April 24, 2014

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Carmona, Nix lead way as Indians down Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Jayson Nix kept hitting like an All-Star. Fausto Carmona showed why he actually is one. Nix, recently claimed by the Indians off waivers, homered for the sixth time in his last seven games and Carmona held the Rays lineup at bay as Cleveland beat Tampa Bay 9-3. “Stuff like this happens Read More…

Rangers 4, Indians 3: Tribe comes up short

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Jayson Nix hit another home run, but he couldn’t get the Indians a win Wednesday night. Nix homered for the fourth time in three games but the Indians still fell 4-3 to the Texas Rangers. Michael Young homered and Josh Hamilton stretched his home hitting streak to 27 games to lift the Read More…

Fan who fell doing well, gets foul ball personally delivered by Nolan Ryan

FORT WORTH, Texas — A firefighter who tum­bled about 30 feet from the Texas Rangers stands while trying to catch a foul ball received a hospi­tal visit — and the ball — from team president Nolan Ryan on Wednesday. Tyler Morris, 25, who works at the Lake Cities Fire Department near Dallas, was at Tuesday Read More…

Rangers 12, Indians 1: Scary scene after fan falls 30 feet

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ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers’ offense picked up where it left off in June, even though Josh Hamilton’s hot streak at home and their 17-hit attack wasn’t on the minds of players after a 12-1 rout of the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Both teams were shaken after the game was delayed 16 min­utes Read More…

No concussion but night off for LaPorta

ARLINGTON, Texas — Indi­ans first baseman Matt LaPorta was given Tuesday night off after taking an acci­dental elbow to the head from the Texas Rangers’ Elvis Andrus. The Indians said that LaPorta did not sustain a con­cussion when he was hit cov­ering first base during Mon­day night’s 9-3 victory over the Rangers. Still, manager Manny Read More…

Indians 9, Rangers 3: LaPorta homers, then hurt

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Matt LaPorta hit a two-run homer, then later took an accidental elbow to the head and left the game Monday night as the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 9-3. Jayson Nix homered twice and rookie Carlos Santana also connected to help the Indians win for the seventh time in nine games. Read More…

Offense fails Indians in loss to Oakland

CLEVELAND – Fausto Carmona took the mound as an All-Star on Sunday at Progressive Field. Then, he took the loss. Despite pitching well enough to receive a better fate, Carmona was on the losing end of a 3-1 victory by the A’s. A lack of run support against Oakland’s unheralded Vin Mazzaro was at the Read More…

Fausto Carmona receives Indians’ lone All-Star bid

CLEVELAND – Though he may have benefited from an injury to one of his teammates, Fausto Carmona is going to his first All-Star Game. Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo appeared to be the obvious choice as the Indians’ lone representative to the Midsummer Classic on July 13 in Anaheim, Calif., but Choo won’t be available after being Read More…

Tribe Notes: Shin-Soo Choo on DL, could miss 6-8 weeks

CLEVELAND – The injury to outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is more serious than expected. Choo was officially placed on the disabled list Sunday with a sprained right thumb, the Indians recalling outfielder Michael Brantley from Triple-A Columbus to replace him on the 25-man roster. Though the Indians did not disclose a timetable for his return, Choo Read More…

Indians: Matt LaPorta delivers winner; Shin-Soo Choo to DL

CLEVELAND – Matt LaPorta looks like a different player since his latest recall from Triple-A Columbus. He and the Indians couldn’t be happier with this one. The projected star who has struggled for the majority of his big league career is now producing. His latest effort was a two-out RBI single in the 10th inning Read More…