September 1, 2015

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Tribe notes: Acta backs Fausto despite ace’s struggles

CLEVELAND – Those clamoring for the Indians to remove Fausto Carmona from the rotation won’t get their wish – at least not now. Cleveland manager Manny Acta said the club has no plans to replace the right-hander, who has struggled to a 4-9 record and 6.17 ERA in 16 starts, allowing at least four runs Read More…

Carmona collapse: Ugly fifth inning proves costly as Indians fall to Rockies

CLEVELAND – Starting pitcher Fausto Carmona continues to be the biggest disappointment on the Indians this season. The right-hander was rocked for seven runs and nine hits in just 42⁄3 innings Monday night, allowing the Colorado Rockies to rally for an 8-7 win. Cleveland had taken a 4-1 lead on a three-run homer by Travis Read More…

NBA Draft 2011: Prized Euro big man reportedly won’t be available until 2012

The good news? Jonas Valanciunas appears to be close to reaching a contract buyout with his European team. The bad news? That buyout apparently won’t allow the 6-foot-11, 240-pound Lithuanian to play in the NBA until the 2012-13 season. That was the word Monday from ESPN draft expert Chad Ford, who expects the 19-year-old center Read More…

Cord wraps it up: Indians rookie makes first homer count, drilling three-run walk-off in 11th to beat Pirates

CLEVELAND – The Indians had to sit through a nearly two-hour rain delay and play 11 innings Sunday at Progressive Field, but no one in the Cleveland clubhouse had complaints with the end result. An all-around banner day for the Indians was capped in dramatic fashion by the unlikeliest of heroes in rookie second baseman Read More…

Tribe notes: Anemic offense costs hitting coach his job

CLEVELAND – This was a Father’s Day to forget for Jon Nunnally. With the Indians in the midst of offensive struggles that have played a large part in decimating their substantial lead in the Central Division, Nunnally – Cleveland’s hitting coach for the past two seasons – was fired. The dismissal was made official Sunday, Read More…

Indians: Carlos Carrasco dominant again, and gets help from offense

CLEVELAND – Carlos Carrasco is in a groove and so are the previously struggling Indians. With Carrasco offering up his third straight dominant start Saturday night, Cleveland rolled to a 5-1 victory at Progressive Field, securing the three-game series against interleague rival Pittsburgh by winning for the fourth time in six games. The Indians offense Read More…

Indians notes: Matt LaPorta on DL, expected to miss 2-3 weeks

CLEVELAND — As expected, the Indians placed first baseman Matt LaPorta on the disabled list Saturday with a right ankle sprain. Cleveland manager Manny Acta called LaPorta’s injury a “mild high ankle sprain,” and said he expects him to miss two-to-three weeks. Outfielder Travis Buck was called up from Triple-A Columbus for his third stint Read More…

Indians commentary: Stellar bullpen has saved season

“Where would the Indians be without the bullpen?” was a question posed to manager Manny Acta after his team won a 5-1 decision over the Pirates on Friday. The answer is fighting to stay out of last place in the Central Division, instead of battling with the Tigers for the lead. There is no doubt Read More…

Indians: Travis Hafner gets big hit in win over Pirates

CLEVELAND – Travis Hafner’s return was a triumphant one. With Hafner in the lineup for the first time in close to a month Friday night, Cleveland opened a three-game interleague series with Pittsburgh by turning back the Pirates, 5-1. The win, just the Indians’ fourth in the last 15 games, came in front of one Read More…

Indians Notes: Travis Hafner hurries back into lineup

CLEVELAND — Travis Hafner was expected to play in three minor league rehab games, but the Indians cut it off after two, activating the designated hitter from the disabled list Friday for the series opener with Pittsburgh. “He felt that he was ready to go,” manager Manny Acta said of Hafner, who spent close to Read More…