CHICAGO — Nick Swisher’s power surge has been a boost as the Indians try for their first postseason berth since 2007.
Swisher homered from both sides of the plate for the 13th time during the Indians’ 7-1 win against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday night. Swisher tied the major league record set by former New …Read More
CLEVELAND — The Indians are headed on the road for a seven-day, seven-game trip, but Michael Bourn is already looking forward to the next homestand.
The two-time All-Star center fielder is hoping Tribe fans also will be excited about coming to Progressive Field.
“We know the Browns play every Sunday, we’ll give them that time,” Bourn said …Read More
CLEVELAND — The Indians’ pitching was poor and their hitting was terrible. Somehow, though, their defense managed to be even worse Wednesday afternoon.
Kansas City scored two runs off throwing errors and two more off fielding miscues, allowing the Royals to beat the Tribe 6-2 in the finale of their three-game series.
CLEVELAND — Indians reliever Cody Allen leads all American League rookies with 67 appearances.
According to Tribe manager Terry Francona, that is way too many, which is why he plans on lessening Allen’s workload for the rest of the season.
“Cody has been so valuable for us, but I need to not throw him as much,” Francona …Read More
CLEVELAND — The Indians had a golden opportunity to gain ground in the American League wild-card race, but Zach McAllister couldn’t get the job done.
The right-hander allowed four runs in five-plus innings Tuesday night, giving the Kansas City Royals a lead they never relinquished in a 6-3 win over the Tribe.
CLEVELAND — Justin Masterson is optimistic he will pitch again before the season is complete. So is manager Terry Francona.
“I need to be a little careful saying that because I don’t want to push somebody to do something they’re not supposed to,” said Francona of Masterson, who sustained a strained left oblique Sept. 2 against …Read More
CLEVELAND — The Indians won a game the hard way Monday night at Progressive Field.
Cleveland was outhit by Central Division rival Kansas City and endured a shaky effort from its bullpen, yet still was able to notch a 4-3 victory in the series opener between a pair of American League wild-card competitors.
CLEVELAND — It wasn’t a complete wash for the Indians in their series finale with the Mets on Sunday at Progressive Field.
Cleveland dropped a 2-1 decision that deprived the Indians of completing a three-game interleague sweep, but beloved veteran slugger Jason Giambi was able to reach a career milestone with his 2,000th hit.
Giambi, 42, started …Read More
CLEVELAND — The Indians signed Daisuke Matsuzaka in the offseason to potentially win games for them. The Japanese right-hander with a fabled Boston playoff history wound up helping another team beat them instead.
Released after spending the majority of the season in Cleveland’s organization but pitching at Triple-A Columbus, Dice-K sliced and diced Indians hitters for …Read More
CLEVELAND — The Indians, boosted by a good-luck chicken and a pair of RBIs from both Yan Gomes and Ryan Raburn, beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Wednesday night.
Cleveland pitcher Justin Masterson carried a live chicken on to the field for batting practice. The bird, supplied by clubhouse workers from an area farm, was a gift …Read More