April 25, 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.

Cavaliers: Timofey Mozgov more active in Game 2 win

CLEVELAND — Timofey Mozgov was pretty much a non-entity in Game 1 of the Cavaliers’ first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against Boston. Things changed Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. After recording only six points on four field-goal attempts over 23 minutes Sunday, Mozgov was a different guy in Game 2, scoring 16 points on Read More…

Indians slugger Brandon Moss off to slow start

CLEVELAND — Brandon Moss, an All-Star for the first time in his career last year with the Oakland A’s, was projected to provide much-needed pop this season to a largely powerless Indians offense. Thus far, he has yet to bring his big bat to Cleveland. Moss enters tonight’s series opener at Minnesota without a home Read More…

Indians 4, White Sox 2: Trevor Bauer pitches Tribe to first home win

CLEVELAND — It was one win in April, but it could go a long way for the Indians and their future. A highly disappointing first homestand finished on a positive note Wednesday afternoon, as Cleveland notched its first victory of the season at Progressive Field, holding off the Chicago White Sox 4-2. Much of the Read More…

Indians Notes: Carlos Carrasco avoids serious injury, will pitch Monday

CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco wasn’t able to avoid a line drive from Chicago’s Melky Cabrera, but he definitely dodged a bullet Tuesday night at Progressive Field. The right-hander was struck on the side of the face, but was able to deflect the ball with his glove enough to sustain only a bruise to his jaw. Read More…

Did someone say jinx? Indians lose to White Sox for fourth straight setback; Carlos Carrasco takes line drive off jaw

CLEVELAND — If the Indians didn’t already believe in the “Sports Illustrated jinx,” they do now. A season that has begun about as poorly as possible got a little worse Tuesday night when starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco had to leave the series opener against the White Sox after being struck in the face by a Read More…

Indians notes: Michael Brantley out of lineup again with bad back

CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley still isn’t playing, and the Indians still aren’t willing to place the All-Star left fielder on the disabled list. Brantley, who has been battling lower-back issues since early into spring training,  was out of the lineup Tuesday for the fifth time in seven games to start the season, and likely won’t Read More…

Indians: Carlos Carrasco leaves game after being struck by line drive

CLEVELAND — Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco left Tuesday’s game in the opening inning after being struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Chicago’s Melky Cabrera. Carrasco was taken off the field on a cart and examined, with the Indians announcing during the game that he had sustained a jaw Read More…

Indians Commentary: Tigers continue to dominate Tribe, and Cleveland fans better get used to it

On June 21, the Indians should send a card to the Detroit Tigers. After all, the four-time Central Division champions are their daddy. There’s no use fighting it anymore, Tribe fans. The Tigers own the Indians. Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and the boys prove it year in and year out. It’s a fact, and you Read More…

Home and House wreckers: Tigers flex their muscles, pound TJ House on way to sweeping Indians at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND — The Indians had the opportunity to make an early statement with the Detroit Tigers in town for the first series at renovated Progressive Field, while reaffirming the lofty projections placed upon them. The Indians made a statement all right. It read: “We still can’t beat the Tigers.” Capping a highly forgettable weekend, Cleveland Read More…

Indians notes: Catcher Yan Gomes sidelined for 6-8 weeks

CLEVELAND — It didn’t take long for injuries to start striking out key players for the Indians. As expected, Cleveland placed catcher Yan Gomes (right knee sprain) on the disabled list prior to Sunday’s series finale with the Tigers. Gomes is expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks with what the Indians are calling a Read More…