July 25, 2014

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Indians: It was an average first-half for Tribe

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As the 47-47 record indicates, it was an average first half for the Indians, who dealt with injuries and performance issues to key players, as they began their quest to repeat as a postseason qualifier under second-year manager Terry Francona. The Indians are still in contention for a playoff spot (3 1/2 games out in Read More…

One-two punch: Tribe’s Trevor Bauer, Yan Gomes big in sweet victory

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CLEVELAND — The Indians will enter the All-Star break on a winning note, and they have right-hander Trevor Bauer and catcher Yan Gomes to thank. Bauer tossed another gem Sunday at Progressive Field, with Gomes driving in all of Cleveland’s runs in a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the White Sox that signaled the end of Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe pretty average over first half of regular season

CLEVELAND — As the 47-47 record indicates, it’s been a mediocre first half of the season for the Indians, who enter the All-Star break in third place — 7 1/2 games behind Central Division leader Detroit. “I wish our record was better,” manager Terry Francona said. “I do think the way we’ve played, now the Read More…

Indians hitters come to rescue

  Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — The return of LeBron James to the Cavaliers carried the day, but the night belonged to the Indians. Keeping the excitement going from one of the most memorable periods of time in Cleveland sports history, the Indians opened a three-game series against Central Division rival Chicago with a Read More…

Yankees 5, Indians 4: Vinnie Pestano allows homer in 14th inning that sinks Tribe

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CLEVELAND — Things had been better for reliever Vinnie Pestano since he returned from the minor leagues. Until Wednesday night. Pestano, who had not allowed a run in eight games since his recall from Triple-A Columbus, surrendered a solo home run in the 14th inning to Jacoby Ellsbury that propelled the Yankees to a 5-4 Read More…

Indians Notes: Manager Terry Francona hoping for a LeBron James return

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CLEVELAND — When LeBron James finally makes his decision, Indians manager Terry Francona is hoping the destination is Cleveland. “That would be really cool,” Francona said prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Yankees, “just ’cause I am enjoying sort of being entrenched here. I would love it. I don’t know how much I’m supposed Read More…

Tribe foils Masahiro Tanaka’s bid for 13th victory with Yankees

Cleveland’s Carlos Santana hits a single off Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka in the seventh inning. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Indians couldn’t do anything against a guy making his first career start Monday night, but All-Star Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka? Bring him on. Cleveland gave the Yankees’ ace a beating he had never endured before on the major-league level Tuesday night at Progressive Field, slugging its way to a 5-3 victory that evened Read More…

Michael Brantley is only Cleveland player selected to All-Stars so far

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CLEVELAND — “Dr. Smooth” will be making a house call in Minnesota on July 15, and he might have some company. Michael Brantley, Cleveland’s multi-talented left fielder, was chosen via player vote to represent the Indians in the All-Star Game at Target Field. He may or may not be joined by starting pitcher Corey Kluber, Read More…

Tribe: Corey Kluber shines over 8⅓ innings, helps team take series

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CLEVELAND — Dominating outings from Corey Kluber are becoming the norm. It’s no wonder Indians manager Terry Francona loves putting the right-hander’s name on the lineup card every five days. “It’s sure nice to write his name in there,” Francona said after watching Kluber pitch his team to a 4-1 victory Sunday over the Royals Read More…

Tribe pitcher Josh Tomlin struggles as Detroit sweeps 10-4

CLEVELAND — Call it the weekend of Wahoo woe. With all the ingredients present for a raucous celebration at Progressive Field, the Indians went out and laid three eggs. None were more rotten than the series finale Sunday. Failing on pretty much every front, Cleveland limped to a 10-4 drubbing from Central Division leader Detroit Read More…