September 5, 2015

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Indians trade Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn and cash to Braves for Chris Johnson

CLEVELAND — Indians fans got their wish times two. Underachieving and highly paid players Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn were traded to the Atlanta Braves on Friday, with Cleveland acquiring infielder Chris Johnson in return. The Indians also sent $10 million to the Braves as part of a deal that continues Cleveland’s trend of planning Read More…

Indians fall to Twins on Torii Hunter home run in ninth

CLEVELAND — Most of the Indians’ veteran players are gone, but the losses are still present and accounted for. Cleveland suffered another disappointing defeat Friday night at Progressive Field, losing the series opener to Minnesota 10-9 on a ninth-inning home run from Torii Hunter off reliever Bryan Shaw. Hunter hit an opposite-field solo shot to Read More…

Indians notes: Traded veterans Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn say they have no clue why season went off the rails

CLEVELAND — On the way out of the door after being traded to Atlanta on Friday, departing veterans Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn were asked what went wrong for the Indians this season. Cleveland was picked by many to contend for a Central Division title, with Sports Illustrated going as far as making the Indians Read More…

Angels 4, Indians 3: Closer Cody Allen blows two-run lead in the ninth

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Cody Allen came on to protect a two-run lead for Danny Salazar in the ninth inning Wednesday and never got the third out. The last of his 29 pitches was a breaking ball that bounced in the dirt and got away from catcher Roberto Perez, allowing the winning run to score. Allen was Read More…

Indians down Angels on Giovanny Urshela’s home run in 12th, don’t waste Carlos Carrasco’s outstanding outing

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Between Carlos Carrasco’s stellar pitching and one timely swing by rookie Giovanny Urshela, the Cleveland Indians pulled out a victory that left Matt Shoemaker and the Los Angeles Angels extremely frustrated. Urshela hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning after Carrasco pitched one-hit ball through the first nine, and the Indians Read More…

Indians hand Corey Kluber three-run lead, still fall to Angels

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Staked to a three-run lead before he threw a pitch, Corey Kluber couldn’t hold it. The Los Angeles Angels rallied to break a six-game losing streak, beating Kluber and the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Monday night. Kluber (6-12) was charged with five runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings, and left with Read More…

Indians’ starter Cody Anderson proves you can go home again, but A’s still snap Tribe’s three-game winning streak

OAKLAND, Calif. — Cody Anderson pitched in front of family and friends for the first time. He enjoyed the experience despite coming out on the losing end. Anderson tossed 6 2/3 strong innings, but the Cleveland Indians dropped a 5-1 decision to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night, ending their three-game winning streak. Lonnie Chisenhall Read More…

Danny Salazar dominates as Indians edge A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — Danny Salazar thought about asking for the chance to finish his start Friday night. He decided against it, wanting to include the bullpen. Salazar allowed one hit over eight innings, Michael Bourn doubled in the tiebreaking run in the ninth and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 for their third Read More…

Another day, another move: Indians trade lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski to Padres for outfielder Abraham Almonte

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CLEVELAND — The final hours before the Major League Baseball trade deadline were relatively quiet for the Indians on Friday. Cleveland did trade left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Abraham Almonte, but the deal wasn’t as significant as the ones the Indians orchestrated in the days leading up to the Read More…

Fans teams with medium in attempt to reverse Cleveland sports ‘curse’

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Dave Grendzynski is a guy with a lot of company. A long-suffering Cleveland sports fan, the North Ridgeville resident has endured more losing seasons with the Browns, Indians and Cavs than he cares to count. Which is what inspired him to plan the ReverseTheCurseCLEVELAND rally 7 p.m. Aug. 13 on Mall C Read More…