February 11, 2016

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Indians notes: Francisco Lindor in tight race with Houston’s Carlos Correa for American League Rookie of the Year

CLEVELAND — It’s almost certain that the American Rookie of the Year race will come down to a pair of shortstops — Cleveland’s Francisco Lindor and Houston’s Carlos Correa. Lindor, 21, entered Saturday leading AL rookies with a .317 batting average and .357 on-base percentage, while ranking fourth with 51 RBIs and third with a Read More…

Twins 4, Indians 2: Minnesota rallies late to turn back Tribe, takes advantage of Jose Ramirez error

CLEVELAND — From an Indians perspective, about the only intriguing aspect of Thursday night’s game was whether or not the Twins would retaliate for Jose Ramirez’s ballyhooed bat flip the night before. Eliminated from postseason contention during the early morning hours, Cleveland took the field with nothing to play for but pride. The result was Read More…

Indians Notes: Michael Brantley weighs in on season, says team grew despite not meeting expectations

CLEVELAND — The Indians fell well short of expectations this year, but outfielder Michael Brantley doesn’t view it as a lost season. “When you look back on the season, when it’s finally over, we didn’t reach our ultimate goal,” said Brantley, whose team was picked by many to contend for a Central Division title. “At Read More…

Tribe splits doubleheader; late win by Astros eliminates Indians from playoff contention

CLEVELAND — After splitting a doubleheader Wednesday against Minnesota at Progressive Field, the Indians were technically still alive for a postseason berth. Realistically, well, that’s a different story. Cleveland dropped the first game 7-1, with the Twins roughing up Carlos Carrasco in his final regular-season outing, but bounced back for a big 10-2 win in Read More…

Indians notes: Michael Brantley shut down for remainder of season

CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley will not make it to the end of the season. Manager Terry Francona confirmed that an MRI performed on Brantley’s ailing right shoulder revealed inflammation, and that after receiving a cortisone injection Wednesday, last year’s American League Most Valuable Player candidate would be shut down for the remainder of the year. Read More…

Indians’ wild-card hopes take hit with loss to Twins

CLEVELAND — The Indians were dealt another significant blow to their sagging playoff hopes Monday night at Progressive Field. After losing a game in the American League wild-card race with a loss in the series finale at Kansas City on Sunday, Cleveland put another one in the wrong column in the series opener against Minnesota, Read More…

Indians notes: Francisco Lindor making push to win American League Rookie of Year award

CLEVELAND — With a playoff appearance seeming more and more improbable, the Indians still may have something worth celebrating at the end of the season. Francisco Lindor as American League Rookie of the Year, perhaps? The Indians passed out promotional pamphlets to the press Monday, pushing Lindor, 21, for the league’s first-year-player award by detailing Read More…

Indians down White Sox, keep playoff hopes alive

CLEVELAND — With two weeks remaining in the regular season and a chance to qualify for the postseason, the Indians know the score. Win or go home. “I think we better play good,” manager Terry Francona said after his team wrapped up a lengthy homestand Sunday with a 6-3 victory over the White Sox. “The Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe’s core players in it for the long haul

CLEVELAND — Whether they make the postseason or not, manager Terry Francona and the Indians’ team leaders are all in. They hope the rest of the team is, too. On the request of Francona, some of Cleveland’s core group of players — including Corey Kluber, Michael Brantley, Jason Kipnis and Yan Gomes — designed a Read More…

Corey Kluber, on pitch count, loses to Royals in return

CLEVELAND — It was not a triumphant return for Indians ace Corey Kluber, and Kansas City second baseman Omar Infante had plenty to do with that. The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner took the mound for the first time in more than two weeks Thursday night at Progressive Field, and the right-hander was Read More…