June 25, 2016

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Big crowd sees Indians blast White Sox as Danny Salazar dominates, Tyler Naquin comes within double of cycle

CLEVELAND — Fans flocked to Progressive Field on Saturday night — the eve of the Cavaliers’ chance to end Northeast Ohio’s nearly 52-year quest for a championship in Game 7 of the NBA Finals — to occupy their time and minds. The Indians took advantage of the audience and obliged by building on the heart-pumping Read More…

Commentary: Indians fans not doing their part

The Cleveland Indians were in first place in the Central Division by a half-game after Friday night. You Tribe fans are in last — at least that’s what the latest MLB attendance figures are saying. Through Thursday, the Indians had drawn the fewest average amount of fans to their home ballpark — 15,450 in 29 Read More…

Indians notes: Rajai Davis not slowing down at age 35

CLEVELAND — Who says speed is a young man’s game? Indians outfielder Rajai Davis, 35, entered Saturday tied for the American League lead with 18 stolen bases. He shared the top spot with Houston second baseman Jose Altuve, who is nine years younger than the journeyman. Davis downplayed the significance of running so well at Read More…

Santana homer in 9th gives Indians win over White Sox

CLEVELAND — Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis posed two questions to his teammates in the middle of the ninth inning. “When we came into the dugout, we all said, ‘Who wants it?’ and ‘Who’s going to get it done?’” he recounted. The answer to both queries was Carlos Santana. Santana belted a leadoff home run Read More…

Ingraham: Looking for a gem, or at least looking out for the jewels

It’s been a tough week in the Man Zone for Cleveland’s professional athletes. The Indians had two players — Yan Gomes and Juan Uribe — miss games due to testicular contusions, and LeBron James was a victim of testicular encroachment. The latter led to a one-game suspension for serial Man Zone provocateur Draymond Green, who Read More…

Royals sweep Indians to pull even for AL Central lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jason Kipnis understands the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals are probably going to be nip-and-tuck with each other for the AL Central lead most of the season. That only underscored how tough it was to get swept by the reigning World Series champions. Salvador Perez homered for the second straight Read More…

Perez hits HR in 8th to rally Royals past Indians

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals manager Ned Yost never lacks for confidence, even with his team struggling to score runs and trailing with two outs in the eighth inning against the best team in the division. “I had a really good feeling about Sal coming up there and doing something special,” Yost said. That would Read More…

Royals 2, Indians 1: Tribe’s win streak over KC ends at five

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — All the mistakes that Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco made came in the first few innings. They were all the mistakes the Kansas City Royals needed. Whit Merrifield hit his first career homer, Edinson Volquez tossed seven shutout innings of two-hit ball and the Royals beat Cleveland 2-1 on Monday night to Read More…

Indians take series from Angels, stay hot in June

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians got off to another quick start on their way to another victory in what’s shaping up to be a memorable month. Lindor homered and drove in three runs in the first two innings as the Indians pounded another Angels starter in an 8-3 victory over Los Read More…

Indians’ rally goes for naught as Angels pull out win

ANAHEIM, Calif. — A clutch comeback in the top of the ninth inning was wasted in the bottom as the Indians fell 4-3 to the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Down 3-0 after eight innings, the Indians rallied to tie the game in the ninth, only to watch Yunel Escobar line a game-winning single Read More…