August 30, 2015

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Bauer shuts down Angels

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer had plenty of excuses not to pitch well in the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday. He didn’t need to use any of them. Pressed into service for an ill Danny Salazar on a chilly night at Progressive Field, Bauer rose to the occasion Read More…

Indians: Corey Kluber shines in 8-1 victory over Twins

CLEVELAND — In the midst of a highly disappointing season, Corey Kluber nearly gave the Indians and their fans something big to celebrate Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field. Looking as dominant as he has all year, Kluber had a no-hitter two outs into the seventh inning before Joe Mauer slapped a 1-2 pitch into left Read More…

Indians dump Bourn, Swisher

CLEVELAND — Indians fans got their wish times two. Underachieving and highly-paid players Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn were traded to the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, with Cleveland acquiring infielder Chris Johnson in return. The Indians also sent $10 million to the Braves as part of a deal that continues Cleveland’s trend of planning for Read More…

Indians make minor trade

CLEVELAND — The final hours before the Major League Baseball trade deadline were relatively quiet for the Indians on Friday. Cleveland did trade left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Abraham Almonte, but the deal wasn’t as significant as the ones the Indians orchestrated in the days leading up to the Read More…

Indians: Brandon Moss traded to St. Louis Cardinals

FILE - In this July 22, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Brandon Moss reacts after flying out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee. Brandon Moss was sorry to see close friend David Murphy traded earlier this week by the Indians. Now he's gone, too. Moss was dealt Thursday, July 30, 2015,  to the St. Louis Cardinals, who were in the market for an outfielder after seven-time All-Star Matt Holliday re-injured his right quadriceps on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn, File)

CLEVELAND — As Major League Baseball’s trade deadline approaches today at 4 p.m., the Indians are in full sell-mode. Outfielder David Murphy, one of Cleveland’s top offensive weapons, was traded to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, and Thursday, the Indians dealt team home run leader Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals for minor Read More…

Indians: Corey Kluber sets tone in 12-1 victory over Royals

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday in Cleveland. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — For one glorious afternoon, it all came together for the Indians. Unfortunately for the team and its fans, these days have been few and far between. Getting their usual quality effort from the starting pitcher, the last-place Indians surprisingly added a large dose of offense to slug their way to a 12-1 victory Read More…

Indians losses keep mounting as Tribe drops fifth game in a row

Cleveland Indians’ Carlos Santana points up after hitting a solo home run off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Edinson Volquez in the second inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — A team meeting designed to breathe life into the sagging Indians had little effect the following day. Cleveland opened a three-game series against Central Division-leading Kansas City on Monday night with a 9-4 loss at Progressive Field, accounting for the Indians’ seventh straight loss at home and fifth straight defeat overall. Cleveland’s ninth Read More…

Indians call team meeting after getting swept by Sox

Cleveland’s Brandon Moss, right, looks back as Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers chases him in the third inning. Moss was out on the play. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — There have been plenty of low points during this disappointing Indians season — none lower than this one. With a chance to prove they were still legitimate contenders for a postseason spot prior to the trading deadline, the Indians went out and showed they weren’t, getting swept by the White Sox in a Read More…

Antonetti won’t mortgage future

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — Indians general manager Chris Antonetti met with reporters Friday prior to a game against the White Sox and reaffirmed his trading deadline stance. Antonetti said he is not motivated to deal any of Cleveland’s starting pitchers, but is willing to listen to offers. The offers, however, would have to Read More…

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…