April 17, 2014

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Indians 5, Blue Jays 4: Two-out hits bring victory

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CLEVELAND — It isn’t often that one of the worst offensive clubs in the majors is also one of the best in clutch situations. But that has been the Indians’ modus operandi this season. Scoring runs as a whole has been a struggle for Cleveland all year. Scoring them with two outs? Not so much. Read More…

Tribe notes: Squeeze not big for Acta

CLEVELAND — Though the squeeze play worked wonders for his team in a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Monday, Indians manager Manny Acta would prefer not to employ the strategy on a regular basis. “I would rather have nine guys hit .340 with a .540 on-base percentage,” Acta said. “On-base percentage and slugging Read More…

Indians notes: Squeeze play only in necessity for Acta

CLEVELAND – Though the squeeze play worked wonders for his team in a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Monday, Indians manager Manny Acta would prefer not to employ the strategy on a regular basis. “I would rather have nine guys hit .340 with a .540 on-base percentage,” Acta said. “On-base percentage and slugging Read More…

Indians 5, Blue Jays 4: Tribe wins third straight

CLEVELAND – It isn’t often that one of the worst offensive clubs in the majors is also one of the best in clutch situations. But that has been the Indians’ modus operandi this season. Scoring runs as a whole has been a struggle for Cleveland all year long. Scoring them with two outs? Not so Read More…

Indians 5, Blue Jays 4: Tribe wins third straight

Fausto Carmona allowed three earned runs over 6 1/3 innings and the Indians won their third straight game, edging Toronto 5-4 at Progressive Field on Tuesday night. Cleveland scored the first four runs of the game, two on an error from former Indians infielder John McDonald.

Squeeze play a surprise and a success as Indians edge Blue Jays

CLEVELAND – The Indians are back on their American League schedule but they must have learned something during their recent interleague road trip. Taking a page from its National League opponents Monday night at Progressive Field, Cleveland orchestrated a squeeze play to manufacture the winning run in a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays. With Read More…

Tribe notes: Cabrera return, recovery still on schedule

CLEVELAND – The Indians are optimistic concerning the progress of injured shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (fractured left forearm), but that hasn’t hastened the projected return date for the team’s leadoff hitter. Because the Indians feel Cabrera will require a lengthy minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the big league club, he still isn’t expected back until Read More…

Indians 2, Blue Jays 1: Tribe squeezes out a win

CLEVELAND – The Indians are back on their American League schedule but they must have learned something during their recent interleague road trip. Taking a page from its National League opponents Monday night at Progressive Field, Cleveland orchestrated a squeeze play to manufacture the winning run in a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays. With Read More…

Indians notes: Cabrera on schedule for return

CLEVELAND – The Indians are optimistic concerning the progress of injured shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (fractured left forearm), but that hasn’t hastened the projected return date for the team’s leadoff hitter. Because the Indians feel Cabrera will require a lengthy minor league rehab assignment before re-joining the big league club, he still isn’t expected back until Read More…

Indians 2, Blue Jays 1: Tribe squeezes out a win

The Indians used a squeeze bunt Monday to score the winning run in the sixth inning of a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays at Progressive Field. Jayson Nix dropped down the bunt and Travis Hafner scored from third. Jake Westbrook got the win, allowing just a run on six hits over six innings.