April 23, 2014

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Indians 5, A’s 4: LaPorta lifts Tribe in the 10th

Matt LaPorta’s two-out single scored pinch runner Anderson Hernandez to lift the Indians to a 5-4 victory in 10 innings Saturday night at Progressive Field. It was one of three hits on the night for LaPorta, who also drove in a run in the fourth. Cleveland won for the sixth time in seven games.

No offense against A’s means end to Indians’ win streak

CLEVELAND – Though most of the Cleveland Indians’ 3-0 loss to the Oakland A’s on Friday night was unsightly, it was Mike Redmond’s at-bat in the sixth inning that truly put the “ugh” in ugly. The Indians had consistently failed at the plate – though Jayson Nix was credited with a single on a ball Read More…

Indians 6, Blue Jays 1: Indians get sweep, roll to season-best fifth straight victory

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CLEVELAND — The black cloud that has hovered over the Indians all season has been replaced by some sunshine. With everything going their way as of late, the Indians extended their winning streak to a season­high five games, completing a four-game sweep of the Blue Jays with a 6-1 victory Thursday after­noon at Progressive Field. Read More…

Tribe notes: LaPorta builds on AAA success

CLEVELAND — Matt LaPorta, the key cog in the CC Sabathia trade, has largely been a disappointment since joining the Indians in 2008 — until now. The Indians are finally getting some return from the projected star, who has belted home runs in three straight games, becom­ing the only Cleveland player to accomplish the feat Read More…

Indians 6, Blue Jays 1: Tribe wins season-high fifth straight

CLEVELAND – The black cloud that has hovered over the Indians all season has been replaced by some sunshine. With everything going their way as of late, the Indians extended their winning streak to a season-high five games, completing a four-game sweep of the Blue Jays via a 6-1 victory Thursday afternoon at Progressive Field. Read More…

Indians notes: LaPorta finally making an impact

CLEVELAND – Matt LaPorta, the key cog in the CC Sabathia trade, has largely been a disappointment since joining the Indians in 2008 – until now. The Indians are finally getting some return from the projected star, who has belted home runs in three straight games, becoming the only Cleveland player to accomplish the feat Read More…

Indians 6, Blue Jays 1: Tribe sweeps Jays for fifth straight win

Justin Masterson allowed just a run over 8 1/3 innings Thursday and the Indians got home runs from Matt LaPorta and Shelley Duncan in a 6-1 victory over the Blue Jays. The win gave the Indians a four-game sweep of the Jays and accounted for Cleveland’s season-high fifth straight victory. LaPorta homered for the third time in Read More…

Indians 3, Blue Jays 1: Laffey wins one for his son

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CLEVELAND — Aaron Laffey vs. Jesse Litsch. Not exactly the makings of a pitching duel, but that’s how it played out Wednesday night at Progressive Field. With both unheralded starters limiting the offensive produc­tion, it made for a low-hit and low-scoring affair that Laffey and the Indians got the better of in a 3-1 victory Read More…

Indians notes: Hafner overcomes inactivity

CLEVELAND – An extended stint out of the lineup would affect most hitters. Not Travis Hafner apparently. After being saddled to the bench for nine straight games during a recent interleague road trip, Hafner, who was hot prior to the trip, picked up where he left off. Through the first two games of the homestand, Read More…

Indians 3, Blue Jays 1: Tribe wins fourth straight

CLEVELAND – Aaron Laffey vs. Jesse Litsch. Not exactly the makings of a pitching duel, but that’s how it played out Wednesday night at Progressive Field. With both unheralded starters limiting the offensive production, it made for a low-hit and low-scoring affair that Laffey and the Indians got the better of in a 3-1 victory Read More…