August 20, 2014

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Indians notes from Sunday: Talbot could be shut down

CLEVELAND – Mitch Talbot was already getting close to his innings limitation for the season. After what took place Sunday at Progressive Field, the Indians might just decide to shut him down now. Talbot departed from Sunday’s 6-2 loss to Minnesota after facing just three batters (14 pitches). The early diagnosis is right shoulder inflammation. Read More…

Twins 6, Indians 2: Big first inning lifts Twins

The Twins scored five runs in the first inning to propel a 6-2 victory over the Indians at Progressive Field on Sunday. Cleveland starter Mitch Talbot took the loss, leaving the game after facing just three batters with right shoulder inflammation. Both of the Indians’ runs came on a double from Luis Valbuena in the Read More…

Indians lose to Twins on Thome’s homer in the 12th

CLEVELAND – If it had happened eight years ago, Jim Thome would have been a hero. Saturday night at Progressive Field, he was the villain. Thome, now a member of the Twins after a lengthy career in Cleveland (1991-2002), ended a marathon night with a solo home run off reliever Justin Germano in the 12th Read More…

Twins 1, Indians 0: Thome HR beats Tribe in the 12th

CLEVELAND – If it happened eight years ago, Jim Thome would have been a hero. Saturday night at Progressive Field he was the villain. Thome, now a member of the Twins after a lengthy career in Cleveland (1991-2002), ended a marathon night with a solo home run off reliever Justin Germano in the 12th inning Read More…

Twins 1, Indians 0: Thome HR beats Tribe in the 12th

Former Indian Jim Thome hit a solo home run off Justin Germano in the 12th inning to lift the Twins past Cleveland, 1-0, at Progressive Field on Saturday. Thome homered for the fourth straight game and for the fifth time in six games. Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco is still without his first big league win Read More…

Indians notes from Saturday: Masterson will finish in the bullpen

CLEVELAND – Right-hander Justin Masterson began the season as a starting pitcher, but he will finish it as a reliever. Masterson, who is nearing his innings limitation, was moved to the bullpen Saturday, with the Indians opting to keep him activated for the rest of the year, rather than shutting him down after one more Read More…

Angels 4, Indians 3: Indians tie it in 9th, fall in 16th

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jeff Mathis drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 16th inning and the Los Angeles Angels got home runs from Mike Napoli and rookie Peter Bourjos in a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednes­day night, the longest game of the season for both teams. Cleveland rookie Read More…

Marson’s bat, defense help Indians slam Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Indians catcher Lou Marson hasn’t allowed his struggles in the batter’s box this season to interfere with his solid work behind the plate. Marson broke the game open in the sixth with his first career grand slam after Travis Hafner led off the inning with a go-ahead homer that was upheld by Read More…

Indians 3, Angels 2: Choo’s single in 9th inning propels Tribe

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shin-Soo Choo drove home Michael Brantley with a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, and the Cleveland Indians rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Brantley’s two-out double off Angels closer Fernando Rodney started the final surge for the last-place Indians, who have won three of Read More…

Hernandez too good as Mariners blank Indians

SEATTLE – This time, don’t even bother blaming the offense. The Cleveland Indians lost 3-0 to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, but they had an excuse. They were facing Felix Hernandez. Hernandez scattered four hits in eight innings in yet another dominating start. He gave up just four singles in his 111-pitch effort, while walking Read More…