September 4, 2015

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Kluber gets no support from offense, bullpen

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber is most likely one of the few untouchable players on the Indians roster as the trading deadline approaches — whether he likes it or not. Once again, Kluber, the American League’s reigning Cy Young Award winner, pitched well enough to win. And, once again, he didn’t, with Cleveland getting blanked 6-0 Read More…

Indians: White Sox hammer Tribe with four homers

Cleveland Indians’ Jason Kipnis fields a ball hit by Chicago White Sox' Jose Abreu during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Cleveland. Abreu grounded into a fielders choice. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The Indians entered Thursday night just 4½ games out of the American League wild-card race, but they didn’t look much like playoff contenders in the series opener against Central Division rival Chicago. With their bats silent and their starting pitcher serving up home runs aplenty, the Indians lost 8-1 to the last-place White Read More…

Indians: Carlos Carrasco shines over eight innings against Cabrera-less Detroit

The Indians’ Francisco Lindor celebrates after hitting a home run. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was gracious enough to give Miguel Cabrera the day off for the series finale Wednesday afternoon. The Indians were happy to receive the gift. With the well-known Cleveland killer and arguably baseball’s best hitter on the bench, the Indians took advantage and beat Detroit 8-2 to avoid a three-game Read More…

Indians: Another evening, another ugly loss

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CLEVELAND — Things were going swimmingly for the Indians on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. The hometown team was tied with the Tigers in the fifth inning and the dangerous Miguel Cabrera had just hit a tapper back to Cleveland starting pitcher Danny Salazar with the bases loaded and one out — a ball that Read More…

Indians buried in 17-0 loss against the Cubs

The Indians’ David Murphy reacts after giving up a grand slam to the Cubs’ Kris Bryant in the ninth inning. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — With the Cavaliers’ season over and the focus of Cleveland’s professional sports fans back on them Wednesday night, the Indians squandered the opportunity to gain some recognition. Big time. Taking the field less than 24 hours after the Cavs lost Game 6 of the NBA Finals across the street at Quicken Loans Arena, Read More…

Indians waste good pitching performance

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Indians continue to get effective performances from their rotation. Unfortunately, they also continue to get inconsistent efforts from their offense. The latter was at the root of a 5-2 loss Friday night to Baltimore in the opener of a three-game series at Progressive Field. Cleveland right-hander Shaun Marcum Read More…

Indians: Cleveland plates eight runs in third inning of blowout

The Indians’ Nick Swisher celebrates a solo home run. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame right down the street, the Indians produced a different sort of hit parade Wednesday afternoon at Progressive Field. The result was a 12-3 throttling of the Texas Rangers to avoid the series sweep at the hands of baseball’s hottest team. Cleveland’s inconsistent offense was at Read More…

Rangers cool off Indians with 4-3 win

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CLEVELAND — The Indians were the hottest team in baseball — until the Texas Rangers came to town. Cleveland entered the series opener with Texas riding a major league-high six-game winning streak, but now has lost two straight after dropping a 4-3 decision Tuesday night to the Rangers. The new hottest team in baseball, Texas Read More…

Indians: Slugfest sadness as error on Zach McAllister allows go-ahead run

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CLEVELAND — One winning streak continued Monday afternoon at Progressive Field. Unfortunately for the Indians, it was the wrong one. Texas got the best of Cleveland, out-slugging the Indians 10-8 to extend its winning streak to six games. Cleveland, on the other hand, lost for the first time in seven games. A game that featured Read More…

Indians: Danny Salazar fans 11 in seven innings

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CLEVELAND — Sunday afternoon didn’t begin well for Danny Salazar. The end, however, was pretty much perfect. Salazar allowed a home run to the first batter of the game but found a dominant groove after that, helping the Indians to an 8-2 victory over the Twins that snapped a three-game losing streak and avoided the Read More…