May 28, 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 lose to Orioles, squander chance to take Central lead

CLEVELAND — The Indians had a chance to be first, but they’re going to have to settle for knowing they’re a long way from being worst. With the opportunity to occupy the top spot in the Central Division for the first time since the season opener in 2014, Cleveland instead dropped a 6-4 decision to Read More…

Indians notes: News good on Carlos Carrasco, Michael Brantley

CLEVELAND — There is positive news on the injury front for the Indians and two of their key players. Manager Terry Francona announced Friday that starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (left hamstring strain) would begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Akron today. Francona also said left fielder Michael Brantley (right shoulder inflammation) began a Read More…

Indians Commentary: The time has come to cut Juan Uribe, turn to Jose Ramirez at third base

It’s time to put Juan Uribe out to pasture. Signing the veteran infielder seemed like a good idea at the time. But after watching the 37-year-old Uribe play average-at-best at third base and struggle mightily at the plate over 31 games — .218, one home run and six RBIs — keeping him around any longer Read More…

Indians 13, Reds 1: Tribe piles on Cincinnati for second straight night

CLEVELAND — The Indians started scoring runs in the third inning Monday against the Reds, and didn’t stop until they had completed a two-game sweep of Cincinnati on Tuesday night. A day after plating a season-high 15 runs and a season-high 19 hits, Cleveland nearly reached the totals again, drubbing its intrastate and interleague rivals Read More…

Indians Notes: Struggling Cody Anderson optioned to Triple-A; Mike Clevinger to start in MLB debut tonight

CLEVELAND — Though the Indians still feel as though Cody Anderson is part of their future, he is no longer in their current plans after being optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday. The struggling right-hander, who produced a promising rookie season last year, has gone 0-3 with a 7.99 ERA over seven games (six starts) Read More…

Offense saves day as Indians pound out 15-6 win over Reds

CLEVELAND — Cody Anderson still hasn’t figured out a way to keep opposing hitters in the ballpark, but the Indians’ inconsistent offense was so productive Monday night at Progressive Field that it didn’t matter. Anderson allowed two home runs in the first three innings, but Cleveland still had no problem hitting its way past Cincinnati Read More…

Indians notes: Carlos Carrasco takes step toward return

CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco, out with a left hamstring strain, took another step toward returning to the mound, throwing a side session prior to Monday’s series opener with Cincinnati. Manager Terry Francona said the right-hander would rest for two days before throwing another side session or a simulated game at Class A Lake County on Read More…

Twins continue mastery of Indians, take series

CLEVELAND — The Minnesota Twins haven’t beaten a whole lot of teams this season. The Indians are the exception. Minnesota, which entered Sunday sharing the worst record in the majors with Atlanta, turned back Cleveland 5-1 to win the rubber match of a three-game series at Progressive Field. Of the Twins’ 10 victories, four have Read More…

Indians notes: Joba Chamberlain getting job done

CLEVELAND — Veteran relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain continued his sparkling start to the season with another dominant performance Sunday in the series finale against Minnesota. Chamberlain struck out all four batters he faced to lower his ERA to 0.71 in 12 games of his debut season with the Indians. The 30-year-old right-hander has allowed just Read More…

Indians, Corey Kluber slip up in cold conditions, fall to Twins

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber had more than just the Minnesota Twins to deal with Saturday at Progressive Field, but that doesn’t change the fact that the team with the worst record in the majors was still too much for the Indians’ ace to handle. Pitching under less than ideal conditions — 50 degrees at first Read More…