May 29, 2016

Elyria
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Indians find their power stroke, get strong start from Cody Anderson to snap losing skid, salvage split with White Sox

CHICAGO — Six home runs and a dominant pitching performance by an unlikely candidate allowed the Cleveland Indians to earn a doubleheader split. Rajai Davis’ two-run homer in the fifth inning put Cleveland ahead to stay, Jose Ramirez hit his second long ball of the day and Juan Uribe also went deep to lead the Read More…

Red Sox 5, Indians 2: Danny Salazar stumbles against Boston’s red-hot bats

BOSTON — Danny Salazar started the day on a nice run. That ended against the big-hitting Boston Red Sox. David Ortiz went 4-for-4 with a solo home run and a double that sent a fan flying, Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to 27 games and the Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 Read More…

Red Sox 9, Indians 1: Joe Kelly shuts down Tribe, as 5-game winning streak snapped

BOSTON — The Cleveland Indians were already having enough trouble against Joe Kelly without the plays the Boston Red Sox were making to keep his no-hitter going. Kelly pitched no-hit ball for 6⅔ innings, Boston’s fielders made four solid plays and the Red Sox beat the Indians 9-1 on Saturday. Jason Kipnis was robbed twice Read More…

Indians Commentary: Terry Francona, Francisco Lindor have Tribe off to solid start despite team’s shortcomings

With Cleveland all in on the Cavaliers, the odd men out are the Indians, the best most-ignored team in the major leagues. The Franconamen are quietly plugging away, trying to chisel out a good enough start from which a championship contender can grow. The early returns? So far, so Tito. Once again the steadying hand Read More…

Indians win streak at 5 as Corey Kluber keeps Boston in check

BOSTON — Corey Kluber sounded as relaxed after the game as he looked on the mound. Facing the Boston Red Sox, the majors’ top-scoring club, Kluber held them down for seven innings to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 4-2 victory Friday night. “I was kind of working both sides of the plate to keep Read More…

Francisco Lindor homers in 12th as Indians defeat Reds again

CINCINNATI — Cleveland’s top young starter faded in his debut. The way the Indians are hitting lately, it didn’t matter. Rajai Davis hit a tying, two-run homer in the ninth inning, and Francisco Lindor led off the 12th with another homer, powering the Indians to an 8-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. Read More…

Indians 13, Reds 1: Tribe piles on Cincinnati for second straight night

CLEVELAND — The Indians started scoring runs in the third inning Monday against the Reds, and didn’t stop until they had completed a two-game sweep of Cincinnati on Tuesday night. A day after plating a season-high 15 runs and a season-high 19 hits, Cleveland nearly reached the totals again, drubbing its intrastate and interleague rivals Read More…

Offense saves day as Indians pound out 15-6 win over Reds

CLEVELAND — Cody Anderson still hasn’t figured out a way to keep opposing hitters in the ballpark, but the Indians’ inconsistent offense was so productive Monday night at Progressive Field that it didn’t matter. Anderson allowed two home runs in the first three innings, but Cleveland still had no problem hitting its way past Cincinnati Read More…

Indians notes: Carlos Carrasco takes step toward return

CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco, out with a left hamstring strain, took another step toward returning to the mound, throwing a side session prior to Monday’s series opener with Cincinnati. Manager Terry Francona said the right-hander would rest for two days before throwing another side session or a simulated game at Class A Lake County on Read More…

Twins continue mastery of Indians, take series

CLEVELAND — The Minnesota Twins haven’t beaten a whole lot of teams this season. The Indians are the exception. Minnesota, which entered Sunday sharing the worst record in the majors with Atlanta, turned back Cleveland 5-1 to win the rubber match of a three-game series at Progressive Field. Of the Twins’ 10 victories, four have Read More…