April 19, 2014

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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…

Late Monday Tribe: Francona wins the one that counts

OAKLAND, Calif. — Terry Francona asked crew chief Mike Winters to review a collision at the plate, and the umpire obliged. The call was confirmed, denying Cleveland the go-ahead run, but the Indians manager appreciated how smoothly the new replay process went. The Indians later delivered on their chances in the ninth, with Nyjer Morgan Read More…

Tribe: Gomes, Tribe finalize pact

Editor’s note: The Indians-A’s game had not been completed at press time. OAKLAND, Calif. — Catcher Yan Gomes and the Indians completed a six-year, $23 million contract Monday after his breakout season last year. Gomes’ deal includes club options for 2020 and ’21 that could bring the total to $42 million over eight years — Read More…

Tribe: Carrasco lands last spot, Tomlin slated for consistent work in the minors

Cleveland pitcher Carlos Carrasco earned the final spot in the starting pitching rotation. (AP PHOTO)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Carlos Carrasco has earned a spot in the starting rotation for the Indians. The Indians said Wednesday that Carrasco will start the home operner April 4 against Minnesota. Cleveland chose Carrasco over Josh Tomlin. Carrasco joins Justin Masterson, Corey Kluber, Zach McAllister and Danny Salazar in the rotation. The 27-year-old Carrasco made Read More…

Tribe: Josh Tomlin takes loss

Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis makes a catch on a ball hit by the Rangers’ J.P. Arencibia in the second inning. (AP PHOTO)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Robbie Ross gave a strong audition in his bid to join the Texas rotation, pitching seven shutout innings that led the Rangers over the Indians 5-0 Tuesday. Ross allowed just four hits, striking out eight and walking three. The Rangers did not commit to Ross after the game but his performance left Read More…