May 26, 2016

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Indians notes: Backup catcher Roberto Perez sidelined for 2-3 months after undergoing surgery on broken right thumb

CLEVELAND — Roberto Perez underwent surgery on his broken right thumb Friday morning and will be sidelined for two to three months, the Indians announced. The Indians could have opted for the backup catcher to wait until the offseason to have the procedure performed, but decided otherwise. “If he didn’t have surgery, we may have Read More…

Indians 9, Tigers 4: Tribe completes sweep with sixth straight win over Detroit

CLEVELAND — The Indians are on a roll. At least where the Detroit Tigers are concerned. Cleveland won its sixth straight game over its Central Division rival Thursday night, completing its second three-game sweep of Detroit this season with a 9-4 victory at Progressive Field. Dating back to last year, the Indians have tamed the Read More…

Indians Notes: Roberto Perez to undergo surgery on broken right thumb

CLEVELAND — Backup catcher Roberto Perez had his broken right thumb re-evaluated by Dr. Thomas Graham on Thursday, and the diagnosis was surgery. Graham will perform the procedure Friday in Akron, with the Indians expected to announce a timetable for Perez’s return following the surgery. It is likely he will be sidelined at least 4-6 Read More…

Indians 4, Tigers 0: Corey Kluber pitches Tribe past Detroit — again

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber is back on track, and that’s good news for the Indians and their ace. It meant bad news for the Tigers on Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Offering up his third straight strong start, Kluber pitched Cleveland past Detroit 4-0 to secure the three-game series against its Central Division rival. Kluber, Read More…

Indians Notes: Francisco Lindor off to sizzling start in sophomore season

CLEVELAND — Shortstop Francisco Lindor doesn’t appear headed toward any sophomore slump. On the heels of a banner rookie season, Lindor is off to a fast start at the plate and in the field. He entered Wednesday batting .315 with two home runs and 12 RBIs despite opposing pitchers having an entire offseason to prepare Read More…

Indians 7, Tigers 3: Tomlin, Lindor help Tribe tame Tigers again

CLEVELAND — There was a time when the Indians couldn’t beat the Detroit Tigers. Now, they can’t lose to them. Cleveland extended its recent mastery of the Central Division heavyweight Tuesday night, opening a three-game series at Progressive Field with a 7-3 victory. It was the Indians’ fourth straight win over the Tigers after completing Read More…

Indians notes: Surgery could be required on right thumb of Roberto Perez

CLEVELAND — Roberto Perez is scheduled to have his broken right thumb re-examined Thursday by Dr. Thomas Graham, with the possibility of surgery for the backup catcher. “I think they want to give it a couple days to allow some of that swelling to get out of there and get a better look at it,” manager Read More…

Swept away: Indians suffer another one-run loss to Phillies, making it five one-run setbacks in their last six games

PHILADELPHIA — One run short once again. Vince Velasquez tossed two-hit ball over six innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 Sunday for their sixth straight win. The Indians have played six straight one-run games, losing five. They’re 4-7 overall in one-run games. “We’ve had close games all year,” Indians manager Terry Read More…

Another close game, another loss: Indians fall 4-3 to Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — Cleveland can keep a game close. The Indians have simply struggled winning the tight ones. Freddy Galvis homered and had the go-ahead single to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to their fifth straight win, 4-3 over the Indians on Saturday night. The Indians have played five straight one-run games and 10 this season. They Read More…

Indians fall to Phillies on Ryan Howard’s walk-off home run

PHILADELPHIA — Another day, another walk-off loss for the Cleveland Indians. The Indians lost 4-3 to the Phillies on Friday when Ryan Howard led off the 11th inning with a home run off Cody Allen on a full count. It was Howard’s fifth home run of the season and sixth career game-ending shot. As for Read More…