ROCKY RIVER — Indians two-time All-Star closer Chris Perez pleaded no contest and was convicted Tuesday of misdemeanor drug abuse for marijuana shipped to his home in the family dog’s name.
Perez withdrew his not guilty plea in Rocky River Municipal Court outside Cleveland and was found guilty and fined $250. He also was placed on …Read More
CLEVELAND — The Indians are hopeful ace Justin Masterson will not miss the rest of the season, but it is a possibility.
Masterson (14-10, 3.52 ERA) underwent an MRI Tuesday that revealed a strained left oblique, which normally requires four to six weeks to recover from. As it stands now, the right-hander, who left his outing …Read More
CLEVELAND — Ubaldo Jimenez set an early tone Tuesday night that, no matter how hard the Indians tried, they couldn’t erase.
With Jimenez offering up another brief but brilliant outing, Cleveland overcame offensive inefficiencies and a hiccup from closer Chris Perez to outlast Baltimore 4-3 and even the series between wild-card contenders at a game apiece.
Nothing …Read More
CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber will make what the Indians hope is a triumphant return Friday against the Mets.
The right-hander, who has missed over a month with a finger sprain, is scheduled to pitch in the series opener against New York. Scott Kazmir will follow.
Both are expected to pitch four or five innings, with Kazmir’s innings …Read More
CLEVELAND — The Indians dropped a game Monday to fellow American League wild-card competitor Baltimore. That’s bad.
They also lost their ace, Justin Masterson. That’s worse.
Kicking off a crucial homestand in highly …Read More
ATLANTA — Brian McCann hit a three-run homer, Kris Medlen pitched seven scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves completed a sweep of the Indians with a 3-1 victory Thursday night.
McCann went deep in the third after Justin Upton kept the inning going with a two-out single. Upton had to leave the game in the …Read More
ATLANTA — Chris Johnson singled to left with two outs in the ninth inning for his first career walk-off hit as the Atlanta Braves won again at home, beating the Indians 3-2 Wednesday night.
Jordan Schafer drove in Atlanta’s first two runs, then scored the winner after reaching on an infield single and stealing his …Read More
ATLANTA — Rookie Alex Wood pitched five-plus strong innings, Elliot Johnson had a two-run triple and the Atlanta Braves beat the Indians 2-0 on Tuesday night.
The Braves have won two straight, improving the majors’ best record to 79-52. They have won 14 of 17 at Turner Field and own baseball’s No. 1 home mark at …Read More
CLEVELAND — As they packed their bags for a critical trip to Atlanta and Detroit, the Indians may not have realized they could be bringing something valuable on the road with them this week.
Although the Indians don’t always …Read More
CLEVELAND — It was an ugly path, but the end result was a thing of beauty for the Indians on Sunday at Progressive Field.
Tried as it did, Cleveland could not drop the series finale to Minnesota, with the Indians stumbling their way to a 3-1 victory over the last-place Twins despite committing four errors …Read More