February 12, 2016

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One bad inning costs Corey Kluber, Indians against Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Corey Kluber’s dominance over the Minnesota Twins ended abruptly during a rainy fourth inning Wednesday night. Brian Dozier homered and Eduardo Escobar cracked a two-run single as the Twins scored four times in the fourth to beat the reigning Cy Young winner and the Cleveland Indians 4-2. “I was fighting my delivery the Read More…

Twins 3, Indians 1: Tribe tumbles in series opener

MINNEAPOLIS — One pitch changed the course of the game Tuesday at the start of a critical series between Cleveland and Minnesota. That’s the way Indians starter Danny Salazar saw it, anyway, after the Twins won 3-1. Salazar thought he had a strikeout to end the third inning, but his full count fastball to Twins shortstop Read More…

Jim Ingraham: Francisco Lindor proving the hype was right

Lindor-SLIDE

How much icing do you want on your cake? He’s a former first-round draft pick, a millionaire at 17. He plays a premium position, shortstop. Since he was recalled from the minor leagues he’s been the best shortstop, never mind rookie shortstop, in the major leagues. Since he was recalled from the minor leagues — Read More…

Indians down White Sox, keep playoff hopes alive

CLEVELAND — With two weeks remaining in the regular season and a chance to qualify for the postseason, the Indians know the score. Win or go home. “I think we better play good,” manager Terry Francona said after his team wrapped up a lengthy homestand Sunday with a 6-3 victory over the White Sox. “The Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe’s core players in it for the long haul

CLEVELAND — Whether they make the postseason or not, manager Terry Francona and the Indians’ team leaders are all in. They hope the rest of the team is, too. On the request of Francona, some of Cleveland’s core group of players — including Corey Kluber, Michael Brantley, Jason Kipnis and Yan Gomes — designed a Read More…

Tribe falls to White Sox, loses ground in wild-card race

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ playoff chances took a hit Saturday night. So did Francisco Lindor’s candidacy for the American League Rookie of the Year award. Left-hander Carlos Rodon allowed one run over 7⅔ innings as the Chicago White Sox beat the Tribe 4-3 at Progressive Field. The loss dropped Cleveland four games out of the Read More…

Corey Kluber, on pitch count, loses to Royals in return

CLEVELAND — It was not a triumphant return for Indians ace Corey Kluber, and Kansas City second baseman Omar Infante had plenty to do with that. The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner took the mound for the first time in more than two weeks Thursday night at Progressive Field, and the right-hander was Read More…

Indians notes: Trevor Bauer removed from rotation

Trevor Bauer

CLEVELAND — With reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber returning Thursday, manager Terry Francona announced that the Indians would not employ a six-man rotation. The odd man out is enigmatic right-hander Trevor Bauer, who will pitch out of the bullpen. Bauer’s season began well — 2.94 ERA over his first 11 starts Read More…

Indians 5, Royals 1: Francisco Lindor on display in Tribe’s latest win

Lindor-SLIDE

CLEVELAND – Forget American League Rookie of the Year. Francisco Lindor may just be a candidate for MVP — at least where the Indians are concerned. As they have been numerous times since his promotion from the minors in mid-June, all of Lindor’s abilities were on display Wednesday night at Progressive Field, as the Indians Read More…

Indians notes: Francisco Lindor, AL Rookie of the Year?

Francisco Lindor

CLEVELAND — Though he entered Wednesday playing in only 81 games this season, Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is receiving strong American League Rookie of the Year consideration. “When you start doing what he’s doing, you kind of get people’s attention,” manager Terry Francona said of the 21-year-old Lindor, who in addition to providing top-shelf defense, Read More…