July 6, 2015

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Indians fall to Orioles, again fail to reach .500

CLEVELAND — Breaking even has proved to be a difficult task for the Indians. With its third chance in the past five days to reach the .500 mark Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field, Cleveland instead fell 7-3 to Baltimore in the series finale — a common theme looming large in the defeat. Offensive ineptitude has Read More…

Indians notes: Nick Swisher thinks Tribe headed in right direction

CLEVELAND — The Indians are no longer going in reverse. Out of the Central Division basement, where they have dwelled for much of the season, Cleveland had won 13 of its last 18 games — and seven of 10 — before Sunday’s 7-3 loss to the Orioles. “We come to the ballpark, we expect to Read More…

Danny Salazar pitches Indians past Orioles

CLEVELAND — The Indians won a game Saturday in spite of their inconsistent offense. Nearly all of the credit goes to starting pitcher Danny Salazar. With Cleveland struggling to score runs and failing in key situations for much of the day, Salazar took matters into his own hands and pitched the Indians to a 2-1 Read More…

Indians notes: Yan Gomes struggling to find hitting stroke

CLEVELAND — Yan Gomes had hits in each of his first two at-bats Saturday afternoon at Progressive Field. The Indians are hoping it’s a positive sign for the catcher. Gomes has struggled to find his stroke since being activated from the disabled list following a six-week stint with a right knee sprain. He entered Saturday Read More…

Orioles 5, Indians 2: Tribe offense fails with chance to get to .500

CLEVELAND — The Indians continue to get effective performances from their rotation. Unfortunately, they also continue to get inconsistent efforts from their offense. The latter was at the root of a 5-2 loss Friday night to Baltimore in the opener of a three-game series at Progressive Field. Cleveland right-hander Shaun Marcum pitched well enough to Read More…

Indians Notes: Mike Aviles getting nod over Jose Ramirez at SS

CLEVELAND — Mike Aviles has replaced struggling Jose Ramirez in the lineup the past three games, but manager Terry Francona isn’t ready to call the veteran utilityman his starter at shortstop. “I honestly don’t know,” Francona said. “I don’t think we need to make a lineup out next week, you know. I think, trying to Read More…

Indians 12, Rangers 3: Offense delivers in sweep-stopping win

CLEVELAND — With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame right down the street, the Indians produced a different sort of hit parade Wednesday afternoon at Progressive Field. The result was a 12-3 throttling of the Texas Rangers to avoid the series sweep at the hands of baseball’s hottest team. Cleveland’s inconsistent offense was at Read More…

Indians Notes: Tribe players shave heads in tribute to Mike Aviles’ daughter

CLEVELAND — One by one, Indians players began shaving their heads. It was for a very good cause. “It’s part of a team thing. It started with Mike Aviles’ daughter, for her, and what she’s going through,” said second baseman Jason Kipnis, referring to Aviles’ 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. “She’s Read More…

Indians lose to Rangers on late home run

CLEVELAND — The Indians were the hottest team in baseball — until the Texas Rangers came to town. Cleveland entered the series opener with Texas riding a major league-high six-game winning streak, but have lost two straight after dropping a 4-3 decision Tuesday night to the Rangers. Texas, the new hottest team in baseball, has Read More…

Indians notes: Jason Kipnis not among All-Star vote leaders

CLEVELAND — Jason Kipnis has been one of the American League’s best players this season, but he wasn’t among the top five at his position in the first addition of All-Star voting results released Tuesday. Kipnis, who is among the AL leaders in numerous offensive categories, trails Jose Altuve (Houston), Omar Infante (Kansas City), Ian Read More…