May 22, 2015

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Indians 4, White Sox 3: Right-hander Shaun Marcum gets win in 1st start in nearly 2 years

CHICAGO — Cleveland manager Terry Francona was happy with the win. He was especially pleased with how the Indians earned the victory. Shaun Marcum won his first start in almost two years, Michael Brantley had a two-run double in the seventh inning, and Cleveland beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Wednesday night. Recalled earlier Read More…

Indians 3, White Sox 1: Trevor Bauer’s mastery of Chicago continues

CHICAGO — Trevor Bauer just seems to be able to cool off the White Sox this season no matter what. Bauer pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning for his third straight solid outing against the White Sox, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-1 victory Tuesday night that snapped Chicago’s season-high six-game winning streak. Read More…

Corey Kluber strikes out 12 in another strong performance, but Indians can’t solve Chris Sale, fall to White Sox in 10

CHICAGO — Corey Kluber was dominant again. However, he was going against another pretty good pitcher and a team on a winning streak. Carlos Sanchez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 10th to give the Chicago White Sox a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night after a sparkling Read More…

Indians strand nine in first five innings, fail to sweep Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Carlos Carrasco pitched a complete game for the Indians. The problem was the Cleveland offense couldn’t finish what it started. The Indians stranded nine runners in five innings against Texas starter Nick Martinez, and then were stymied by a trio of relievers in a 5-1 loss Sunday that kept them from completing Read More…

Indians 10, Rangers 8: Jason Kipnis’ 2-run shot in 9th gives Tribe a rare 2nd straight win

ARLINGTON, Texas — Jason Kipnis kept up his strong hitting this month with another big night. Kipnis had three hits, including a tiebreaking two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning that lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 10-8 victory over the Texas Rangers. The Indians have won consecutive games for the first Read More…

Nick Swisher gets hot, leads Indians past Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Nick Swisher’s hits have come in bundles this season. Now he can say the same thing about his RBIs. Swisher had three hits and drove in his first three runs of the season, and the Cleveland Indians spoiled Adrian Beltre’s 400th career home run with an 8-3 victory over the Texas Rangers Read More…

Cardinals 2, Indians 1: Tribe wastes dominant outing from Trevor Bauer

CLEVELAND — The Indians let one off the hook Thursday afternoon at Progressive Field. And it was a big fish. Looking as though they were about to win consecutive games for just the second time this season — and against baseball’s best team, no less — the Indians instead dropped a 2-1 decision to the Read More…

Indians Notes: Tribe knew Corey Kluber would bounce back

CLEVELAND — Those who know Corey Kluber knew it was coming. They knew Kluber’s struggles to start the season were an aberration and that the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner would not only turn things around, he would dominate again. They got their confirmation Wednesday night, when Kluber produced a historical outing, striking Read More…

The K is for Kluber: Corey Kluber strikes out career-high 18, takes no-hitter into 7th inning as Indians down Cardinals 2-0

Corey Kluber pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. AP

CLEVELAND — On a night when the Indians paid tribute to a legend in Bob Feller, right-hander Corey Kluber offered up a performance worthy of the Hall of Fame pitcher. Cleveland moved artifacts from the shuttered Bob Feller museum, unveiling them at the Terrace Club prior to Wednesday’s game. Kluber then went out and struck Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe won’t rush Francisco Lindor

CLEVELAND — Shortstop Jose Ramirez continues to struggle, but the Indians still aren’t ready to turn to mega-prospect Francisco Lindor. “He’s continuing to progress in Triple-A,” Cleveland general manager Chris Antonetti said of the the 21-year-old Lindor, who entered Wednesday batting .256 with a home run and 11 RBIs over 31 games for Columbus. “He’s Read More…