You want to try to play very well at home and try to play .500 on the road and give yourself an opportunity. We just play really well together. We play really great as a ballclub here. We pitch well, our 'pen does a great job and our offense, giving us that last at-bat, has really helped us out this year."

Mark Emery is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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