October 21, 2014

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Indians notes: Ryan Raburn activated from DL, back in lineup

Ryan Raburn

CLEVELAND — Ryan Raburn was activated from the disabled list and was in the lineup Tuesday at designated hitter. It’s been a rough season for the 32-year-old Raburn, who signed a two-year contract extension worth $4.85 million last year, and entered Tuesday batting just .191 with three home runs and 21 RBIs in 70 games. Read More…

Tigers 12, Indians 1: Detroit clubs Kluber, Tribe in series opener

Cleveland’s Mike Aviles can’t hold onto a ball hit by Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera in the third inning Monday in Cleveland. The Tigers scored three runs in the inning after the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Ace Corey Kluber has lifted the Indians up on so many occasions this season that it was almost shocking to see the right-hander let them down Monday at Progressive Field. In the opener of a pivotal four-game series against Central Division rival Detroit, Kluber offered up his worst outing of the season as Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe adds reinforcements as rosters expand

Jason Giambi

CLEVELAND — The Indians made a wealth of moves Monday prior to the series opener of a pivotal four-game series with Detroit. With rosters able to expand to 40 players, Cleveland recalled right-handers Austin Adams and Bryan Price and infielder Jesus Aguilar from Triple-A Columbus. Veteran designated hitter Jason Giambi was activated from the 60-day Read More…

Amherst grad Ryan Rua called up to Rangers, gets single in first major league game

Ryan Rua

Amherst graduate Ryan Rua made his major league debut Friday night, starting at first base for the Texas Rangers and going 1-for-5 with his first big league hit in a 13-6 win over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Rua, 24, had his contract purchased from Triple-A Round Rock prior to the game, with Read More…

Indians 3, Astros 1: Trevor Bauer continues rotation’s strong stretch

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Indians starting pitchers keep setting them up and knocking them down. Right-hander Trevor Bauer continued a dominating stretch for Cleveland’s rotation Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field, helping the Indians to a series-clinching 3-1 victory over the Astros. “We haven’t been scoring a ton of runs and we’ve won a couple of series in Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe purchases contract of Chris Gimenez

Chris Gimenez

CLEVELAND — The Indians selected the contract of Chris Gimenez from Triple-A Columbus on Sunday, filling the 25-man roster spot of catcher Yan Gomes, who was placed on the seven-day concussion list Saturday. Gimenez, who played for the Indians from 2009-10, was acquired Saturday in a trade with Texas for future considerations. He joined the Read More…

Rookies provide winning in touch in Indians’ walk-off win over Astros

Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez is swarmed by teammates after hitting the game-winning single in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Saturday in Cleveland. The Indians won 3-2. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)

CLEVELAND — The future looked bright Saturday for the Indians at Progressive Field. Getting production from a number of young players — most notably right-hander Danny Salazar and shortstop Jose Ramirez — Cleveland notched a needed victory, turning back the Astros 3-2. The win came in walk-off fashion, with Ramirez slashing a one-out single to Read More…

Chris Assenheimer: Indians still in contention for playoff spot, but …

CLEVELAND — It’s a good thing another Browns season is upon us, and that the Cavaliers’ LeBron James is back on his royal throne in Cleveland, because this Indians season is over. Don’t really care that through Friday the Central Division standings indicated the Indians were only seven games out of first place. And, yeah, Read More…

Indians notes: Yan Gomes placed on concussion list; Chris Gimenez acquired

Yan Gomes

CLEVELAND — Yan Gomes was placed on the seven-day concussion list after all, with the Indians acquiring a backup catcher in former Cleveland player Chris Gimenez on Saturday in a trade with the Rangers for future considerations. Gimenez, who played for the Indians from 2009-10, is expected to replace Gomes on the 25-man roster today. Read More…

Indians sloppy on bases and in field, drop series opener against Astros

Houston Astros' Dexter Fowler is tagged out by Cleveland Indians third baseman Mike Aviles in a rundown between third and home in the ninth inning Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — The Indians got another top-shelf effort from a starting pitcher Friday night in the series opener against Houston. Unfortunately for them, they also got another bottom-feeding performance from their offense and defense. Right-hander Carlos Carrasco pitched well but was pretty much forced to go it alone in a 5-1 loss to the fourth-place Read More…