May 27, 2015

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Indians notes: Jason Kipnis scorching hot in May

CLEVELAND — Jason Kipnis is superstitious, but to a point. That’s why, in the midst of an outrageously hot month of May, the Indians second baseman got his hair cut. Apparently, he’s never heard of Samson and Delilah. “(There are) little things that you try to make superstitious and other stuff that you don’t,” said Read More…

Home and House wreckers: Tigers flex their muscles, pound TJ House on way to sweeping Indians at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND — The Indians had the opportunity to make an early statement with the Detroit Tigers in town for the first series at renovated Progressive Field, while reaffirming the lofty projections placed upon them. The Indians made a statement all right. It read: “We still can’t beat the Tigers.” Capping a highly forgettable weekend, Cleveland Read More…

Corey Kluber has strong outing, but Indians can’t muster any offense, drop season opener to Astros

HOUSTON — Corey Kluber pretty much picked up right where he left off in his Cy Young season. That still wasn’t enough for the Cleveland Indians. Kluber didn’t allow a hit until the sixth inning, but the Indians were outdone Monday night by Dallas Keuchel and timely Houston hitting in a 2-0 win by the Read More…

MLB PREVIEW: Indians up for lead role in Central casting

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The Detroit Tigers are, well, the Detroit Tigers. Kings of the Central Division as four-time defending champion, and returning for 2015 with two-time American League MVP Miguel Cabrera, a stacked lineup and a top-shelf rotation, even without Max Scherzer. The Kansas City Royals, young sleepers for years, are coming off a fairy-tale season after finally Read More…

New season, new deal: Indians ace Corey Kluber opens season tonight vs. Astros, then plans to stick around awhile

CLEVELAND — When the Indians take the field tonight in Houston, they won’t only be celebrating the start of a new baseball season. Cleveland made it official Easter Sunday, announcing that it had agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with defending Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber. Reports surfaced Saturday night that Kluber Read More…

Indians: Reliever Austin Adams lands roster spot

CLEVELAND — The Indians optioned slugger Jesus Aguilar to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday, while informing infielder Michael Martinez that he would not make team. The moves provided some insight into how Cleveland’s 25-man roster is likely to shape up on Opening Day. Nick Swisher will not be on the roster Opening Day, but is expected Read More…

Indians: A healthy Brandon Moss ready to take some healthy swings again

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Coming off offseason hip surgery, Indians outfielder Brandon Moss wants to again be able to change games with his bat. He hit 18 home runs in only 84 games in 2012 and 30 home runs in 2013 for the Oakland Athletics. Last year, he belted 21 home runs and had 66 RBIs Read More…

Elyrian finalist for Cleveland Indians’ governor of Brohio

Cleveland Indians Chief Executive Officer Mark Shapiro, left, talks with Ben Henceroth of Elyria, who is seeking to lead an enthusiastic group of Tribe fans this summer at home baseball games. PHOTO COURTESY COREY BLAZ/COREY BLAZ PHOTOGRAPHY

ELYRIA — The home opener may be 63 days away, but Cleveland Indians baseball fans already are looking forward to the 2014 season — and to selecting the governor of Brohio. Perhaps no one is more excited than 25-year-old Elyria resident Ben Henceroth, who is one of four finalists vying to win the Brohio title. Read More…

Indians: Francona named manager of the year

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CLEVELAND — In his debut season, Terry Francona reversed the fortune of the Indians and changed the losing culture of baseball in Cleveland. For that he was rewarded with his first career manager of the year award Tuesday. Francona, whose Indians matched the franchise record for year-to-year improvement (92 wins from 68 in 2012) and Read More…

For Indians fans, it’s wait until next year — again

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ELYRIA — It’s not the losing that gets them. It’s the hope. “I’ll always support my team. It’s in my blood,” Indians fan Karie Hallauer said as she watched Wednesday’s Cleveland Indians-Tampa Bay Rays game at Wolfey’s Bistro & Pub. “I want to show the United States of America that Cleveland rocks.” With the Indians Read More…