May 31, 2016

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Indians 5, Royals 4: Josh Tomlin does it again, pitches Tribe to a win after a loss

CLEVELAND — The Indians saw their season-best four-game win streak snapped by the Royals on Saturday, but they were assured of a victory Sunday in the rubber match of a three-game series against defending world champion Kansas City. After all, Josh Tomlin pitched. As he has done repeatedly since the start of last season, Tomlin Read More…

Indians Notes: Lonnie Chisenhall makes first start in center field

CLEVELAND — Rajai Davis was not in the lineup for the series finale against the Royals, which meant Lonnie Chisenhall started in center field for the first time in his major league career. Chisenhall debuted at the position Saturday, entering the game in the ninth inning of a 7-0 loss to the Royals and catching Read More…

Royals 7, Indians 0: Ian Kennedy shuts down Tribe winning streak

CLEVELAND — After scoring 27 times over their previous four games, the Indians hit a wall in the form of Kansas City right-hander Ian Kennedy. As a result, Cleveland’s longest winning streak of the season was snapped at four. Kennedy blanked the Indians for seven innings and the Royals backed their starting pitcher with plenty Read More…

Indians commentary: No reason to worry about Corey Kluber

For all those who were so concerned with Corey Kluber’s slow start to 2016, allow me to tell you a story: In the midst of a subpar season in the win-loss (9-16) department last year, a veteran .com scribe sidled up next to me in the Progressive Field press box for the first of maybe Read More…

Indians Notes: Tyler Naquin optioned to Triple-A to clear room for Cody Anderson

CLEVELAND — Tyler Naquin played well during his big league debut with the Indians, but he was the odd man out in a crowded outfield. And thanks to owning minor league options, Naquin was sent to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday to clear a roster spot for starting pitcher Cody Anderson, who is expected to remain Read More…

Danny Salazar turns in dominant performance as Indians roll past Royals, extend winning streak to season-high four games

CLEVELAND — Right-hander Danny Salazar appeared poised for a breakout year this season. So far, he’s right on track. Salazar’s latest effort was a dominant one as the right-hander pitched the Indians to a 7-1 victory Friday night over the defending world champion Royals in the opener of a three-game series at Progressive Field. Salazar Read More…

Indians notes: Backup catcher Roberto Perez sidelined for 2-3 months after undergoing surgery on broken right thumb

CLEVELAND — Roberto Perez underwent surgery on his broken right thumb Friday morning and will be sidelined for two to three months, the Indians announced. The Indians could have opted for the backup catcher to wait until the offseason to have the procedure performed, but decided otherwise. “If he didn’t have surgery, we may have Read More…

Indians 9, Tigers 4: Tribe completes sweep with sixth straight win over Detroit

CLEVELAND — The Indians are on a roll. At least where the Detroit Tigers are concerned. Cleveland won its sixth straight game over its Central Division rival Thursday night, completing its second three-game sweep of Detroit this season with a 9-4 victory at Progressive Field. Dating back to last year, the Indians have tamed the Read More…

Indians Notes: Roberto Perez to undergo surgery on broken right thumb

CLEVELAND — Backup catcher Roberto Perez had his broken right thumb re-evaluated by Dr. Thomas Graham on Thursday, and the diagnosis was surgery. Graham will perform the procedure Friday in Akron, with the Indians expected to announce a timetable for Perez’s return following the surgery. It is likely he will be sidelined at least 4-6 Read More…

Indians 4, Tigers 0: Corey Kluber pitches Tribe past Detroit — again

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber is back on track, and that’s good news for the Indians and their ace. It meant bad news for the Tigers on Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Offering up his third straight strong start, Kluber pitched Cleveland past Detroit 4-0 to secure the three-game series against its Central Division rival. Kluber, Read More…