July 1, 2016

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Indians notes: Rajai Davis not slowing down at age 35

CLEVELAND — Who says speed is a young man’s game? Indians outfielder Rajai Davis, 35, entered Saturday tied for the American League lead with 18 stolen bases. He shared the top spot with Houston second baseman Jose Altuve, who is nine years younger than the journeyman. Davis downplayed the significance of running so well at Read More…

Santana homer in 9th gives Indians win over White Sox

CLEVELAND — Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis posed two questions to his teammates in the middle of the ninth inning. “When we came into the dugout, we all said, ‘Who wants it?’ and ‘Who’s going to get it done?’” he recounted. The answer to both queries was Carlos Santana. Santana belted a leadoff home run Read More…

Royals sweep Indians to pull even for AL Central lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jason Kipnis understands the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals are probably going to be nip-and-tuck with each other for the AL Central lead most of the season. That only underscored how tough it was to get swept by the reigning World Series champions. Salvador Perez homered for the second straight Read More…

Perez hits HR in 8th to rally Royals past Indians

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals manager Ned Yost never lacks for confidence, even with his team struggling to score runs and trailing with two outs in the eighth inning against the best team in the division. “I had a really good feeling about Sal coming up there and doing something special,” Yost said. That would Read More…

Royals 2, Indians 1: Tribe’s win streak over KC ends at five

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — All the mistakes that Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco made came in the first few innings. They were all the mistakes the Kansas City Royals needed. Whit Merrifield hit his first career homer, Edinson Volquez tossed seven shutout innings of two-hit ball and the Royals beat Cleveland 2-1 on Monday night to Read More…

Indians take series from Angels, stay hot in June

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians got off to another quick start on their way to another victory in what’s shaping up to be a memorable month. Lindor homered and drove in three runs in the first two innings as the Indians pounded another Angels starter in an 8-3 victory over Los Read More…

Indians’ rally goes for naught as Angels pull out win

ANAHEIM, Calif. — A clutch comeback in the top of the ninth inning was wasted in the bottom as the Indians fell 4-3 to the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Down 3-0 after eight innings, the Indians rallied to tie the game in the ninth, only to watch Yunel Escobar line a game-winning single Read More…

Indians 6, Angels 2: Corey Kluber takes advantage of early runs, cruises to complete game

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Corey Kluber had a hefty lead before he even took the Angel Stadium mound, freeing him to go after hitters with confidence. The result was another superb start for an ace rapidly rediscovering his top form for the Cleveland Indians. Kluber pitched a three-hitter with eight strikeouts and Jason Kipnis had three Read More…

Indians 5, Mariners 3: Naquin’s homer makes the difference as Tribe splits series

SEATTLE — Tyler Naquin golfed a two-run home run off reliever Joaquin Benoit in the eighth inning to lift the Cleveland Indians to a 5-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night. Naquin managed to coax just enough carry out of a changeup low and out of the strike zone from Benoit to carry Read More…

Indians nab OF Benson with No. 14 pick in MLB Draft

The Indians landed a big one — literally — in the first round of the MLB Draft on Thursday night. With the 14th overall selection, Cleveland tabbed 6-foot-5, 225-pound outfielder Will Benson out of The Westminter Schools in Atlanta. Benson, who turns 18 on Thursday, attended the same private high school as Carter Hawkins, the Read More…