July 30, 2014

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Trevor Bauer struggles, Indians offense provides little support as Mariners spoil first game back

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer, right, talks with catcher Yan Gomes in the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — A return to Progressive Field following a lengthy road trip did not provide relief for the Indians on Tuesday night. Cleveland, one of the majors’ top teams at home this season, couldn’t continue the trend in the series opener with Seattle, dropping a 5-2 decision in front of just 15,713 fans. For one Read More…

Indians notes: Terry Francona not sure buying is best idea at trading deadline

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

CLEVELAND — Manager Terry Francona isn’t begging general manager Chris Antonetti for reinforcements as Thursday’s trading deadline approaches. “What we need to be geared for is to play good baseball, and if something happens, something happens,” said Francona, whose third-place team trails the first-place Tigers by 6½ games in the Central Division and are five Read More…

Indians: It was an average first-half for Tribe

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As the 47-47 record indicates, it was an average first half for the Indians, who dealt with injuries and performance issues to key players, as they began their quest to repeat as a postseason qualifier under second-year manager Terry Francona. The Indians are still in contention for a playoff spot (3 1/2 games out in Read More…

Indians 3, White Sox 2: Tribe ends first half on winning note

Cleveland Indians' Trevor Bauer pitches against the Chicago White Sox Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — The Indians will enter the All-Star break on a winning note, and they have right-hander Trevor Bauer and catcher Yan Gomes to thank. Bauer tossed another gem Sunday at Progressive Field, with Gomes driving in all of Cleveland’s runs in a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the White Sox that signaled the end of Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe pretty average over first half of regular season

CLEVELAND — As the 47-47 record indicates, it’s been a mediocre first half of the season for the Indians, who enter the All-Star break in third place — 7 1/2 games behind Central Division leader Detroit. “I wish our record was better,” manager Terry Francona said. “I do think the way we’ve played, now the Read More…

Baseball: Midview’s Ryan Feierabend back in the big leagues

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CLEVELAND — Midview High School product Ryan Feierabend is back in the big leagues. The 28-year-old left-hander, who was a third-round draft pick of the Seattle Mariners in 2003, was promoted by the Texas Rangers from Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday. Feierabend, who spent the first seven seasons of his professional career with Seattle, last Read More…

McAllister solid, Adams hit hard in debut as Indians bounced by White Sox

CLEVELAND — Zach McAllister’s first time back on a big league mound went relatively well Saturday afternoon at Progressive Field. Austin Adams’ major league debut? Not so much. McAllister pitched well, but a lack of offense and a forgettable outing from Adams spelled defeat for the Indians, who dropped a 6-2 decision to the White Read More…

White Sox 6, Indians 2: Tribe offense falls short

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach McAllister delivers against the Chicago White Sox in the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — Zach McAllister’s first time back on a big league mound went relatively well Saturday afternoon at Progressive Field. Austin Adams’ major league debut? Not so much. McAllister pitched well, but a lack of offense and a forgettable outing from Adams spelled defeat for the Indians, who dropped a 6-2 decision to the White Read More…

Indians: Tribe still standing but doesn’t look like playoff contender

I know the Indians are still in the race for a postseason spot — and at 7 1/2 games back through Friday — are even still alive in the Central Division title hunt. But it sure doesn’t feel like it. As the 46-46 record entering Saturday’s mid-afternoon affair with the Chicago White Sox indicates, the Read More…

Indians notes: Vinnie Pestano headed back to minors

Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Vinnie Pestano reacts after giving up a solo home run to New York Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury, right, in the 14th inning Wednesday. The Yankees defeated the Indians 5-4 in 14 innings. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Fan favorite Vinnie Pestano is returning to the minor leagues. Pestano, who worked his way back to the majors after a disappointing start to the season, was optioned to Triple-A Columbus to clear a roster spot for Saturday’s starting pitcher, Zach McAllister. Pestano, who returned to form with the Clippers, pitched well after Read More…