July 6, 2015

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Indians notes: First-round draft choice Brady Aiken signs

CLEVELAND — The Indians made their draft-day gamble official Friday, announcing that they had agreed to terms with first-round pick (17th overall) Brady Aiken, a left-handed pitcher who was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2014 MLB Draft. Aiken, 18, is recovering from Tommy John surgery performed on his left elbow in March, and Read More…

Rookie Giovanny Urshela’s big hit lifts Indians past Cubs

CLEVELAND — It was a long night for the Indians, but it wound up being worth the wait. In a game that featured two rain delays and took a total of four hours and 41 minutes to complete, Cleveland wound up on the winning end, turning back the Chicago Cubs 4-3 in the series finale Read More…

Cubs 17, Indians 0: Tribe handed historically bad defeat

CLEVELAND — With the Cavaliers’ season over and the focus of Cleveland’s professional sports fans back on them Wednesday night, the Indians squandered the opportunity to gain some recognition. Big time. Taking the field less than 24 hours after the Cavs lost Game 6 of the NBA Finals across the street at Quicken Loans Arena, Read More…

Indians notes: Francona says all-star selection sends mixed signals

CLEVELAND — Like many outside of Kansas City, manager Terry Francona isn’t overjoyed by the prospect of Royals players starting for the American League at nearly every position in the All-Star Game, July 14, at Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark. In the most recent fan balloting released Monday, eight KC players topped the voting at their Read More…

Carlos Santana, Trevor Bauer lead Indians past Cubs

CHICAGO — Carlos Santana found his power stroke in his return to the cleanup spot for the Cleveland Indians. Santana hit a three-run homer and an RBI double, Trevor Bauer pitched seven innings of four-hit ball and the Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 on Tuesday night. Santana also walked twice after he was just Read More…

Indians-Cubs rained out … to the delight of Blackhawks fans

CHICAGO — The Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs didn’t force local fans to miss a potential Blackhawks clincher in the Stanley Cup. For that, everybody could thank the weather. Monday night’s interleague game at Wrigley Field was postponed about 90 minutes before the scheduled first pitch because of heavy rain and severe weather. At times, Read More…

Tigers 8, Indians 1: Miguel Cabrera again too much for Corey Kluber and Tribe

DETROIT — The Cleveland Indians can make a strong case for Miguel Cabrera as an All-Star starter. Cabrera once again tagged Corey Kluber and the Indians, hitting a booming home run and leading the Detroit Tigers to an 8-1 victory Sunday. Cabrera hit his 14th homer, a solo drive in the fourth inning that went Read More…

Indians 5, Tigers 4: Tribe gets all-around effort to ruin return of Detroit’s Justin Verlander

DETROIT — Carlos Carrasco and the Cleveland Indians spoiled the return of Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander. Carlos Santana homered and Carrasco shook off a bad history in Detroit to lift the Indians to a 5-4 victory Saturday. Carrasco (8-5), who started the game 1-4 with a 9.45 ERA in six outings at Comerica Park, Read More…

(UPDATED) Indians promote top prospect Francisco Lindor

Fans can stop grumbling and reporters can stop asking. Shortstop Francisco Lindor was called up to the Indians today. The top prospect in the Indians’ system wasn’t in the starting lineup for the afternoon game in Detroit. Lindor is only 21 years old, but he’s been a hot name for some time. He was the Read More…

Indians have no answers for Miguel Cabrera, Tigers

DETROIT — Ryan Raburn has played with Miguel Cabrera and against him, and he still marvels at his former teammate. Cabrera drove in all the runs in the Cleveland Indians’ 4-0 loss to the Tigers on Friday night with a 450-foot three-run homer and a double. “He’s impressive, man,” Raburn said as he shook his Read More…