April 16, 2014

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Indians notes: Corey Kluber to miss at least a month

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber is expected to miss at least a month with a right finger sprain, but the Indians are confident the right-hander will pitch again before the regular season is complete. It took Kluber’s rotation mate Zach McAllister seven weeks to recover from a similar injury, but the diagnosis is that Kluber’s ailment Read More…

Tigers continue mastery of Indians as Justin Verlander wins battle of aces with Justin Masterson

CLEVELAND — Perhaps it’s time the Indians turn their attention to the American League wild-card race. Winning the Central Division doesn’t look real promising at this point. Another game against first-place Detroit brought another loss for Cleveland, which dropped a 5-1 decision Tuesday that assured the Tigers of at least a split of the key Read More…

Tribe notes: Sprained finger lands Corey Kluber on DL

CCLEVELAND — The Indians were dealt a significant blow prior to Tuesday’s game against Detroit when Corey Kluber landed on the disabled list with a sprained right finger. Kluber, one of Cleveland’s top starters this season, is expected to miss at least 15 days and could be sidelined for the rest of the year. The Read More…

No closer to Tigers: Detroit snatches win from Indians with four runs off Chris Perez in ninth inning

CLEVELAND — A key Central Division showdown couldn’t have begun any worse for the Indians. Seemingly en route to a win in the series opener of a four-game set with first-place Detroit, Cleveland instead tasted a bitter defeat as the Tigers rallied for four runs in the ninth inning off closer Chris Perez to notch Read More…

Indians notes: Manager Terry Francona supports baseball drug suspensions

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona offered his support of Major League Baseball’s decision to hand down suspensions to 13 players Monday, even calling commissioner Bud Selig to convey as much. Francona, who is close with Selig from his days with the Milwaukee Brewers, said he spoke to the commissioner for 10-15 minutes Monday afternoon. Read More…

From zeros to zero hour: Indians beat Marlins for 15th shutout, then turn attention to showdown with Tigers

MIAMI — The booming hip-hop on the stereo in the Cleveland Indians’ postgame clubhouse was quickly dialed down to low volume, and the celebration following their 15th shutout victory of the season was muted. The team had a plane to catch, and a big series to play beginning today. Scott Kazmir and three relievers combined Read More…

Indians giving prospect Danny Salazar start in big series with Tigers; Ubaldo Jimenez to get two extra days of rest

MIAMI — Top prospect Danny Salazar will rejoin the Cleveland Indians to pitch in their upcoming series against AL Central leader Detroit. Salazar will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus to start Wednesday, manager Terry Francona said Sunday before the Indians’ game against Miami. Salazar, who began the season in Double-A, pitched six innings to win Read More…

Michael Bourn sets the pace as Indians run Marlins ragged

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MIAMI — Michael Bourn and the Cleveland Indians were running from start to finish Saturday night. Bourn stole a base in the first inning, then scored, and chased down a fly in center field with two men on for the final out, helping the Indians earn their ninth victory in the past 10 games by Read More…

Winning streak ends with a thud: Indians strike out 16 times in 10-0 loss to Marlins

MIAMI — The Cleveland Indians had outscored opponents 50-21 during their eight-game winning streak, so maybe they were due for a drubbing. Rookie Jose Fernandez and the Miami Marlins sure gave them one. Fernandez threw eight innings Friday and struck out 14 to help Miami beat the Indians 10-0, snapping their longest win streak since Read More…

Indians make it eight straight: Complete sweep of White Sox behind big days from Ryan Raburn and Justin Masterson

CLEVELAND — The Indians abandoned their penchant for dramatics Thursday afternoon at Progressive Field, but the end result was the same. Getting another big game from red-hot bench player Ryan Raburn and a quality outing from ace Justin Masterson, the Indians powered their way past the White Sox 6-1 to complete a four-game sweep of Read More…