July 31, 2014

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White Sox 4, Indians 3: Pierzynski HR lifts Sox past Tribe

A.J. Pierzysnki hit a three-run home run off Frank Herrmann in the ninth inning to lift the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Indians at Progressive Field on Tuesday night. The game was tied at one when Pierzynski connected on an 0-1 pitch and sent it into the seats in right-center field. Justin Read More…

Tuesday’s Indians notes: Carrasco coming up to start series finale with Sox

CLEVELAND – Not only will the Indians promote right-hander Carlos Carrasco from Triple-A Columbus today, he will start in the series finale against the White Sox. Carrasco, who is 10-6 with a 3.65 ERA in 25 starts for the Clippers, has been on the Indians’ radar for awhile. He made five starts for Cleveland last Read More…

Indians rally against White Sox, but falter in 11th inning

CLEVELAND – Give the Indians an “A” for effort Monday night, but they still got an “L” in the end. Cleveland rallied from a three-run deficit to tie the game in the ninth inning, but wound up on the losing end of a 10-6 decision in 11 innings to the White Sox in the series Read More…

Tribe notes: LaPorta should be back soon

CLEVELAND – The Indians received good news where Matt LaPorta’s left hip strain is concerned. LaPorta, who left Sunday’s game after his second at-bat in the fourth inning, is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday for the series finale against the White Sox. “He’s a lot better,” said manager Manny Acta, who said LaPorta Read More…

Chen music: Indians can’t figure out veteran Royals lefty

CLEVELAND – The last-place Indians entered the series finale against Kansas City on Sunday with the opportunity to complete a sweep that would have gained three games on the fourth-place Royals. They’re going to have to settle for one. Despite a positive outing from Fausto Carmona, the Indians fell 6-2, failing to muster a win Read More…

Tribe notes: Feller undergoing treatment for leukemia

CLEVELAND – An Indians legend is battling a life-threatening disease. Tribe Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller revealed to members of the media prior to Sunday’s game that he has acute myeloid leukemia. Feller, who turns 92 in November, said he was diagnosed within the last two weeks and has already begun chemotherapy treatments at Read More…

Indians down Royals on Cabrera’s homer in the 10th

CLEVELAND – Manny Acta spent part of his pregame news conference Saturday talking about the importance of shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. Then, Cabrera went out and provided some proof. Cabrera’s walk-off solo home run to lead off the 10th inning lifted the last-place Indians to a 4-3 victory over Kansas City, moving them closer (one game) Read More…

Tribe notes: Bullpen has been pleasant surprise

CLEVELAND – The Indians entered the season with offense as a perceived strength and pitching a weakness. It’s worked the other way around. While Cleveland’s offense has lagged at the bottom of the American League for the majority of the season, the pitching staff, especially the bullpen, has consistently improved to the point of bright-spot Read More…

Is it last or blast place? Indians drill three 3-run homers, beat Royals in Central battle for 4th

CLEVELAND – Round 1 of the battle of the Central Division basement went to the Indians, and it came via a knockout. Reaching season highs in runs and doubles (seven), while clouting a trio of three-run home runs for the first time since 2004, the last-place Indians laid waste to the fourth-place Royals, 15-4, Friday Read More…

Indians 15, Royals 4: Tribe routs KC in series opener

CLEVELAND – Round one of the battle of the Central Division basement went to the Indians, and it came via a knockout. Reaching season highs in runs and doubles (7), while clouting a trio of three-run home runs for the first time since 2004, the last-place Indians laid waste to the fourth-place Royals, 15-4, Friday Read More…