June 29, 2016

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Good break for local NHRA racer

NORWALK – Home is where the holeshot is at least that’s what former Wellington resident Rick Baehr might be thinking after winning his second career NHRA Nationals championship Sunday afternoon. Baehr had a holeshot – a better reaction time that overcomes a slower elapsed time – at the green light and ended up winning Super Read More…

Indians 9, Tigers 3: Tribe sweeps Detroit for third time this season

DETROIT — The Wahoo express rolled into Detroit for a three-game series at Comerica Park. When it was over, the Indians had rolled all over the Tigers, completing their third sweep of the former Central Division heavyweight Sunday with a 9-3 victory. It was first-place Cleveland’s third sweep of a Detroit team that used to Read More…

Indians notes: Things go much better for Carrasco at Comerica Park

DETROIT — Carlos Carrasco was back at the scene of the crime Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park, making his fifth start since leaving the disabled list at the site where the right-hander suffered a left hamstring strain that sidelined him for over a month. Things went much better this time around. Carrasco (3-2, 2.73 ERA) Read More…

Carlos Carrasco blanks Tigers for Indians’ 8th straight win

DETROIT — Carlos Carrasco missed more than a month with a hamstring injury. But as the Detroit Tigers discovered Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park, the right-hander is back and better than ever. In easily his best outing since returning from the disabled list June 2, Carrasco stifled a vaunted Detroit offense to help the Indians Read More…

Commentary: Pitching puts Indians in an enviable position

You win with pitching, and the Indians have plenty of that, so go ahead and connect the dots. Because when it comes to pitching, the dots don’t lie. The Indians have enough pitching, and enough dots, to do some serious winning. Enough winning to get to October, when anything can happen, and since the city Read More…

Commentary: Tribe needs to land outfielder at trade deadline

The Indians have reportedly informed teams they have money to spend in the days leading up to the July 31 trade deadline. That doesn’t necessarily mean that cost-conscious Cleveland will make a move when the time comes, but it certainly sounds as though the small-market club is exploring the possibility. I actually think if the Read More…

NHRA Summit Nationals: Del Worsham’s Funny Car not so funny when its chute fails, but he still qualifies first in class

NORWALK — Funny Car driver Del Worsham experienced the thrills of drag racing Friday when he set a track record with a run of 3.875 seconds (328.70 mph) at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Saturday he suffered some of the agony when his parachute failed to open at the end of his final qualifying Read More…

College signing: Amherst’s Madison Reynolds taking up new event … the heptathlon … at Division I High Point University

Madison Reynolds is going to compete in the heptathlon for a Division I college. This is significant for a number of reasons, but the primary one is probably this: She has never competed in a heptathlon before. “I definitely like the combination of events,” said Reynolds, a recently graduated Amherst High School track and field Read More…

Indians notes: Terry Francona says Abraham Almonte will have a clean slate when he returns from his PED suspension

DETROIT — Manager Terry Francona isn’t holding a grudge against outfielder Abraham Almonte. Almonte is still serving an 80-game suspension for a PED violation during spring training, but he is currently rehabbing at Triple-A Columbus with seven games left on the ban. “He will have served his (suspension). The rules say he had to serve Read More…

Seventh heaven: Indians continue mastery of Tigers, beating them for 7th straight time while winning 7th straight overall

DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers used to dominate the Indians. Now, it’s the other way around. Cleveland opened a three-game series against the Tigers with its seventh straight victory over its Central Division rival — a 7-4 decision in front of 37,886 raucous fans at Comerica Park on Friday night. In addition to continuing their Read More…