April 26, 2015

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Offense a big hit as Indians season begins

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CLEVELAND — Manny Acta claimed the Indians’ offense would be better in 2011, and through the first three games of the season, the second-year manager has been prophetic. Though they lost two of those three to Chicago at Progressive Field, run production wasn’t the problem, with the Indians scoring 20 times against their Central Division Read More…

Indians 7, White Sox 1: ‘Slow-motion’ triple play sparks Tribe,

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CLEVELAND — It was a memorable day at Progressive Field, and not just because the Indians won their first game of the season. Yes, Cleveland ensured that it would not go 0-162 on the year with a 7-1 victory over the White Sox in the series finale Sunday. Failing to go 0-for-the season was not Read More…

Tribe notes: Sizemore to play games in Akron and Columbus

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CLEVELAND — Grady Sizemore is back in Ohio, but not to rejoin the Indians. Sizemore, on the disabled list due to microfracture surgery on his left knee, is scheduled to continue his rehab in minor league games between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus today and Wednesday. Today’s game is in Akron, while the Cleveland minor Read More…

Indians notes: Sizemore back in Ohio to continue rehab

CLEVELAND — Grady Sizemore is back in Ohio, but it is not to be activated from the disabled list to join the Indians. Sizemore (microfracture surgery left knee) is scheduled to continue his rehab in minor league games between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus today and Wednesday. Today’s game is in Akron, while the pair Read More…

Indians: Starting pitching struggles again as Tribe starts 0-2

CLEVELAND – It is two up and two down for the Indians. Cleveland followed up a regrettable effort on Opening Day with another loss Saturday, dropping an 8-3 decision to the White Sox that secured the season-opening series for Chicago. The defeat took place in front of the smallest crowd ever at Jacobs/Progressive Field – Read More…

Indians notes: Manny Acta focuses on positive attitude

CLEVELAND – It’s not the way Manny Acta wanted it to play out, but the second-year Indians manager said it didn’t take him long to turn the page on a disappointing 15-10 loss Friday to the White Sox on Opening Day at Progressive Field. “We’re in baseball,” said Acta, whose club trailed 14-0 after just Read More…

White Sox 15, Indians 10: A dubious start for Tribe

CLEVELAND — Opening Day almost always brings optimism for the new baseball season. All it brought for the Indians on Friday at Progressive Field was embarrassment. With the sun shining and a sellout crowd in attendance, the young Indians started 2011 in dubious fashion, losing 15-10 to Central Division rival Chicago. About the only positive Read More…

Indians notes: Feller honored during Opening Day festivities

CLEVELAND — The Indians highlighted their Opening Day pregame festivities in fitting fashion Friday — with a tribute to Bob Feller, the legendary Hall of Fame pitcher who passed away in December. Banners of Feller’s military picture and him in his famous high leg kick windup sandwiched an oversized jersey with his No. 19 that Read More…

Opening Day: Indians optimistic, Choo predicts playoffs

CLEVELAND — Opening Day breeds optimism, and the Indians were no exception 24 hours before playing their first regular-season game. Though they will open the year today under cold conditions against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field, it didn’t stop some Cleveland players from heating up expectations for the 2011 season. “Playoffs,” right fielder Read More…

Tribute salutes Indians legend Bob Feller as hero

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CLEVELAND — As Indians players past and present filed quietly into pews along with ordinary baseball fans to celebrate the extraordinary life of a one-of-a-kind legend and cherished civic treasure, the church’s organ filled the space with a familiar tune. “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” sounded sublime. For Bob Feller, it was the perfect Read More…