July 30, 2014

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First inning dooms Indians against A’s

CLEVELAND – Mitch Talbot allowed five runs in the first inning Wednesday night at Progressive Field. With the way the Indians have been swinging the bat lately, they might as well have gone home before the second. Oakland’s early uprising was more than enough to beat back the offensively challenged Indians, who lost for the Read More…

Tribe notes: Brantley back … in more ways than one

CLEVELAND – Michael Brantley returned to the lineup Wednesday after missing four games with a sprained left ankle. He is expected to finish the year as the Indians’ starting center fielder and leadoff hitter, with his spot in the batting order potentially carrying over to next season. “I have confidence that he should be able Read More…

A’s 5, Indians 0: Tribe shut out again

CLEVELAND – Indians fans take solace, your Tribe leads the American League in one category – getting shut out. In dropping a 5-0 decision to Oakland in the series opener Tuesday night at Progressive Field, the Indians were held scoreless for the 11th time this season, equaling Seattle for the most shutout losses in the Read More…

Indians notes: Antonetti preparing to take over GM duties

CLEVELAND – Though it won’t take place officially until the season is complete, assistant general manager Chris Antonetti has already begun the transition into his new job as Indians general manager. Antonetti, who has served as assistant GM for the past nine years, will replace Mark Shapiro on Nov. 1, with Shapiro, Cleveland’s GM since Read More…

A’s 5, Indians 0: Gonzalez shuts down Tribe

Oakland’s Gio Gonzalez tossed seven scoreless innings to help the A’s to a 5-0 win over the Indians on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. Gonzalez allowed five hits while striking out seven. It was the Indians’ 12th loss in 15 games and accounted for the 11th time they have been shutout this season — an Read More…

Tigers 8, Indians 1: Detroit completes sweep of Tribe

DETROIT — Will Rhymes gave yet another reason why the Detroit Tigers should be happy about their prospects for the future. One day after Austin Jackson and Brennan Boesch became the first pair of Detroit rookies to reach 100 hits in a season since Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell, it was Rhymes’ turn to take Read More…

Tigers 5, Indians 2: Scherzer tames Tribe

DETROIT (AP) — It took until late August, but Max Scherzer finally beat an AL Central opponent. In his 10th start against a division rival, Scherzer allowed two runs — one earned — in seven innings to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Cleveland Indians 5-2 Saturday night. “That happens,” Scherzer said. “When you are Read More…

Tigers’ Galarraga just too tough on Indians … again

DETROIT – Armando Galarraga doesn’t know why the Cleveland Indians can’t hit him. The Indians can’t figure out how anyone else can. Galarraga, facing the Indians for the first time since his near-perfect game  June 2, pitched seven shutout innings to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 6-0 victory Friday night. “I guess I’m just Read More…

Indians 7, Royals 3: Tribe makes season-high five errors in win

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One night after collecting 17 hits and losing, the Cleveland Indians made a season-high five errors, had a runner thrown out at every base and won. Shin-Soo Choo hit a tiebreaking RBI single in a five-run eighth inning and the Indians rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Thursday Read More…

Royals 9, Indians 7: Fausto struggles in latest ugly loss

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bruce Chen was hardly fine. Thanks to the Kansas City hitters, he didn’t need to be so sharp. Yuniesky Betancourt homered and drove in three runs, leading Chen and the Royals over the Cleveland Indians 9-7 Wednesday night. Betancourt had a two-run single in the fourth inning and hit his 12th Read More…