September 2, 2014

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Tigers 12, Indians 1: Detroit clubs Kluber, Tribe in series opener

Cleveland’s Mike Aviles can’t hold onto a ball hit by Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera in the third inning Monday in Cleveland. The Tigers scored three runs in the inning after the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Ace Corey Kluber has lifted the Indians up on so many occasions this season that it was almost shocking to see the right-hander let them down Monday at Progressive Field. In the opener of a pivotal four-game series against Central Division rival Detroit, Kluber offered up his worst outing of the season as Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe adds reinforcements as rosters expand

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CLEVELAND — The Indians made a wealth of moves Monday prior to the series opener of a pivotal four-game series with Detroit. With rosters able to expand to 40 players, Cleveland recalled right-handers Austin Adams and Bryan Price and infielder Jesus Aguilar from Triple-A Columbus. Veteran designated hitter Jason Giambi was activated from the 60-day Read More…

Indians grab 4-2 lead over Royals in 10th, but weather suspends game until Sept. 22

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The race for the AL Central title got another wrinkle Sunday night when Cleveland’s game at Kansas City was suspended in the 10th inning. The Indians grabbed a 4-2 lead on pinch-hitter Lonnie Chisenhall’s two-out, two-run double, but rain prevented the teams from playing the bottom half of the inning. It Read More…

Tribe downs Royals in 11th inning

Cleveland Indians' Yan Gomes is safe with an RBI double as Kansas City Royals second baseman Omar Infante  gets a late throw. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s getting very crowded at the top of the AL Central. The surging Cleveland Indians have turned the division into one of baseball’s best playoff races. Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana each had an RBI single in the 11th inning, leading the Indians to a 3-2 victory over the sliding Kansas Read More…

Carlos Santana stays hot against Kansas City as Indians pick up big win over Royals

Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana celebrates as he crosses the plate after hitting a two-run home run  against the Kansas City Royals. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Once again, Carlos Santana was a huge hit in Kansas City. Santana, who homered five times at Kauffman Stadium in a series last month, hit a two-run homer as the Cleveland Indians topped the Royals 6-1 Friday night. The loss cut the Royals’ lead to a half-game over Detroit in the Read More…

Indians edge White Sox, feel confident heading into big series with first-place Royals

Cleveland Indians' Roberto Perez, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring on a single hit by Michael Brantley against the Chicago White Sox Thursday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO — Michael Bourn and the Cleveland Indians are feeling pretty good heading into a big series with Kansas City. Bourn had two triples among his three hits, leading Carlos Carrasco and the Indians to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Cleveland took two of three from scuffling Chicago and Read More…

White Sox 3, Indians 2: Kluber, Tribe lose in Chicago

Cleveland Indians starter Corey Kluber, left, is taken out of the game by manager Terry Francona during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago Wednesday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO — It seems hard to say Corey Kluber appears to be tiring when the Indians’ ace right-hander allowed only three runs Wednesday night. But the American League Cy Young Award candidate was so dominant through 26 starts this season that a 32-pitch inning against the Chicago White Sox felt like a warning sign. Especially Read More…

Rookies provide winning in touch in Indians’ walk-off win over Astros

Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez is swarmed by teammates after hitting the game-winning single in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Saturday in Cleveland. The Indians won 3-2. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)

CLEVELAND — The future looked bright Saturday for the Indians at Progressive Field. Getting production from a number of young players — most notably right-hander Danny Salazar and shortstop Jose Ramirez — Cleveland notched a needed victory, turning back the Astros 3-2. The win came in walk-off fashion, with Ramirez slashing a one-out single to Read More…

Chris Assenheimer: Indians still in contention for playoff spot, but …

CLEVELAND — It’s a good thing another Browns season is upon us, and that the Cavaliers’ LeBron James is back on his royal throne in Cleveland, because this Indians season is over. Don’t really care that through Friday the Central Division standings indicated the Indians were only seven games out of first place. And, yeah, Read More…

Indians sloppy on bases and in field, drop series opener against Astros

Houston Astros' Dexter Fowler is tagged out by Cleveland Indians third baseman Mike Aviles in a rundown between third and home in the ninth inning Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — The Indians got another top-shelf effort from a starting pitcher Friday night in the series opener against Houston. Unfortunately for them, they also got another bottom-feeding performance from their offense and defense. Right-hander Carlos Carrasco pitched well but was pretty much forced to go it alone in a 5-1 loss to the fourth-place Read More…