April 30, 2016

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Indians 5, Blue Jays 4: Tribe wins third straight

CLEVELAND – It isn’t often that one of the worst offensive clubs in the majors is also one of the best in clutch situations. But that has been the Indians’ modus operandi this season. Scoring runs as a whole has been a struggle for Cleveland all year long. Scoring them with two outs? Not so Read More…

Indians 5, Blue Jays 4: Tribe wins third straight

Fausto Carmona allowed three earned runs over 6 1/3 innings and the Indians won their third straight game, edging Toronto 5-4 at Progressive Field on Tuesday night. Cleveland scored the first four runs of the game, two on an error from former Indians infielder John McDonald.

No backing down: New Browns linebacker Scott Fujita is more than willing to stand up for what he believes in

The NFL locker room has never been a place to go for enlightenment.It may rank above a backwoods garage plastered with posters of supermodels. But it’s nowhere close to the Dalai Lama’s sanctuary. The NFL locker room isn’t all that different from the one shared by teenage boys after high school gym class. More 3-karat Read More…

Signing LeBron: Bulls appear to have the edge, but do they really?

The first of a two-part series detailing the major free-agent decisions confronting Cavaliers superstar LeBron James. INDEPENDENCE  – The Chicago Bulls can make a pretty convincing argument they will give LeBron James the best chance to win an NBA championship – or championships – but, even with all other factors pushed aside, that is not the slam-dunk Read More…

Squeeze play a surprise and a success as Indians edge Blue Jays

CLEVELAND – The Indians are back on their American League schedule but they must have learned something during their recent interleague road trip. Taking a page from its National League opponents Monday night at Progressive Field, Cleveland orchestrated a squeeze play to manufacture the winning run in a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays. With Read More…

Tribe notes: Cabrera return, recovery still on schedule

CLEVELAND – The Indians are optimistic concerning the progress of injured shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (fractured left forearm), but that hasn’t hastened the projected return date for the team’s leadoff hitter. Because the Indians feel Cabrera will require a lengthy minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the big league club, he still isn’t expected back until Read More…

No offense? No problem as pitching carries the day in Crushers win over Cruisers

AVON – The Crushers were held to just two hits and didn’t have a baserunner after the second inning. Oakland County pitcher Kevin Asselin (4-2) retired the last 15 batters in a row to end the game. Yet, somehow, it was Lake Erie that snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory Monday in Read More…

Brua, Ironmen pick up two wins

LORAIN – Two is always better than one. The Lorain County Ironmen picked up a pair of much-needed victories Monday – both by 4-3 – as they edged Slippery Rock in a suspended game from June 12 and in the regularly scheduled one. Avon’s Phil Brua earned both wins in relief to improve to 3-0 Read More…

Indians 2, Blue Jays 1: Tribe squeezes out a win

CLEVELAND – The Indians are back on their American League schedule but they must have learned something during their recent interleague road trip. Taking a page from its National League opponents Monday night at Progressive Field, Cleveland orchestrated a squeeze play to manufacture the winning run in a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays. With Read More…

Indians notes: Cabrera on schedule for return

CLEVELAND – The Indians are optimistic concerning the progress of injured shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (fractured left forearm), but that hasn’t hastened the projected return date for the team’s leadoff hitter. Because the Indians feel Cabrera will require a lengthy minor league rehab assignment before re-joining the big league club, he still isn’t expected back until Read More…