July 6, 2015

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Young Indians fan makes friends with Tigers slugger Cabrera after highlight-reel catch

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AVON — A Cleveland Indians cap was placed on Dominic Opron’s head shortly after he was born. Some might say his fate was sealed from then on. But not to hear the soft-spoken 11-year-old tell it when he speaks of the episode that transpired at Tuesday night’s Indians/Detroit Tigers game. Dominic’s spur-of-the-moment catch of a Read More…

Miguel Cabrera gets day off, Indians get rare win over Tigers

CLEVELAND — Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was gracious enough to give Miguel Cabrera the day off for the series finale Wednesday afternoon — and the Indians were happy to receive the gift. With Cabrera, a well-known Cleveland killer and arguably baseball’s best hitter on the bench, the Indians took advantage, beating Detroit 8-2 to avoid Read More…

Indians notes: Jason Kipnis says season far from over

CLEVELAND — No matter how bad it looks right now, the season is not lost, according to Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis. “No, no. I think it’s still very much within our reach,” said Kipnis, whose team entered Wednesday in fourth place in the Central Division, trailing first-place Kansas City by nine games. “We’re just Read More…

Tigers 7, Indians 3: Danny Salazar botches play, Detroit rolls Tribe again

CLEVELAND — Things were going swimmingly for the Indians on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. The hometown team was tied with the Tigers in the fifth inning and the dangerous Miguel Cabrera had just hit a tapper back to Cleveland’s starting pitcher Danny Salazar with the bases loaded and one out — a ball that Read More…

Indians notes: Veteran reliever Scott Atchison designated for assignment

CLEVELAND — The Indians finally cut the cord on right-hander Scott Atchison, designating the veteran reliever for assignment Tuesday, while recalling right-hander Austin Adams from Triple-A Columbus. Atchison, 39, was a valuable member of the bullpen last year — 6-0, with a 2.75 ERA in 70 appearances — but has struggled mightily this season, posting Read More…

Tigers 8, Indians 5: Detroit beats up on Tribe again

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ futility against the Detroit Tigers continued in earnest Monday night at Progressive Field. For the 15th time in the last 18 head-to-head meetings, the four-time defending Central Division champion Tigers were on the winning end against Cleveland, opening a three-game series with an 8-5 victory. The Indians fell to 2-8 on Read More…

Indians notes: Yan Gomes could miss pivotal Tigers series

CLEVELAND — Neck stiffness could cause Yan Gomes to miss the entire series against Detroit. Gomes returned to catch Saturday, but has been out of the lineup  the last two games with the re-occurring condition. “I hope (he plays), but as much as I know who we’re playing and I know how important every game Read More…

Indians get drop on Rays in 1-0 win

CLEVELAND — Roberto Perez will never be known for blazing speed, but his legs helped the Cleveland Indians to their first walk-off win of the season. The slow-footed backup catcher slid home with the winning run on David Murphy’s sacrifice fly in the ninth inning Sunday, and the Indians defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0. Read More…

Slumping together: Indians ace Corey Kluber, offense continue to struggle in loss to Rays

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber is probably not going to win a second straight American League Cy Young Award. Finishing with a winning record might also be a long shot. Evan Longoria belted a three-run homer in the first inning Saturday, providing all the offense that Tampa Bay needed in a 4-1 victory over the Indians. Kluber Read More…

Indians lose to Rays as offense stalls again

CLEVELAND — The Indians are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 1995 World Series team, a club that employed an outrageously dangerous lineup that arguably produced one of the greatest offensive seasons in major league history. Times have obviously changed. Offense has been a rare sight for the current contingent of Indians, who opened a Read More…