September 4, 2015

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Danny Salazar pitching smarter, leads Indians past Red Sox

BOSTON — Danny Salazar had a simple explanation for why he’s on a strong run. He’s stopped trying to overpower hitters. Now, he knows how to pitch. Salazar pitched seven strong innings to cool off Boston’s hot bats, and Lonnie Chisenhall had a solo homer and three RBIs to carry the Cleveland Indians past the Read More…

Ingraham: Only in Cleveland, times three

Now, where were we? Let’s see, since we last met, the Indians, picked by Sports Illustrated to win the World Series, have given up. The Browns have begun their preseason season, which in these parts is known as the lull before the lull. And LeBron James, star of stage and screen, pick and pop and Read More…

Offense missing again as Indians fall to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — One small slip in mechanics was enough to foil another strong start for Carlos Carrasco and the Cleveland Indians. Carrasco and Cleveland couldn’t overcome a two-run single by Kurt Suzuki in the second inning Sunday and lost 4-1 to the Minnesota Twins. Trevor Plouffe hit his 17th home run and Tommy Milone (6-3) Read More…

Josh Tomlin has solid, six-plus-inning outing in return to mound, but Indians can’t find any offense, lose 4-1 to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Josh Tomlin had tired of pitching at the Cleveland Indians’ training complex in Arizona while rehabbing serious arm injuries in two of the past three years. A major league mound in Minnesota felt like a better fit for Tomlin as he made his return Saturday. Tomlin threw 6⅓ innings in his first big Read More…

Kluber shines as Indians win 6-1 over Twins

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MINNEAPOLIS — After nearly throwing a no-hitter in his last outing against the Minnesota Twins, Corey Kluber wasn’t going to change his approach in facing them again five days later. Kluber flirted with a no-hitter for the second consecutive outing against Minnesota and finished off his second straight complete game with just one hit allowed Read More…

Yankees 8, Indians 6: Tribe can’t overcome poor outing from Bauer

CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer put the Indians in a hole they couldn’t dig out of Thursday night. Allowing a pair of home runs over the first two innings, the right-hander paved the way for the Yankees to avoid the three-game sweep via an 8-6 win over the Indians in front of 23,076 fans at Progressive Read More…

Indians notes: A less than ordinary first pitch at Progressive Field

Cleveland Indians Mike Aviles with his twin daughters, Maiya,left, and Adriana, right, prior to the Indians baseball game against the New York Yankees Thursday, Aug. 13, in Cleveland. AP

CLEVELAND — The ceremonial first pitch was far from ordinary Thursday at Progressive Field, with the four-year-old twin daughters of Mike Aviles — Adriana and Maiya — performing the duties. Adriana was diagnosed with child leukemia in early May. “I’m sure it will be one of the more touching first pitches I’ve ever seen,” manager Read More…

Youth-laden Indians lineup knocks Yankees out of first

CLEVELAND — These little Indians refuse to fold up the teepees and call it a season. Cleveland’s new youth-laden lineup kept rolling Wednesday night at Progressive Field, turning back former Indians pitcher CC Sabathia and the Yankees 2-1 to secure the three-game series. It was the Indians’ fourth straight win and it came without some Read More…

Indians notes: First-round draft pick Brad Zimmer shining

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CLEVELAND — Outfielder Brad Zimmer, the Indians’ first-round draft choice (21st overall) last year, has made a quick impression. The University of San Francisco product began the season at Advanced Class Lynchburg, batting .308 with 10 home runs and 39 RBIs in 78 games to earn a promotion to Double-A Akron. He entered Wednesday hitting Read More…

Indians down Yankees in 16th on Michael Brantley’s single

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CLEVELAND — The Indians fought the good fight all night Tuesday at Progressive Field, and in the end they were rewarded with a victory — on Wednesday morning. Putting a halt to a marathon affair against the Yankees, Michael Brantley’s one-out single scored Jose Ramirez and sent Cleveland to a 5-4 walk-off win in 16 Read More…