May 2, 2016

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Indians help Mets find missing power, give up four home runs … including three in one inning … in 6-5 loss

CLEVELAND — It was home run derby Friday night at Progressive Field, but the Indians refused to participate until it was too late. In dropping the opener of a three-game interleague series against the Mets, Cleveland pitchers allowed four homers — three in one inning — as New York slugged its way to a 6-5 Read More…

Indians notes: Michael Brantley still on rehab trail

CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley said he could have played in the series opener against the Mets on Friday, but it looks as though the Indians will be without one of their top offensive weapons for at least another week. Brantley, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, was in the clubhouse prior to the game, Read More…

Indians hit three home runs, get solid performance from Danny Salazar and bullpen to blank Rays, capture series

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Danny Salazar gave Cleveland another strong start against Tampa Bay. Salazar gave up three hits in six innings, Marlon Byrd hit one of three Cleveland home runs and the Indians beat the Rays 6-0 Thursday. “Being aggressive,” Salazar said. “That’s the key today. They were swinging a lot, so I mixed Read More…

Throwback Thursday: Bob Feller pitches first of three no-hitters

It’s one of baseball’s great brain-benders: How can a team have the same batting average at the beginning of the game as at the end of it? Well, it happened April 16, 1940, when the White Sox were no-hit on Opening Day by Bob Feller, making their batting averages .000 before the game and after it. Read More…

Indians’ Carlos Carrasco overcomes stomach problems, Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Once Carlos Carrasco settled down his stomach, he could concentrate on taming the Tampa Bay Rays. Carrasco worked eight innings, giving up three hits and one run while throwing 93 pitches as the Cleveland Indians won 4-1 Wednesday. Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Carrasco was battling some “intestinal turmoil.” “A little Read More…

Rays 5, Indians 1: Corey Kluber dominates early, cracks late after getting no help from offense

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Even after dominating until the seventh inning Tuesday night, Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber had no room for error. Then the Rays got to him. Logan Forsythe hit the first of two two-run homers for Tampa Bay in the eighth inning, and the Rays beat the Indians 5-1. “I made a Read More…

Mother Nature wins again: Indians vs. White Sox rained out

CHICAGO — The early season postponements keep piling up for the Cleveland Indians. Rain was the reason Sunday’s game against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday was postponed. Rain fell during the morning and was forecast for the rest of the day. Temperatures were in the 40s. The Indians have been postponed three times in Read More…

Indians strike early, down White Sox in frigid conditions

CHICAGO — Danny Salazar stayed warm and loose through the snow, rain and biting cold. His teammates helped out with an early lead. Salazar tossed two-hit ball into the sixth inning, and the Cleveland Indians pounded the White Sox 7-1 Friday, spoiling Chicago’s bone-chilling home opener. It was 39 degrees at first pitch and snow Read More…

Indians need production from Santana wherever he hits

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona spoke during spring training about Carlos Santana hitting leadoff, but it appears that notion has been put on hold. “That was one thing I had thought about, but it really didn’t go very far,” Francona said. “Until (Michael) Brantley’s back, I’m not sure it makes a lot of sense. Read More…

Indians notes: Michael Brantley headed to Columbus to begin working out

CLEVELAND — The plans haven’t changed where Michael Brantley is concerned. The injured left fielder will not travel with the Indians on their upcoming trip to Chicago, instead heading to Triple-A Columbus to begin working out in hopes of beginning a minor league rehab assignment soon. Brantley, who is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, Read More…