October 21, 2014

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#RockYourRed Cleveland Indians fan photos

Indians Fan Photos

Hundreds of people have already started to add Cleveland Indians fan photos to social media sites. The Tribe is encouraging fans to wear red on Wednesday in support of the team’s playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays at 8 p.m. at Progressive Field. ( Beware of ticket scams.) Social media users have been adding pictures to Read More…

Tribe loses to Kansas City, 6-2, in all-around ugly game

Indians' Yan Gomes reacts after popping out to Kansas City Royals' Justin Maxwell  Wednesday. The Royals won 6-2. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ pitching was poor and their hitting was terrible. Somehow, though, their defense managed to be even worse Wednesday afternoon. Kansas City scored two runs on throwing errors and two more on fielding miscues, allowing the Royals to beat the Tribe 6-2 in the finale of their three-game series. The loss dropped Read More…

Indians’ Scott Kazmir brings the heat, strikes out 12 in dominating outing against Mets

CLEVELAND — The Indians made news by signing a number of high-priced players in the offseason, but the addition that came the cheapest has been the best of the bunch. Left-hander Scott Kazmir, who signed a minor-league contract worth $1 million after failing to log a single inning in the majors last year, offered up Read More…

Indians notes: Michael Brantley leaves team for birth of child

CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley left the team Friday for his home in Florida to be with his wife, Melissa, who is expecting the couple’s first child. Perhaps the time off will provide a remedy for the left fielder’s struggles at the plate. Brantley, considered one of the Indians’ top hitters, is batting just .218 (12-for-55) Read More…

Forget the sac fly, how about a smack fly? Mike Aviles hits grand slam in ninth as Indians beat Tigers, snap losing skid

DETROIT — Mike Aviles initially was looking for a sacrifice fly that would snap a scoreless tie. He ended up with a game-breaking grand slam. Aviles homered in the ninth inning to give the Cleveland Indians a much-needed 4-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, moments after he hoped one of his pop flies Read More…

Indians make trade for another bat, land Jason Kubel from Diamondbacks; Kelly Shoppach back on team, too

CLEVELAND — They weren’t blockbuster acquisitions Friday but at this point the Indians will try anything to breathe life into their sagging offense — and playoff hopes. Fresh off scoring just three runs in three games and being swept by Atlanta to start a pivotal nine-game stretch, Cleveland acquired veteran outfielder/designated hitter Jason Kubel in Read More…

Bats missing again as Indians drop another close one to Braves, fall four games back in wild-card race

TLANTA — The Cleveland Indians are off to a rough start in what could be one of their most crucial stretches of the season. Chris Johnson drove in the winning run with a two-out single in the ninth inning as the Atlanta Braves won 3-2 Wednesday, edging the Indians for the second night in a Read More…

Indians pitch, hit and win: Tribe puts it all together to defeat Twins, even series at a game apiece

CLEVELAND — If the Indians hope to be a participant in October baseball, they need to play more games like Saturday night against the Twins — and lots of them. In a victory scripted to near perfection, Cleveland evened the three-game series against Minnesota at a game apiece, turning back the Twins 7-1 at Progressive Read More…

Indians notes: Ryan Raburn headed to disabled list?

CLEVELAND — A strained right calf has sidelined Ryan Raburn, and now Cleveland’s bench player extraordinaire is dealing with a sore heel on the left side as well. Positive results returned from an MRI performed on Raburn’s calf, but he has played just once since Aug. 13. The Indians are hopeful that Raburn can return Read More…

Ubaldo Jimenez turns in strong outing but Indians’ lack of offense leads to loss to Twins, end of 3-game winning streak

Pedro Florimon, Lonnie Chisenhall

CLEVELAND — Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez deserved a better fate Friday night. The rest of the Indians, however, received their just punishment. Jimenez struck out a season-high 10 batters in six strong innings, but took the loss when the Minnesota Twins pulled away for a 5-1 victory. Cleveland had its three-game winning streak snapped and Read More…