July 2, 2015

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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…

Miguel Cabrera gets day off, Indians get rare win over Tigers

CLEVELAND — Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was gracious enough to give Miguel Cabrera the day off for the series finale Wednesday afternoon — and the Indians were happy to receive the gift. With Cabrera, a well-known Cleveland killer and arguably baseball’s best hitter on the bench, the Indians took advantage, beating Detroit 8-2 to avoid Read More…

Rookie Giovanny Urshela’s big hit lifts Indians past Cubs

CLEVELAND — It was a long night for the Indians, but it wound up being worth the wait. In a game that featured two rain delays and took a total of four hours and 41 minutes to complete, Cleveland wound up on the winning end, turning back the Chicago Cubs 4-3 in the series finale Read More…

Indians notes: Struggling Nick Swisher out of lineup again

CLEVELAND — Nick Swisher was out of the lineup for the second straight day in the series finale against Seattle on Thursday afternoon. Swisher has provided little production since being activated from the disabled list, where he spent the first month of the season after offseason surgery on both knees. In 29 games, Swisher, who Read More…

Mariners 9, Indians 3: Seattle roughs up Tribe, Trevor Bauer

CLEVELAND — The Indians failed on all cylinders Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Getting a brief and ineffective effort from starting pitcher Trevor Bauer, coupled with the same old offensive ineptitude, Cleveland got smacked 9-3 by the Mariners. The win secured the three-game series for Seattle, which won for just the third time in 11 Read More…

Corey Kluber gets little support again as Indians fall to Mariners

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CLEVELAND — The struggling duo of Lonnie Chisenhall and Jose Ramirez are gone, but the Indians’ offense didn’t get any better Tuesday night at Progressive Field. With Cleveland’s hitters continuing their run-producing futility, the Indians fell 3-2 to Seattle in the series opener in front of a sparse crowd of 11,425 fans across the plaza Read More…

Indians notes: Giovanny Urshela getting a shot at third base

CLEVELAND — Giovanny Urshela, who made his major league debut Tuesday night, will have the opportunity to solidify himself as the Indians’ starting third baseman. Lonnie Chisenhall was optioned to Triple-A Columbus late Sunday night along with struggling shortstop Jose Ramirez to clear the way for the 23-year-old Urshela — one of Cleveland’s top prospects. Read More…

Orioles 5, Indians 2: Tribe offense fails with chance to get to .500

CLEVELAND — The Indians continue to get effective performances from their rotation. Unfortunately, they also continue to get inconsistent efforts from their offense. The latter was at the root of a 5-2 loss Friday night to Baltimore in the opener of a three-game series at Progressive Field. Cleveland right-hander Shaun Marcum pitched well enough to Read More…

Indians 6, Royals 2: Trevor Bauer holds down Kansas City as Tribe takes series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Trevor Bauer bounced a couple of pitches in the dirt, long before it became a soggy puddle of mud. He threw a few wide. A couple high and tight. Even when Bauer did find the strike zone, the Royals were just as powerless to hit him. The young right-hander allowed only Read More…