April 20, 2014

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Indians notes: Choo moves up to second spot in order

CLEVELAND – Shin-Soo Choo is now No. 2. With his offense still sagging and missing two pivotal parts atop the batting order in Grady Sizemore (bone bruise left knee) and Asdrubal Cabrera (fractured left forearm), Indians manager Manny Acta moved Shin-Soo Choo from third to second, while dropping previous No. 2 hitter Jason Donald down Read More…

Indians have plenty of Choo, but not enough bite in loss to Reds

CLEVELAND – Shin-Soo Choo made manager Manny Acta look like a genius, but the Indians still looked like losers Friday night at Progressive Field. Prior to the series opener with intrastate rival Cincinnati, Acta moved Choo up to the second spot in the batting order, and the right fielder responded with a 3-for-4 performance that Read More…

Indians drop round one of the Battle of Ohio

Shin-Soo Choo responded well to his new spot in the batting order but the Indians still lost Friday night, dropping a 7-4 decision to the Reds at Progressive Field. Batting second for just the second time in his career, Choo went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBIs, but the Reds broke Read More…

Tigers 6, Indians 4: Wood’s debut a dud

CLEVELAND – Kerry Wood made his long-awaited return to the mound, but it was far from a triumphant one. Wood, who was activated from the disabled list Friday, laid the groundwork for another Indians defeat a day later, allowing the game-winning runs in a 6-4 loss to Detroit on a cold and wet Saturday afternoon Read More…

Indians lose fifth straight, 6-4 to Tigers

Kerry Wood allowed two runs in the seventh inning of his season debut Saturday, helping to send the Indians to a 6-4 loss to Detroit at Progressive Field. It was the Tribe’s fifth straight defeat and its ninth loss in 11 games.

Cabrera comes through in clutch as Indians down Twins in 11th inning

CLEVELAND – It’s safe to say that the 13,832 fans in attendance Saturday at Progressive Field got their money’s worth. Not only did they enjoy bargain-priced $1 hot dogs and an extended entertaining baseball game, they also took in a victory for the home team – the Indians turning back the Twins 5-4 in 11 Read More…

Indiansbeat Twins in 11 innings

A two-out single from Asdrubal Cabrera in the 11th inning lifted the Indians to a 5-4 victory over the Twins at Progressive Field on Saturday night. Cleveland trailed the entire game before rallying to tie it with two runs in the eighth on consecutive doubles from Grady Sizemore and Shin-Soo Choo.

Carmona struggles in loss to Twins

CLEVELAND – For the first time this season, Fausto Carmona looked like the pitcher he was the past two years. That was bad news for him and the Indians, and great news for the Minnesota Twins. Carmona sputtered early and Cleveland’s offense followed suit. That was all the Central Division-leading Twins needed to take the Read More…

LeBron to be honored as MVP on Sunday; Stern to present trophy Monday prior to Game 2

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INDEPENDENCE – LeBron James, the 2009-10 NBA Most Valuable Player, will likely be in Shaquille O’Neal territory. Now one of James’ teammates, O’Neal earned the lone MVP award of his illustrious career with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000, falling one vote shy of being a unanimous selection. That is the closest any player has Read More…

Indians 3, White Sox 2: Choo propels Tribe again

CLEVELAND – Shin-Soo Choo did it again. The man with the penchant for late-game heroics produced more Saturday at Progressive Field, with his double in the eighth inning driving in the winning run in a 3-2 victory over the White Sox. Choo has all but carried the Indians’ sagging offense this season as the only Read More…