September 20, 2014

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Browns: Johnny Manziel makes uneventful debut

Johnny Manziel

CLEVELAND — Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan told a white lie when he said Johnny Manziel “probably” wouldn’t play Sunday against the Saints. Maybe he was just trying to keep New Orleans defensive coordinator and former Browns assistant coach, Rob Ryan, honest. Manziel, Cleveland’s high-profile rookie quarterback, made his regular-season debut in the Browns’ 26-24 win, Read More…

Saints’ tight end Jimmy Graham makes plays, but Browns defense makes more

Jimmy Graham

CLEVELAND — Jimmy Graham got his at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday, but the Browns got the win. As expected, Graham, an All-Pro tight end, was a force for New Orleans’ high-flying offense — catching 10 passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns from quarterback Drew Brees. But an inspired effort and big plays from Cleveland’s Read More…

Indians 8-2, Twins 2-0: Tribe takes two from Twins

Michael Bourn

CLEVELAND — Following a loss to the Twins in the series opener Tuesday, Indians center fielder Michael Bourn said his team had to win nearly all of its remaining games to qualify for the postseason. Cleveland took the first step Thursday afternoon, sweeping Minnesota in a traditional doubleheader at Progressive Field. The Indians’ scuffling offense Read More…

Indians notes: Carlos Santana salvages season and then some

Carlos Santana

CLEVELAND — If Carlos Santana is feeling the effects of a long season, it’s tough to tell. Despite dealing with nagging leg injuries recently, the Indians first baseman continues to surge after a seriously slow start to the year. Santana, who entered the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader hitting .233 with 26 home runs and Read More…

Indians: Tribe rained out, will play traditional doubleheader today

Kyle Gibson

CLEVELAND — Progressive Field history will be made today. Thanks to Wednesday’s rained out game against the Twins, Cleveland’s ballpark will host its third traditional doubleheader of the season, with the first game beginning at 12:05 p.m., followed by Game 2 approximately 30 minutes after the completion of the opener. The three traditional doubleheaders — Read More…

Indians: Pitching keeping Tribe alive in race for postseason berth

Corey Kluber

CLEVELAND — There is only one reason why the Indians are still alive in the race for a postseason berth: Pitching. Cleveland’s staff has been one of the majors’ best since the All-Star break — ranked fifth with a 3.02 ERA — and it’s kept the Indians relevant in the Central Division standings and the Read More…

Twins 4, Indians 3: Tribe drops series opener to last-place Twins

Trevor Bauer

CLEVELAND — Every game matters for the Indians these days. They didn’t play like it Tuesday night at Progressive Field. With an opportunity to keep pace in the Central Division and wild-card races, Cleveland stumbled in the opener of a three-game series against last-place Minnesota, dropping a 4-3 decision in front of another crowd of Read More…

Indians notes: Francona weighs in on season thus far

CLEVELAND — The season isn’t over, but prior to the series opener with Minnesota on Tuesday, manager Terry Francona gave a pretty good synopsis of how the year has gone thus far through 142 games. “I think there’s been more things maybe not quite go as we anticipated, and because of that, we’ve had some Read More…

Angels 12, Indians 3: Halos bomb Danny Salazar and Tribe

Angels Indians Baseball

CLEVELAND — The Indians have been getting top-shelf performances from their rotation on a near daily basis since Aug. 9. That ended in abrupt fashion Monday afternoon in a make-up game against the American League-West leading Angels at Progressive Field. With right-hander Danny Salazar buckling first against Los Angeles ace Jered Weaver, Cleveland was on Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe’s 2015 regular-season schedule unveiled

CLEVELAND — Major League Baseball announced the 2015 regular-season schedule Monday afternoon. The Indians will open the year with a three-game series at Houston on April 6-9, followed by a home-opening three-game series against Central Division heavyweight Detroit on April 10-12. A two-game series against the White Sox at Progressive Field on April 14-15 precedes Read More…