August 1, 2014

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Mariners 6, Indians 5: Pitching lets Tribe down in series finale loss

Kyle Seager, Mike Zunino

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber and the Indians had the market cornered on pitching Wednesday night. It was the complete opposite Thursday. With arms in starting and relief roles letting them down, the Indians dropped the series finale with Seattle, as the Mariners rallied for a 6-5 win. Cleveland broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh Read More…

Indians Corey Kluber outduels Mariners ‘King’ Felix Hernandez

Corey Kluber

CLEVELAND — Though they traded their ace to St. Louis, the Indians appear to be in good hands with Corey Kluber atop their rotation. As he has done all season, Kluber pitched like a No. 1 starter, outdueling one of the majors’ best in Seattle’s Felix Hernandez on Wednesday night to push Cleveland to a Read More…

Indians notes: Corey Kluber takes over as ace

Corey Kluber

CLEVELAND — T.J. House will replace Justin Masterson in the rotation, but right-hander Corey Kluber will take over as the Indians’ ace now that Masterson has been traded. Truth be told, Kluber had earned the title long before Masterson was dealt to the Cardinals on Wednesday. He has been one of the American League’s best Read More…

Indians: Justin Masterson traded to St. Louis for prospect

Justin Masterson

CLEVELAND — After his discount long-term contract offer was rejected this spring, Justin Masterson probably felt his days in Cleveland were numbered. Wednesday, the Indians traded the right-hander to the St. Louis Cardinals for minor league outfielder James Ramsey, bringing an end to Masterson’s tenure with the Tribe — a stint that began when Cleveland Read More…

Trevor Bauer struggles, Indians offense provides little support as Mariners spoil first game back

Trevor Bauer, Yan Gomes

CLEVELAND — A return to Progressive Field following a lengthy road trip did not provide relief for the Indians on Tuesday night. Cleveland, one of the majors’ top teams at home this season, couldn’t continue the trend in the series opener with Seattle, dropping a 5-2 decision in front of just 15,713 fans. For one Read More…

Indians notes: Terry Francona not sure buying is best idea at trading deadline

Terry Francona

CLEVELAND — Manager Terry Francona isn’t begging general manager Chris Antonetti for reinforcements as Thursday’s trading deadline approaches. “What we need to be geared for is to play good baseball, and if something happens, something happens,” said Francona, whose third-place team trails the first-place Tigers by 6½ games in the Central Division and are five Read More…

Indians: It was an average first-half for Tribe

indians slider

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

Yan Gomes, Cody Allen

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…