May 3, 2016

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Mets 6, Indians 0: Tribe blanked in series finale; Corey Kluber drops to 0-3

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber had plenty to blame for the “L” next to his name in the box score Sunday. Surprisingly enough, the list included himself. Kluber, notorious for tough-luck losses, dealt with a blinding sun at Progressive Field that wreaked havoc on his fielders and he received his usual lack of run support. But Read More…

Indians 7, Mets 5: Tribe breaks through to beat Matt Harvey, New York

CLEVELAND — The Dark Knight was working in the shadows and rendering hitters defenseless Saturday afternoon at Progressive Field. But the Indians finally found the light. After going without a baserunner over the first four innings against Mets ace Matt Harvey — who shares a nickname with Batman — Cleveland figured out the right-hander and Read More…

Indians Notes: Reliever Bryan Shaw struggling to start the season

CLEVELAND — It’s early in the season, but Indians setup man Bryan Shaw is having trouble setting up things. On Saturday the right-hander offered up his second poor performance in four appearances, turning a rout into a two-run win over the Mets after allowing four runs in the eighth inning of a 7-5 victory at Read More…

Indians help Mets find missing power, give up four home runs … including three in one inning … in 6-5 loss

CLEVELAND — It was home run derby Friday night at Progressive Field, but the Indians refused to participate until it was too late. In dropping the opener of a three-game interleague series against the Mets, Cleveland pitchers allowed four homers — three in one inning — as New York slugged its way to a 6-5 Read More…

Indians notes: Michael Brantley still on rehab trail

CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley said he could have played in the series opener against the Mets on Friday, but it looks as though the Indians will be without one of their top offensive weapons for at least another week. Brantley, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, was in the clubhouse prior to the game, Read More…

Indians need production from Santana wherever he hits

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona spoke during spring training about Carlos Santana hitting leadoff, but it appears that notion has been put on hold. “That was one thing I had thought about, but it really didn’t go very far,” Francona said. “Until (Michael) Brantley’s back, I’m not sure it makes a lot of sense. Read More…

Indians notes: Michael Brantley headed to Columbus to begin working out

CLEVELAND — The plans haven’t changed where Michael Brantley is concerned. The injured left fielder will not travel with the Indians on their upcoming trip to Chicago, instead heading to Triple-A Columbus to begin working out in hopes of beginning a minor league rehab assignment soon. Brantley, who is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, Read More…

Indians: Series finale with Red Sox postponed

CLEVELAND — The Indians and Boston Red Sox went 2-for-4 during their season-opening series at Progressive Field. Inclement weather postponed Opening Day on Monday, and the teams met the same fate  Thursday, with cold and the forecast of snow postponing the series finale Thursday. No make-up date has been set. The Indians were able to Read More…

Indians 7, Red Sox 6: Tribe slugs way past Boston for first win

CLEVELAND — Offensively speaking, the Indians were just fine Wednesday night at Progressive Field. A team that entered the season with question marks in the hitting department slugged its way to a 7-6 victory over the Red Sox, overcoming a disastrous sixth inning to notch its first win of the year. Mike Napoli’s solo home Read More…

Indians Notes: New leaders hoping to lead successful 2016 season

CLEVELAND — There are a bunch of new sheriffs to keep peace in the clubhouse, and the Indians are hoping that leads to more success in the wild, wild American League Central Division. Corey Kluber, Jason Kipnis, Yan Gomes and Michael Brantley assumed leadership roles toward the end of last season after a host of Read More…