August 27, 2014

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Aviles blasts walk-off

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber put the Indians in position for a victory, but needed Mike Aviles and Scott Atchison to finish the job. Aviles led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a homer onto the left-field porch, giving the Tribe a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. The walk-off home Read More…

Indians want to lock up Kluber

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ key position players, including Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana, are all locked up under long-term contracts. General manager Chris Antonetti hopes to add pitcher Corey Kluber to that list. “It’s safe to say we have an incredible appreciation for what Corey has done,” Antonetti said Friday prior to Cleveland’s series opener Read More…

Indians: Former closer John Axford claimed off waivers by Pirates

Yan Gomes, John Axford

CLEVELAND — John Axford’s days are done in Cleveland. The deposed closer, who lost his job shortly into the season, was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. The Pirates reportedly will be responsible for the remainder — a little more than $1 million — of the $4.5 million salary Axford is earning Read More…

Indians split doubleheader against Arizona with thrilling win, shutout loss

Zack Walters

CLEVELAND — The Indians played two Wednesday night at Progressive Field. It was one too many. After a dramatic 3-2 win in the opening game of a traditional doubleheader against the Diamondbacks, Cleveland limped to an agonizing defeat in the nightcap, going scoreless through 12 innings of a 1-0 loss. The long day — seven Read More…

Indians notes: Michael Bourn set for activation; Nick Swisher seeking second opinion

CLEVELAND — Michael Bourn (left hamstring strain) is scheduled to be activated from the disabled list Friday, while Nick Swisher is headed in a different direction. Bourn, who has been sidelined since July 6 — his second stint on the injured list with a left hamstring issue — is expected to play Friday and Saturday, Read More…

Indians, Diamondbacks rained out, will play traditional doubleheader Wednesday

Jason Kipnis

CLEVELAND — Blame it on the rain. The series opener Tuesday night between the Indians and Diamondbacks at Progressive Field was postponed by inclement weather. That means the two interleague rivals will play a traditional doubleheader today, with the opening game scheduled to start at 4:05 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. Trevor Bauer (4-7, Read More…

Indians notes: David Murphy likely out four to six weeks; Nick Swisher may be headed for surgery

CLEVELAND — There was bad news for the Indians on the injury front Tuesday. David Murphy is expected to miss the next four to five weeks with a right oblique strain, while Nick Swisher could be headed for surgery on his right knee. Both players were placed on the disabled list Sunday. The Indians announced Read More…

Indians 4, Yankees 1: Carlos Carrasco pitches Tribe to series win

Carlos Carrasco

NEW YORK — Asked what pitch worked best against the New York Yankees, Carlos Carrasco gave a most obvious answer. “Everything,” he said. Same goes for most everyone the Cleveland Indians are putting on the mound lately. Carrasco rejoined the Cleveland rotation in fine fashion by throwing five scoreless innings and the Indians nearly tossed Read More…

Yankees 10, Indians 6: Sloppy Tribe drops series opener in the Bronx

Indians Yankees Baseball

NEW YORK — The Cleveland Indians dropped a chance to take control of a game against the New York Yankees early and never recovered. First baseman Carlos Santana couldn’t handle shortstop Jose Ramirez’s throw with one out in the first, allowing Derek Jeter to start a five-run inning and lead New York to a 10-6 Read More…

Indians come up empty against Reds, suffer 3rd straight loss

Todd Frazier, Jason Kipnis

CINCINNATI — The Indians remain stuck in place. Homer Bailey pitched seven innings to end his losing streak against Cleveland, and Billy Hamilton had an RBI triple and scored a run Thursday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-0 victory. The Reds won three of four in the annual intrastate series, splitting two games Read More…