October 24, 2014

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Indians 8, White Sox 6: Zach Walters’ home run lifts Tribe to win in 10 innings

Zach Walters

CHICAGO — Zach Walters hit a two-run home run in the 10th inning, lifting the Cleveland Indians to an 8-6 victory over the sliding Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Pinch-hitter Lonnie Chisenhall doubled to lead off the 10th against Jake Petricka (0-4), and after failing to sacrifice Chisenhall to third, Walters hit a 3-2 Read More…

Indians 3, Astros 1: Trevor Bauer continues rotation’s strong stretch

Trevor Bauer

CLEVELAND — Indians starting pitchers keep setting them up and knocking them down. Right-hander Trevor Bauer continued a dominating stretch for Cleveland’s rotation Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field, helping the Indians to a series-clinching 3-1 victory over the Astros. “We haven’t been scoring a ton of runs and we’ve won a couple of series in Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe purchases contract of Chris Gimenez


CLEVELAND — The Indians selected the contract of Chris Gimenez from Triple-A Columbus on Sunday, filling the 25-man roster spot of catcher Yan Gomes, who was placed on the seven-day concussion list Saturday. Gimenez, who played for the Indians from 2009-10, was acquired Saturday in a trade with Texas for future considerations. He joined the Read More…

Indians squander good pitching

Dexter Fowler, Mike Aviles

CLEVELAND — The Indians got another top-shelf effort from a starting pitcher Friday night in the series opener against Houston. Unfortunately for them, they also got another bottom-feeding performance from their offense and defense. Right-hander Carlos Carrasco pitched well but was pretty much forced to go it alone in a 5-1 loss to the fourth-place Read More…

Corey Kluber far from sharp, but offense provides little help as Indians fall to Twins

Corey Kluber, Kennys Vargas

MINNEAPOLIS — Corey Kluber has pitched so well for Cleveland this summer he’s put himself in the conversation about the American League Cy Young Award. On a so-so afternoon for the right-handed rock of the rotation, the Indians didn’t help him out. Kennys Vargas homered and sparked rallies with two other hits, leading the Minnesota Read More…

Arthroscopic surgery on both knees ends disappointing season for Indians’ Nick Swisher

Nick Swisher

CLEVELAND — Another unproductive and injury-plagued season will come to an end prematurely for Indians first baseman Nick Swisher. Swisher, who was batting a career-low .208 with only eight home runs and 42 RBIs in 97 games, underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees Wednesday in Los Angeles. He had been on the disabled list with Read More…

Mike Aviles, T.J. House lead way as Indians shut out Twins

Chris Dickerson, Mike Aviles

MINNEAPOLIS — Mike Aviles didn’t know his numbers against Ricky Nolasco going into Wednesday night’s game. But he’s glad his manager did. Aviles homered among his three hits and drove in two runs, and rookie T.J. House threw shutout ball into the sixth inning, combining with four relievers to pitch the Cleveland Indians past the Read More…

Rookie Tyler Holt helps Indians rally past Twins

Michael Bourn, Tyler Holt

MINNEAPOLIS — Tyler Holt arrived at Target Field 25 minutes before the first pitch. The Cleveland Indians’ rookie had a quick bite to eat, took a few swings in the batting cage and then got the biggest hit of his young career. Yan Gomes had three hits including a home run, Holt hit a go-ahead Read More…

Orioles 4, Indians 1: Tribe can’t complete sweep of division leaders

Jonathan Schoop, Kyle Crockett

CLEVELAND — A productive homestand ended with the Indians being not so productive Sunday at Progressive Field. With a chance to sweep the American League East Division-leading Orioles, Cleveland instead settled for a three-game series win, managing just two hits in a 4-1 loss in front of 22,564 fans. The Indians, who went 3-2 in Read More…

Indians notes: Rotation shining for a spell

Corey Kluber

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ rotation has picked an opportune time for a top-shelf spell. Despite scoring only 19 runs over the last seven games, Cleveland has posted a 5-2 record, thanks in large part to effective outings from its starting pitchers, who have allowed just five earned runs over a span of 44 innings. In Read More…