July 24, 2014

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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…

Tribe: Justin Masterson has another bad day in 5-4 loss to Jays

TORONTO — After throwing pitches into the seventh inning, R.A. Dickey hailed Melky Cabrera for his one perfect toss. Dickey won for the third time in four starts, Juan Francisco homered and Toronto beat the Indians 5-4 on Tuesday night. Cabrera made a one-hop throw from left field to get Carlos Santana at the plate Read More…

Tribe: Outfielder Nyjer Morgan has big game in 6-5 win against Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Nyjer Morgan used his speed to get two key infield hits early in the game. His rare long ball provided an important late run. Morgan and Michael Bourn both drove in two runs, Josh Tomlin won his second straight start and the Cleveland Indians beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Read More…

Tribe: Mike Aviles delivers walk-off 4-3 win against Twins

Cleveland’s Yan Gomes watches his solo home run in the fifth inning leave the park. (AP STORY)

CLEVELAND — Wins have been few and far between for the last-place Indians out of the gate this season. So have timely hits. Cleveland got both of them Wednesday night at Progressive Field. With the game tied and two outs in the ninth inning, second baseman Mike Aviles shot a base hit through the middle Read More…

Tribe: Josh Tomlin makes the most of start

CLEVELAND — Josh Tomlin did in one start what Carlos Carrasco was unable to do in four. Tomlin, who lost out to Carrasco for the final spot in the Indians’ rotation this spring, offered up a gem in his season debut Tuesday night at Progressive Field, helping Cleveland to a 4-2 victory over the Twins. Read More…

Tribe: Axe drops on pitcher John Axford again in 1-0 loss to Twins

CLEVELAND — For the second straight day, the axe dropped on John Axford. Light-hitting shortstop Eduardo Escobar led off the 10th inning with a home run off the Indians closer, giving the Minnesota Twins a 1-0 victory over the Tribe on Monday night. It was Escobar’s first homer since June 20, 2013, but the second Read More…

Tribe: Mustache mayhem, Axford blows save, spoils Kluber start

Indians closer John Axford reacts after allowing the go-ahead home run to Chicago’s Dayan Viciedo in the ninth inning. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Closer John Axford and starting pitcher Corey Kluber have become close since Axford joined the Indians as a free agent this offseason. With friends like Axford, Kluber needs no enemies. Axford, who was highly effective over the first month, ruined what could have been a glorious day at the ballpark for Kluber and Read More…

Tribe has West Coast nightmare in 7-1 loss to Angels

Cleveland center fielder Michael Bourn, right, makes a catch on a fly ball hit by the Angels’ Albert Pujols as he collides with left fielder Mike Aviles in the third inning. (AP PHOTO)

ANAHEIM, Calif. — C.J. Wilson pitched two-hit ball over eight innings, Hank Conger hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Zach McAllister and the Los Angeles Angels beat Cleveland 7-1 Wednesday to send the Indians to their sixth straight loss. Wilson (4-2) struck out eight, walked one and retired his last 18 batters after a leadoff Read More…

Tribe Monday: Smith closes out Indians

Former Indians relief pitcher Joe Smith preserves the win for the Angels on Monday night against the Tribe. (AP PHOTO)

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Indians made their first visit this season to Angel Stadium and found an old friend in the closer’s role for the other team — Joe Smith. The right-hander, who spent the previous five seasons with the Indians, got three outs in the ninth inning to preserve a 6-3 victory for Los Read More…