May 29, 2015

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Indians Notes: Tribe players shave heads in tribute to Mike Aviles’ daughter

CLEVELAND — One by one, Indians players began shaving their heads. It was for a very good cause. “It’s part of a team thing. It started with Mike Aviles’ daughter, for her, and what she’s going through,” said second baseman Jason Kipnis, referring to Aviles’ 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. “She’s Read More…

Indians players shave heads in solidarity with Aviles as daughter fights leukemia

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles is touched by the show of support he’s getting from teammates for his 4-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed with leukemia this month. Several Indians players and coaches have shaved their heads to support Aviles and Adriana, who returned home after treatment at the Cleveland Clinic. “It means a Read More…

Indians lose to Rangers on late home run

CLEVELAND — The Indians were the hottest team in baseball — until the Texas Rangers came to town. Cleveland entered the series opener with Texas riding a major league-high six-game winning streak, but have lost two straight after dropping a 4-3 decision Tuesday night to the Rangers. Texas, the new hottest team in baseball, has Read More…

Indians notes: Jason Kipnis not among All-Star vote leaders

CLEVELAND — Jason Kipnis has been one of the American League’s best players this season, but he wasn’t among the top five at his position in the first addition of All-Star voting results released Tuesday. Kipnis, who is among the AL leaders in numerous offensive categories, trails Jose Altuve (Houston), Omar Infante (Kansas City), Ian Read More…

Tribe notes: Murphy proving his worth

CLEVELAND — Once the Indians traded for slugger Brandon Moss this winter, many thought David Murphy was on his way out of Cleveland. But close to two months into the season, Murphy’s not only still here, he’s playing a key role as one of the Indians’ most productive hitters, batting .330 with five doubles, three Read More…

Texas stays hot, snaps Indians’ winning streak

CLEVELAND — One winning streak continued Monday afternoon at Progressive Field. Unfortunately for the Indians, it was the wrong one. Texas got the best of Cleveland, outslugging the Indians 10-8 to extend its winning streak to six games. The Indians, on the other hand, lost for the first time in seven games. A game that Read More…

Indians sweep Reds, extend winning streak to six

CLEVELAND — Starting pitching has been the name of the game for the Indians as of late. Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field, the name was Trevor Bauer, and the game was controlled by the right-hander, who helped Cleveland to a 5-2 victory over Cincinnati and its first series sweep of the season. Bauer held the Read More…

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…

Indians roll past Reds, extend winning streak to four

CLEVELAND — The Indians returned home to Progressive Field on Friday night — and they brought their winning ways with them. Fresh off a successful road trip, Cleveland opened a three-game interleague series with a 7-3 win over intrastate rival Cincinnati in front of a surprisingly large crowd of 23,167 fans. The victory, the Indians’ Read More…

Indians notes: Manager Terry Francona likes Tribe’s resiliency, feeling better at quarter point of the season

CLEVELAND — The Indians reached the quarter point — 40 games into the regular season — in last place in the Central Division, while trailing first-place Kansas City by 9 1/2 games with a 17-23 record. Not exactly the start most expected from the projected postseason contender. “I’ve never really bought into those artificial deadlines, Read More…