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Indians break out of slump, turn replay-aided triple play in win over Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers' Dee Gordon, right, is tagged out at home by Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes after Adrian Gonzalez lined into a triple play. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

LOS ANGELES — The Cleveland Indians turned an unorthodox triple play that required two replay reviews, and David Murphy broke out of a 1-for-44 slump with three hits in a 10-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Lonnie Chisenhall started things off for Cleveland with a two-run homer against Josh Beckett (5-5). Read More…

Indians manage just a single hit for second straight game, lose 1-0 to Dodgers

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona watches during the fourth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

LOS ANGELES — For the third straight game, the Cleveland Indians were involved in a one-hit shutout. And for the second day in a row, they were on the short end. Michael Bourn was awarded a single in the third inning after umpire Adrian Johnson’s original call was reversed on a replay challenge by manager Read More…

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez shuts down Indians

Fans in the "King's Court" section hold up "K cards" as they cheer for Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez against the Indians Sunday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE — Cleveland Indians left-hander T.J. House threw one bad pitch to Robinson Cano. When Felix Hernandez is throwing for the opposing team, one bad pitch can be enough to lose a ballgame. Cano hit a two-run homer off House in the sixth inning, and the Indians managed just one hit Sunday in a 3-0 Read More…

Indians commentary: Asdrubal Cabrera facing more criticism than the rest

Cleveland Indians' Asdrubal Cabrera swings at a ball against the Seattle Mariners Friday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Though pretty much every Indians position player has struggled offensively at times over the first three months of the season, an inordinate amount of fan venom has been reserved for Cleveland’s most decorated player — two-time All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. It hasn’t been aimed at Nick Swisher, who has just started to hear faint boos from Read More…

Indians fall to Mariners, suffer sixth loss in eight games

Seattle Mariners' Endy Chavez, center, is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a home run against the Cleveland Indians Friday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE — Trevor Bauer didn’t know the last time Seattle’s Endy Chavez homered. All the Indians’ starter knew was Chavez had yet to hit one this season. “That’s not a guy I’m expecting to do much damage,” Bauer said. Except this time, Chavez’s solo homer in the seventh inning proved to be the winning run Read More…

Corey Kluber blasts Diamondbacks in Tribe’s 6-1 win

Cleveland Indians' Corey Kluber throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX — Corey Kluber gave Cleveland a much-needed quality start, pitching seven effective innings to help the Indians beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 on Wednesday night to end a four-game losing streak. The Indians ran through their bullpen in a 14-inning game the night before Kluber (7-5) gave them a lift with another strong interleague Read More…

Tigers complete sweep of sagging Indians

Detroit Tigers' Nick Castellanos, right, beats the tag by Cleveland Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall, front left, to steal third on a wild pitch in the fourth inning of a baseball game on Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — Call it the weekend of Wahoo woe. With all the ingredients present for a raucous celebration at Progressive Field, the Indians went out and laid three eggs — none more rotten than the one they produced in the series finale Sunday. Failing on pretty much every front, Cleveland limped to a 10-4 drubbing Read More…

Indians rally against Tigers again, fall short again

Detroit Tigers' Rajai Davis is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer in the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The Indians have put up a fight over the first two games of the series against three-time defending Central Division champion Detroit, but they’ve lost both bouts to the American League heavyweight. After a late rally fell short in the series opener Friday night, Cleveland was back on the losing end of a Read More…

Is former Indians great Omar Vizquel worthy of Cooperstown? Oh, yeah, there’s no doubt about it

Former Cleveland Indians player Omar Vizquel throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Indians Saturday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Omar Vizquel was inducted into the Indians’ Hall of Fame prior to Saturday’s game against the Tigers. Next stop, Cooperstown? Vizquel’s Hall of Fame worth will undoubtedly be debated by plenty at random points throughout the next four years until the 11-time Gold Glove Award winner and three-time All-Star will be eligible to take his Read More…

Indians notes: Michael Brantley returns to lineup

Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley watches his two-run double off Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Chad Smith in the ninth inning Sunday in Cleveland. The Indians lost 10-4. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley is back in lineup, and manager Terry Francona couldn’t be happier. “He means so much to what we’re doing, so to have him back is nice,” Francona said of Brantley, the Indians’ top All-Star candidate, who entered Saturday batting .326 and a team-high 11 home runs and 46 RBIs in 70 Read More…