May 5, 2015

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Tribe’s offense shows some life

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — Left-handed starting pitchers have been poison for the Indians this season. Friday night at Progressive Field, one provided the perfect tonic. Taking aim at veteran southpaw Mark Buehrle, Cleveland produced some rare offensive fireworks to beat the Blue Jays 9-4 and even the four-game series at a game apiece. Read More…

Tribe snaps skid

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Indians nearly reached a significant milestone Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Everyone surrounding the team is glad they fell short. Cleveland avoided a sweep at the hands of Central Division rival Kansas City with a much-needed 7-5 victory that snapped a four-game losing streak. Had the Indians lost Read More…

Royals erase Tribe’s lead with six runs in Seventh

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Indians finally found their offense. The search is still on for the bullpen formerly known as effective. Cleveland’s relief corps let the team down in a fateful seventh inning that propelled Kansas City to an 11-5 victory Tuesday night at Progressive Field. It was the last-place Indians’ seventh Read More…

Kluber remains winless

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Indians’ season-long slump continued in earnest Monday night at Progressive Field. With ace Corey Kluber on the mound, Cleveland’s lack of offense contributed mightily to a 6-2 loss in the series opener against Central Division rival Kansas City. Kluber (0-3, 4.24 ERA) wasn’t his usual dominant self, allowing Read More…

Indians: Early season struggles continue in 7-2 loss against Twins

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MINNEAPOLIS — T.J. House made strides toward rectifying his early season struggles. It just wasn’t enough to hold off the Twins. After giving up six runs in 1⅓ innings in his season debut against Detroit, House allowed five runs in 5⅔ innings on Sunday in a 7-2 defeat to Minnesota. Cleveland has lost six of Read More…

Indians’ Brandon Moss stuck in a slump, eager to get hot at plate

Cleveland sluggers Brandon Moss is in search of his hitting stroke. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Brandon Moss, an All-Star for the first time in his career last year with the Oakland A’s, was projected to provide much-needed pop this season to a largely powerless Indians offense. Thus far, he has yet to bring his big bat to Cleveland. Moss enters the series opener at Minnesota tonight without a Read More…

Analysis: Precarious situation as Tigers own Indians

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On June 21, the Indians should send a card to the Detroit Tigers. After all, the four-time Central Division champions are their daddy. There’s no use fighting it anymore, Tribe fans. The Tigers own the Indians. Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and the boys are proving it year in and year out. It’s a fact, and Read More…

Indians: Miguel Cabrera owns House, has four RBIs before lefty is pulled in second

The Indians’ Lonnie Chisenhall can't catch a wide throw as Detroit’s Rajai Davis steals third base. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — With the Detroit Tigers in town for the first series at renovated Progressive Field, the Indians had the opportunity to make an early statement while re-affirming the lofty projections placed upon them. The Indians made a statement all right. It read: “We still can’t beat the Tigers.” Capping a highly forgettable weekend, Cleveland Read More…

Tigers wreck Opening Day

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — There was a brand-new look and a different vibe at Progressive Field for the home opener Friday afternoon. The end result for the Indians against four-time defending Central Division champion Detroit, however, remained the same — another loss. With their revamped park packed (sellout crowd of 35,789) full of Read More…

McAllister could hold key to Tribe’s fate

The Indians’ fate this season could hinge on Zach McAllister’s right arm. That looked like a losing proposition Friday during a disappointing home opener played in a stiff wind but under brilliant sunshine. McAllister started, struggled and took the loss in an 8-4 defeat to the despised Detroit Tigers. McAllister didn’t get much help from Read More…