May 26, 2016

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Making a big move: Corey Kluber outduels Jose Quintana as Indians down White Sox, pull within a half-game of first place

CHICAGO — Corey Kluber still is considered an ace in the Cleveland Indians’ clubhouse. “There’s been a couple of hiccups, but, I promise you, the day he pitches we’re thrilled,” manager Terry Francona said. Kluber allowed two runs over 71⁄3 innings and Cleveland beat a top Chicago White Sox pitcher for the second straight day Read More…

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Tomlin, Indians hand Chicago’s Sale his first loss

CHICAGO — Cleveland manager Terry Francona raved about Josh Tomlin. The Indians roared when Mike Napoli’s awkward slide into third base was shown on the TV in the visitors’ clubhouse. Fun night all around for Tomlin and company. Tomlin beat Chris Sale in a one-sided matchup of unbeaten pitchers and Francisco Lindor had three hits, Read More…

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Indians find their power stroke, get strong start from Cody Anderson to snap losing skid, salvage split with White Sox

CHICAGO — Six home runs and a dominant pitching performance by an unlikely candidate allowed the Cleveland Indians to earn a doubleheader split. Rajai Davis’ two-run homer in the fifth inning put Cleveland ahead to stay, Jose Ramirez hit his second long ball of the day and Juan Uribe also went deep to lead the Read More…

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Red Sox 5, Indians 2: Danny Salazar stumbles against Boston’s red-hot bats

BOSTON — Danny Salazar started the day on a nice run. That ended against the big-hitting Boston Red Sox. David Ortiz went 4-for-4 with a solo home run and a double that sent a fan flying, Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to 27 games and the Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 Read More…

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Red Sox 9, Indians 1: Joe Kelly shuts down Tribe, as 5-game winning streak snapped

BOSTON — The Cleveland Indians were already having enough trouble against Joe Kelly without the plays the Boston Red Sox were making to keep his no-hitter going. Kelly pitched no-hit ball for 6⅔ innings, Boston’s fielders made four solid plays and the Red Sox beat the Indians 9-1 on Saturday. Jason Kipnis was robbed twice Read More…

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Indians Commentary: Terry Francona, Francisco Lindor have Tribe off to solid start despite team’s shortcomings

With Cleveland all in on the Cavaliers, the odd men out are the Indians, the best most-ignored team in the major leagues. The Franconamen are quietly plugging away, trying to chisel out a good enough start from which a championship contender can grow. The early returns? So far, so Tito. Once again the steadying hand Read More…

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Indians Commentary: The time has come to cut Juan Uribe, turn to Jose Ramirez at third base

It’s time to put Juan Uribe out to pasture. Signing the veteran infielder seemed like a good idea at the time. But after watching the 37-year-old Uribe play average-at-best at third base and struggle mightily at the plate over 31 games — .218, one home run and six RBIs — keeping him around any longer Read More…

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Indians win streak at 5 as Corey Kluber keeps Boston in check

BOSTON — Corey Kluber sounded as relaxed after the game as he looked on the mound. Facing the Boston Red Sox, the majors’ top-scoring club, Kluber held them down for seven innings to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 4-2 victory Friday night. “I was kind of working both sides of the plate to keep Read More…

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Indians 7, Reds 2: Josh Tomlin pitches, hits Tribe to series-sweeping victory

CINCINNATI — For the first time in 44 years, an Indians pitcher had a single and a double. Yep, Josh Tomlin couldn’t help but get in on Cleveland’s four-day hitting splurge. Carlos Santana hit two two-run homers, and Tomlin stayed unbeaten by allowing only five hits while pitching into the eighth inning Thursday night, leading Read More…

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Francisco Lindor homers in 12th as Indians defeat Reds again

CINCINNATI — Cleveland’s top young starter faded in his debut. The way the Indians are hitting lately, it didn’t matter. Rajai Davis hit a tying, two-run homer in the ninth inning, and Francisco Lindor led off the 12th with another homer, powering the Indians to an 8-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. Read More…

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