May 26, 2016

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Indians pitcher Justin Masterson fading fast

ARLINGTON, Texas — Maybe Justin Masterson is wearing down with his unprecedented workload for the Cleveland Indians. Or, like so many other pitchers, maybe the right-hander just couldn’t get it done against the AL West-leading Texas Rangers. Whichever the case, Masterson extended his late-season slide by allowing six runs and eight hits while pitching only Read More…

Cleveland Indians top Chicago White Sox 7-3

CHICAGO — Luis Valbuena had a a big zero in the home-run column, and it was bothering him. He can rest easy now. Valbuena connected for a solo shot and Ubaldo Jimenez threw six effective innings, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Valbuena also singled twice and scored Read More…

Lonnie Chisenhall supplies the power as Indians down White Sox, snap losing skid

CHICAGO – If September is the time for a player to demonstrate his qualifications, Lonnie Chisenhall is building a solid case for next season. Chisenhall hit a pair of two-run homers and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 8-4 Friday night. Chisenhall, Cleveland’s rookie third baseman, set career highs with his two homers Read More…

Grand slam, two homers give Chicago eight runs against Tribe

CHICAGO — Brent Morel hit two homers and Paul Konerko had a grand slam, lifting the Chicago White Sox to an 8-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night. Morel hit a solo shot off Indians starter David Huff (2-4) in the third and a three-run homer off Frank Herrmann in the seventh — Read More…

Tigers 8, Indians 6: Ex-Indian Martinez does it to Tribe again

CLEVELAND — Technically, the Central Division standings say the Indians are still in the race, but mathematical elimination is coming soon. A pivotal three-game series with first-place Detroit ended Wednesday at Progressive Field with the Indians dropping an 8-6 decision to fall 9½ games behind the first-place Tigers. The Indians, who hoped to gain ground Read More…

Tigers 8, Indians 6: Tribe swept away

CLEVELAND — Technically, the Central Division standings say the Indians are still in the race, but mathematical elimination is coming soon. A pivotal three-game series with first-place Detroit ended Sunday at Progressive Field with the Indians dropping an 8-6 decision to fall 9 1/2 games behind the first-place Tigers. The Indians, who hoped to gain Read More…

Indians notes: Crowe completes comeback

CLEVELAND — Outfielder Trevor Crowe’s lengthy comeback is complete. Crowe, who was sidelined for the first five months of the year after offseason shoulder surgery, was activated from the disabled list Wednesday. He was in the lineup for the series finale with Detroit, starting in left field and going 0-for-3. Crowe, who hit .251 with Read More…

Tigers 8, Indians 6: Tribe swept by Tigers

The Indians dropped an 8-6 decision Wednesday to the Tigers, who completed the three-game sweep. Third-place Cleveland now trails Detroit by 9 1/2 games in the Central Division standings. A grand slam from former Indian Victor Martinez in the seventh inning was the big blow for Detroit.

Tigers rip Fausto Carmona, put Tribe in real trouble

CLEVELAND — The Indians aren’t waving the white flag yet, but it is at half-mast and rising quickly. A pivotal series against first-place Detroit has begun with consecutive losses for Cleveland, which was pummeled 10-1 Tuesday night at Progressive Field to fall 8½ games off the pace of the first-place Tigers. The Indians got an Read More…

Is the American League Central race over?

CLEVELAND — For all intents and purposes, the American League Central Division race is over. The Detroit Tigers scored eight runs in the first two innings Tuesday night, then coasted home to a 10-1 destruction of the Indians. With the loss, the Tribe fell 8½ games behind the division-leading Tigers with 23 left to play Read More…