July 28, 2014

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Indians notes: Pestano promoted; McAllister sent down

CLEVELAND — Fan favorite and former elite setup man Vinnie Pestano is back in the big leagues. With the Indians not needing a fifth starter until July 1, right-hander Zach McAllister, who was activated from the disabled list Wednesday, was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Friday. Pestano, who was demoted to the minors after struggling Read More…

Tribe: Veteran Nick Swisher drills walk-off grand slam over Angels

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CLEVELAND — Nick Swisher didn’t have a whole lot of bros in the Progressive Field crowd when he strutted to the plate Thursday afternoon with the game on the line in the 10th inning. When the at-bat of the Indians’ $15-million man was complete, however, he had plenty of friends. Booed for going hitless with Read More…

Tribe wins 10th straight home game with 4-3 score against Angels

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CLEVELAND — Home remained as sweet as ever for the Indians on Monday night. Kicking off an extended stretch at Progressive Field on the heels of a 10-game road trip, Cleveland continued its winning ways at home, turning back the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 in front of 14,716 fans. It was the 10th straight home Read More…

Tribe: Asdrubal Cabrera homer caps marathon sweep

CLEVELAND — A team that had trouble winning on a consistent basis over the first two months of the season can’t lose now. Though it took them what seemed like an eternity Wednesday night — and Thursday morning — at Progressive Field, the Indians continued their streak of success with a dramatic 7-4 victory in Read More…

Tribe has season-high fifth straight win with 5-3 victory over Red Sox

CLEVELAND — This Indians team looks a lot different than the one that had been trolling the Central Division basement for much of the season. Cleveland continued its winning ways Tuesday night at Progressive Field, clinching a three-game series against the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox with a 5-3 victory. The win, the Read More…

Tribe: Justin Masterson, defense deliver in huge 3-2 win over Red Sox

Cleveland’s Michael Bourn, right, steals second base as Boston’s Stephen Drew waits for the throw in the first inning. (AP STORY)

CLEVELAND — The Indians needed a positive outing from right-hander Justin Masterson on a number of fronts Monday night in the series opener against the Boston Red Sox. He delivered. Masterson, who has been an inconsistent ace this year, offered up arguably his best start of the season, easing plenty of fears and helping Cleveland Read More…

Tribe: Walk-off homer secures sweep of Colorado

Indians outfielder Michael Bourn celebrates after hitting a walk-off home run against the Rockies. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Just when it appears the Indians are close to slipping off the life-support system and calling it a season, something gives them a defibrillator blast to the chest. Then they’re back. On the heels of a Central Division sweep at the hands of Chicago that left them with five losses in six games Read More…

Kluber dominates once again

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber wasn’t even on the Indians’ Opening Day roster last year. Now, he’s their ace. Kluber’s breakout season continued in earnest Friday night at Progressive Field, with the right-hander offering up another dominant performance to help Cleveland to a 5-2 win in the interleague series opener against the Read More…

Tribe: Disabled list keeps growing as Santana, Swisher are sitting

Editor’s note: The Indians-White Sox game on Tuesday had not been completed at press time due to several rain delays. The injuries are beginning to mount for the last-place Indians. With All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis, starting pitcher Zach McAllister and outfielder Nyjer Morgan already sidelined, Cleveland placed two more key players on the disabled Read More…

Tribe: Trevor Bauer ace for a day in 6-2 win against Tigers

CLEVELAND — Something was in the water Tuesday night. Despite near insurmountable odds, the Cavaliers were able to win the NBA Draft Lottery. Despite equally insurmountable odds, the last-place Indians were able to beat Justin Verlander and the first-place Detroit Tigers to clinch the series via a 6-2 victory at Progressive Field. “I thought we Read More…