September 2, 2014

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Reds down Indians as bottom of order gets best of Danny Salazar

Danny Salazar

CINCINNATI — Danny Salazar handled the top of Cincinnati’s batting order. It was the bottom that caught up with him. Zack Cozart hit a three-run homer off the left-field foul pole, Kristopher Negron added a two-run shot and the Cleveland Indians opened a five-game road trip with an 8-3 loss to the Reds on Wednesday Read More…

Reds get revenge as Johnny Cueto shuts down Indians

Johnny Cueto

CLEVELAND — The Reds choked on a stifling pitching performance from the Indians’ ace Monday. Tuesday night, it was Cleveland’s turn. Doing little offensively against Cincinnati’s All-Star right-hander Johnny Cueto, the Indians fell 9-2 in the Cleveland finale of a four-game Ohio Cup series with the Reds, snapping their four-game winning streak in the process. Read More…

Indians notes: Former closer John Axford thriving in new role

Yan Gomes, John Axford

CLEVELAND — John Axford is making the best of a bad situation. Signed to a one-year contract worth $4.5 million to become the Indians’ closer this offseason, Axford lost the job shortly into the year. But after being reduced to a mop-up role for a spell, the right-hander is back pitching in key situations, and Read More…

Indians roll over Reds as offense backs strong outing from Corey Kluber

Corey Kluber, Yan Gomes

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber wasn’t an All-Star this year, but there’s little doubt the right-hander has been one of the American League’s top starting pitchers. A National League team found that out Monday night at Progressive Field. With Kluber offering up another stifling outing, the Indians rolled past Cincinnati 7-1 to open the two-game Ohio Read More…

Indians notes: Nick Swisher out of lineup with sore right wrist

CLEVELAND — A right wrist strain was enough to keep Nick Swisher out of the lineup for the series opener against Cincinnati on Monday, but the Indians are confident the injury won’t linger. Manager Terry Francona said Swisher called Cleveland’s training staff Monday morning and said he was feeling better. “If he had woke up Read More…

David Murphy, Michael Brantley home runs lead Indians past Rangers

Michael Brantley

CLEVELAND — There were plenty of reasons to celebrate Sunday at Progressive Field, but the biggest party was most definitely reserved for Indians outfielder David Murphy. On his daughter Madison’s birthday, Murphy loomed large in all phases of a 4-3 sweep-clinching win over the Rangers, providing his biggest present with a two-run, game-tying home run Read More…

Indians notes: Reliever Nick Hagadone on track this season

Nick Hagadone

CLEVELAND — Indians fans normally cringe when relief pitcher Nick Hagadone enters the game, but a closer look reveals the left-hander has actually been pretty effective this season. In 15 appearances on the big league level, Hagadone has allowed just three earned runs over 11⅓ innings. He’s been especially effective since being recalled from Triple-A Read More…

Good hitting, good pitching, good victory for Tribe

CLEVELAND — The Indians honored longtime radio announcer Tom Hamilton for his 25 years of service prior to Friday night’s game at Progressive Field. Then they went out and kept Hamilton’s vocal chords busy throughout a 12-2 throttling of the last-place Rangers in the opener of a three-game series. All cylinders were pumping for Cleveland’s Read More…

McAllister’s woes continue

CLEVELAND — Zach McAllister has taken another step back in his progression as a big- league starting pitcher. The right-hander, who began the season well — 3-0 with a 2.28 ERA over his first four starts — was designated for assignment Friday prior to the series opener with Texas. It came on the heels of Read More…

Mariners 6, Indians 5: Pitching lets Tribe down in series finale loss

Kyle Seager, Mike Zunino

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber and the Indians had the market cornered on pitching Wednesday night. It was the complete opposite Thursday. With arms in starting and relief roles letting them down, the Indians dropped the series finale with Seattle, as the Mariners rallied for a 6-5 win. Cleveland broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh Read More…