June 28, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
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Indians 6, Rays 1: Bauer hurls three-hitter as Indians close out undefeated June at home

CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer put an exclamation point on a perfect homestand by the Indians. The right-hander was brilliant in throwing a three-hitter for his second career complete game, leading the Tribe to a 6-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. It was Cleveland’s 11th straight triumph at Progressive Field — matching the Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe gives hold sign to Brantley’s rehab

CLEVELAND — The Indians have hit the pause button on Michael Brantley’s rehabilitation program. The All-Star left fielder rejoined the Tribe prior to its Wednesday series finale against Tampa Bay, but will not resume physical activities until this weekend. One day earlier, Brantley received a cortisone injection to alleviate his right biceps tendinitis in Dallas. Read More…

Santana homer in 9th gives Indians win over White Sox

CLEVELAND — Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis posed two questions to his teammates in the middle of the ninth inning. “When we came into the dugout, we all said, ‘Who wants it?’ and ‘Who’s going to get it done?’” he recounted. The answer to both queries was Carlos Santana. Santana belted a leadoff home run Read More…

NBA Finals: Tristan Thompson comes up huge for Cavaliers with 15 points, 16 rebounds

CLEVELAND — Tristan Thompson made a name for himself in the 2015 playoffs, but he played the best game of his career Thursday night. Thompson had 15 points and a personal postseason-high 16 rebounds as the Cavaliers led from wire to wire in a 115-101 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of Read More…

NBA Finals: Warriors and history standing in the Cavs’ way

CLEVELAND — Numbers don’t lie. History tends to repeat itself. There is no place like home. Regardless of the cliche, the message is the same: The Cavaliers are in an unenviable position as the NBA Finals return to Golden State. The defending world champion Warriors hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series, putting them Read More…

Commentary: This isn’t the Cavaliers’ year — yet again — as Warriors prove to be just too good

Reality came crashing — and splashing — down on the Cavaliers’ world championship dreams Friday night. Two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry delivered the dousing with a game-high 38 points in leading the Golden State Warriors to a 108-97 victory over Cleveland in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Though the Cavaliers are the class of Read More…

NBA Finals: J.R. Smith steps up; has he finally gotten his shot back?

CLEVELAND — It took J.R. Smith two years and nine games, but he finally came up big on the biggest stage in the sport. The mercurial shooting guard buried five 3-pointers and scored 20 points Wednesday, helping the Cavaliers to a 120-90 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Read More…

Indians 5, Royals 4: Cleveland rallies late for 2nd straight walk-off victory

CLEVELAND — Mike Napoli was drenched with water and absorbed dozens of body blows before he left the field. Given the circumstances, he hopes to experience it again — and often. Napoli delivered a sacrifice fly with one out in the ninth inning Thursday, scoring Francisco Lindor and giving the Indians a stunning 5-4 victory Read More…

Indians fight back but falter late against Orioles, fall out of first

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ stay atop the American League Central Division lasted exactly one day. Hyun Soo Kim belted his first major league home run — a solo shot off Jeff Manship in the seventh inning — as the Baltimore Orioles pulled out a 6-4 victory over the Tribe on Sunday afternoon. Cleveland had come Read More…

Indians notes: Carlos Carrasco almost ready to return

CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco could return to the Indians’ rotation during their current 10-game homestand. The right-hander will throw a side session this afternoon at Progressive Field, two days after making his first rehabilitation appearance with Double-A Akron. If his strained left hamstring shows no ill effects, his next outing could be on the mound Read More…