CLEVELAND — If you keep winning, apparently they will come.
Indians fans have failed to support their team at the turnstiles for much of the season, but with the Tribe in the thick …Read More
CLEVELAND — Indians ace Justin Masterson will pitch again before the regular season is complete, but it won’t be as a starter.
Manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Masterson, who has been sidelined since Sept. 2 with a strained left oblique, will pitch out of the bullpen tonight or in the series opener at Minnesota on …Read More
CLEVELAND — Jason Giambi has helped the Indians as a veteran presence and with a key hit from time to time this season, but perhaps his biggest contribution of the year came Tuesday night at Progressive Field.
With the Indians trailing by a run in …Read More
When you Cleveland sports fans wake up Monday morning, you will have a Major League Baseball team headed to the postseason for the first time since 2007.
It will be the first time one of your city’s professional franchises has participated in a playoff game since LeBron James skipped town three years ago and won two …Read More
CLEVELAND — The final homestand of the regular season couldn’t have begun any better for the playoff-hunting Indians.
Cleveland, which started Sunday as new owners of the American League’s second wild-card spot, took care of its end of the postseason bargain by drubbing Houston 9-2 to complete a four-game sweep.
CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona is confident his team is entering a make or break stretch in the right frame of mind.
“We’ve done a good job of staying in the moment and not getting ahead of ourselves,” said Francona, whose club sat a half-game out of the American League’s second wild-card spot through Wednesday. …Read More
CLEVELAND — It took 11 innings to beat the worst team in baseball Thursday night at Progressive Field. But at this point, the Indians will take a win anyway they can get one.
Fighting to stay alive in the American League wild-card race, Cleveland opened a four-game series against the last-place Astros with a dramatic extra-inning …Read More
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bruce Chen worked five innings and Salvador Perez doubled home two runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Indians 7-2 on Wednesday night.
Chen was pulled in the sixth after giving up a single to Michael Bourn and walking Nick Swisher to lead off the inning.
Francisley Bueno replaced Chen and recorded …Read More
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Asdrubal Cabrera drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Indians rallied against the stingy Kansas City Royals bullpen for a 5-3 victory Tuesday night.
The Indians were shut out until the sixth by Yordano Ventura, who made an electric major league debut. The flame-throwing Ventura was consistently clocked …Read More
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — James Shields kept the Indians off balance for six innings, Salvador Perez led a scrappy Kansas City offense and the Royals pounded Cleveland 7-1 on Monday night to open a three-game set with significant playoff implications.
Shields struck out a season-high 10 for the Royals (79-71), who moved within 2½ games of …Read More