December 19, 2014


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…

Indians notes: Carlos Santana salvages season and then some

Carlos Santana

CLEVELAND — If Carlos Santana is feeling the effects of a long season, it’s tough to tell. Despite dealing with nagging leg injuries recently, the Indians first baseman continues to surge after a seriously slow start to the year. Santana, who entered the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader hitting .233 with 26 home runs and Read More…

Indians: Tribe rained out, will play traditional doubleheader today

Kyle Gibson

CLEVELAND — Progressive Field history will be made today. Thanks to Wednesday’s rained out game against the Twins, Cleveland’s ballpark will host its third traditional doubleheader of the season, with the first game beginning at 12:05 p.m., followed by Game 2 approximately 30 minutes after the completion of the opener. The three traditional doubleheaders — Read More…

Indians: Pitching keeping Tribe alive in race for postseason berth

Corey Kluber

CLEVELAND — There is only one reason why the Indians are still alive in the race for a postseason berth: Pitching. Cleveland’s staff has been one of the majors’ best since the All-Star break — ranked fifth with a 3.02 ERA — and it’s kept the Indians relevant in the Central Division standings and the Read More…

Twins 4, Indians 3: Tribe drops series opener to last-place Twins

Trevor Bauer

CLEVELAND — Every game matters for the Indians these days. They didn’t play like it Tuesday night at Progressive Field. With an opportunity to keep pace in the Central Division and wild-card races, Cleveland stumbled in the opener of a three-game series against last-place Minnesota, dropping a 4-3 decision in front of another crowd of Read More…