July 25, 2016

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Tribe splits doubleheader; late win by Astros eliminates Indians from playoff contention

CLEVELAND — After splitting a doubleheader Wednesday against Minnesota at Progressive Field, the Indians were technically still alive for a postseason berth. Realistically, well, that’s a different story. Cleveland dropped the first game 7-1, with the Twins roughing up Carlos Carrasco in his final regular-season outing, but bounced back for a big 10-2 win in Read More…

Indians notes: Brantley shut down for rest of season

CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley will not make it to the end of the season. Manager Terry Francona confirmed that an MRI performed on Brantley’s ailing right shoulder revealed inflammation, and that after receiving a cortisone injection Wednesday, last year’s American League Most Valuable Player candidate would be shut down for the remainder of the year. Read More…

Indians notes: Francisco Lindor making push to win American League Rookie of Year award

CLEVELAND — With a playoff appearance seeming more and more improbable, the Indians still may have something worth celebrating at the end of the season. Francisco Lindor as American League Rookie of the Year, perhaps? The Indians passed out promotional pamphlets to the press Monday, pushing Lindor, 21, for the league’s first-year-player award by detailing Read More…

Indians’ wild-card hopes take hit with loss to Twins

CLEVELAND — The Indians were dealt another significant blow to their sagging playoff hopes Monday night at Progressive Field. After losing a game in the American League wild-card race with a loss in the series finale at Kansas City on Sunday, Cleveland put another one in the wrong column in the series opener against Minnesota, Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe’s core players in it for the long haul

CLEVELAND — Whether they make the postseason or not, manager Terry Francona and the Indians’ team leaders are all in. They hope the rest of the team is, too. On the request of Francona, some of Cleveland’s core group of players — including Corey Kluber, Michael Brantley, Jason Kipnis and Yan Gomes — designed a Read More…

Indians down White Sox, keep playoff hopes alive

CLEVELAND — With two weeks remaining in the regular season and a chance to qualify for the postseason, the Indians know the score. Win or go home. “I think we better play good,” manager Terry Francona said after his team wrapped up a lengthy homestand Sunday with a 6-3 victory over the White Sox. “The Read More…

Indians notes: Trevor Bauer removed from rotation

CLEVELAND — With reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber returning Thursday, manager Terry Francona announced that the Indians would not employ a six-man rotation. The odd man out is enigmatic right-hander Trevor Bauer, who will pitch out of the bullpen. Bauer’s season began well — 2.94 ERA over his first 11 starts Read More…

Corey Kluber, on pitch count, loses to Royals in return

CLEVELAND — It was not a triumphant return for Indians ace Corey Kluber, and Kansas City second baseman Omar Infante had plenty to do with that. The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner took the mound for the first time in more than two weeks Thursday night at Progressive Field, and the right-hander was Read More…

Indians 5, Royals 1: Francisco Lindor on display in Tribe’s latest win

CLEVELAND – Forget American League Rookie of the Year. Francisco Lindor may just be a candidate for MVP — at least where the Indians are concerned. As they have been numerous times since his promotion from the minors in mid-June, all of Lindor’s abilities were on display Wednesday night at Progressive Field, as the Indians Read More…

Indians notes: Francisco Lindor, AL Rookie of the Year?

CLEVELAND — Though he entered Wednesday playing in only 81 games this season, Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is receiving strong American League Rookie of the Year consideration. “When you start doing what he’s doing, you kind of get people’s attention,” manager Terry Francona said of the 21-year-old Lindor, who in addition to providing top-shelf defense, Read More…