August 4, 2015

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Indians swept by White Sox, fall seven games under .500

CLEVELAND — There have been plenty of low points during this disappointing Indians season, but none lower than this one. With a chance to prove they were still legitimate contenders for a postseason spot prior to the trading deadline, the Indians went out and showed they weren’t, getting swept by the White Sox in a Read More…

Indians notes: Jason Kipnis says season is not over

CLEVELAND — The Indians are in last place, seven games under .500 and fresh off a four-game sweep from the Chicago White Sox. But all hope is not lost, according to All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis, who said after a 2-1 loss to Chicago on Sunday that the season is far from over. “The second Read More…

White Sox 10, Indians 3: Chris Sale shuts down Tribe, sends Cleveland into Central cellar

CLEVELAND — Turns out Chris Sale wasn’t the perfect tonic for the Indians’ struggling offense. Go figure. In a somewhat predictable outcome Saturday night at Progressive Field, Sale, an All-Star left-hander, pitched the White Sox past Cleveland 10-3 in front of 24,763 fans. The victory secured the four-game series for Chicago, which goes for the Read More…

Indians: Team unveils statue of pioneer Larry Doby

CLEVELAND — Few, if any, stand above Larry Doby in Cleveland Indians lore. Now, the American League’s first African-American player has a statue at Progressive Field to commemorate his impact. It was unveiled prior to Saturday’s game against the White Sox and will stand alongside statues of two other Indians legends — Bob Feller and Read More…

Indians Notes: Jason Kipnis out of lineup with stiff neck and Chicago’s Chris Sale on the mound

CLEVELAND — The combination of a stiff neck and top-shelf left-hander Chris Sale on the mound for the White Sox kept All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis out of the lineup for the Indians on Saturday night. Manager Terry Francona emphasized that the ailment is not serious and that Kipnis would be back at second for Read More…

Indians bats let down Corey Kluber again in loss to White Sox

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber is most likely one of the few untouchable players on the Indians roster as the trading deadline approaches — whether he likes it or not. Once again, Kluber, the American League’s reigning Cy Young Award winner, pitched well enough to win. And, once again, he didn’t, with Cleveland getting blanked 6-0 Read More…

Indians notes: General manager Chris Antonetti willing to listen to offers, but maintains he still believes in roster

CLEVELAND — Indians general manager Chris Antonetti met with reporters prior to Friday’s game against the White Sox and reaffirmed his trading deadline stance. Antonetti said he is not motivated to deal any of Cleveland’s starting pitchers, but is willing to listen to offers. The offers, however, would have to be overwhelming in order to Read More…

White Sox 8, Indians 1: Chicago pounds Trevor Bauer in series opener

CLEVELAND — The Indians entered Thursday night just 4½ games out of an American League wild-card spot, but they didn’t look much like playoff contenders in the series opener against Central Division rival Chicago. With their bats silent and their starting pitcher serving up home runs aplenty, the Indians lost 8-1 to the last-place White Read More…

Indians Notes: Tribe unlikely to trade Mike Aviles with daughter being treated at Cleveland Clinic

CLEVELAND — A report surfaced Thursday that utility man Mike Aviles was drawing interest as the trading deadline approaches, but that the Indians would be unwilling to deal him in his current situation. Aviles’ 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, was diagnosed with leukemia in May and is being treated at the Cleveland Clinic. “I think that’s pretty Read More…

Give ’em a break: Cory Kluber gets no support again as Indians fall to A’s, finish first half four games under .500

CLEVELAND — It was a fitting first-half finale for the Indians on Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field. In their final game before the All-Star break, the Indians got a quality effort from starting pitcher Corey Kluber — and still lost as Sonny Gray-led Oakland won 2-0 in front of 20,611 fans. Offensive inefficiency has plagued Read More…