June 27, 2016

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The Morning Hit–6/23/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Now that’s a championship parade! Over a million Read More…

Indians 6, Rays 1: Bauer hurls three-hitter as Indians close out undefeated June at home

CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer put an exclamation point on a perfect homestand by the Indians. The right-hander was brilliant in throwing a three-hitter for his second career complete game, leading the Tribe to a 6-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. It was Cleveland’s 11th straight triumph at Progressive Field — matching the Read More…

Indians 6, Rays 0: Kluber crafts 3-hitter to lift Tribe to 5th straight win

CLEVELAND — This is the Corey Kluber the Indians and their fans know and love. Cleveland’s ace has had an inconsistent season thus far, but there have been moments of brilliance, such as Tuesday night at Progressive Field, where Kluber pitched the Indians to a 6-0 victory over the Rays. In one of his more Read More…

Indians notes: Another setback for Michael Brantley

CLEVELAND — There is more bad news where Michael Brantley is concerned. According to manager Terry Francona, Brantley suffered another setback with his surgically-repaired right shoulder, which means the left fielder won’t be beginning a minor-league rehab assignment anytime soon. Brantley had been limited to hitting off a tee and taking soft-toss after being placed Read More…

Indians rally by Rays for 4th win in row, 9th straight at home

CLEVELAND — The excitement for the city of Cleveland didn’t end with the Cavaliers winning Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. It continued Monday night as the first-place Indians opened a three-game series against Tampa Bay with a 7-4 come-from-behind victory in front of 13,811 fans at Progressive Field. Cleveland trailed on three Read More…

Indians notes: Francona joined Cavs fans to watch Game 7

CLEVELAND — Manager Terry Francona joined legions of Cleveland fans downtown who watched the Cavaliers win Game 7 of the NBA Finals to end the city’s championship drought. Francona lives in the apartments at The Metropolitan at the 9 and took in the game from one of the restaurant/bar spots in the building. “By the Read More…

Commentary: Cleveland fans crying tears of joy this time

Marla Ridenour Akron Beacon Journal OAKLAND, Calif. — I will cry for LeBron James, that “just a kid from Akron” accepted the daunting challenge of ending Cleveland’s 52-year championship drought and was able to deliver. I will cry for Earnest Byner and Carl Hairston, for Brian Sipe and Bob Golic. For Omar Vizquel and Mike Read More…

Indians 3, White Sox 2 (10 innings): Tribe tames Sox again

CLEVELAND — A Father’s Day defeat from the Indians was fitting for the White Sox on Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field. After all, Cleveland has been Chicago’s daddy for much of this season. Via a 3-2 victory in 10 innings over their Central Division rivals, the first-place Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Sox, Read More…

Indians notes: Carlos Carrasco returning to form

CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco has gotten better each time out since leaving the disabled list June 2. The right-hander was at his best in the series finale against Chicago on Sunday. In his fourth start since being activated from the injured list, Carrasco helped the Indians to a sweep-clinching 3-2 win over the White Sox, Read More…

Commentary: Game 7 offers the ultimate high … or low

Game 7. There’s no more after this one. This is it. This is Game 7. The end game. History happens in a Game 7. History IS a Game 7. People who don’t even care about the game or about the sport will watch a Game 7, just because it is Game 7. The end game. Read More…