July 31, 2014

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Tribe has season-high fifth straight win with 5-3 victory over Red Sox

CLEVELAND — This Indians team looks a lot different than the one that had been trolling the Central Division basement for much of the season. Cleveland continued its winning ways Tuesday night at Progressive Field, clinching a three-game series against the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox with a 5-3 victory. The win, the Read More…

Tribe: Justin Masterson, defense deliver in huge 3-2 win over Red Sox

Cleveland’s Michael Bourn, right, steals second base as Boston’s Stephen Drew waits for the throw in the first inning. (AP STORY)

CLEVELAND — The Indians needed a positive outing from right-hander Justin Masterson on a number of fronts Monday night in the series opener against the Boston Red Sox. He delivered. Masterson, who has been an inconsistent ace this year, offered up arguably his best start of the season, easing plenty of fears and helping Cleveland Read More…

Tribe: Walk-off homer secures sweep of Colorado

Indians outfielder Michael Bourn celebrates after hitting a walk-off home run against the Rockies. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Just when it appears the Indians are close to slipping off the life-support system and calling it a season, something gives them a defibrillator blast to the chest. Then they’re back. On the heels of a Central Division sweep at the hands of Chicago that left them with five losses in six games Read More…

Tribe: Disabled list keeps growing as Santana, Swisher are sitting

Editor’s note: The Indians-White Sox game on Tuesday had not been completed at press time due to several rain delays. The injuries are beginning to mount for the last-place Indians. With All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis, starting pitcher Zach McAllister and outfielder Nyjer Morgan already sidelined, Cleveland placed two more key players on the disabled Read More…

Tribe: Another key error leads to another key defeat

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CHICAGO — As the errors keep piling up for the Indians, so do the injuries. A two-out error by third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall led to Dayan Viciedo’s three-run homer, and Conor Gillaspie had four more hits to help the Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland 6-2 on Monday. Chisenhall committed a costly miscue in the third Read More…

Tribe: Trevor Bauer ace for a day in 6-2 win against Tigers

CLEVELAND — Something was in the water Tuesday night. Despite near insurmountable odds, the Cavaliers were able to win the NBA Draft Lottery. Despite equally insurmountable odds, the last-place Indians were able to beat Justin Verlander and the first-place Detroit Tigers to clinch the series via a 6-2 victory at Progressive Field. “I thought we Read More…

Walk-off 5-4 win for the Tribe after 10 innings against Tigers

CLEVELAND — Maybe this is what the Indians needed to save their sinking ship. A visit from Central Division-leading Detroit didn’t appear to be ideal tonic for the struggling hosts, but the Indians got the three-game series off on a high note in dramatic fashion Monday night at Progressive Field. Snapping a four-game skid and Read More…

Tribe: Oakland crushes Cleveland again with 13-3 win

CLEVELAND — This ship is sinking fast and the Indians don’t have nearly enough patches to fill the holes. With their last bastion of hope, ace Justin Masterson, letting them down Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field, the Indians limped to a 13-3 loss to Oakland that gave the A’s an emphatic three-game sweep. In what Read More…

Home runs doom Tribe in 4-2 loss to Blue Jays

TORONTO — Edwin Encarnacion hit two home runs and Juan Francisco also connected as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Indians 4-2 Thursday night to give manager John Gibbons his 400th career win. Encarnacion hit a solo homer in the second off Danny Salazar and added a two-run blast in the fifth off C.C. Lee. Read More…

Tribe matches feat from 1932 with 15-4 victory against Blue Jays

TORONTO — David Murphy had five hits and five RBIs and Lonnie Chisenhall had five hits and an RBI as the Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 15-4 Wednesday night. They became the first Cleveland players to have five hits in the same game since 1932. Corey Kluber pitched seven innings to win consecutive starts Read More…