October 20, 2014

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Royals 2, Indians 0: Kansas City takes series opener as Tribe’s playoff hopes take a hit

J.B. Shuck

CLEVELAND — It was the biggest game of the season for the Indians and their fans Monday night at Progressive Field and neither showed up. Trying to remain relevant in the race for a postseason berth, Cleveland instead took a step back, dropping the series opener 2-0 to Central Division rival Kansas City in front Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe still alive as regular season winds down

Scott Atchison, Yan Gomes

CLEVELAND — The Indians weren’t in first place in the Central Division and they faced a 2 1/2-game deficit in the American League wild-card race entering the series opener with Kansas City on Monday. But they were still alive with six games remaining in the regular season. “It’s about as exciting as it can get,” Read More…

Corey Kluber strikes out 14 for second straight game as Indians down Twins, keep postseason hopes alive

Corey Kluber

MINNEAPOLIS — Corey Kluber continues to dominate hitters when the Cleveland Indians need him most. Kluber struck out a career-high 14 hitters for the second straight start and the Indians didn’t lose any ground in the playoff chase Sunday with a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. Michael Bourn and Michael Brantley each had three Read More…

Indians lose in 10 innings

  Adam Czech The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Trevor Plouffe singled in Danny Santana in the 10th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 comeback victory over Cleveland on Friday night, further damaging the Indians’ already slim playoff hopes. Santana led off the inning with a single off Kyle Crockett (4-1) and advanced to Read More…

Pitching powers Indians again as they edge Astros 2-1 in 13 innings

Mike Aviles

HOUSTON — The Cleveland Indians relied on their pitching again, and their offense came alive just in time to beat the Houston Astros. Mike Aviles’ sacrifice fly in the 13th inning scored Jose Ramirez and gave the Indians a 2-1 win Thursday night. Ramirez doubled with one out before Samuel Deduno (2-6) walked Michael Brantley Read More…

Carlos Carrasco shines as Indians shut out Astros

Carlos Carrasco, Terry Francona

HOUSTON — Carlos Carrasco threw a two-hitter with a career-high 12 strikeouts to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Houston Astros 2-0 Wednesday night. Yan Gomes had an RBI single in the fourth inning and a run-scoring triple in the sixth. Carrasco (8-5) walked one in his first career complete game. His previous best for Read More…

Kluber strikes out career-high 14 as Indians end four-game skid

Corey Kluber

HOUSTON — Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 14 in seven innings and the Cleveland Indians halted their four-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Kluber (16-9) allowed one run and seven hits to earn his third straight win. His previous high for strikeouts was 13 against the Read More…

Hope fading fast for Indians after loss to Astros drops them 6 games back in hunt for second wild card

Jose Ramirez

HOUSTON — The Cleveland Indians’ wild-card hopes took another hit Monday night with their fourth straight loss. Jose Altuve had three hits to give him 209 this season and drove in two runs, leading the Houston Astros to a 3-1 victory. The Indians know they have to figure out a way to get back on Read More…

Indians swept out of Detroit on another late home run off Bryan Shaw

Don Kelly

DETROIT — The Cleveland Indians can probably start thinking about October vacation plans. Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Tigers beat the Indians 6-4 Sunday for a three-game sweep that left Cleveland five games back for the second AL wild card with 14 games left. “Now we’re going Read More…

Indians 8-2, Twins 2-0: Tribe takes two from Twins

Michael Bourn

CLEVELAND — Following a loss to the Twins in the series opener Tuesday, Indians center fielder Michael Bourn said his team had to win nearly all of its remaining games to qualify for the postseason. Cleveland took the first step Thursday afternoon, sweeping Minnesota in a traditional doubleheader at Progressive Field. The Indians’ scuffling offense Read More…