February 8, 2016

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Indians Notes: Michael Brantley weighs in on season, says team grew despite not meeting expectations

CLEVELAND — The Indians fell well short of expectations this year, but outfielder Michael Brantley doesn’t view it as a lost season. “When you look back on the season, when it’s finally over, we didn’t reach our ultimate goal,” said Brantley, whose team was picked by many to contend for a Central Division title. “At Read More…

Tribe splits doubleheader; late win by Astros eliminates Indians from playoff contention

CLEVELAND — After splitting a doubleheader Wednesday against Minnesota at Progressive Field, the Indians were technically still alive for a postseason berth. Realistically, well, that’s a different story. Cleveland dropped the first game 7-1, with the Twins roughing up Carlos Carrasco in his final regular-season outing, but bounced back for a big 10-2 win in Read More…

Indians notes: Michael Brantley shut down for remainder of season

CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley will not make it to the end of the season. Manager Terry Francona confirmed that an MRI performed on Brantley’s ailing right shoulder revealed inflammation, and that after receiving a cortisone injection Wednesday, last year’s American League Most Valuable Player candidate would be shut down for the remainder of the year. Read More…

Indians: Michael Brantley’s season may be over due to sore shoulder; Tuesday rainout means doubleheader Wednesday

CLEVELAND — Indians left fielder Michael Brantley may miss the remainder of the season because of a sore right shoulder. The American League doubles leader was not in the lineup Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins after being examined by an orthopedist at Progressive Field. The game ended up being rained out following a 70-minute delay, Read More…

Indians’ wild-card hopes take hit with loss to Twins

CLEVELAND — The Indians were dealt another significant blow to their sagging playoff hopes Monday night at Progressive Field. After losing a game in the American League wild-card race with a loss in the series finale at Kansas City on Sunday, Cleveland put another one in the wrong column in the series opener against Minnesota, Read More…

Indians notes: Francisco Lindor making push to win American League Rookie of Year award

CLEVELAND — With a playoff appearance seeming more and more improbable, the Indians still may have something worth celebrating at the end of the season. Francisco Lindor as American League Rookie of the Year, perhaps? The Indians passed out promotional pamphlets to the press Monday, pushing Lindor, 21, for the league’s first-year-player award by detailing Read More…

Indians get shut out on just two hits in loss to Royals, fall four games behind Astros in battle for second wild-card spot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If anybody has any quarrels with Francisco Lindor breaking up a no-hitter with a bunt single, Cleveland manager Terry Francona doesn’t want to hear it. Lindor ended Kansas City’s no-hit bid with a bunt single against reliever Ryan Madson leading off the seventh inning, and the AL Central-champion Royals beat the Read More…

Indians knock off Royals, finally climb above .500 again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Back above .500, the Cleveland Indians are focused on getting back to the playoffs. Carlos Santana drove in three runs, Yan Gomes homered and the Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 9-5 Saturday night to move above .500 for the first time since April 9. Two years after winning their final Read More…

Indians shut out Royals as Carlos Carrasco throws a one-hitter with a career-high 15 strikeouts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Carlos Carrasco had his A-plus stuff and overpowered the Kansas City Royals’ B team. Carrasco pitched a one-hitter, allowing only a seventh-inning single, and struck out a career-high 15 to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Royals 6-0 Friday night. The AL Central Royals didn’t come close to a hit until Read More…

Jason Kipnis, Carlos Santana homer as Indians top Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — The Cleveland Indians boosted their slim playoff chances Thursday night and prevented Minnesota from moving closer in the wild-card chase. Jason Kipnis hit a leadoff homer, Carlos Santana connected for a three-run shot and the Indians beat the Twins 6-3. Francisco Lindor had three hits for Cleveland, which is four games behind Houston Read More…