May 30, 2015

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Indians 7, Royals 3: Shelley Duncan delivers big hit as Tribe wins in 10th

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Round 1 in the showdown between unlikely AL Central leaders went to Cleveland. Pinch-hitter Shelley Duncan’s RBI double sparked a four-run 10th inning and the Indians beat Kansas City 7-3 Monday night to widen their division lead to two games over the equally surprising Royals. Duncan batted for Travis Buck after Read More…

Indians 4, Orioles 2: Sizemore homers in return as Indians sweep

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CLEVELAND — Even with a new center fielder and leadoff hitter in the lineup, the red-hot Indians didn’t miss a beat Sunday at Progressive Field. Of course, the player filling both roles for the first time this season was none other than Grady Sizemore. That always helps. With Sizemore making his debut, Cleveland stayed hot Read More…

Tribe notes: Mitch Talbot takes Grady’s DL spot

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CLEVELAND — Just when the Indians got one player off the disabled list, they put another back on. Grady Sizemore was activated from the injured list prior to the series finale with Baltimore on Sunday, assuming the roster spot of starting pitcher Mitch Talbot, who was placed on the DL with a strained right elbow. Read More…

Indians 4, Orioles 2: Tribe completes sweep in Sizemore’s debut

CLEVELAND — Even with a new center fielder and leadoff hitter in the lineup, the red-hot Indians didn’t miss a beat Sunday at Progressive Field. Of course the player filling both the roles for the first time this season was none other than Grady Sizemore, and that always helps. With Sizemore making his debut, Cleveland Read More…

Indians notes: Elbow strain sends Talbot to DL

CLEVELAND — Just when the Indians got one player off the disabled list, they put another back on. Grady Sizemore was activated from the injured list prior to the series finale with Baltimore on Sunday, assuming the roster spot of starting pitcher Mitch Talbot, who was placed on the DL with a strained right elbow. Read More…

Indians 4, Orioles 2: Tribe sweeps O’s

Fausto Carmona allowed just one earned run over seven innings and Grady Sizemore hit a home run in his season debut, as the Indians beat Baltimore 4-2 Sunday at Progressive Field. The win clinched a three-game sweep for the first-place Indians, who improved to 11-4 and have won 11 of their last 13 games. Cleveland Read More…

Indians commentary: What if this start isn’t a fluke?

OK, crazy thought(s): What if the Indians’ surprisingly successful start isn’t just one of the many inexplicable occurrences throughout a lengthy 162-game Major League Baseball season? What if a team coming off consecutive 90-loss seasons and employing one of the big leagues’ smallest payrolls and youngest rosters really can contend in the Central Division? What Read More…

Indians notes: Grady Sizemore returning shortly

CLEVELAND – Grady Sizemore was at Progressive Field on Saturday. He wasn’t activated from the disabled list, but that is expected to come soon – real soon. Manager Manny Acta said Sizemore, who is bidding to return from microfracture surgery on his left knee, will be examined today in Cleveland. If he receives medical clearance, Read More…

Indians 8, Orioles 3: Tribe rolls to another win

Chris Assenheimer The Chronicle-Telegram CLEVELAND — Inclement conditions may have delayed the first pitch by two hours and three minutes Saturday, but rain couldn’t douse the flame rising from the Indians’ red-hot start to the season. With quality starting pitching and plenty of offense once again serving as the recipe for success, Cleveland won for Read More…

Masterson masterful again as Indians bounce back to bounce Orioles

CLEVELAND – Few are questioning whether Justin Masterson belongs in the starting rotation at this point. The right-hander, who many feel is more suited for the bullpen, continued to dispel that theory Friday night, as the Indians opened a three-game series against Baltimore with a resounding 8-2 win. In his third start of the season, Read More…