December 19, 2014

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Indians notes: Francona weighs in on season thus far

CLEVELAND — The season isn’t over, but prior to the series opener with Minnesota on Tuesday, manager Terry Francona gave a pretty good synopsis of how the year has gone thus far through 142 games. “I think there’s been more things maybe not quite go as we anticipated, and because of that, we’ve had some Read More…

Angels 12, Indians 3: Halos bomb Danny Salazar and Tribe

Angels Indians Baseball

CLEVELAND — The Indians have been getting top-shelf performances from their rotation on a near daily basis since Aug. 9. That ended in abrupt fashion Monday afternoon in a make-up game against the American League-West leading Angels at Progressive Field. With right-hander Danny Salazar buckling first against Los Angeles ace Jered Weaver, Cleveland was on Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe’s 2015 regular-season schedule unveiled

CLEVELAND — Major League Baseball announced the 2015 regular-season schedule Monday afternoon. The Indians will open the year with a three-game series at Houston on April 6-9, followed by a home-opening three-game series against Central Division heavyweight Detroit on April 10-12. A two-game series against the White Sox at Progressive Field on April 14-15 precedes Read More…

Indians notes: Francisco Lindor won’t be making major league debut this season

Jose Ramirez, Andy Wilkins

CLEVELAND — Though the seasons of Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus are completed, manager Terry Francona said Sunday there would be no additional September call-ups. That means the Indians’ top prospect — shortstop Francisco Lindor — will not be making his much-anticipated major league debut. Lindor, 20, had a productive third full professional season, earning Read More…

Indians 2, White Sox 0: Carrasco stays hot

Carlos Carrasco

CLEVELAND — If you saw Carlos Carrasco at the beginning of the season, you wouldn’t recognize him now. He still stands 6-foot-3 and weighs around 215 pounds, but the right-hander is just pitching a whole lot better. Yanked from the rotation and banished to the bullpen, Carrasco has returned in dominant fashion. Sunday he turned Read More…

Detroit scores 7 runs in 11th to take series finale against Indians

Victor Martinez

CLEVELAND — The Detroit Tigers started out strong Thursday night. Nine innings later, they finished even stronger. After scoring four times in the first innings, the Tigers’ offense went into a slumber until the 11th when it broke through for seven runs in an 11-4 win over the Cleveland Indians. “It was a little bit Read More…

Indians’ Danny Salazar dominates Detroit for first career shutout

Danny Salazar

CLEVELAND — Danny Salazar pumped his fist, broke into a big smile and hugged his teammates. A pitcher’s first career shutout is certainly reason to celebrate. Salazar (6-6) struck out nine and didn’t walk a batter, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 7-0 on Wednesday night. “I really wanted to finish,” he said. Read More…

Tigers 4, Indians 2: Heartbreaking loss for Tribe, as Detroit rallies against Allen

Cody Allen, J.D. Martinez

CLEVELAND — The Indians were three outs away from celebrating a hard-fought victory over three-time defending Central Division champion Detroit on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. Unfortunately for the hometown team, those three outs didn’t arrive until after J.D. Martinez clouted a three-run home run off closer Cody Allen that left Cleveland on the end Read More…

Indians notes: Ryan Raburn activated from DL, back in lineup

Ryan Raburn

CLEVELAND — Ryan Raburn was activated from the disabled list and was in the lineup Tuesday at designated hitter. It’s been a rough season for the 32-year-old Raburn, who signed a two-year contract extension worth $4.85 million last year, and entered Tuesday batting just .191 with three home runs and 21 RBIs in 70 games. Read More…

Tigers 12, Indians 1: Detroit clubs Kluber, Tribe in series opener

Mike Aviles

CLEVELAND — Ace Corey Kluber has lifted the Indians up on so many occasions this season that it was almost shocking to see the right-hander let them down Monday at Progressive Field. In the opener of a pivotal four-game series against Central Division rival Detroit, Kluber offered up his worst outing of the season as Read More…