September 4, 2015

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Indians: Early season struggles continue in 7-2 loss against Twins

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MINNEAPOLIS — T.J. House made strides toward rectifying his early season struggles. It just wasn’t enough to hold off the Twins. After giving up six runs in 1⅓ innings in his season debut against Detroit, House allowed five runs in 5⅔ innings on Sunday in a 7-2 defeat to Minnesota. Cleveland has lost six of Read More…

Indians’ Brandon Moss stuck in a slump, eager to get hot at plate

Cleveland sluggers Brandon Moss is in search of his hitting stroke. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Brandon Moss, an All-Star for the first time in his career last year with the Oakland A’s, was projected to provide much-needed pop this season to a largely powerless Indians offense. Thus far, he has yet to bring his big bat to Cleveland. Moss enters the series opener at Minnesota tonight without a Read More…

Analysis: Precarious situation as Tigers own Indians

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On June 21, the Indians should send a card to the Detroit Tigers. After all, the four-time Central Division champions are their daddy. There’s no use fighting it anymore, Tribe fans. The Tigers own the Indians. Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and the boys are proving it year in and year out. It’s a fact, and Read More…

Indians: Miguel Cabrera owns House, has four RBIs before lefty is pulled in second

The Indians’ Lonnie Chisenhall can't catch a wide throw as Detroit’s Rajai Davis steals third base. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — With the Detroit Tigers in town for the first series at renovated Progressive Field, the Indians had the opportunity to make an early statement while re-affirming the lofty projections placed upon them. The Indians made a statement all right. It read: “We still can’t beat the Tigers.” Capping a highly forgettable weekend, Cleveland Read More…

Tigers wreck Opening Day

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — There was a brand-new look and a different vibe at Progressive Field for the home opener Friday afternoon. The end result for the Indians against four-time defending Central Division champion Detroit, however, remained the same — another loss. With their revamped park packed (sellout crowd of 35,789) full of Read More…

McAllister could hold key to Tribe’s fate

The Indians’ fate this season could hinge on Zach McAllister’s right arm. That looked like a losing proposition Friday during a disappointing home opener played in a stiff wind but under brilliant sunshine. McAllister started, struggled and took the loss in an 8-4 defeat to the despised Detroit Tigers. McAllister didn’t get much help from Read More…

Indians: Corey Kluber agrees to contract extension

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CLEVELAND — When the Indians take the field tonight in Houston, they won’t only be celebrating the start of a new baseball season. Cleveland made it official Easter Sunday, announcing it had agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with defending Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber. Reports surfaced Saturday night Kluber and the Read More…

Indians: Opening Day roster is all but complete

Reliever Austin Adams was the final player to make the Indians’ Opening Day roster. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Indians optioned slugger Jesus Aguilar to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday, while informing infielder Michael Martinez he would not make team. The moves provided some insight into how Cleveland’s 25-man roster is likely to shape up on Opening Day. Nick Swisher (knee) will not be on the roster Opening Day, but is expected to Read More…

Indians: Madison Bumgarner outduels Cleveland’s Corey Kluber

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner outpitched AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber as the San Francisco Giants completed their Arizona portion of the exhibition season by beating the Indians 5-2 Wednesday. Bumgarner allowed one run and five hits in four innings with four strikeouts in his final tuneup for Monday’s opener Read More…

Indians: Mariners manager Lloyd McClendan ejected in loss to Tribe

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Felix Hernandez left in the second inning of his final tuneup before Seattle’s opener. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon didn’t last much longer. McClendon was ejected in the fourth inning of Cleveland’s 8-6 win over Seattle on Tuesday. Brandon Moss’ two-run homer in the first gave the Indians a 4-3 lead against King Read More…