July 5, 2015

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Cubs 17, Indians 0: Tribe handed historically bad defeat

CLEVELAND — With the Cavaliers’ season over and the focus of Cleveland’s professional sports fans back on them Wednesday night, the Indians squandered the opportunity to gain some recognition. Big time. Taking the field less than 24 hours after the Cavs lost Game 6 of the NBA Finals across the street at Quicken Loans Arena, Read More…

Indians notes: Francona says all-star selection sends mixed signals

CLEVELAND — Like many outside of Kansas City, manager Terry Francona isn’t overjoyed by the prospect of Royals players starting for the American League at nearly every position in the All-Star Game, July 14, at Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark. In the most recent fan balloting released Monday, eight KC players topped the voting at their Read More…

Offense, Shaun Marcum lead way as Indians blank Mariners

Giovanny Urshela hits his first career home run in a game against the Mariners on June 10, 2015. AP

CLEVELAND — Those in attendance at Progressive Field on Thursday afternoon were treated to a rare sight from the Indians — offensive production. Cleveland, which has struggled with offensive consistency much of the season, broke out the bats in the series finale against Seattle, slugging out a 6-0 victory that avoided a sweep. The Indians, Read More…

Indians notes: Struggling Nick Swisher out of lineup again

CLEVELAND — Nick Swisher was out of the lineup for the second straight day in the series finale against Seattle on Thursday afternoon. Swisher has provided little production since being activated from the disabled list, where he spent the first month of the season after offseason surgery on both knees. In 29 games, Swisher, who Read More…

Mariners 9, Indians 3: Seattle roughs up Tribe, Trevor Bauer

CLEVELAND — The Indians failed on all cylinders Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Getting a brief and ineffective effort from starting pitcher Trevor Bauer, coupled with the same old offensive ineptitude, Cleveland got smacked 9-3 by the Mariners. The win secured the three-game series for Seattle, which won for just the third time in 11 Read More…

Indians Notes: Tribe hoping Zach Walters’ power follows him to Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Zach Walters hits the ball real far, but he also strikes out a lot. The Indians are willing to live with the latter. “You’re looking for production, one way or another,” manager Terry Francona said of Walters, who was called up from Triple-A Columbus to replace shortstop Jose Ramirez on Cleveland’s 25-man roster. Read More…

Corey Kluber gets little support again as Indians fall to Mariners

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CLEVELAND — The struggling duo of Lonnie Chisenhall and Jose Ramirez are gone, but the Indians’ offense didn’t get any better Tuesday night at Progressive Field. With Cleveland’s hitters continuing their run-producing futility, the Indians fell 3-2 to Seattle in the series opener in front of a sparse crowd of 11,425 fans across the plaza Read More…

Indians notes: Giovanny Urshela getting a shot at third base

CLEVELAND — Giovanny Urshela, who made his major league debut Tuesday night, will have the opportunity to solidify himself as the Indians’ starting third baseman. Lonnie Chisenhall was optioned to Triple-A Columbus late Sunday night along with struggling shortstop Jose Ramirez to clear the way for the 23-year-old Urshela — one of Cleveland’s top prospects. Read More…

Indians: Tribe tabs LHP Brady Aiken with first-round draft choice

CLEVELAND — The Indians went with the risk-reward theory Monday night in selecting left-handed pitcher Brady Aiken with the 17th overall selection in the MLB Draft. Aiken, 18, was talented enough to be the top overall pick in last year’s draft out of high school — he did not sign with Houston — but is Read More…

Indians demote Lonnie Chisenhall and Jose Ramirez

CLEVELAND — The Indians made a flurry of moves late Sunday night, optioning third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and shortstop Jose Ramirez to Triple-A Columbus and promoting Zach Walters and Giovanny Urshela from the Clippers. Both Chisenhall and Ramirez have struggled mightily at the plate. Chisenhall batted .208 with four home runs and 18 RBIs in Read More…