April 17, 2014

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Shin-Soo Choo, Mitch Talbot end Tribe’s skid

CINCINNATI (AP) – Breaking ball? Gone. Change-up? Gone, too. A pair of fastballs? Shin-Soo Choo clobbered those just as well. The outfielder provided Cleveland’s few bright moments in an intrastate series that won’t be remembered for much else. Choo homered twice off Bronson Arroyo – the second time he’s done it this season – and Read More…

Indians’ trade of Branyan signals commitment to prospects

CINCINNATI – Acknowledging that their season is lost, the last-place Cleveland Indians traded Russell Branyan back to Seattle for a couple of prospects and put their youth movement in fast-forward by bringing up first baseman Matt LaPorta. LaPorta, acquired from Milwaukee in the trade for CC Sabathia two years ago, was in the starting lineup Read More…

Indians drop seventh straight, lose season series to Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) – The shiny Ohio Cup will stay in the southern part of the state for another year – not that Cincinnati really cares all that much. The first-place Reds have much grander trophies in mind. Laynce Nix singled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning Saturday night and came around to score Read More…

Indians commentary: Tough questions with some tough answers

Some questions concerning the woeful Wahoos, who are limping back home with one of the worst records in baseball after a less-than-fruitful interleague road trip: ** Is there any reason to keep watching this team? Not unless you like watching a Triple-A-caliber club wearing your hometown colors get thumped on an almost regular basis. Oh, Read More…

Branyan traded to Seattle

The Indians traded slugger Russell Branyan to Seattle on Saturday night, acquiring a pair of minor leaguers in the deal. The trade was announced after the Indians’ 6-4 loss at Cincinnati. The move was made to clear room for Matt LaPorta, who will join the team today in Cincinnati for the series finale with the Reds. Read More…

Indians lose to Reds, fall 20 games under .500

CINCINNATI – The only thing different about the surging Cincinnati Reds was their headgear. Drew Stubbs drove in four runs with a homer and a single Friday night, powering the NL’s top-hitting lineup to its fourth straight victory, 10-3 over the Cleveland Indians. “We’ll ride this out as long as we can,” said Stubbs, who Read More…

Indians swept by Phillies

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA – Ryan Howard had barely made the short trip to the dugout from first base when gusting wind and rain enveloped Citizens Bank Park. “It was like a tornado came,” Howard said. “I was waiting for the cow to fly through. The winds were really swirling.” Waiting through the mid-afternoon storm Read More…

Wood, Indians stumble on Phillies’ walk-off home run

PHILADELPHIA – Jimmy Rollins took a big swing, stood at home plate and watched the ball soar into the seats. Before he even reached first base, the dugout had already emptied and his teammates were waiting for him. Rollins hit the first game-ending homer of his career, a two-run shot with one out in the Read More…

Moyer toys with Tribe: Veteran lefty holds Indians to two hits in 2-1 Phillies win

PHILADELPHIA – Jamie Moyer shrugged it off. Nothing was going to bother him on this night. Moyer tied the record for most homers allowed by surrendering his 505th long ball but that was his only blemish in eight crisp innings as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Tuesday. Russell Branyan went deep Read More…

Indians the victim as Pirates end long skid

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Pirates hadn’t won for so long, they almost forgot how to celebrate. Maybe that’s why their clubhouse stereo blared a little louder than usual, and there were unaccustomed smiles on their faces for not putting themselves in the club’s record book. The Indians are used to losing. Lastings Milledge drove in Read More…