July 30, 2015

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Give ’em a break: Cory Kluber gets no support again as Indians fall to A’s, finish first half four games under .500

CLEVELAND — It was a fitting first-half finale for the Indians on Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field. In their final game before the All-Star break, the Indians got a quality effort from starting pitcher Corey Kluber — and still lost as Sonny Gray-led Oakland won 2-0 in front of 20,611 fans. Offensive inefficiency has plagued Read More…

Indians notes: Carlos Santana getting hot for second half?

CLEVELAND — Indians first baseman Carlos Santana, as he has been prone to do over recent years, appears to be getting hot as the second half approaches. Santana, a streaky hitter by nature, has scuffled for the majority of the season, but he was productive in the final homestand before the All-Star break, going 9-for-23 Read More…

Indians waste quality outing from Carlos Carrasco, fall to A’s

CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco did his job Saturday night at Progressive Field. Once again, Indians hitters and relief pitchers called in sick. Cleveland wasted another quality outing from its rotation, failing early offensively and late out of the bullpen in a 5-4 loss to Oakland in front of 28,733 fans — the second-largest home crowd Read More…

Chris Assenheimer: Tribe’s second-half chances look bleak

After being pegged by many, including the infamous Sports Illustrated cover shot jinx, to win the Central Division and more, the Indians will enter the All-Star break below .500 and well behind first-place Kansas City. The season is not over — well, not technically — and who knows what the second half holds for the Read More…

Indians notes: Mike Aviles placed on Family Medical Emergency List; Jose Ramirez recalled from Columbus

CLEVELAND — The Indians will be without utility player and veteran clubhouse leader Mike Aviles for an undetermined amount of time. Aviles left the team prior to Friday night’s series opener against Oakland and was placed on the Family Medical Emergency List on Saturday. His 4-year-old daughter Adriana was diagnosed with leukemia in May. To Read More…

Ex-Tribe pitcher Pomeranz walks in runs in Cleveland win over A’s

CLEVELAND — Drew Pomeranz was the Cleveland Indians’ first-round selection in the 2010 MLB Draft. That pick finally paid off for them Friday night. Pomeranz walked home a pair of runs and allowed a two-run single to Michael Brantley in the sixth inning, allowing the Tribe to pull away for a 5-1 triumph over Oakland Read More…

Indians 3, Astros 1: Rookie pitcher Cody Anderson off to historic start after another great outing

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CLEVELAND — Rookie Cody Anderson has ended the Indians’ season-long search for a fifth starter. The right-hander turned in his fourth straight sparkling performance, allowing one run and three hits in 6⅔ innings Thursday, as the Tribe defeated the Houston Astros 3-1. Shortstop Francisco Lindor hit a solo homer and designated hitter Ryan Raburn drove Read More…

Indians Notes: Lonnie Chisenhall, Jose Ramirez trying new positions at Triple-A

CLEVELAND — Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and shortstop Jose Ramirez played their way off the Indians’ roster on June 7. According to Tribe manager Terry Francona, both could find their way back to the team at other positions. “We’re trying to make them more versatile to our team, which is why we’re moving them around Read More…

Indians 4, Astros 2: David Murphy makes Trevor Bauer a winner with double in eighth

CLEVELAND — The Indians were experiencing their usual offensive futility Wednesday night at Progressive Field when David Murphy finally ended the nonsense. Murphy’s two-run double in the eighth inning — a rare hit with runners in scoring position for Cleveland this season — lifted the Indians past the Astros 4-2. With left-hander Joe Thatcher on Read More…

Indians Notes: Cody Allen back in business after bout with back stiffness

CLEVELAND — Cody Allen was available to pitch Wednesday night after a minor bout with back stiffness. It provided some relief for the Indians, who have gotten a quality season out of their second-year closer. Allen entered Wednesday with a 1-2 record and 3.34 ERA in 35 appearances, converting 16 of his 17 save opportunities. Read More…