February 7, 2016

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Indians 5, Royals 1: Francisco Lindor on display in Tribe’s latest win

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CLEVELAND – Forget American League Rookie of the Year. Francisco Lindor may just be a candidate for MVP — at least where the Indians are concerned. As they have been numerous times since his promotion from the minors in mid-June, all of Lindor’s abilities were on display Wednesday night at Progressive Field, as the Indians Read More…

Indians notes: Francisco Lindor, AL Rookie of the Year?

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CLEVELAND — Though he entered Wednesday playing in only 81 games this season, Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is receiving strong American League Rookie of the Year consideration. “When you start doing what he’s doing, you kind of get people’s attention,” manager Terry Francona said of the 21-year-old Lindor, who in addition to providing top-shelf defense, Read More…

Carlos Carrasco back on track, leads Indians past Royals

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CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco appears to be back on track. The right-hander, who was roughed up in his first outing off the disabled list, pitched much better the second time around, helping the Indians to an 8-3 win Monday night in the series opener against Kansas City at Progressive Field. Carrasco allowed just a run Read More…

Indians notes: Corey Kluber expected to return Thursday

CLEVELAND — The Indians are pegging Thursday for Corey Kluber’s return to the rotation. Kluber, who has been nursing a right hamstring strain, threw a “light” bullpen session Monday at Progressive Field and will work out prior to tonight’s game. Manager Terry Francona left open the option of delaying Kluber’s first appearance since Aug. 29, Read More…

Indians won’t rush Corey Kluber; Saturday’s game rained out

CLEVELAND — Thanks to the rain out Friday, the Indians will need a starting pitcher for Wednesday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. It won’t necessarily be right-hander Corey Kluber, who is still nursing a strained right hamstring and was scratched from his last scheduled start Sept. 4 at Detroit. “We’ll pitch him when it Read More…

Indians youngsters keeping hope alive

CLEVELAND — When the Indians dealt a number of veterans at the trading deadline, the perception was the team had given up on the season and started planning for next year. It hasn’t exactly played out that way. Entering Friday, Cleveland was a game under .500, but only four games behind in the race for Read More…

Indians: Tribe, Tigers rained out at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND — The Indians and Tigers were postponed by rain Friday night at Progressive Field. The game has been rescheduled as a traditional doubleheader Sunday, beginning at 1:10 p.m. Today’s game is scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m., with Friday’s scheduled starters — Cleveland’s Cody Anderson and Detroit’s Justin Verlander — pushed back a day Read More…

Indians 7, Tigers 5: Brantley’s big blasts propel Tribe to win

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CLEVELAND — If Michael Brantley’s back is still bothering him, just think what he could do when healthy. Brantley, who has dealt with lower-back soreness for much of the season, belted a pair of go-ahead home runs Thursday night at Progressive Field — the second a two-run shot in the eighth inning that lifted the Read More…

Indians notes: Corey Kluber likely to return next week

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber will likely return to the rotation sometime next week. The Indians just aren’t sure when. Kluber, who was scratched from his last scheduled start Sept. 4 in Detroit with a hamstring strain, threw in the outfield Thursday at Progressive Field and is scheduled to work a bullpen session today. The Indians Read More…

Chris Assenheimer: Playoffs a real long shot for Indians

The new, and apparently, improved Indians have me talking to myself. After watching this underachieving team that was picked by a number of pundits to contend for a Central Division title and has instead fought to stay out of last place, my first thought is, “No way, there is no way the Indians qualify for Read More…