August 1, 2014

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Tigers’ Galarraga just too tough on Indians … again

DETROIT – Armando Galarraga doesn’t know why the Cleveland Indians can’t hit him. The Indians can’t figure out how anyone else can. Galarraga, facing the Indians for the first time since his near-perfect game  June 2, pitched seven shutout innings to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 6-0 victory Friday night. “I guess I’m just Read More…

Indians 7, Royals 3: Tribe makes season-high five errors in win

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One night after collecting 17 hits and losing, the Cleveland Indians made a season-high five errors, had a runner thrown out at every base and won. Shin-Soo Choo hit a tiebreaking RBI single in a five-run eighth inning and the Indians rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Thursday Read More…

Royals 9, Indians 7: Fausto struggles in latest ugly loss

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bruce Chen was hardly fine. Thanks to the Kansas City hitters, he didn’t need to be so sharp. Yuniesky Betancourt homered and drove in three runs, leading Chen and the Royals over the Cleveland Indians 9-7 Wednesday night. Betancourt had a two-run single in the fourth inning and hit his 12th Read More…

Royals 2, Indians 1: Acta not pleased with called third strikes

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It wasn’t just the ending that had Indians manager Manny Acta so upset after Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals. It was the way that ending came about. Zack Greinke pitched six strong innings for the win, Joakim Soria earned his 34th save and the Royals also got home Read More…

Signed in time: Indians beat deadline, ink all their top picks

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CLEVELAND — The Indians went down to the wire again with their first-round draft choice, and, fortunately for them, got the same result as last year. Cleveland beat the midnight deadline by four minutes to sign 2009’s first-round selection, right-hander Alex White, and came close to the same time frame Monday in agreeing to terms Read More…

Indians 9, Mariners 1: Indians use breakout inning to sink Cy Young candidate

CLEVELAND — The Indians couldn’t beat unheralded starting pitchers David Pauley or Jason Vargas in the first two games of the series against Seattle. But Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, who is an American League Cy Young candidate? No problem. The up-and-down Cleveland offense was up and then some Sunday at Progressive Field, avoiding the sweep Read More…

Indians 9, Mariners 1: Tribe avoids sweep

CLEVELAND – The Indians couldn’t beat unheralded starting pitchers David Pauley or Jason Vargas in the first two games of the series against Seattle. But Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, who is an American League Cy Young candidate? No problem. The up-and-down Cleveland offense was up and then some Sunday at Progressive Field, avoiding the sweep Read More…

Indians notes: Hafner slams rehab assignment

CLEVELAND – Travis Hafner preferred to skip a minor league rehab assignment and the designated hitter got his wish Sunday with the Indians activating him from the disabled list to start in the series finale against the Mariners. He repaid his team by hitting a pivotal grand slam in a seven-run seventh inning that powered Read More…

Indians 9, Mariners 1: Tribe avoids the sweep

The Indians avoided the three-game sweep from the Mariners on Sunday, winning the series finale, 9-1. Cleveland was powered by a seven-run seventh inning that featured a grand slam from Travis Hafner, who was activated from the disabled list prior to the game. The Indians won for just the second time in eight games.

Talbot returns to mound, but control doesn’t as Tribe falls to Mariners

CLEVELAND – Mitch Talbot made his return to the Indians’ rotation Saturday night at Progressive Field. The triumphant part is going to have to wait. Talbot, fresh off the 15-day disabled list where he landed with a midback strain, was understandably rusty. Coupled with another poor performance from Cleveland’s offense and defense, it all added Read More…