April 26, 2015

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White Sox 6, Indians 0: Ace Corey Kluber struggles, doesn’t get any help from offense

CHICAGO — Corey Kluber made his share of mistakes, and the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner gave up a career-high 13 hits. Yet Cleveland manager Terry Francona said a 6-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday wasn’t all Kluber’s fault. “It’s a hard way to pitch when we’re throwing up zeros as Read More…

Carlos Carrasco, bullpen bounce back strong from rough outings as Indians hold off White Sox, snap two-game skid

CHICAGO — On a cold night in Chicago, Carlos Carrasco worked an efficient five innings in his first start since being smacked in the face with a line drive against these same White Sox. The Cleveland Indians bullpen took it from there in a 6-2 win Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field, where the temperatures slipped Read More…

Indians blow 3-0 lead in ninth, lose to White Sox

CHICAGO — Cleveland manager Terry Francona kept waiting for Cody Allen to escape the jam in the ninth inning. He never did. Allen allowed four runs and six hits in his first blown save of the season, sending the Indians to a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. “If I have Read More…

Indians fall to Twins for sixth loss in last eight games

MINNEAPOLIS — TJ House made strides toward rectifying his early season struggles. It just wasn’t enough to hold off the Twins. After giving up six runs in 11⁄3⅓ innings in his season debut against Detroit, House allowed five runs in 52⁄3⅔ innings Sunday in a 7-2 loss. Cleveland has lost six of its last eight Read More…

Indians 4, Twins 2: Danny Salazar strikes out 10 in season debut

MINNEAPOLIS — The Cleveland Indians have had to be patient with the progress of Danny Salazar. His season debut gave them a nice little reward. The Minnesota Twins, meanwhile, were way too eager at the plate. Salazar matched his career high with 10 strikeouts, giving the Indians a spark in a 4-2 victory over the Read More…

Indians 4, White Sox 2: Trevor Bauer pitches Tribe to first home win

CLEVELAND — It was one win in April, but it could go a long way for the Indians and their future. A highly disappointing first homestand finished on a positive note Wednesday afternoon, as Cleveland notched its first victory of the season at Progressive Field, holding off the Chicago White Sox 4-2. Much of the Read More…

Did someone say jinx? Indians lose to White Sox for fourth straight setback; Carlos Carrasco takes line drive off jaw

CLEVELAND — If the Indians didn’t already believe in the “Sports Illustrated jinx,” they do now. A season that has begun about as poorly as possible got a little worse Tuesday night when starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco had to leave the series opener against the White Sox after being struck in the face by a Read More…

Indians notes: Michael Brantley out of lineup again with bad back

CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley still isn’t playing, and the Indians still aren’t willing to place the All-Star left fielder on the disabled list. Brantley, who has been battling lower-back issues since early into spring training,  was out of the lineup Tuesday for the fifth time in seven games to start the season, and likely won’t Read More…

Four Indians pitchers strike out 16, walk seven, come up just two outs shy of a team no-hitter in 5-1 victory over Astros

HOUSTON — Even if four Cleveland Indians pitchers had combined on a no-hitter, manager Terry Francona wasn’t certain it would’ve been cause for celebration. Jed Lowrie broke up the bid by hitting a home run with one out in the ninth inning for Houston’s only hit Thursday in a 5-1 win for the Indians. Before Read More…

Corey Kluber has strong outing, but Indians can’t muster any offense, drop season opener to Astros

HOUSTON — Corey Kluber pretty much picked up right where he left off in his Cy Young season. That still wasn’t enough for the Cleveland Indians. Kluber didn’t allow a hit until the sixth inning, but the Indians were outdone Monday night by Dallas Keuchel and timely Houston hitting in a 2-0 win by the Read More…