July 28, 2015

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Indians shut out again, drop fifth straight at home

CLEVELAND – Fausto Carmona made only two mistakes in his 61⁄3 innings of work Saturday night. Unfortunately for the right-hander and the Indians, they traveled a combined 885 feet. Carmona allowed a pair of mammoth two-run home runs to Texas’ Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz, with the two titanic shots powering the Rangers to a Read More…

Indians notes: Struggling Choo gets “mental break”

CLEVELAND — In what manager Manny Acta called a “mental break,” scuffling right fielder Shin-Soo Choo was given the night off Saturday. Choo, who many believed was poised to have a breakout season, has instead slumped through the majority of it, batting just .242 with five home runs and 22 RBIs in 54 games. He Read More…

Rangers hand Indians another loss, but Acta stays upbeat

CLEVELAND – The wheels are wobbling. Are the Indians about to fall down? Another game against the Rangers on Friday night brought another loss for Cleveland, which was pummeled 11-2 by the defending American League champions. The Indians, who still own the best record in the majors at 33-22, have lost seven of their last Read More…

Indians: Sloppy effort sinks Tribe in 7-4 loss to Rangers

CLEVELAND – Home is where the wins have been for the Indians this season. Thursday night at Progressive Field, it was where poor starting pitching, a lack of offense and shoddy defense resided. With right-hander Carlos Carrasco running out of steam and his fielders letting him down in a decisive sixth inning, Cleveland limped to Read More…

Indians Notes: Carlos Santana back in cleanup spot

CLEVELAND — Carlos Santana returned to the cleanup spot Thursday night, and Indians manager Manny Acta had his defense prepared for critics of the move. “In case you hadn’t noticed, Santana leads the team in on-base percentage,” Acta said of Cleveland’s catcher, who entered Thursday hitting just .224 but with a .362 on-base percentage, fueled Read More…

Indians end road trip with offensive explosion, victory

The Associated Press TORONTO — Asdrubal Cabrera and the Cleveland Indians came out swinging from the start against Kyle Drabek. Matt LaPorta hit a three-run homer, Cabrera added three doubles and Cleveland built a big lead right away, helping Josh Tomlin and the Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 13-9 Wednesday night. “I’m pretty happy Read More…

Indians regain form, top Toronto

TORONTO – The Cleveland Indians brought a quick stop to their slide. Mitch Talbot won for the first time since April 11, Grady Sizemore drove in a pair of runs and the Indians beat the Blue Jays 6-3 on Tuesday night, snapping Toronto’s four-game winning streak. “Defensively, we looked alive. Offensively, we looked alive,” Talbot Read More…

Crushers win slugfest against CornBelters

AVON — Rookie second baseman Zac Messer was the only Crusher without an RBI heading into Tuesday night’s game with Normal. So, naturally, with two men on in the bottom of the eighth in a tie game, Messer lined a single to left, driving in one and setting the table for a huge four-run inning Read More…

Bats stay silent: Rays blank Indians for second time in three days

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Justin Masterson struggled from the start and things never really got better. Jeremy Hellickson pitched seven impressive innings, John Jaso homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 7-0 on Sunday. Masterson (5-3) allowed seven runs, eight hits and five walks in five innings. He entered winless in his Read More…

Indians survive sloppy outing, down Rays to snap three-game skid

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Carlos Carrasco put together a quality start and the Cleveland Indians’ offense did its part, too. Shelley Duncan and Orlando Cabrera each had two RBIs, Carrasco pitched six solid innings and the Indians beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Saturday. “Carrasco gave us a chance,” Cleveland manager Manny Acta said. Read More…