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Detroit scores 7 runs in 11th to take series finale against Indians

Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez watches his three-run home run off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Josh Tomlin in the 11th inning of a baseball game, Thursday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The Detroit Tigers started out strong Thursday night. Nine innings later, they finished even stronger. After scoring four times in the first innings, the Tigers’ offense went into a slumber until the 11th when it broke through for seven runs in an 11-4 win over the Cleveland Indians. “It was a little bit Read More…

Indians’ Danny Salazar dominates Detroit for first career shutout

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar reacts after his team defeated the Detroit Tigers 7-0 in a baseball game, Wednesda, in Cleveland. Salazar pitched his first career shutout and gave up eight hits. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Danny Salazar pumped his fist, broke into a big smile and hugged his teammates. A pitcher’s first career shutout is certainly reason to celebrate. Salazar (6-6) struck out nine and didn’t walk a batter, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 7-0 on Wednesday night. “I really wanted to finish,” he said. Read More…

Tigers 4, Indians 2: Heartbreaking loss for Tribe, as Detroit rallies against Allen

Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Cody Allen, left, waits for Detroit Tigers' J.D. Martinez, right, to run the bases after Martinez hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday in Cleveland. Torii Hunter and Steven Moya scored on the play. The Tigers defeated the Indians 4-2. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The Indians were three outs away from celebrating a hard-fought victory over three-time defending Central Division champion Detroit on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. Unfortunately for the hometown team, those three outs didn’t arrive until after J.D. Martinez clouted a three-run home run off closer Cody Allen that left Cleveland on the end Read More…

Indians notes: Ryan Raburn activated from DL, back in lineup

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CLEVELAND — Ryan Raburn was activated from the disabled list and was in the lineup Tuesday at designated hitter. It’s been a rough season for the 32-year-old Raburn, who signed a two-year contract extension worth $4.85 million last year, and entered Tuesday batting just .191 with three home runs and 21 RBIs in 70 games. Read More…

Tigers 12, Indians 1: Detroit clubs Kluber, Tribe in series opener

Cleveland’s Mike Aviles can’t hold onto a ball hit by Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera in the third inning Monday in Cleveland. The Tigers scored three runs in the inning after the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Ace Corey Kluber has lifted the Indians up on so many occasions this season that it was almost shocking to see the right-hander let them down Monday at Progressive Field. In the opener of a pivotal four-game series against Central Division rival Detroit, Kluber offered up his worst outing of the season as Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe adds reinforcements as rosters expand

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CLEVELAND — The Indians made a wealth of moves Monday prior to the series opener of a pivotal four-game series with Detroit. With rosters able to expand to 40 players, Cleveland recalled right-handers Austin Adams and Bryan Price and infielder Jesus Aguilar from Triple-A Columbus. Veteran designated hitter Jason Giambi was activated from the 60-day Read More…

Indians grab 4-2 lead over Royals in 10th, but weather suspends game until Sept. 22

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The race for the AL Central title got another wrinkle Sunday night when Cleveland’s game at Kansas City was suspended in the 10th inning. The Indians grabbed a 4-2 lead on pinch-hitter Lonnie Chisenhall’s two-out, two-run double, but rain prevented the teams from playing the bottom half of the inning. It Read More…

Tribe downs Royals in 11th inning

Cleveland Indians' Yan Gomes is safe with an RBI double as Kansas City Royals second baseman Omar Infante gets a late throw. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s getting very crowded at the top of the AL Central. The surging Cleveland Indians have turned the division into one of baseball’s best playoff races. Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana each had an RBI single in the 11th inning, leading the Indians to a 3-2 victory over the sliding Kansas Read More…

Carlos Santana stays hot against Kansas City as Indians pick up big win over Royals

Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana celebrates as he crosses the plate after hitting a two-run home run against the Kansas City Royals. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Once again, Carlos Santana was a huge hit in Kansas City. Santana, who homered five times at Kauffman Stadium in a series last month, hit a two-run homer as the Cleveland Indians topped the Royals 6-1 Friday night. The loss cut the Royals’ lead to a half-game over Detroit in the Read More…

Indians edge White Sox, feel confident heading into big series with first-place Royals

Cleveland Indians' Roberto Perez, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring on a single hit by Michael Brantley against the Chicago White Sox Thursday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO — Michael Bourn and the Cleveland Indians are feeling pretty good heading into a big series with Kansas City. Bourn had two triples among his three hits, leading Carlos Carrasco and the Indians to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Cleveland took two of three from scuffling Chicago and Read More…