July 25, 2014

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Tribe pitcher Josh Tomlin struggles as Detroit sweeps 10-4

CLEVELAND — Call it the weekend of Wahoo woe. With all the ingredients present for a raucous celebration at Progressive Field, the Indians went out and laid three eggs. None were more rotten than the series finale Sunday. Failing on pretty much every front, Cleveland limped to a 10-4 drubbing from Central Division leader Detroit Read More…

Indians notes: Pestano promoted; McAllister sent down

CLEVELAND — Fan favorite and former elite setup man Vinnie Pestano is back in the big leagues. With the Indians not needing a fifth starter until July 1, right-hander Zach McAllister, who was activated from the disabled list Wednesday, was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Friday. Pestano, who was demoted to the minors after struggling Read More…

Tribe: Veteran Nick Swisher drills walk-off grand slam over Angels

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CLEVELAND — Nick Swisher didn’t have a whole lot of bros in the Progressive Field crowd when he strutted to the plate Thursday afternoon with the game on the line in the 10th inning. When the at-bat of the Indians’ $15-million man was complete, however, he had plenty of friends. Booed for going hitless with Read More…

Loss to Angels at Progessive Field snaps winning streak for Indians

Indians catcher Yan Gomes tags out Los Angeles’ Josh Hamilton. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Something fishy was going on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. Indians starter Josh Tomlin had his worst performance of the season, the Cleveland batters couldn’t figure out rookie starter Matt Shoemaker and Angels center fielder Mike Trout continued his torrid pace at the plate with a pair of monster home runs during Los Read More…

Tribe wins 10th straight home game with 4-3 score against Angels

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CLEVELAND — Home remained as sweet as ever for the Indians on Monday night. Kicking off an extended stretch at Progressive Field on the heels of a 10-game road trip, Cleveland continued its winning ways at home, turning back the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 in front of 14,716 fans. It was the 10th straight home Read More…

Tribe: Nick Swisher to the rescue with 3-2 win in 11 innings

The Indians’ Nick Swisher hits the go-ahead home run in the 11th inning. (AP PHOTO)

BOSTON — Nick Swisher finally has something to savor in a tough season — a game-winning homer. He had spent 16 days on the disabled list before being activated Thursday. He was batting just .203 when he came to bat in the 11th inning Sunday. Then he led off the inning with his fourth homer Read More…

Sour taste lingers as Tribe loses 4-1 to Royals

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Trevor Bauer had just watched the Kansas City Royals score all their runs on sacrifice flies in a 4-1 defeat, and the Indians’ starter was asked what bothered him most about the game. The way Kansas City chipped away at him? The way the Cleveland hitters performed? “That we lost,” Bauer Read More…

Red-hot Tribe suffers 9-5 loss to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jason Vargas cooled down hot-hitting Cleveland, Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals held on for a 9-5 victory over the Indians on Tuesday night. Hosmer also drove in a run during a four-run fourth inning. Alex Gordon homered in the eighth and Mike Moustakas hit a Read More…

Tribe: Lonnie Chisenhall carves out place in history

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lonnie Chisenhall’s bat is headed to the Hall of Fame. He just hopes he doesn’t break his other one. The Indians third baseman went 5-for-5 and hit three homers while driving in nine runs in a 17-7 rout of Texas on Monday night. By the time he arrived in Kansas City Read More…

Tribe: Chisenhall hammers Texas in 17-7 victory

ARLINGTON, Texas — Lonnie Chisenhall drove in nine runs, tying a Cleveland record, and had three homers among his five hits against Texas leading the Indians to a 17-7 win. Chisenhall had two-run home runs in the second and fourth innings Monday night before hitting a three-run shot down the right field line in the Read More…