September 15, 2014

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Indians come up empty against Reds, suffer 3rd straight loss

Todd Frazier, Jason Kipnis

CINCINNATI — The Indians remain stuck in place. Homer Bailey pitched seven innings to end his losing streak against Cleveland, and Billy Hamilton had an RBI triple and scored a run Thursday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-0 victory. The Reds won three of four in the annual intrastate series, splitting two games Read More…

Politician: Indians should change racially insensitive name, mascot

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It’s time for the Cleveland Indians to drop their name and Chief Wahoo mascot, an Ohio state senator says. Eric Kearney, a Democrat from Cincinnati, introduced a resolution Wednesday that would encourage the baseball team to adopt a new name and mascot, citing racial insensitivity. He also sent a letter to Indians Read More…

Indians unveil renovations to Progressive Field

Mark Shapiro

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians are making extensive renovations to 20-year-old Progressive Field, a move that team officials say will improve the fan experience but will reduce capacity at the downtown ballpark by about 5,000 seats. Team President Mark Shapiro said at a news conference Thursday that the planned changes are the result of Read More…

Indians to renovate Progressive Field

Indians Ballpark Renovation Baseball

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians plan an extensive renovation of Progressive Field over the next two years, remodeling the 20-year-old downtown ballpark to better connect with their fans. The club intends to make interior and exterior modifications to the area stretching from center to right field, a person familiar with the plans confirmed for The Read More…

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…