August 4, 2015

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Royals 2, Indians 1: Tribe loses again on late Hosmer HR

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CLEVELAND — If Indians starting pitchers plan a mutiny over the final two months of the season, who could blame them? Certainly not Cleveland’s hitters. The broken record continued for the last-place Indians, who got another quality outing from a member of the rotation — Trevor Bauer — coupled with another dismal effort from the Read More…

Indians: David Murphy traded to LA Angels for minor-league SS Eric Stamets

CLEVELAND — If the Indians are able to turn things around over the final two months of the season, they will do so without one of their top offensive producers — outfielder David Murphy. Murphy, an eight-year veteran who was acquired prior to the 2014 season, was traded to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday Read More…

Indians notes: Roth called up, Aguilar sent down

CLEVELAND — With the Indians in need of assistance out of the bullpen, left-hander Michael Roth was promoted from Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday. First baseman Jesus Aguilar was optioned back to Columbus to clear a spot on the 25-man roster. “We’ve been in our bullpen quite a bit,” manager Terry Francona said. “(Roth) can give Read More…

Indians: David Murphy reportedly traded to Angels

CLEVELAND — If the Indians are able to turn things around over the final two months of the season, they will do so without one of their top offensive producers — outfielder David Murphy. Murphy, an eight-year veteran who was acquired prior to the 2014 season, was reportedly traded to the Los Angeles Angels on Read More…

Royals hand Indians fifth straight loss

CLEVELAND — A team meeting designed to breathe life into the sagging Indians had little effect the following day. Cleveland opened a three-game series against Central Division-leading Kansas City on Monday night with a 9-4 loss at Progressive Field. It was the Indians’ seventh straight loss at home and fifth straight overall. Cleveland’s ninth loss Read More…

Indians notes: Manager Terry Francona called Sunday’s team meeting, but says players spoke because ‘this is their team’

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona elaborated Monday on the team meeting held after Cleveland’s sweep-clinching loss to the White Sox on Sunday. Francona said he called the meeting, but it was the players who spoke. “This is their team,” Francona said. “Ultimately we’re going to be as good as (the players). I’m not shirking Read More…

Indians swept by White Sox, fall seven games under .500

CLEVELAND — There have been plenty of low points during this disappointing Indians season, but none lower than this one. With a chance to prove they were still legitimate contenders for a postseason spot prior to the trading deadline, the Indians went out and showed they weren’t, getting swept by the White Sox in a Read More…

Indians notes: Jason Kipnis says season is not over

CLEVELAND — The Indians are in last place, seven games under .500 and fresh off a four-game sweep from the Chicago White Sox. But all hope is not lost, according to All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis, who said after a 2-1 loss to Chicago on Sunday that the season is far from over. “The second Read More…

White Sox 10, Indians 3: Chris Sale shuts down Tribe, sends Cleveland into Central cellar

CLEVELAND — Turns out Chris Sale wasn’t the perfect tonic for the Indians’ struggling offense. Go figure. In a somewhat predictable outcome Saturday night at Progressive Field, Sale, an All-Star left-hander, pitched the White Sox past Cleveland 10-3 in front of 24,763 fans. The victory secured the four-game series for Chicago, which goes for the Read More…

Indians: Team unveils statue of pioneer Larry Doby

CLEVELAND — Few, if any, stand above Larry Doby in Cleveland Indians lore. Now, the American League’s first African-American player has a statue at Progressive Field to commemorate his impact. It was unveiled prior to Saturday’s game against the White Sox and will stand alongside statues of two other Indians legends — Bob Feller and Read More…