August 3, 2015

Elyria
Partly sunny
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Indians notes: Carlos Santana getting hot for second half?

CLEVELAND — Indians first baseman Carlos Santana, as he has been prone to do over recent years, appears to be getting hot as the second half approaches. Santana, a streaky hitter by nature, has scuffled for the majority of the season, but he was productive in the final homestand before the All-Star break, going 9-for-23 Read More…

Indians waste quality outing from Carlos Carrasco, fall to A’s

CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco did his job Saturday night at Progressive Field. Once again, Indians hitters and relief pitchers called in sick. Cleveland wasted another quality outing from its rotation, failing early offensively and late out of the bullpen in a 5-4 loss to Oakland in front of 28,733 fans — the second-largest home crowd Read More…

Chris Assenheimer: Tribe’s second-half chances look bleak

After being pegged by many, including the infamous Sports Illustrated cover shot jinx, to win the Central Division and more, the Indians will enter the All-Star break below .500 and well behind first-place Kansas City. The season is not over — well, not technically — and who knows what the second half holds for the Read More…

Indians notes: Mike Aviles placed on Family Medical Emergency List; Jose Ramirez recalled from Columbus

CLEVELAND — The Indians will be without utility player and veteran clubhouse leader Mike Aviles for an undetermined amount of time. Aviles left the team prior to Friday night’s series opener against Oakland and was placed on the Family Medical Emergency List on Saturday. His 4-year-old daughter Adriana was diagnosed with leukemia in May. To Read More…

Indians 4, Astros 2: David Murphy makes Trevor Bauer a winner with double in eighth

CLEVELAND — The Indians were experiencing their usual offensive futility Wednesday night at Progressive Field when David Murphy finally ended the nonsense. Murphy’s two-run double in the eighth inning — a rare hit with runners in scoring position for Cleveland this season — lifted the Indians past the Astros 4-2. With left-hander Joe Thatcher on Read More…

Indians Notes: Cody Allen back in business after bout with back stiffness

CLEVELAND — Cody Allen was available to pitch Wednesday night after a minor bout with back stiffness. It provided some relief for the Indians, who have gotten a quality season out of their second-year closer. Allen entered Wednesday with a 1-2 record and 3.34 ERA in 35 appearances, converting 16 of his 17 save opportunities. Read More…

Indians 2, Astros 0: Corey Kluber in Cy Young form to lift Tribe

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CLEVELAND — The Indians’ offensive struggles continued Tuesday night at Progressive Field, but with Corey Kluber pitching like the reigning Cy Young Award winner he is, it didn’t matter. Overcoming his usual lack of run support, Kluber tossed 6⅔ scoreless innings to help Cleveland even a four-game series against Houston at a game apiece with Read More…

Indians Notes: Slumping Carlos Santana moved down in order

CLEVELAND — The Indians keep waiting — and hoping — for Carlos Santana to shake his season-long slump, but it hadn’t happened over Cleveland’s first 82 games. As a result, Santana, who entered Tuesday hitting just .207 over 75 games, was dropped from fifth to seventh in the batting order. “Carlos has really had a Read More…

Astros 9, Indians 4: Tribe offense stalls in another loss at home

CLEVELAND — The Indians opened the second half of the season Monday much like they spent the first 81 games — with next-to-no offense and a loss at home. With the bats failing to produce adequately enough again, Cleveland dropped the first of a four-game series against Houston 9-4 at Progressive Field. It was the Read More…

Indians Notes: Yan Gomes picking up steam at the plate

CLEVELAND — Indians catcher Yan Gomes hasn’t returned to form, but the 2014 Silver Slugger Award winner is making strides. Sidelined for more than a month shortly into the season with a right knee sprain, Gomes has been slow to recover at the plate, but had raised his batting average from .140 to .216 over Read More…