July 7, 2015

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Indians Notes: Yan Gomes picking up steam at the plate

CLEVELAND — Indians catcher Yan Gomes hasn’t returned to form, but the 2014 Silver Slugger Award winner is making strides. Sidelined for more than a month shortly into the season with a right knee sprain, Gomes has been slow to recover at the plate, but had raised his batting average from .140 to .216 over Read More…

Indians: Jason Kipnis is Tribe’s lone All-Star representative

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CLEVELAND — This offseason, Indians manager Terry Francona told anyone who would listen that second baseman Jason Kipnis was set for a bounce-back season. Kipnis is halfway toward proving his manager right. Kipnis will return to the Midsummer Classic for the second time (2013) after being selected as an All-Star reserve Monday — Cleveland’s only Read More…

Five-run fifth propels Pirates over Indians in series finale

PITTSBURGH — The Cleveland Indians had an early three-run lead and were hopeful that Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole might soon be removed from the game. “You could see over (in the Pittsburgh dugout) that they were moving around and thinking about getting somebody up (in the bullpen),” Indians manager Terry Francona said. Instead, Cole Read More…

Pirates 1, Indians 0: Tribe pitcher Cody Anderson great again, but shutout snaps win streak

PITTSBURGH — Cleveland Indians rookie Cody Anderson has a simple explanation for such a successful start to his major league career. “I’m just going out focusing on what I have to do to help our team win,” he said. “I’m just trying to do the best I can and then use tomorrow to get better.” Read More…

Indians keep rolling, down Pirates for fifth straight win

PITTSBURGH — Michael Bourn believes Cleveland’s five-game winning streak is proof the Indians are going to be in contention down the stretch despite a slow start. Bourn drove in three runs, Brandon Moss homered and Trevor Bauer pitched effectively into the seventh inning as the Indians beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on a rainy Friday Read More…

Indians 5, Rays 4: Tribe sweeps Tampa with Mike Aviles homer in 10th inning

TAMPA, Fla. — The Cleveland Indians are feeling a little better about themselves. Good pitching, timely hitting and the team’s first sweep of a four-game road series in more than a year can have that effect. “Our pitching gave us a chance every night, that’s stating the obvious. But I think every game is different,” Read More…

Indians 8, Rays 1: Carlos Carrasco takes perfect game into 7th, comes within strike of no-hitter

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Carlos Carrasco was one strike away from throwing Cleveland’s first no-hitter in 34 years and already considering ways to celebrate. A bit prematurely it turned out. The right-hander gave up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis’ glove in an 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Read More…

Indians: Three home runs give Salazar enough cushion in win over Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Danny Salazar had his best fastball Tuesday night and didn’t see much reason to use anything else. Salazar pitched two-hit ball for 7 2-3 innings and the Cleveland Indians backed him with three home runs to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2. “That was the key tonight,” he said. “I was Read More…

Perfectly impressive: Indians rookie Cody Anderson takes perfect game into 7th inning against Rays, settles for first win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Somewhere around the fourth inning, Cody Anderson realized he was chasing perfection. “I kind of knew that everything was going pretty smooth,” Cleveland’s rookie right-hander said Monday night after taking a bid for a perfect game into the seventh inning of his second major league start. “I just tried to keep Read More…

Orioles 4-8, Indians 0-0: Tribe blanked twice in doubleheader disaster

BALTIMORE — The Cleveland Indians had been flailing helplessly at the plate for nearly 18 innings when Terry Francona finally had seen enough. Francona stormed out of the dugout after a third-strike call went against Ryan Raburn, and the manager was ejected before he got to the plate. The sequence effectively summed up a Sunday Read More…