July 2, 2016

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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 9, Tigers 3: Tribe sweeps Detroit for third time this season

DETROIT — The Wahoo express rolled into Detroit for a three-game series at Comerica Park. When it was over, the Indians had rolled all over the Tigers, completing their third sweep of the former Central Division heavyweight Sunday with a 9-3 victory. It was first-place Cleveland’s third sweep of a Detroit team that used to Read More…

Indians notes: Things go much better for Carrasco at Comerica Park

DETROIT — Carlos Carrasco was back at the scene of the crime Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park, making his fifth start since leaving the disabled list at the site where the right-hander suffered a left hamstring strain that sidelined him for over a month. Things went much better this time around. Carrasco (3-2, 2.73 ERA) Read More…

Carlos Carrasco blanks Tigers for Indians’ 8th straight win

DETROIT — Carlos Carrasco missed more than a month with a hamstring injury. But as the Detroit Tigers discovered Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park, the right-hander is back and better than ever. In easily his best outing since returning from the disabled list June 2, Carrasco stifled a vaunted Detroit offense to help the Indians Read More…

Commentary: Tribe needs to land outfielder at trade deadline

The Indians have reportedly informed teams they have money to spend in the days leading up to the July 31 trade deadline. That doesn’t necessarily mean that cost-conscious Cleveland will make a move when the time comes, but it certainly sounds as though the small-market club is exploring the possibility. I actually think if the Read More…

Indians notes: Terry Francona says Abraham Almonte will have a clean slate when he returns from his PED suspension

DETROIT — Manager Terry Francona isn’t holding a grudge against outfielder Abraham Almonte. Almonte is still serving an 80-game suspension for a PED violation during spring training, but he is currently rehabbing at Triple-A Columbus with seven games left on the ban. “He will have served his (suspension). The rules say he had to serve Read More…

Seventh heaven: Indians continue mastery of Tigers, beating them for 7th straight time while winning 7th straight overall

DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers used to dominate the Indians. Now, it’s the other way around. Cleveland opened a three-game series against the Tigers with its seventh straight victory over its Central Division rival — a 7-4 decision in front of 37,886 raucous fans at Comerica Park on Friday night. In addition to continuing their Read More…

Indians notes: Terry Francona not about to look ahead

DETROIT — Manager Terry Francona’s Indians are in first place and resembling a contender for the Central Division title, but he’s not putting scouting reports together on potential postseason opponents yet. “We don’t look ahead. We just try to play the game tonight,” said Francona, whose team entered Friday with a three-game lead over defending Read More…

Indians 6, Rays 0: Kluber crafts 3-hitter to lift Tribe to 5th straight win

CLEVELAND — This is the Corey Kluber the Indians and their fans know and love. Cleveland’s ace has had an inconsistent season thus far, but there have been moments of brilliance, such as Tuesday night at Progressive Field, where Kluber pitched the Indians to a 6-0 victory over the Rays. In one of his more Read More…

Indians notes: Another setback for Michael Brantley

CLEVELAND — There is more bad news where Michael Brantley is concerned. According to manager Terry Francona, Brantley suffered another setback with his surgically-repaired right shoulder, which means the left fielder won’t be beginning a minor-league rehab assignment anytime soon. Brantley had been limited to hitting off a tee and taking soft-toss after being placed Read More…

Indians rally by Rays for 4th win in row, 9th straight at home

CLEVELAND — The excitement for the city of Cleveland didn’t end with the Cavaliers winning Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. It continued Monday night as the first-place Indians opened a three-game series against Tampa Bay with a 7-4 come-from-behind victory in front of 13,811 fans at Progressive Field. Cleveland trailed on three Read More…