May 4, 2016

Elyria
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Carlos Santana provides spark in leadoff spot as Indians edge Tigers

DETROIT — Terry Francona had a hunch Carlos Santana should be moved up in the lineup to lead off against Justin Verlander, hoping the designated hitter would work deep into counts against the standout pitcher. He did that, and more. Santana and Marlon Byrd homered off Verlander, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 2-1 victory Read More…

Indians experience a mound of trouble: Mariners beat Tribe on Robinson Cano’s 10th-inning homer off closer Cody Allen

CLEVELAND — The Indians were armed, but they were far from dangerous. Pitching problems were at the root of Cleveland’s second straight loss Thursday afternoon as the Mariners took advantage to slug out a 10-7, 10-inning victory in the series finale at Progressive Field. Down 5-0 and 7-3, the Indians rallied to tie it at Read More…

Indians notes: Michael Brantley set to play back-to-back rehab games

CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley is scheduled to make consecutive rehab appearances for the first time, playing for Triple-A Columbus tonight and Saturday. According to manager Terry Francona, it’s a hurdle Brantley (right shoulder surgery) must clear before leaving the disabled list and joining the Indians. “He’s chomping at the bit, which is good. That means Read More…

Danny Salazar turns in another strong performance, but offense struggles as Indians lose close one to Mariners

CLEVELAND — The Indians got another impressive performance from starting pitcher Danny Salazar. The Mariners got an even better one from right-hander Tajuan Walker. Salazar and Walker dueled for much of Wednesday night at Progressive Field, with Seattle doing just a bit more off Cleveland’s fire-balling right-hander to scratch out a 2-1 win and even Read More…

Indians notes: Closer Cody Allen keeping faith in Bryan Shaw

CLEVELAND — Indians setup man Bryan Shaw is off to a rough start and Tribe fans are blasting the right-hander for a pair of poor performances among five appearances to begin the season. Closer Cody Allen isn’t concerned. “Nobody’s worried about him,” Allen said of Shaw, who posted a 2.93 ERA during his first three Read More…

WEOL’s Alcorn gets rare opportunity to call Indians game

ELYRIA — When one thinks of the greats in sports broadcasting, the names are usually associated with baseball. We’re talking Vin Scully, Harry Caray and Ernie Harwell. And Tim Alcorn? The longtime veteran sports voice of WEOL-AM 930 said he has no delusions of grandeur after his first stint calling play-by-play for the Cleveland Indians Read More…

Indians 3, Mariners 2: Tribe solves a lefty with help from Carlos Carrasco

CLEVELAND — The Indians finally found the right stuff against a left-hander Tuesday. Entering the night with a losing record against southpaw starters and batting .200 against all left-handed pitching, Cleveland did just enough to beat Wade Miley and the Mariners 3-2 in the opener of a three-game series at Progressive Field. The Indians’ right-handed Read More…

Indians notes: Manager Terry Francona says Lonnie Chisenhall still on track to leave disabled list Wednesday

CLEVELAND — The plan remains the same where Lonnie Chisenhall is concerned. The right fielder, who appeared in a rehab game for Double-A Akron on Tuesday, is expected to be activated from the disabled list today. Manager Terry Francona said Chisenhall, who went 1-for-4 with a double in Akron’s 6-4 win over Binghamton on Monday, Read More…

Indians Notes: Lonnie Chisenhall scheduled to leave DL on Wednesday

CLEVELAND — Barring any setbacks, right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall will be activated from the disabled list Wednesday, manager Terry Francona said. Chisenhall, who missed a large portion of the exhibition season with a left wrist injury, went 0-for-3 with a walk during a rehab appearance for Double-A Akron on Saturday. He is 1-for-15 with four Read More…

Mets 6, Indians 0: Tribe blanked in series finale; Corey Kluber drops to 0-3

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber had plenty to blame for the “L” next to his name in the box score Sunday. Surprisingly enough, the list included himself. Kluber, notorious for tough-luck losses, dealt with a blinding sun at Progressive Field that wreaked havoc on his fielders and he received his usual lack of run support. But Read More…