September 19, 2014

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Indians 5, Royals 3: Big fifth inning lifts Tribe

CLEVELAND – As manager Manny Acta put it, his Indians were pretty much asleep through the first seven innings at Progressive Field on Sunday. They woke up in the eighth. Scoring all of their runs in the eighth inning, the Indians came from behind to beat the Royals, 5-3, in the finale of a four-game Read More…

Indians notes from Sunday: Duncan playing his way into picture

CLEVELAND – Shelley Duncan wasn’t on the Indians’ radar to start the season, beginning the year as a veteran at Triple-A Columbus on a minor league contract. He is now. During his time with the Indians, Duncan has shown a knack for delivering big hits, providing more proof Sunday with a three-run home run that Read More…

Indians 5, Royals 3: Big fifth inning carries Tribe

The Indians scored all of their runs in an eighth-inning uprising that lifted them to a 5-3 victory over the Royals in the series finale Sunday at Progressive Field. Cleveland had just four hits through seven innings, scoring five times in the fifth, sparked by Shelley Duncan’s three-run home run. The win left the Indians Read More…

Indians finally get to Greinke, blast Royals

CLEVELAND – Manny Acta is fond of telling people that baseball is the greatest game in the world because, according to the Indians manager, anything can happen on any given night. Anything such as the offensively challenged Indians beating up on reigning American League Cy Young award winner Zack Greinke. That was the surprising scenario Read More…

Indians notes from Saturday: Brantley set to return, Donald still ailing

CLEVELAND – Michael Brantley was available off the bench Saturday night and is expected to return to the lineup today after missing three games with a hamstring ailment. The news isn’t as positive where second baseman Jason Donald is concerned. Donald (bruised tendon in right index finger) and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (sprained right wrist) were Read More…

Royals 4, Indians 2: Offense comes up short again

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CLEVELAND — Maybe last place is where the Indians belong. It sure looked like it Thursday night at Progressive Field. Facing the fourth­-place Royals and unher­alded starting pitcher Sean O’Sullivan, Cleve­land played like a certi­fied basement resident, dropping a 4-2 decision in the opener of a four­-game series between the bottom two teams in the Read More…

Royals 4, Indians 2: Tribe sinks deeper into last place

CLEVELAND – Maybe last place is where the Indians belong. It sure looked like it Thursday night at Progressive Field. Facing the fourth-place Royals and unheralded starting pitcher Sean O’Sullivan, Cleveland played like a certified basement resident, dropping a 4-2 decision in the opener of a four-game series between the bottom two teams in the Read More…

Royals 4, Indians 2: Tribe falls farther behind KC

The Indians bid to get out of the Central Division cellar was dealt a blow in a 4-2 loss to fourth-place Kansas City at Progressive Field on Thursday. Cleveland trailed 3-0 after six innings, starting pitcher Mitch Talbot allowing all of the runs over five innings of work.

Indians notes from Thursday: Bullpen offers optimism for 2011

CLEVELAND – If there’s one area the Indians could avoid addressing this offseason, it is the bullpen. Since a rough start, Cleveland’s relief corps has provided one of the few highlights in an otherwise disappointing year, giving reason for optimism in the department for 2011.    “I am happy with the way our bullpen has Read More…

Twins 5, Indians 1: Twins rest regulars, but reserves still throttle Indians

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MINNEAPOLIS — A divi­sion title secured, the Min­nesota Twins are not letting up. The Twins rested most of their regulars and beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 Wednesday behind the pitch­ing of Nick Blackburn to com­plete a three-game sweep. Minnesota, which clinched its sixth AL Central title in nine years late Tues­day, started the day one Read More…