August 23, 2014

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Indians squander good pitching

  Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Indians got another top-shelf effort from a starting pitcher Friday night in the series opener against Houston. Unfortunately for them, they also got another bottom-feeding performance from their offense and defense. Right-hander Carlos Carrasco pitched well but was pretty much forced to go it alone in a Read More…

Corey Kluber far from sharp, but offense provides little help as Indians fall to Twins

Corey Kluber, Kennys Vargas

MINNEAPOLIS — Corey Kluber has pitched so well for Cleveland this summer he’s put himself in the conversation about the American League Cy Young Award. On a so-so afternoon for the right-handed rock of the rotation, the Indians didn’t help him out. Kennys Vargas homered and sparked rallies with two other hits, leading the Minnesota Read More…

Arthroscopic surgery on both knees ends disappointing season for Indians’ Nick Swisher

Nick Swisher

CLEVELAND — Another unproductive and injury-plagued season will come to an end prematurely for Indians first baseman Nick Swisher. Swisher, who was batting a career-low .208 with only eight home runs and 42 RBIs in 97 games, underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees Wednesday in Los Angeles. He had been on the disabled list with Read More…

Mike Aviles, T.J. House lead way as Indians shut out Twins

Chris Dickerson, Mike Aviles

MINNEAPOLIS — Mike Aviles didn’t know his numbers against Ricky Nolasco going into Wednesday night’s game. But he’s glad his manager did. Aviles homered among his three hits and drove in two runs, and rookie T.J. House threw shutout ball into the sixth inning, combining with four relievers to pitch the Cleveland Indians past the Read More…

Rookie Tyler Holt helps Indians rally past Twins

Michael Bourn, Tyler Holt

MINNEAPOLIS — Tyler Holt arrived at Target Field 25 minutes before the first pitch. The Cleveland Indians’ rookie had a quick bite to eat, took a few swings in the batting cage and then got the biggest hit of his young career. Yan Gomes had three hits including a home run, Holt hit a go-ahead Read More…

Orioles 4, Indians 1: Tribe can’t complete sweep of division leaders

Jonathan Schoop, Kyle Crockett

CLEVELAND — A productive homestand ended with the Indians being not so productive Sunday at Progressive Field. With a chance to sweep the American League East Division-leading Orioles, Cleveland instead settled for a three-game series win, managing just two hits in a 4-1 loss in front of 22,564 fans. The Indians, who went 3-2 in Read More…

Indians notes: Rotation shining for a spell

Corey Kluber

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ rotation has picked an opportune time for a top-shelf spell. Despite scoring only 19 runs over the last seven games, Cleveland has posted a 5-2 record, thanks in large part to effective outings from its starting pitchers, who have allowed just five earned runs over a span of 44 innings. In Read More…

Aviles blasts walk-off

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber put the Indians in position for a victory, but needed Mike Aviles and Scott Atchison to finish the job. Aviles led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a homer onto the left-field porch, giving the Tribe a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. The walk-off home Read More…

Indians want to lock up Kluber

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ key position players, including Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana, are all locked up under long-term contracts. General manager Chris Antonetti hopes to add pitcher Corey Kluber to that list. “It’s safe to say we have an incredible appreciation for what Corey has done,” Antonetti said Friday prior to Cleveland’s series opener Read More…

Indians: Former closer John Axford claimed off waivers by Pirates

Yan Gomes, John Axford

CLEVELAND — John Axford’s days are done in Cleveland. The deposed closer, who lost his job shortly into the season, was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. The Pirates reportedly will be responsible for the remainder — a little more than $1 million — of the $4.5 million salary Axford is earning Read More…