May 28, 2015

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About Chris Assenheimer

Award-winning sportswriter Chris Assenheimer has covered the Indians since 1997. Prior to that, he also covered Ohio State football and basketball. He's a graduate of (Bay Village) Bay High School and The Ohio State University, and can be reached at 329-7137 or CAssenheimer@chroniclet.com. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

Indians 12, Rangers 3: Offense delivers in sweep-stopping win

CLEVELAND — With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame right down the street, the Indians produced a different sort of hit parade Wednesday afternoon at Progressive Field. The result was a 12-3 throttling of the Texas Rangers to avoid the series sweep at the hands of baseball’s hottest team. Cleveland’s inconsistent offense was at Read More…

Indians Notes: Tribe players shave heads in tribute to Mike Aviles’ daughter

CLEVELAND — One by one, Indians players began shaving their heads. It was for a very good cause. “It’s part of a team thing. It started with Mike Aviles’ daughter, for her, and what she’s going through,” said second baseman Jason Kipnis, referring to Aviles’ 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. “She’s Read More…

Indians lose to Rangers on late home run

CLEVELAND — The Indians were the hottest team in baseball — until the Texas Rangers came to town. Cleveland entered the series opener with Texas riding a major league-high six-game winning streak, but have lost two straight after dropping a 4-3 decision Tuesday night to the Rangers. Texas, the new hottest team in baseball, has Read More…

Indians notes: Jason Kipnis not among All-Star vote leaders

CLEVELAND — Jason Kipnis has been one of the American League’s best players this season, but he wasn’t among the top five at his position in the first addition of All-Star voting results released Tuesday. Kipnis, who is among the AL leaders in numerous offensive categories, trails Jose Altuve (Houston), Omar Infante (Kansas City), Ian Read More…

Tribe notes: Murphy proving his worth

CLEVELAND — Once the Indians traded for slugger Brandon Moss this winter, many thought David Murphy was on his way out of Cleveland. But close to two months into the season, Murphy’s not only still here, he’s playing a key role as one of the Indians’ most productive hitters, batting .330 with five doubles, three Read More…

Texas stays hot, snaps Indians’ winning streak

CLEVELAND — One winning streak continued Monday afternoon at Progressive Field. Unfortunately for the Indians, it was the wrong one. Texas got the best of Cleveland, outslugging the Indians 10-8 to extend its winning streak to six games. The Indians, on the other hand, lost for the first time in seven games. A game that Read More…

Indians sweep Reds, extend winning streak to six

CLEVELAND — Starting pitching has been the name of the game for the Indians as of late. Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field, the name was Trevor Bauer, and the game was controlled by the right-hander, who helped Cleveland to a 5-2 victory over Cincinnati and its first series sweep of the season. Bauer held the Read More…

Indians notes: Jason Kipnis scorching hot in May

CLEVELAND — Jason Kipnis is superstitious, but to a point. That’s why, in the midst of an outrageously hot month of May, the Indians second baseman got his hair cut. Apparently, he’s never heard of Samson and Delilah. “(There are) little things that you try to make superstitious and other stuff that you don’t,” said Read More…

Corey Kluber shuts down Reds as Indians get 5th straight win

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber took matters into his own hands Saturday at Progressive Field. With Indians hitters offering up their usual lack of support for their ace, Kluber pitched past the offensive shortcomings to help Cleveland extend its season-high winning streak to five games with a 2-1 victory over Cincinnati. The Indians have won the Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe playing better after slow start

CLEVELAND — A successful 10-game stretch does not a season make, but the Indians are headed in the right direction for the first time in a while. “Early on, it just seemed like when we would hit, we would just always be playing from behind, or when we would pitch, we’d get guys on base Read More…