September 4, 2015

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Indians column: Tribe hanging in there against the odds

Just when you thought it wasn’t safe for the Indians to go back on the field, they prove you wrong again. The Indians have slipped a number of times since getting off to the outrageously successful start that cushioned the blow from injuries and shoddy play for the majority of the month of June. But Read More…

Justice for Justin: Indians’ Masterson finally gets some support, beats Red for first win since April 26

CINCINNATI – Three innings, three Cleveland homers. Justin Masterson had waited a long time for something like that to happen. Savor it? Absolutely. Grady Sizemore hit the first of Cleveland’s three homers off Bronson Arroyo, and the Indians remained perfect against their intrastate rival, beating the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Friday night. Cleveland is 4-0 Read More…

Carrasco stays hot, leads Indians past Diamondbacks and back into first place

PHOENIX – Chalk up another gem for Cleveland’s young Carlos Carrasco. The 24-year-old right-hander gave up solo homers to Justin Upton and Stephen Drew, but otherwise stifled Arizona through seven innings in the Indians’ 6-2 win Wednesday as Cleveland took two of three in the interleague series. The win, coupled with Detroit’s 16-9 loss to Read More…

Sheen says he was ‘Major League’ juicer

NEW YORK – Turns out Wild Thing’s fastball had a little extra juice. Actor Charlie Sheen tells Sports Illustrated in its latest issue that he took steroids “for like six or eight weeks” while filming the 1989 movie “Major League.” He adds that the performance-enhancing drugs helped his fastball go from 79 mph to 85 Read More…

Diamondbacks 6, Indians 4: Santana ties it with huge blast, but Sipp gives up walk-off to Pena

AP Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore slams into the wall while trying to haul in a fly ball off the bat  of Arizona’s Gerardo Parra in the fifth inning Tuesday night in Phoenix. The hit went for a triple. (AP photo.)

PHOENIX — Pinch-hitter Wily Mo Pena hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks recovered after J.J. Putz’s second straight blown save to beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Tuesday night. Arizona appeared to be in control after Daniel Hudson’s eight strong innings and two big hits by Kelly Read More…

Tribe’s Shin-Soo Choo out 8-10 weeks after surgery

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CLEVELAND — Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo could miss up to 2½ months after having surgery on his broken left thumb. Choo’s thumb was broken Friday night in San Francisco when he was struck while batting in the fourth inning by Giants left-hander Jonathan Sanchez. Choo’s finger was also cut and required stitches. On Tuesday, Choo’s Read More…

Indians 5, Diamondbacks 4: Orlando Cabrera HR in 9th sinks Arizona

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PHOENIX — The Cleveland Indians know the ball can soar through the dry desert night, a perfect environment to rev up a sputtering offense. Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Orlando Cabrera homered with two outs in the ninth off closer J.J. Putz to give Cleveland a 5-4 victory over Read More…

Indians 4, Rockies 3: Bullpen helps Tribe avoid sweep

CLEVELAND — They call themselves the “Bullpen Mafia,” and they whacked another victim Wednesday night at Progressive Field. The Indians’ relief corps, which has been at the root of Cleveland’s success this season, rode to the rescue yet again, leaving the Colorado Rockies sleeping with the fishes in a 4-3 victory that avoided the series Read More…

Indians 4, Rockies 3: Tribe avoids sweep

The Indians avoided the three-game sweep from the Rockies on Wednesday night at Progressive Field, winning 4-3. A two-run home run from Travis Hafner in the sixth wound up providing the game-winning runs. Cleveland’s bullpen struck out six of the eight batters it faced after coming on for starter Josh Tomlin in the seventh.

Indians notes: Acta says closer Perez is all-star worthy

CLEVELAND — Though the Indians have been pushing shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to represent them in the All-Star Game (July 12 in Arizona), manager Manny Acta thinks there is another worthy player on the roster. “Can you pitch any better in the closer role?” Acta said of right-hander Chris Perez, who entered Wednesday with a 2-3 Read More…