August 1, 2014

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Indians Corey Kluber outduels Mariners ‘King’ Felix Hernandez

Corey Kluber

CLEVELAND — Though they traded their ace to St. Louis, the Indians appear to be in good hands with Corey Kluber atop their rotation. As he has done all season, Kluber pitched like a No. 1 starter, outdueling one of the majors’ best in Seattle’s Felix Hernandez on Wednesday night to push Cleveland to a Read More…

Indians notes: Corey Kluber takes over as ace

Corey Kluber

CLEVELAND — T.J. House will replace Justin Masterson in the rotation, but right-hander Corey Kluber will take over as the Indians’ ace now that Masterson has been traded. Truth be told, Kluber had earned the title long before Masterson was dealt to the Cardinals on Wednesday. He has been one of the American League’s best Read More…

Indians: Justin Masterson traded to St. Louis for prospect

Justin Masterson

CLEVELAND — After his discount long-term contract offer was rejected this spring, Justin Masterson probably felt his days in Cleveland were numbered. Wednesday, the Indians traded the right-hander to the St. Louis Cardinals for minor league outfielder James Ramsey, bringing an end to Masterson’s tenure with the Tribe — a stint that began when Cleveland Read More…

Trevor Bauer struggles, Indians offense provides little support as Mariners spoil first game back

Trevor Bauer, Yan Gomes

CLEVELAND — A return to Progressive Field following a lengthy road trip did not provide relief for the Indians on Tuesday night. Cleveland, one of the majors’ top teams at home this season, couldn’t continue the trend in the series opener with Seattle, dropping a 5-2 decision in front of just 15,713 fans. For one Read More…

Indians notes: Terry Francona not sure buying is best idea at trading deadline

Terry Francona

CLEVELAND — Manager Terry Francona isn’t begging general manager Chris Antonetti for reinforcements as Thursday’s trading deadline approaches. “What we need to be geared for is to play good baseball, and if something happens, something happens,” said Francona, whose third-place team trails the first-place Tigers by 6½ games in the Central Division and are five Read More…

Indians’ Carlos Santana named American League Player of the Week

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana could not be much hotter. Too bad the same can’t be said for his team. The Cleveland Indians, who open an eight-game homestand tonight against the Seattle Mariners, are coming off a 10-3 win over the Royals on Sunday. Unfortunately for them, that was just their second win in their last eight games. Read More…

Santana hits a pair of home runs to push Indians past Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson and Jim Rice didn’t do it. Neither did Mark McGwire, Albert Pujols, Jim Thome, Barry Bonds nor any other opposing slugger who played at Kansas City. Carlos Santana hit five home runs in a series at spacious Kauffman Stadium, connecting for two more shots Sunday and Read More…

Butler does in Indians

  The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pinch-hitter Billy Butler’s two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning sent the Kansas City Royals over the Indians 6-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win. Carlos Santana homered twice for the Indians, who have lost five of six. Butler connected against John Axford, sending Read More…

Indians lose first series in July

Jose Ramirez, Danny Santana

MINNEAPOLIS — For the first time this month, Cleveland lost a series. Trevor Bauer lost for the first time in five July starts as the Indians lost 3-1 to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday to drop two of three. “We just didn’t do much offensively,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “I would say (Bauer) held Read More…

Carlos Santana, Nick Swisher lead way as Indians top Twins

Carlos Santana

MINNEAPOLIS — The Cleveland Indians hope struggling Carlos Santana and Nick Swisher continue to hit like they did Tuesday night. Having Danny Salazar pitch like he did won’t hurt either. Santana homered among his season high-tying four hits and Salazar won in his first start in more than two months as the Indians beat the Read More…