May 24, 2016

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Indians Commentary: Terry Francona, Francisco Lindor have Tribe off to solid start despite team’s shortcomings

With Cleveland all in on the Cavaliers, the odd men out are the Indians, the best most-ignored team in the major leagues. The Franconamen are quietly plugging away, trying to chisel out a good enough start from which a championship contender can grow. The early returns? So far, so Tito. Once again the steadying hand Read More…

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Indians Commentary: The time has come to cut Juan Uribe, turn to Jose Ramirez at third base

It’s time to put Juan Uribe out to pasture. Signing the veteran infielder seemed like a good idea at the time. But after watching the 37-year-old Uribe play average-at-best at third base and struggle mightily at the plate over 31 games — .218, one home run and six RBIs — keeping him around any longer Read More…

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Indians 13, Reds 1: Tribe piles on Cincinnati for second straight night

CLEVELAND — The Indians started scoring runs in the third inning Monday against the Reds, and didn’t stop until they had completed a two-game sweep of Cincinnati on Tuesday night. A day after plating a season-high 15 runs and a season-high 19 hits, Cleveland nearly reached the totals again, drubbing its intrastate and interleague rivals Read More…

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Indians Notes: Struggling Cody Anderson optioned to Triple-A; Mike Clevinger to start in MLB debut tonight

CLEVELAND — Though the Indians still feel as though Cody Anderson is part of their future, he is no longer in their current plans after being optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday. The struggling right-hander, who produced a promising rookie season last year, has gone 0-3 with a 7.99 ERA over seven games (six starts) Read More…

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Offense saves day as Indians pound out 15-6 win over Reds

CLEVELAND — Cody Anderson still hasn’t figured out a way to keep opposing hitters in the ballpark, but the Indians’ inconsistent offense was so productive Monday night at Progressive Field that it didn’t matter. Anderson allowed two home runs in the first three innings, but Cleveland still had no problem hitting its way past Cincinnati Read More…

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Indians notes: Carlos Carrasco takes step toward return

CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco, out with a left hamstring strain, took another step toward returning to the mound, throwing a side session prior to Monday’s series opener with Cincinnati. Manager Terry Francona said the right-hander would rest for two days before throwing another side session or a simulated game at Class A Lake County on Read More…

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Twins continue mastery of Indians, take series

CLEVELAND — The Minnesota Twins haven’t beaten a whole lot of teams this season. The Indians are the exception. Minnesota, which entered Sunday sharing the worst record in the majors with Atlanta, turned back Cleveland 5-1 to win the rubber match of a three-game series at Progressive Field. Of the Twins’ 10 victories, four have Read More…

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Indians, Corey Kluber slip up in cold conditions, fall to Twins

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber had more than just the Minnesota Twins to deal with Saturday at Progressive Field, but that doesn’t change the fact that the team with the worst record in the majors was still too much for the Indians’ ace to handle. Pitching under less than ideal conditions — 50 degrees at first Read More…

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Indians notes: Shoulder inflammation sends Brantley to DL again

CLEVELAND — Though manager Terry Francona called a prospective trip to the disabled list for Michael Brantley “a bit premature,” the Indians went ahead and made the move anyway. Brantley, who experienced soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder after playing in 11 games, was placed on the injured list Saturday for the second time Read More…

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Commentary: Is this a lost season for Michael Brantley?

CLEVELAND — Is this going to be a lost season for Indians left fielder Michael Brantley? It’s beginning to look that way after Brantley was placed on the disabled list for the second time this season when his surgically repaired right shoulder failed to respond after 11 games following his activation. Things began promisingly enough Read More…

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