June 26, 2016

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Indians notes: Still no timetable for Michael Brantley to begin rehab assignment, according to manager Terry Francona

CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley was expected to progress from tee work to soft-toss swinging Friday, but there is still no timetable for the left fielder to begin a minor league rehab assignment. “By all accounts, he feels good,” manager Terry Francona said of Brantley, who has been sidelined since May 14 after being placed on Read More…

Indians 5, Royals 4: Cleveland rallies late for 2nd straight walk-off victory

CLEVELAND — Mike Napoli was drenched with water and absorbed dozens of body blows before he left the field. Given the circumstances, he hopes to experience it again — and often. Napoli delivered a sacrifice fly with one out in the ninth inning Thursday, scoring Francisco Lindor and giving the Indians a stunning 5-4 victory Read More…

Commentary: For Marlon Byrd, it’s two strikes and he’s out

The last day of Marlon Byrd’s career and the first day of the rest of the Indians’ season converged late Tuesday night in the team’s clubhouse following a 7-3 loss to Texas. A disgraced two-time user/loser, Byrd’s ride into the baseball sunset became official when he, inexplicably to witnesses, explicably to himself, gathered up all Read More…

Struggling Yan Gomes comes through with game-winning hit in 11th inning as Indians slip past Rangers, prevent sweep

CLEVELAND — Indians closer Cody Allen blew his first save of the season, but the Indians arrived in time to rescue him Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Allen surrendered the game-tying run in the ninth inning to end his consecutive saves streak at 11 games, but Cleveland rallied in the 11th to notch a 5-4 Read More…

Indians: Marlon Byrd suspended again for positive PED test

CLEVELAND — For the second time this season, the Indians outfield has been hit by a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. Veteran Marlon Byrd was suspended for 162 games Wednesday after testing positive for the second time in his career. Abe Almonte has been sidelined since the start of the year after receiving an 80-game ban. Read More…

Rangers 7, Indians 3: Red-hot Rangers roll by Tribe again

CLEVELAND — The red-hot Rangers rolled over the suddenly-cold Indians again Tuesday night at Progressive Field. A day after drubbing Cleveland in the opener of a three-game series, Texas turned the trick again, thumping the Indians 7-3 for its fourth-straight victory and ninth win in 11 games. Cleveland, which took over first place in the Read More…

Indians notes: Carlos Carrasco leaving DL to start Thursday

CLEVELAND — Manager Terry Francona confirmed Tuesday that right-hander Carlos Carrasco will be activated from the disabled list Thursday to start the series opener against Kansas City at Progressive Field. Carrasco was expected to miss 4-6 weeks after straining his left hamstring while covering first base in Detroit on April 24. The Indians feel fortunate Read More…

Rangers 9, Indians 2: Texas torches Tomlin, Tribe in series opener

CLEVELAND — When Josh Tomlin has been on the mound this season, good things have happened for the Indians. Not this time around. Tomlin suffered his first loss of the year Monday night and manager Terry Francona was ejected in the third inning, as Cleveland was routed 9-2 by the Texas Rangers in the opener Read More…

Indians notes: Carrasco could return to rotation this week

CLEVELAND — Manager Terry Francona said Monday that the Indians would “keep the door open” with regard to right-hander Carlos Carrasco returning to the rotation this week. Carrasco, who has been sidelined by a left hamstring strain since April 25, made a minor league rehab appearance with Double-A Akron on Saturday, then threw a bullpen Read More…

Indians fight back but falter late against Orioles, fall out of first

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ stay atop the American League Central Division lasted exactly one day. Hyun Soo Kim belted his first major league home run — a solo shot off Jeff Manship in the seventh inning — as the Baltimore Orioles pulled out a 6-4 victory over the Tribe on Sunday afternoon. Cleveland had come Read More…