February 12, 2016

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Blue Jays 7, Indians 1: Loss knocks Tribe out of first place

CLEVELAND — The Indians couldn’t have picked a worse way to finish the first half of the season. A 7-1 loss to Toronto on Sunday at Progressive Field sent Cleveland to its third straight defeat, which would have been four if not for Travis Hafner’s walk-off grand slam that avoided the sweep in the series Read More…

Indians notes: A. Cabrera misses first game

CLEVELAND — Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera’s bid to play in all of the Indians’ 162 games this season came to an end Sunday. Cabrera, who started Cleveland’s first 88 games, was not in the lineup for the series finale with Toronto, and did not make an appearance in his team’s final game before the All-Star break. Read More…

Blue Jays 7, Indians 1: Tribe ends first half on sour note

The Indians limped into the All-Star break Sunday, losing to the Blue Jays 7-1 at Progressive Field in their final game of the first half. Carlos Carrasco took the loss after being roughed up for five runs in just three innings. Cleveland suffered three losses in the four-game series with Toronto.

Bautista ruins rally: Blue Jays slugger beats Perez, Indians in 10th with second homer

CLEVELAND – It doesn’t pay to pitch to Jose Bautista. Actually, it does – you pitch to him and you pay dearly. The Indians learned that lesson the hard way Saturday night at Progressive Field, with Bautista’s leadoff homer in the 10th inning off closer Chris Perez lifting the Blue Jays to a 5-4 win. Read More…

Chris Assenheimer: Hey, Tribe, the Central Division is yours for the taking … so take it

OK, Indians, I’m on board. I still don’t believe you can win the World Series or even the Division Series, but I do think you can win the Central Division – your only route to the postseason this year. Why? Mainly because of the – no offense, here – mediocre division you play in, with Read More…

Blue Jays 5, Indians 4: Bautista’s blast beats Tribe

CLEVELAND — It doesn’t pay to pitch to Jose Bautista. Actually, it does — you pitch to him and you pay dearly. The Indians learned that lesson the hard way Saturday night at Progressive Field, with Bautista’s leadoff home run in the 10th inning off closer Chris Perez lifting the Blue Jays to a 5-4 Read More…

Blue Jays 5, Indians 4: Bautista beats Tribe

Jose Bautista hit a home run off Indians closer Chris Perez to lead off the 10th inning and lift the Blue Jays to a 5-4 victory over Cleveland on Saturday at Progressive Field. It was one of two homers in the game for Bautista, who leads the majors with 31 homers. Cleveland tied it in Read More…

Indians notes: Acta sets second-half rotation

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Manny Acta unveiled his rotation to start the second half of the season, and it looks nothing like the one he employed at the beginning of the year. Though all five pitchers that started the season in the rotation remain, the order has been jumbled, with only Carlos Carrasco still in Read More…

Indians: Tribe can win division, no kidding

OK, Indians, I’m on board. I still don’t believe you can win the World Series or even the Division Series, but I do think you can win the Central Division — your only route to the postseason this year. Why? Mainly because of the — no offense, here — mediocre division you play in, with Read More…

Blue Jays 11, Indians 7: Talbot’s struggles continue

CLEVELAND — There were no late-game heroics for the Indians on Friday night at Progressive Field — just another shoddy outing from starting pitcher Mitch Talbot. With Talbot sputtering once again, the momentum was sapped from a dramatic walk-off win Thursday against the Blue Jays, who tied the series at a game apiece by outslugging Read More…