April 23, 2014

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Tribe: Salazar struggles, Indians hitters take the day off

Kansas City’s Norichika Aoki dives safely back to first as Cleveland first baseman Nick Swisher takes the pick-off throw. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Right-hander Danny Salazar was the toast of the town in Cleveland last year. Now, he’s just toast. Salazar was brief and ineffective for the fourth time in as many outings, leading to an 8-2 loss to the Royals at Progressive Field on Tuesday night. In four starts this season, the 24-year-old is 0-3 Read More…

Tribe: McAllister stays calm to earn win

CLEVELAND — During the early portion of Monday night’s series opener with the Royals, about the only excitement for Indians fans was provided by a squirrel that got loose in the Progressive Field infield and outfield. Once the squirrel was contained, Cleveland’s baseball team brought the crowd to its feet. Keyed by two-run home runs Read More…

Tribe commentary: Time to panic? Not even close, actually

Hey, Indians fans, relax. When there has been an off chance between discussing who the Browns are going to take with the No. 4 pick in the NFL Draft, the Cleveland sports world has taken to Twitter, Facebook and local sports radio talk shows to discuss the demise of the Tribe. The Indians are 8-10 Read More…

Tribe: Salvage operation, big double by Murphy helps Tribe avoid sweep

The Indians’ Michael Brantley, left, and Jason Kipnis celebrate David Murphy’s three-run double. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Indians picked a good day to come back from the dead. Riding a season-high three-game skid and with seven losses in nine games, Cleveland snapped out of the funk Sunday just in time to avoid a sweep by the Blue Jays, beating Toronto 6-4 in front of a sparse crowd of 11,716 Read More…

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…