June 30, 2016

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Indians notes: Francona joined Cavs fans to watch Game 7

CLEVELAND — Manager Terry Francona joined legions of Cleveland fans downtown who watched the Cavaliers win Game 7 of the NBA Finals to end the city’s championship drought. Francona lives in the apartments at The Metropolitan at the 9 and took in the game from one of the restaurant/bar spots in the building. “By the Read More…

Indians 3, White Sox 2 (10 innings): Tribe tames Sox again

CLEVELAND — A Father’s Day defeat from the Indians was fitting for the White Sox on Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field. After all, Cleveland has been Chicago’s daddy for much of this season. Via a 3-2 victory in 10 innings over their Central Division rivals, the first-place Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Sox, Read More…

Indians notes: Carlos Carrasco returning to form

CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco has gotten better each time out since leaving the disabled list June 2. The right-hander was at his best in the series finale against Chicago on Sunday. In his fourth start since being activated from the injured list, Carrasco helped the Indians to a sweep-clinching 3-2 win over the White Sox, Read More…

Commentary: Indians fans not doing their part

The Cleveland Indians were in first place in the Central Division by a half-game after Friday night. You Tribe fans are in last — at least that’s what the latest MLB attendance figures are saying. Through Thursday, the Indians had drawn the fewest average amount of fans to their home ballpark — 15,450 in 29 Read More…

Indians nab OF Benson with No. 14 pick in MLB Draft

The Indians landed a big one — literally — in the first round of the MLB Draft on Thursday night. With the 14th overall selection, Cleveland tabbed 6-foot-5, 225-pound outfielder Will Benson out of The Westminter Schools in Atlanta. Benson, who turns 18 on Thursday, attended the same private high school as Carter Hawkins, the Read More…

Indians sweep Royals, begin long road trip in first place

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ 10-game homestand didn’t begin the way they wanted, but they have no problem with how it ended. Cleveland dropped four of the first five games at Progressive Field but bounced back to win the last five, culminating with a 7-0 victory Sunday afternoon that completed a four-game sweep of the defending Read More…

Indians notes: Joba Chamberlain to leave DL today

CLEVELAND — Right-hander Joba Chamberlain will be activated from the disabled list today, according to Indians manager Terry Francona. Chamberlain, who was effective out of the bullpen to start the season — 1.93 ERA over 14 appearances (14 innings) — has been sidelined since May 23 with an intercostal strain. The intercostal muscles are located Read More…

Indians 7, Royals 1: Tribe beats KC to take over first place

CLEVELAND — By virtue of their 7-1 victory over the Royals at Progressive Field on Saturday night, the Indians are atop the Central Division standings for the second time this season. They have plenty of people to thank for getting them there. Josh Tomlin continued his impressive start to the year with another quality outing, Read More…

Indians Commentary: Michael Brantley still on DL, but plenty of good things happening in Tribe Town

Michael Brantley is on the disabled list with no set timetable for his return, but there are still a number of reasons to be pleased with what the Indians accomplished over the first 53 games of the season. Here are a few: Without Brantley and Carlos Carrasco for much of the season, the star-studdedless Indians Read More…

Indians Notes: Tyler Naquin back in big leagues to stay?

CLEVELAND — Outfielder Tyler Naquin is back in the big leagues, and it looks as though this time it’s to stay. With the recent suspension of Marlon Byrd, Naquin has returned to the picture for the Indians, who are still awaiting the activation of left fielder Michael Brantley. It hasn’t been the easiest journey this Read More…