April 26, 2015

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Indians make trade for another bat, land Jason Kubel from Diamondbacks; Kelly Shoppach back on team, too

CLEVELAND — They weren’t blockbuster acquisitions Friday but at this point the Indians will try anything to breathe life into their sagging offense — and playoff hopes. Fresh off scoring just three runs in three games and being swept by Atlanta to start a pivotal nine-game stretch, Cleveland acquired veteran outfielder/designated hitter Jason Kubel in Read More…

Bats missing again as Indians drop another close one to Braves, fall four games back in wild-card race

TLANTA — The Cleveland Indians are off to a rough start in what could be one of their most crucial stretches of the season. Chris Johnson drove in the winning run with a two-out single in the ninth inning as the Atlanta Braves won 3-2 Wednesday, edging the Indians for the second night in a Read More…

Indians pitch, hit and win: Tribe puts it all together to defeat Twins, even series at a game apiece

CLEVELAND — If the Indians hope to be a participant in October baseball, they need to play more games like Saturday night against the Twins — and lots of them. In a victory scripted to near perfection, Cleveland evened the three-game series against Minnesota at a game apiece, turning back the Twins 7-1 at Progressive Read More…

Indians notes: Ryan Raburn headed to disabled list?

CLEVELAND — A strained right calf has sidelined Ryan Raburn, and now Cleveland’s bench player extraordinaire is dealing with a sore heel on the left side as well. Positive results returned from an MRI performed on Raburn’s calf, but he has played just once since Aug. 13. The Indians are hopeful that Raburn can return Read More…

Ubaldo Jimenez turns in strong outing but Indians’ lack of offense leads to loss to Twins, end of 3-game winning streak

Pedro Florimon, Lonnie Chisenhall

CLEVELAND — Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez deserved a better fate Friday night. The rest of the Indians, however, received their just punishment. Jimenez struck out a season-high 10 batters in six strong innings, but took the loss when the Minnesota Twins pulled away for a 5-1 victory. Cleveland had its three-game winning streak snapped and Read More…

One big inning enough as Indians keep Angels reeling

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Although the Indians could only manage one big inning against Jered Weaver, they still gave Zach McAllister more than enough room to get Cleveland back on track in the playoff chase. Lonnie Chisenhall hit a two-run homer during Cleveland’s four-run fourth, and McAllister pitched into the seventh inning of the Indians’ 5-2 Read More…

Indians lose momentum as soon as they gain it as A’s use home runs to pull away for win

OAKLAND, Calif. — Not for the first time have the Cleveland Indians regretted a trip to Oakland Coliseum, and not because it’s one of the most unattractive ballparks in the big leagues. The Tribe’s objections have nothing to do with aesthetics, at least not the architectural kind. Beating the Athletics in their home facility has Read More…

Indians fail to come up with clutch hit, fall to A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Cleveland Indians liked their chances when they got Oakland starter A.J. Griffin out of the game after five innings and 104 pitches only down a run. Producing against a deep, talented bullpen proved much more difficult. A night of missed opportunities throughout the lineup cost Cleveland in a 3-2 loss to Read More…

Indians make it seven losses in eight games as Danny Salazar lasts just four innings, offense gets a mere two hits vs. Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Danny Salazar blew everyone away in his first two starts for the Cleveland Indians. In start No. 3, it was Salazar who flamed out. Then again, the Indians’ offense didn’t generate so much as a spark all night either. The right-handed Salazar lasted just four innings in Cleveland’s 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Read More…

Indians finally find some magic, forge comeback from five runs down to beat Angels, avoid winless homestand

CLEVELAND — With their season on life support in the sixth inning Sunday at Progressive Field, the Indians broke out the defibrillators. Cleveland was on the verge of losing its seventh straight game and being swept away on the homestand before rallying to overcome the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 in front of a win-starved crowd Read More…