July 4, 2015

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Indians keep rolling, down Pirates for fifth straight win

PITTSBURGH — Michael Bourn believes Cleveland’s five-game winning streak is proof the Indians are going to be in contention down the stretch despite a slow start. Bourn drove in three runs, Brandon Moss homered and Trevor Bauer pitched effectively into the seventh inning as the Indians beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on a rainy Friday Read More…

Indians 5, Rays 4: Tribe sweeps Tampa with Mike Aviles homer in 10th inning

TAMPA, Fla. — The Cleveland Indians are feeling a little better about themselves. Good pitching, timely hitting and the team’s first sweep of a four-game road series in more than a year can have that effect. “Our pitching gave us a chance every night, that’s stating the obvious. But I think every game is different,” Read More…

Indians 8, Rays 1: Carlos Carrasco takes perfect game into 7th, comes within strike of no-hitter

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Carlos Carrasco was one strike away from throwing Cleveland’s first no-hitter in 34 years and already considering ways to celebrate. A bit prematurely it turned out. The right-hander gave up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis’ glove in an 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Read More…

Indians: Three home runs give Salazar enough cushion in win over Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Danny Salazar had his best fastball Tuesday night and didn’t see much reason to use anything else. Salazar pitched two-hit ball for 7 2-3 innings and the Cleveland Indians backed him with three home runs to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2. “That was the key tonight,” he said. “I was Read More…

Perfectly impressive: Indians rookie Cody Anderson takes perfect game into 7th inning against Rays, settles for first win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Somewhere around the fourth inning, Cody Anderson realized he was chasing perfection. “I kind of knew that everything was going pretty smooth,” Cleveland’s rookie right-hander said Monday night after taking a bid for a perfect game into the seventh inning of his second major league start. “I just tried to keep Read More…

Orioles 4-8, Indians 0-0: Tribe blanked twice in doubleheader disaster

BALTIMORE — The Cleveland Indians had been flailing helplessly at the plate for nearly 18 innings when Terry Francona finally had seen enough. Francona stormed out of the dugout after a third-strike call went against Ryan Raburn, and the manager was ejected before he got to the plate. The sequence effectively summed up a Sunday Read More…

Corey Kluber just can’t win: Right-hander sees another strong performance go unrewarded as Indians fall 4-3 to Orioles

BALTIMORE — On a night Corey Kluber had 10 strikeouts and allowed only three runs in seven innings, he didn’t take the loss. The way things are going this season for the 2014 Cy Young Award winner, that’s about as good as it gets. Cleveland wasted another decent outing by Kluber, falling to the Baltimore Read More…

Young Indians fan makes friends with Tigers slugger Cabrera after highlight-reel catch

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AVON — A Cleveland Indians cap was placed on Dominic Opron’s head shortly after he was born. Some might say his fate was sealed from then on. But not to hear the soft-spoken 11-year-old tell it when he speaks of the episode that transpired at Tuesday night’s Indians/Detroit Tigers game. Dominic’s spur-of-the-moment catch of a Read More…

Miguel Cabrera gets day off, Indians get rare win over Tigers

CLEVELAND — Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was gracious enough to give Miguel Cabrera the day off for the series finale Wednesday afternoon — and the Indians were happy to receive the gift. With Cabrera, a well-known Cleveland killer and arguably baseball’s best hitter on the bench, the Indians took advantage, beating Detroit 8-2 to avoid Read More…

Indians notes: Jason Kipnis says season far from over

CLEVELAND — No matter how bad it looks right now, the season is not lost, according to Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis. “No, no. I think it’s still very much within our reach,” said Kipnis, whose team entered Wednesday in fourth place in the Central Division, trailing first-place Kansas City by nine games. “We’re just Read More…