August 28, 2015

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Indians beat Brewers, end interleague season in style

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CLEVELAND — Interleague season is over for the Indians, and it couldn’t have ended any better. Cleveland built an early lead with five runs over the first four innings Wednesday, and then hung on for a 6-2 victory over Milwaukee on a chilly, rainy night at Progressive Field. The win, the Indians’ 11th in the Read More…

Indians 11, Brewers 6: Tribe slugs out win over Brew Crew

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CLEVELAND — Indians pitchers allowed four home runs Tuesday night at Progressive Field … and Cleveland still won. Overcoming Milwaukee’s plethora of long balls, including two from catcher Jonathan Lucroy, the Indians’ new and improved offense slugged its way past the Brewers 11-6 in the opener of a two-game interleague series. “Our offense did a Read More…

Cubs 2, Indians 1: Tribe loses on walk-off HR

CHICAGO — Cleveland’s Corey Kluber came up with another strong start. But so did Chicago starter Jon Lester in a game that eventually was decided by the Indians’ and Cubs’ bullpens. Kris Bryant homered with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the surging Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the Indians on Read More…

Lindor homer helps Indians edge Yankees

NEW YORK — Growing up in Puerto Rico, Francisco Lindor knew a lot of New York Yankees fans, so he rooted for the Boston Red Sox. On Sunday, the Cleveland Indians rookie did something he and many Red Sox fans have dreamed of. Lindor took an eighth-inning fastball from New York’s Dellin Betances and blasted Read More…

Danny Salazar roughed up early as Indians lose to Yankees

NEW YORK — Terry Francona had a good view of Danny Salazar’s rough start from the dugout. He was watching on TV as the right-hander found his groove a little too late. Salazar gave up five runs in the first two innings, Francona was ejected in the third and the Indians lost for the first Read More…

Carrasco, Indians upend Yankees

NEW YORK — Watching on the clubhouse TV at Yankee Stadium while Cleveland’s lead kept dwindling, Carlos Carrasco insisted he was totally confident. “I thought we were OK,” he said. “I never think negatively.” Carrasco struck out 11, Carlos Santana homered and the Indians stopped the New York Yankees once again, beating the AL East Read More…

Red Sox 6, Indians 4: Boston hits four homers off Kluber

BOSTON — Corey Kluber felt like he was a victim of the Green Monster. Kluber gave up four home runs — one by Jackie Bradley Jr. and one by Travis Shaw that barely cleared the Monster — and the Red Sox beat the Indians 6-4 Monday night. “I mean they hit two popups that accounted Read More…

Red Sox 9, Indians 1: Trevor Bauer’s struggles continue

BOSTON — Trevor Bauer’s recent struggles continued Tuesday night at Fenway Park. The Cleveland right-hander allowed five runs and six hits in 1 2⁄3 innings and the Boston Red Sox collected 16 hits against five pitchers in a 9-1 win. In Bauer’s previous start, on Thursday, he allowed six runs in 3 1⁄3 innings against the New Read More…

Danny Salazar pitching smarter, leads Indians past Red Sox

BOSTON — Danny Salazar had a simple explanation for why he’s on a strong run. He’s stopped trying to overpower hitters. Now, he knows how to pitch. Salazar pitched seven strong innings to cool off Boston’s hot bats, and Lonnie Chisenhall had a solo homer and three RBIs to carry the Cleveland Indians past the Read More…

Offense missing again as Indians fall to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — One small slip in mechanics was enough to foil another strong start for Carlos Carrasco and the Cleveland Indians. Carrasco and Cleveland couldn’t overcome a two-run single by Kurt Suzuki in the second inning Sunday and lost 4-1 to the Minnesota Twins. Trevor Plouffe hit his 17th home run and Tommy Milone (6-3) Read More…