April 24, 2014

Medina
Intermittent clouds
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Tribe: Salazar struggles, Indians hitters take the day off

Kansas City’s Norichika Aoki dives safely back to first as Cleveland first baseman Nick Swisher takes the pick-off throw. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Right-hander Danny Salazar was the toast of the town in Cleveland last year. Now, he’s just toast. Salazar was brief and ineffective for the fourth time in as many outings, leading to an 8-2 loss to the Royals at Progressive Field on Tuesday night. In four starts this season, the 24-year-old is 0-3 Read More…

Tribe: McAllister stays calm to earn win

CLEVELAND — During the early portion of Monday night’s series opener with the Royals, about the only excitement for Indians fans was provided by a squirrel that got loose in the Progressive Field infield and outfield. Once the squirrel was contained, Cleveland’s baseball team brought the crowd to its feet. Keyed by two-run home runs Read More…

Tribe commentary: Time to panic? Not even close, actually

Hey, Indians fans, relax. When there has been an off chance between discussing who the Browns are going to take with the No. 4 pick in the NFL Draft, the Cleveland sports world has taken to Twitter, Facebook and local sports radio talk shows to discuss the demise of the Tribe. The Indians are 8-10 Read More…

Tribe: Salvage operation, big double by Murphy helps Tribe avoid sweep

The Indians’ Michael Brantley, left, and Jason Kipnis celebrate David Murphy’s three-run double. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Indians picked a good day to come back from the dead. Riding a season-high three-game skid and with seven losses in nine games, Cleveland snapped out of the funk Sunday just in time to avoid a sweep by the Blue Jays, beating Toronto 6-4 in front of a sparse crowd of 11,716 Read More…

Tribe: Indians postponed, Cleveland’s rotation gets pushed back

Cleveland pitcher Zach McAllister will face the Tigers today. (AP FILE PHOTO)

DETROIT — An early-season Central Division showdown in Motown will have to wait until tonight. The opener of a three-game series between the Indians and Tigers was postponed Tuesday because of cold weather at Comerica Park. Snow fell in Detroit during the morning hours and temperatures hovered around 30 degrees for much of the day. Read More…

Tribe: Outfielder stays hot with three-run homer and four RBIs

Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes fails to hang on to a pop foul by San Diego’s Yonder Alonso in the sixth inning. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — It was another chilly night at Progressive Field on Tuesday. Thankfully for the Indians, their bats were plenty warm — at least the ones that David Murphy and Nyjer Morgan were swinging. With temperatures below 50 degrees once again at first pitch, the pair of unlikely catalysts heated up Cleveland’s offense, propelling the Read More…

Tribe: Rain wins this time

CLEVELAND — The opener of the Indians’ three-game interleague series against the San Diego Padres at Progressive Field on Monday was postponed by rain. With San Diego scheduled for an off day Thursday and this being the Padres’ only trip of the season to Cleveland, the game will be made up as a traditional doubleheader Read More…

Tribe: Guts aren’t quite enough; Masterson, Wood allow big innings

Minnesota’s Joe Mauer scores on a three-run double by Chris Colabello in the sixth inning. Indians catcher Yan Gomes looks on. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ never-day-die attitude was on display again Sunday at Progressive Field. Unfortunately for Cleveland, the Twins didn’t quit, either. The Indians battled back on numerous occasions in the rubber match of a three-game series with Minnesota, but still fell 10-7 in front of 13,104 fans. Cleveland was down early thanks to a Read More…

Tribe: Rockin’ C-Town, sellout expected for home opener

CLEVELAND — If weather permits, there will be a raucous celebration at Progressive Field today similar to the party held there the last time the Indians were in town. A sellout crowd is expected for Cleveland’s home opener — 3:05 p.m — against Minnesota, as Tribe fans welcome their team back from a successful three-game Read More…

Tribe: The haunting, Kazmir bedevils Cleveland hitters

Former Cleveland pitcher Scott Kazmir handcuffed Indians hitters to help the A’s throttle the Tribe. Kazmir allowed just three hits in 7-plus innings. (AP PHOTO)

OAKLAND, Calif. — Corey Kluber was already struggling with his command when he was forced to take a nearly five-minute break for a replay challenge. The long delay sure didn’t help his cause. Kluber failed to get out of the fourth inning and lost for the first time since last June as the Indians were Read More…