April 20, 2014

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Giambi may not get off DL until Monday

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Indians were considering activating Jason Giambi from the disabled list Sunday, but have decided on Monday instead. “We’re just trying to keep our bullpen and our team in order,” manager Terry Francona said. “If we shoot for Monday, that’ll make things a little bit easier as far as Read More…

Tribe leaves 12 on base in loss

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — Nick Swisher and Carlos Santana finally showed up, and the Indians still lost. Swisher and Santana, two of Cleveland’s biggest sagging offensive stars, displayed signs of life at the plate Friday night for one of the few times this season, but the Indians didn’t get enough production from the Read More…

Tribe misses golden opportunity

  Chris Assenheimer The Gazette DETROIT — The Indians squandered an opportunity to issue an early-season statement to the kings of the Central Division on Thursday. Cleveland, which was dominated by the Detroit Tigers last year, appeared on track to completing a two-game sweep of the three-time defending division champs, but instead dropped a deflating Read More…

Tribe: Indians postponed, Cleveland’s rotation gets pushed back

Cleveland pitcher Zach McAllister will face the Tigers today. (AP FILE PHOTO)

DETROIT — An early-season Central Division showdown in Motown will have to wait until tonight. The opener of a three-game series between the Indians and Tigers was postponed Tuesday because of cold weather at Comerica Park. Snow fell in Detroit during the morning hours and temperatures hovered around 30 degrees for much of the day. Read More…

Another year, more empty seats for Tribe

The television advertisements and team spokesman/cheerleader Nick Swisher say this is a “Tribe Town.” But is it really? The Indians returned to Progressive Field this year to discover not much had changed from last season, where after the obligatory sellout in the home opener, they drew a little over 10,000 fans per day for the Read More…

Tribe, Padres split

  Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — Starting pitching was at a premium for the Indians in their doubleheader against San Diego on Wednesday. Unfortunately for Cleveland, its hitters weren’t able to follow the lead. Though they got two quality outings from starters Zach McAllister and Trevor Bauer, the Indians were only able to earn Read More…

Tribe: Outfielder stays hot with three-run homer and four RBIs

Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes fails to hang on to a pop foul by San Diego’s Yonder Alonso in the sixth inning. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — It was another chilly night at Progressive Field on Tuesday. Thankfully for the Indians, their bats were plenty warm — at least the ones that David Murphy and Nyjer Morgan were swinging. With temperatures below 50 degrees once again at first pitch, the pair of unlikely catalysts heated up Cleveland’s offense, propelling the Read More…

Tribe: Rain wins this time

CLEVELAND — The opener of the Indians’ three-game interleague series against the San Diego Padres at Progressive Field on Monday was postponed by rain. With San Diego scheduled for an off day Thursday and this being the Padres’ only trip of the season to Cleveland, the game will be made up as a traditional doubleheader Read More…

Tribe: Guts aren’t quite enough; Masterson, Wood allow big innings

Minnesota’s Joe Mauer scores on a three-run double by Chris Colabello in the sixth inning. Indians catcher Yan Gomes looks on. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ never-day-die attitude was on display again Sunday at Progressive Field. Unfortunately for Cleveland, the Twins didn’t quit, either. The Indians battled back on numerous occasions in the rubber match of a three-game series with Minnesota, but still fell 10-7 in front of 13,104 fans. Cleveland was down early thanks to a Read More…

Swisher powers Indians over Twins

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — It was celebration day at Progressive Field on Friday. The festivities began early. During the morning hours, the Indians announced they had agreed to terms on a contract extension with all-star second baseman Jason Kipnis. In the afternoon leading up to the home opener, the team fought inclement weather Read More…