CLEVELAND — Still surprised by the franchise-record turnaround and searching for reasons why the Indians are playoff-bound for the first time since 2007? Manager Terry Francona might be a good place to start.
“You knew with Tito it was going to be an exciting year, just by the experience he brings and the character that he …Read More
CLEVELAND — In the midst of a celebratory clubhouse Sunday at Target Field, deposed closer Chris Perez broke his media silence. It seemed like a fitting occasion.
“You can’t put it into words, especially after what happened last year,” Perez said of the Indians clinching their first postseason berth since 2007. “I think you have to …Read More
CLEVELAND — The Indians manipulated their rotation in order to start right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez in a …Read More
MINNEAPOLIS — A team that was left for dead on countless occasions this season is alive and well atop the American League wild-card heap.
With a 5-1 victory over Minnesota at Target Field on Saturday, coupled with a Tampa Bay loss, the Indians shot to a one-game lead over the Rays and the Rangers in the …Read More
Closing in on the playoffs: Indians drub Twins for eighth straight win, move into tie for top wild-card berth
MINNEAPOLIS — Prior to the second game of the series at Target Field, Indians manager Terry Francona announced that the team would finish the regular season without a designated closer.
They didn’t need one Friday night against the Twins.
Thanks to an early offensive assault, Cleveland romped past Minnesota 12-6 to notch its eighth straight victory and …Read More
MINNEAPOLIS — Here’s something that should make a whole lot of Indians fans happy: Right-hander Chris Perez is no longer the closer.
Manager Terry Francona confirmed Friday the Indians will finish the regular season closing by committee, with the game dictating which pitcher he would employ. The options are deep with Justin Masterson, Joe Smith, Cody …Read More
MINNEAPOLIS — Michael Bourn was not in the starting lineup Thursday for the second straight game while nursing an injured right wrist, but the Indians are optimistic they will get him back fulltime before the regular season is complete.
Bourn, who sustained the injury on a slide into second base Tuesday, was wearing a wrap on …Read More
MINNEAPOLIS — If the Indians keep this up, they won’t have to worry about anybody else in the American League wild-card race but themselves.
Cleveland won for the seventh straight time Thursday night, opening a crucial regular-season-ending four-game series against Minnesota with a 6-5 victory at Target Field.
CLEVELAND — Veteran slugger Jason Giambi said he gave Chris Perez a hug after the beleaguered closer blew his fifth save Tuesday night in a 5-4 comeback win over the Chicago White Sox.
Perez could certainly use some tender loving care.
Cleveland’s fiery right-hander has been a lightning rod of controversy for the second straight season, but …Read More
CLEVELAND — The Indians wrapped up the home portion of their regular-season schedule Wednesday night with a 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox in front of 30,942 raucous fans.
It’s up to the Tribe whether it has played its final game of 2013 at Progressive Field.
Cleveland embarks on a four-game series in Minnesota that begins …Read More