July 24, 2016

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Ingraham: Indians in great position — and should make deals to get in better one

For the Indians, with the best starting rotation in the majors, it’s sitting there, big and juicy, like low-hanging fruit. Do they have the guts to pick it? To pick it, they must sell out, swing for the fences and push all their chips to the middle of the table. Their nature, and history, is Read More…

Indians roll over Royals to take series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In the span of three innings, the Indians’ Tyler Naquin homered to left field, sent a two-run double down the right-field line and connected on a three-run homer over the center-field wall. Talk about using all fields. The rookie outfielder’s career-high six RBIs, along with three more homers by teammates and Read More…

Indians: Michael Brantley suffers another setback in shoulder rehab

Michael Brantley’s return to the major league lineup has been put on hold … again. The Indians announced Tuesday that Brantley’s minor league rehab assignment at Double-A Akron was shut down after the left fielder experienced discomfort in his surgically repaired right shoulder. No timetable for a return to action was given. He was scheduled Read More…

Indians 7, Royals 3: Danny Salazar stops Kansas City again as Tribe gets rebound win

Danny Salazar has no idea why he seems to handle the Kansas City Royals so easily. Perhaps it’s because he’s such an aggressive pitcher and they have such an aggressive lineup. The Indians’ right-hander went right after the Royals in his third outing against them this season, shutting them down into the seventh inning in Read More…

Painful eighth inning costs Indians: Royals score seven after Corey Kluber leaves with cramp

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Corey Kluber threw 95 pitches over seven scoreless innings, but left the game with a cramping right calf. Cleveland’s bullpen couldn’t hold the lead. Kluber scattered five hits and took the mound to begin the eighth with a 2-0 lead. But manager Terry Francona and trainer James Quinlan came from the Read More…

Indians: Separated shoulder could sideline Indians catcher Yan Gomes for two months

CLEVELAND — A season of struggle for Yan Gomes has worsened. Cleveland’s starting catcher could miss two months after separating his right shoulder, an injury that may force the AL Central-leading Indians to make a trade before the Aug. 1 deadline for deals without waivers. Gomes got hurt Sunday when he took a hard fall Read More…

Jim Ingraham: Signs point to continued success for Indians

If you’re into omens, Corey Kluber was the winning pitcher in the All-Star game. In 1997, Sandy Alomar Jr. was the MVP of the All-Star game — and the Indians went to the World Series that year. So there you go — omen away! There’s also this: The American League won the All-Star game, which Read More…

Yankees 11, Indians 7: Tribe drops first-half finale, series to NY

CLEVELAND — Upon returning home from a lengthy road trip, manager Terry Francona preached to his team to finish strong over the final week prior to the All-Star break. The Indians did not oblige. Losing for the fourth time in five games Sunday, Cleveland dropped the first-half finale 11-7 to the New York Yankees, who Read More… Read More…

Indians: Salazar scratched from All-Star Game with minor elbow soreness

CLEVELAND — Danny Salazar will travel to San Diego’s Petco Park after being selected to his first All-Star Game, but he won’t pitch for the American League on Tuesday. Thanks to what the Indians are calling a mild case of right elbow discomfort, Salazar (10-3, 2.75 ERA) was replaced on the AL roster by Chicago’s Read More… Read More…

Indians notes: Napoli has loomed large on and off the field

CLEVELAND — First baseman Mike Napoli has brought more to Cleveland than the right-handed power bat the Indians have coveted for years.  Napoli, 34, has been at the forefront of a trio of experienced offseason acquisitions, including outfielder Rajai Davis and Juan Uribe, who have replaced the departed Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn and Brandon Moss Read More… Read More…