August 2, 2015

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Indians: Brandon Moss traded to St. Louis Cardinals

FILE - In this July 22, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Brandon Moss reacts after flying out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee. Brandon Moss was sorry to see close friend David Murphy traded earlier this week by the Indians. Now he's gone, too. Moss was dealt Thursday, July 30, 2015,  to the St. Louis Cardinals, who were in the market for an outfielder after seven-time All-Star Matt Holliday re-injured his right quadriceps on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn, File)

CLEVELAND — As Major League Baseball’s trade deadline approaches today at 4 p.m., the Indians are in full sell-mode. Outfielder David Murphy, one of Cleveland’s top offensive weapons, was traded to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, and Thursday, the Indians dealt team home run leader Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals for minor Read More…

Indians: Corey Kluber sets tone in 12-1 victory over Royals

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday in Cleveland. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — For one glorious afternoon, it all came together for the Indians. Unfortunately for the team and its fans, these days have been few and far between. Getting their usual quality effort from the starting pitcher, the last-place Indians surprisingly added a large dose of offense to slug their way to a 12-1 victory Read More…

Indians losses keep mounting as Tribe drops fifth game in a row

Cleveland Indians’ Carlos Santana points up after hitting a solo home run off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Edinson Volquez in the second inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — A team meeting designed to breathe life into the sagging Indians had little effect the following day. Cleveland opened a three-game series against Central Division-leading Kansas City on Monday night with a 9-4 loss at Progressive Field, accounting for the Indians’ seventh straight loss at home and fifth straight defeat overall. Cleveland’s ninth Read More…

Indians call team meeting after getting swept by Sox

Cleveland’s Brandon Moss, right, looks back as Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers chases him in the third inning. Moss was out on the play. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — There have been plenty of low points during this disappointing Indians season — none lower than this one. With a chance to prove they were still legitimate contenders for a postseason spot prior to the trading deadline, the Indians went out and showed they weren’t, getting swept by the White Sox in a Read More…

Antonetti won’t mortgage future

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — Indians general manager Chris Antonetti met with reporters Friday prior to a game against the White Sox and reaffirmed his trading deadline stance. Antonetti said he is not motivated to deal any of Cleveland’s starting pitchers, but is willing to listen to offers. The offers, however, would have to Read More…

Kluber gets no support from offense, bullpen

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber is most likely one of the few untouchable players on the Indians roster as the trading deadline approaches — whether he likes it or not. Once again, Kluber, the American League’s reigning Cy Young Award winner, pitched well enough to win. And, once again, he didn’t, with Cleveland getting blanked 6-0 Read More…

Indians: White Sox hammer Tribe with four homers

Cleveland Indians’ Jason Kipnis fields a ball hit by Chicago White Sox' Jose Abreu during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Cleveland. Abreu grounded into a fielders choice. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The Indians entered Thursday night just 4½ games out of the American League wild-card race, but they didn’t look much like playoff contenders in the series opener against Central Division rival Chicago. With their bats silent and their starting pitcher serving up home runs aplenty, the Indians lost 8-1 to the last-place White Read More…

Indians: Carlos Carrasco shines over eight innings against Cabrera-less Detroit

The Indians’ Francisco Lindor celebrates after hitting a home run. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was gracious enough to give Miguel Cabrera the day off for the series finale Wednesday afternoon. The Indians were happy to receive the gift. With the well-known Cleveland killer and arguably baseball’s best hitter on the bench, the Indians took advantage and beat Detroit 8-2 to avoid a three-game Read More…

Indians: Another evening, another ugly loss

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CLEVELAND — Things were going swimmingly for the Indians on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. The hometown team was tied with the Tigers in the fifth inning and the dangerous Miguel Cabrera had just hit a tapper back to Cleveland starting pitcher Danny Salazar with the bases loaded and one out — a ball that Read More…

Indians buried in 17-0 loss against the Cubs

The Indians’ David Murphy reacts after giving up a grand slam to the Cubs’ Kris Bryant in the ninth inning. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — With the Cavaliers’ season over and the focus of Cleveland’s professional sports fans back on them Wednesday night, the Indians squandered the opportunity to gain some recognition. Big time. Taking the field less than 24 hours after the Cavs lost Game 6 of the NBA Finals across the street at Quicken Loans Arena, Read More…