July 30, 2014

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Indians notes: Zach McAllister’s return pushed back

Cleveland Indians starting pitchers, from left, Trevor Bauer, Zach McAllister, Justin Masterson and Corey Kluber watch from the dugout Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — Wednesday’s rainout will delay right-hander Zach McAllister’s return to the rotation. McAllister was activated from the disabled list Wednesday and was scheduled to start Thursday’s series finale, but the Indians elected to move their rotation back once Wednesday’s game was postponed. That means McAllister, who has been sidelined since May 22 with a Read More…

Bro-dacious victory: Struggling Nick Swisher lifts Indians past Angels with walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning

Nick Swisher

CLEVELAND — Nick Swisher didn’t have a whole lot of bros in the Progressive Field crowd when he strutted to the plate Thursday afternoon with the game on the line in the 10th inning. When the at-bat of the Indians’ $15-million man was complete, however, he had plenty of friends. Booed for going hitless and Read More…

Indians notes: Zach McAllister back; Josh Outman out

Zach McAllister

CLEVELAND — The Indians activated Zach McAllister from the disabled list Wednesday, designating left-handed reliever Josh Outman for assignment. McAllister, who has been sidelined since May 22 with a lower-back strain, was expected to be added to the 25-man roster today, but with Cleveland’s bullpen taxed, he was activated in case he was needed in Read More…

Michael Brantley diagnosed with concussion, but manager says Indians star could be back in action as early as Saturday

Los Angeles Angels shortstop John McDonald leap frogs Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley after throwing to first to complete a double play on Jason Kipnis Monday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley has been diagnosed with a mild concussion, Terry Francona confirmed Wednesday night, but the Indians manager said it was possible Cleveland’s left fielder could return to the lineup Saturday. “You can bet that if he’s playing Saturday, then he’s fine, because that’s the last thing we want to do is run Read More…

Angels slugger Mike Trout’s two home runs loom large in Indians’ two winning streaks coming to an end

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout is greeted by bench coach Dino Ebel after Trout's solo home run against the Cleveland Indians in the seventh inning Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — Something fishy was going on at Progressive Field on Tuesday night. Indians starter Josh Tomlin had his worst performance of the season, the Cleveland batters couldn’t figure out rookie starter Matt Shoemaker and Angels center fielder Mike Trout continued his torrid pace at the plate with a pair of monster home runs during Read More…

Indians Notes: Tribe signs 4 draft picks

CLEVELAND — While the Indians were expected to introduce first-round draft pick Justus Sheffield, who signed with the team Monday night, the Tuesday news conference turned into a party as three other top prospects signed with the team and filed into the interview room. Sitting next to Sheffield — the 31st overall pick and a Read More…

Indians 3, Red Sox 2: Tribe snaps four-game skid after scoring final two runs on error, bases-loaded walk

Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli, behind, and Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis look to first base after Napoli was forced out on a fielders choice by Jonny Gomes Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON — Jason Kipnis delivered three singles for the Indians, and then he helped them out with his glove. The Cleveland second baseman snagged a hard-hit grounder from Red Sox slugger David Ortiz to start an eighth-inning double play. Instead of facing a late Boston rally, the Indians held on for a 3-2 victory Saturday Read More…

Red Sox 10, Indians 3: Justin Masterson yanked in 3rd inning of latest poor outing

BOSTON — Justin Masterson understood when Cleveland manager Terry Francona lifted him with no outs in the third. He had just walked the first two batters for the second straight inning. “I walked two guys on like eight pitches,” Masterson said after his shortest outing of the year. “It’s 3-3 at the time and it’s Read More…

Good start fades as Corey Kluber, Indians lose to Royals

Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber throws to a batter in the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Indians manager Terry Francona watched Corey Kluber breeze through the first inning on seven pitches Tuesday night, then need all of 10 pitches to put away Kansas City in the second. “Oh, boy,” Francona said later, “I thought his stuff was good.” Until the third inning, at least. The Royals promptly Read More…

Lonnie Chisenhall’s bat heads to Hall of Fame following Indians third baseman’s five-hit, three-homer, nine RBI game

Lonnie Chisenhall became the first player to go 5-for-5 with three homers and nine RBIs since the RBI became a statistic in 1920.  (AP Photo/LM Otero)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lonnie Chisenhall’s bat is headed to the Hall of Fame. He just hopes he doesn’t break his other one. The Indians third baseman went 5-for-5 and hit three homers while driving in nine runs in a 17-7 rout of Texas on Monday night. By the time he arrived in Kansas City Read More…