July 29, 2014

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Wood placed on disabled list

CLEVELAND – Closer Kerry Wood was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a blister on his right index finger. Right-hander Jensen Lewis was recalled from Triple-A Columbus to fill Wood’s roster spot. Wood hasn’t pitched since taking the loss last Sunday in Tampa Bay’s 6-5 walk-off win in 10 innings. The right-hander is Read More…

Indians 8, Tigers 2: Tribe opens second half with a victory

CLEVELAND – If the Indians had played like this before the All-Star break, they wouldn’t be in last place in the Central Division and staring up at pretty much every team in the American League with a 35-54 record. Getting quality starting pitching, plenty of offense and another strong performance from its bullpen Friday night, Read More…

Indians 8, Tigers 2: Tribe routs Detroit in series opener

The Indians opened the second half with a victory, routing the Tigers 8-2 Friday night at Progressive Field. Jake Westbrook improved to 6-5 on the season, allowing two runs on five hits, while striking out five over 5 2/3 innings. Cleveland broke the game open with a four-run sixth inning that was capped by a Read More…

Disappointed fans seem to be behaving, police report

CLEVELAND — Police were ready in case LeBron James’ decision led unhappy fans to cause trouble at his Ohio home, but there were no reported problems. A Bath Township police dispatcher said this morning the department was unaware of any incidents outside James’ 35,000 square foot house 20 miles south of Cleveland. Township Police Chief Read More…

‘The Decision’ from LeBron has everyone waiting, including Cleveland players

AKRON — “The Decision,” as LeBron James and ESPN are billing it, will come during an hour-long telecast beginning tomorrow night at 9. With almost everyone trying to read between the lines and draw a conclusion as to what James will do — he will reportedly announce his decision fairly early in the show — Read More…

Indians 5, A’s 4: LaPorta lifts Tribe in the 10th

Matt LaPorta’s two-out single scored pinch runner Anderson Hernandez to lift the Indians to a 5-4 victory in 10 innings Saturday night at Progressive Field. It was one of three hits on the night for LaPorta, who also drove in a run in the fourth. Cleveland won for the sixth time in seven games.

Branyan traded to Seattle

The Indians traded slugger Russell Branyan to Seattle on Saturday night, acquiring a pair of minor leaguers in the deal. The trade was announced after the Indians’ 6-4 loss at Cincinnati. The move was made to clear room for Matt LaPorta, who will join the team today in Cincinnati for the series finale with the Reds. Read More…

Indians 7, Nationals 1: Carmona, Santana shine in victory

CLEVELAND – If they were handing out Academy Awards at Progressive Field on Saturday night, Fausto Carmona would have won the Oscar for best performance in a lead role, while Carlos Santana would have taken home the trophy for best supporting actor. Both players loomed large in a 7-1 victory over the Nationals that extended Read More…

Scott Petrak’s take on the Browns: Jake Delhomme is the starter, even if Eric Mangini won’t say it

BEREA — Browns coach Eric Mangini was given multiple chances to name Jake Delhomme his starting quarterback as minicamp concuded Saturday, but declined. Mangini praised Delhomme’s work with the first team, but said he wanted to continue his evaluation of Delhomme and Seneca Wallace in training camp. “I just want to see a little bit more before Read More…

Quick hits from Browns minicamp

BEREA — The Browns concluded mandatory minicamp Saturday morning with a practice in the humidity. Much of the two hours was spent working on end-of-game situations, but there was enough action for a few observations. ** Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy got his first snaps with the first team, leading a 2:00-minute drill against the No. Read More…