August 31, 2015

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Indians fall from first after nearly being no-hit

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DETROIT — Justin Verlander thought he had his best stuff of the season. That was great for the Detroit Tigers and really bad for the Cleveland Indians. Verlander nearly pitched another no-hitter, taking his latest bid into the eighth inning, to lead Detroit past Cleveland 4-0 Tuesday night and into first place in the AL Read More…

Indians 1, Yankees 0: Carrasco survives jam in first as Tribe finally beats Yanks

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NEW YORK — Pitch by pitch, Carlos Carrasco was getting himself into serious trouble. A single by Derek Jeter. Another by Curtis Granderson. A walk to Mark Teixeira. Bases loaded, no outs, first inning, Yankee Stadium, Alex Rodriguez up. And then a most curious thing happened Monday night, for Carrasco and the Cleveland Indians. Rodriguez Read More…

Yankees 9, Indians 1: Acta stays positive despite another loss

Yankee Brett Gardner runs past Indians catcher Carlos Santana to score Sunday. (AP photo.)

NEW YORK — Derek Jeter admits reaching 3,000 hits is constantly on his mind. It’s unavoidable with everyone talking about it. And he also knows there are only four games left on the Yankees’ current homestand before they head out for a six-game road trip. The race is on to do it at home. Jeter Read More…

Talbot slips; Tribe slides: Indians fall to Yankees again, barely hold on to first place

NEW YORK – Mitch Talbot was almost keeping up with Bartolo Colon, holding the Yankees to two runs in the sixth inning when he slipped while delivering a pitch and everything came apart. His two-seam fastball went right into Alex Rodriguez’s left thigh, and Talbot was sent to the showers almost as quickly in Cleveland’s Read More…

Chris Assenheimer: Fans must have known Tribe start was too good to be true

It appears Indians fans were right to stay away from Progressive Field, not buying tickets and concessions nor into the team’s surprisingly successful first two months of the regular season. You called it fans, the Tribe definitely doesn’t look like it’s for real – not anymore, at least. What’s been holding the Indians back as Read More…

Indians: Fausto Carmona rocked in loss to Yankees

NEW YORK — Yankees manager Joe Girardi was red in the face with anger, nose-to-nose in a screaming match with Cleveland counterpart Manny Acta after Mark Teixeira was whacked with a fastball. Tired of getting hit by pitches — and losing to rival Boston — the fired-up Yankees took out their frustration on the skidding Read More…

Tribe’s Cord Phelps finds lessons in 0-for-4 MLB debut

Second baseman Cord Phelps takes the throw Wednesday at Progressive Field as he gets ready to turn a double play in his major league debut. (AP photo.)

CLEVELAND — An 0-for-4 performance may look bad on paper, but second baseman Cord Phelps learned something from each at-bat during his major league debut Wednesday afternoon and put on a defensive clinic during the Indians’ 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Minnesota Twins. Facing veteran Carl Pavano in his first major league at-bat in the Read More…

Twins 3, Indians 2: Magic missing as Tribe goes 1-6 on homestand

CLEVELAND — The magic act the Indians produced for the first two months of the season is running low on tricks these days. No more dominating record and walk-off wins at Progressive Field. No more consistently strong outings from their rotation. No more clutch hitting for an offense that is doing little in general. And Read More…

Indians notes: Lindor pleased to be picked by Tribe

CLEVELAND — How pleased was Francisco Lindor that the Indians selected him with the eighth overall pick in the MLB Draft on Monday? “I was with my family watching the draft on the television, and when they called my name, I put my head in my hands and tears came to my eyes,” said Lindor, Read More…

Twins 3, Indians 2 (10 innings): Tribe falls flat on homestand

CLEVELAND — The magic act the Indians produced for nearly the entire first two months of the season is running low on tricks these days. No more dominating record and walk-off wins at Progressive Field. No more consistently strong outings from their rotation. No more clutch hitting of any kind generated by an offense that Read More…