PHILADELPHIA — The Cleveland Indians erased all the negative numbers from their past three games with a few well-aimed swings of the bat Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.
In beating the Phillies 10-4 to split the two-game series, the Indians looked a lot more like the offensive juggernaut that has compiled a 14-4 record since April …Read More
PHILADELPHIA — Scott Kazmir had opposing hitters going back to the dugout talking about his fastball. He didn’t throw it quite enough.
Jonathan Pettibone pitched neatly into the seventh, Kevin Frandsen and Domonic Brown hit solo homers and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on Tuesday night.
John Mayberry Jr. had three hits and three …Read More
CLEVELAND — One brilliant pitching performance did not deserve another for the Indians on Monday at Progressive Field.
A sparkling outing from ace Justin Masterson led Cleveland to a 1-0 victory in the opening game of a doubleheader against the Yankees. The celebration was short-lived, however, as pitching presented a problem in a 7-0 loss in …Read More
DETROIT — Terry Francona’s Cleveland Indians passed their first test against the defending American League champions.
They beat Justin Verlander on Saturday night and rallied against Jose Valverde on Sunday. When it was over, Cleveland had taken two of three from the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.
Pinch hitter Mark Reynolds had a tiebreaking single in the …Read More
CLEVELAND — The Sugar Land Skeeters are lamenting their loss, while the Indians are celebrating their gain.
Left-hander Scott Kazmir, a two-time All-Star who spent last season pitching for Sugar Land (Texas) in an independent league, is winning games again in the majors. And the Indians are the beneficiary after signing the comeback …Read More
CLEVELAND — Major League Baseball acknowledged that umpire Angel Hernandez made a mistake, but it will not change the crew chief’s disputed call in the Indians’ 4-3 victory over the A’s at Progressive Field on Wednesday night.
Television replays clearly showed a potential game-tying drive from Adam Rosales in the ninth inning off closer Chris Perez …Read More
CLEVELAND — The Indians won another game Wednesday night at Progressive Field — at least that’s what the official scorebook says.
With the aid of a controversial call in the ninth inning, Cleveland wrapped up its third straight victory and ninth in 10 games by rallying to turn back the Oakland A’s 4-3.
It was a tainted …Read More
CLEVELAND — The Indians’ players, manager and marketing team are calling Cleveland a “Tribe Town” this year. The attendance figures aren’t supporting as much.
The Indians entered Wednesday night ranked last in the majors by a wide margin, drawing an average of 14,411 fans to Progressive Field over 15 home dates. That is 4,000 fans fewer …Read More
CLEVELAND — “Chicks dig the long ball” is a popular baseball phrase, but Indians manager Terry Francona is more concerned with winning games any way possible.
“I think (people) are getting more carried away with the homers than we are,” said Francona, whose team entered Tuesday tied with Atlanta for the major league-lead with 44 home …Read More
CLEVELAND — The Indians have already shown they are more than capable of hitting their way to a victory.
Now they’re proving they can pitch their way to one, too.
With another sparkling performance from the rotation Tuesday night, Cleveland, which entered the game tied for the major league-lead in home runs, edged by Oakland 1-0.
Over the …Read More