July 31, 2015

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Indians Notes: Lonnie Chisenhall, Jose Ramirez trying new positions at Triple-A

CLEVELAND — Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and shortstop Jose Ramirez played their way off the Indians’ roster on June 7. According to Tribe manager Terry Francona, both could find their way back to the team at other positions. “We’re trying to make them more versatile to our team, which is why we’re moving them around Read More…

Indians 4, Astros 2: David Murphy makes Trevor Bauer a winner with double in eighth

CLEVELAND — The Indians were experiencing their usual offensive futility Wednesday night at Progressive Field when David Murphy finally ended the nonsense. Murphy’s two-run double in the eighth inning — a rare hit with runners in scoring position for Cleveland this season — lifted the Indians past the Astros 4-2. With left-hander Joe Thatcher on Read More…

Indians Notes: Cody Allen back in business after bout with back stiffness

CLEVELAND — Cody Allen was available to pitch Wednesday night after a minor bout with back stiffness. It provided some relief for the Indians, who have gotten a quality season out of their second-year closer. Allen entered Wednesday with a 1-2 record and 3.34 ERA in 35 appearances, converting 16 of his 17 save opportunities. Read More…

Indians 2, Astros 0: Corey Kluber in Cy Young form to lift Tribe

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CLEVELAND — The Indians’ offensive struggles continued Tuesday night at Progressive Field, but with Corey Kluber pitching like the reigning Cy Young Award winner he is, it didn’t matter. Overcoming his usual lack of run support, Kluber tossed 6⅔ scoreless innings to help Cleveland even a four-game series against Houston at a game apiece with Read More…

Indians Notes: Slumping Carlos Santana moved down in order

CLEVELAND — The Indians keep waiting — and hoping — for Carlos Santana to shake his season-long slump, but it hadn’t happened over Cleveland’s first 82 games. As a result, Santana, who entered Tuesday hitting just .207 over 75 games, was dropped from fifth to seventh in the batting order. “Carlos has really had a Read More…

Astros 9, Indians 4: Tribe offense stalls in another loss at home

CLEVELAND — The Indians opened the second half of the season Monday much like they spent the first 81 games — with next-to-no offense and a loss at home. With the bats failing to produce adequately enough again, Cleveland dropped the first of a four-game series against Houston 9-4 at Progressive Field. It was the Read More…

Indians Notes: Yan Gomes picking up steam at the plate

CLEVELAND — Indians catcher Yan Gomes hasn’t returned to form, but the 2014 Silver Slugger Award winner is making strides. Sidelined for more than a month shortly into the season with a right knee sprain, Gomes has been slow to recover at the plate, but had raised his batting average from .140 to .216 over Read More…

Indians: Jason Kipnis is Tribe’s lone All-Star representative

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CLEVELAND — This offseason, Indians manager Terry Francona told anyone who would listen that second baseman Jason Kipnis was set for a bounce-back season. Kipnis is halfway toward proving his manager right. Kipnis will return to the Midsummer Classic for the second time (2013) after being selected as an All-Star reserve Monday — Cleveland’s only Read More…

Five-run fifth propels Pirates over Indians in series finale

PITTSBURGH — The Cleveland Indians had an early three-run lead and were hopeful that Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole might soon be removed from the game. “You could see over (in the Pittsburgh dugout) that they were moving around and thinking about getting somebody up (in the bullpen),” Indians manager Terry Francona said. Instead, Cole Read More…

Pirates 1, Indians 0: Tribe pitcher Cody Anderson great again, but shutout snaps win streak

PITTSBURGH — Cleveland Indians rookie Cody Anderson has a simple explanation for such a successful start to his major league career. “I’m just going out focusing on what I have to do to help our team win,” he said. “I’m just trying to do the best I can and then use tomorrow to get better.” Read More…