July 30, 2014

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One big inning enough as Indians keep Angels reeling

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Although the Indians could only manage one big inning against Jered Weaver, they still gave Zach McAllister more than enough room to get Cleveland back on track in the playoff chase. Lonnie Chisenhall hit a two-run homer during Cleveland’s four-run fourth, and McAllister pitched into the seventh inning of the Indians’ 5-2 Read More…

Indians lose momentum as soon as they gain it as A’s use home runs to pull away for win

OAKLAND, Calif. — Not for the first time have the Cleveland Indians regretted a trip to Oakland Coliseum, and not because it’s one of the most unattractive ballparks in the big leagues. The Tribe’s objections have nothing to do with aesthetics, at least not the architectural kind. Beating the Athletics in their home facility has Read More…

Indians fail to come up with clutch hit, fall to A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Cleveland Indians liked their chances when they got Oakland starter A.J. Griffin out of the game after five innings and 104 pitches only down a run. Producing against a deep, talented bullpen proved much more difficult. A night of missed opportunities throughout the lineup cost Cleveland in a 3-2 loss to Read More…

Indians make it seven losses in eight games as Danny Salazar lasts just four innings, offense gets a mere two hits vs. Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Danny Salazar blew everyone away in his first two starts for the Cleveland Indians. In start No. 3, it was Salazar who flamed out. Then again, the Indians’ offense didn’t generate so much as a spark all night either. The right-handed Salazar lasted just four innings in Cleveland’s 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Read More…

Indians finally find some magic, forge comeback from five runs down to beat Angels, avoid winless homestand

CLEVELAND — With their season on life support in the sixth inning Sunday at Progressive Field, the Indians broke out the defibrillators. Cleveland was on the verge of losing its seventh straight game and being swept away on the homestand before rallying to overcome the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 in front of a win-starved crowd Read More…

Indians notes: Manager Terry Francona calls team meeting in midst of skid

CLEVELAND — Terry Francona has supported Indians players almost to a fault during his debut season as manager. After Cleveland’s sixth straight loss Saturday night, Francona gave them some tough love. The veteran manager held a team meeting after a lackluster 7-2 loss to the Angels put the Indians on the verge of being swept Read More…

Indians commit four errors against Angels, stumble their way to sixth straight loss

CLEVELAND — Ubaldo Jimenez bounced a throw into the stands, Jason Kipnis fired one to the backstop and Yan Gomes heaved the ball into center field. If nothing else, the Indians proved they could come up with a new way to extend their losing streak Saturday night. The Tribe committed a season-high four errors — Read More…

Tribe trampled: Tigers cap dominating four-game series with lopsided win

CLEVELAND — There was no fairy tale finish for the Indians on Thursday night at Progressive Field — just the final chapter of a nightmarish story. Central Division-leading Detroit put the finishing touches on a four-game sweep, throttling Cleveland 10-3 behind another offensive onslaught and a stifling outing from Cy Young front-runner Max Scherzer. The Read More…

Indians notes: Slumping Mark Reynolds designated for assignment

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ patience with Mark Reynolds finally ran out Thursday. The slumping slugger who carried Cleveland’s offense through the majority of the first month of the season was designated for assignment prior to the series finale with Detroit. The Indians promoted relief pitcher Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Columbus to take Reynolds’ roster spot. Read More…

Indians lose a tough one

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera (24) celebrates with Torii Hunter (48) after Cabrera's two-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar in the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — It was a long and agonizing march to defeat for the Indians at Progressive Field on Wednesday. Cleveland got another quality effort from prized pitching prospect Danny Salazar, some timely hitting and a stifling performance from nearly every member of its bullpen, yet still couldn’t beat the Tigers. And the Indians got 14 Read More…