Kansas City Royals (36-62, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (55-40, second in the AL Central)
Detroit Tigers (29-59, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (51-40, second in the AL Central)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona looked over at bench coach Brad Mills midway through Thursday's game against the Royals and said, 'Gosh, they're letting us just hang...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jose Ramirez went into the upper deck for his first home run in more than a month. The Cleveland Indians later got a trio of long balls unlike any they have had in nearly...
Indians still hoping Ramirez can rebound
There were plenty of highlights for the Cleveland Indians in their weekend sweep at Detroit: Jake Bauers hit for the cycle, Leonys Martin stole home and Trevor Bauer threw his first career...
BOSTON (AP) — About the only hit the Cleveland Indians didn't get was the single Carlos Santana needed to complete the cycle.
Santana homered and smacked Cleveland's first triple of the...
Chicago visits Cleveland in division play
Chicago White Sox (16-19, third in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (19-16, second in the AL Central)
Seattle Mariners (18-17, second in the AL West) vs. Cleveland Indians (18-13, second in the AL Central)
Cleveland; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Indians favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is...
Ramirez, Bauers get key hits as Indians beat Marlins 6-2
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona showed off his skills as a prognosticator before Wednesday's game against Miami.
Asked about Jose Ramirez's slow start to the season, which...
Leake scheduled to start for Mariners against Indians
Cleveland Indians (9-7, second in the AL Central) vs. Seattle Mariners (13-6, second in the AL West)
Seattle; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Shane Bieber (1-0, 1.80...
SEATTLE (AP) — Trevor Bauer overpowered Seattle long enough that even a hiccup by Cleveland's bullpen didn't end up costing the Indians.
The right-hander allowed one run while pitching into...
Minnesota opens 2019 season against Cleveland
Cleveland Indians (91-71, first in the AL Central in 2018) vs. Minnesota Twins (78-84, second in the AL Central in 2018)
Indians’ Jose Ramirez expected in opening day lineup
Jose Ramirez is expected to be in the Cleveland Indians' opening day lineup Thursday, four days after fouling a pitch off the area below his left knee.
Indians’ Jose Ramirez expected in opening day lineup
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jose Ramirez is expected to be in the Cleveland Indians' opening day lineup Thursday, four days after fouling a pitch off the area below his left knee.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cleveland is not sure whether Jose Ramirez will play in Thursday's opener at Minnesota.
The All-Star third baseman took ground balls on Monday at the Indians' spring...
Indians’ Ramirez hurts knee, uncertain for opening day
The Cleveland Indians already were dealing with a depleted infield when Jose Ramirez took a most damaging swing.
A two-time All-Star third baseman, Ramirez bruised his left knee when he...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez bruised his left knee when he fouled a ball off himself Sunday and his status for opening day is uncertain.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and double-play partner Jason Kipnis have been ruled out for opening day by the Cleveland Indians.
American League Central capsules
Capsules of American League Central teams, listed in order of finish last year:
Reds’ Lorenzen pitches an inning, moves to center field
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Reliever Michael Lorenzen has begun the Cincinnati Reds' mound-to-outfield experiment, pitching one inning and then moving to center field Monday in a game against the...
Gonzalez, Newman competing to be Pirates’ starting shortstop
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Erik Gonzalez and Kevin Newman are competing to start at shortstop for Pittsburgh, the one open position in the Pirates' everyday lineup.
The job opened when Jordy Mercer left after seven seasons and signed with the Detroit Tigers.
Gonzalez was acquired from Cleveland on Nov. 14. Newman made his major league debut with the Pirates last August and retains his rookie status.
Browns’ Mayfield will use NFL rookie runner-up as motivator
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield stepped onto the stage and took a handoff from former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar.
At least he got one postseason trophy.
Mayfield, who finished second to New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley in voting for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, was named Cleveland's top professional athlete at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards on Wednesday night.
Indians All-Star shortstop Lindor voted team’s Man of Year
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor has been chosen the club's Man of the Year by the Cleveland chapter of the Baseball Writers of America.
Lindor led the Indians to their third straight AL Central championship, batting .277 with 38 home runs and 92 RBIs. The switch-hitter scored 129 runs — tying him for the major league lead — had 25 stolen bases and was named to the All-Star team for the third straight season.
Indians trade INF Gonzalez to Pirates in 5-player swap
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians traded one of their extra pieces. They're keeping their bigger ones — for now.
Cleveland began what could be a busy offseason on Wednesday by dealing versatile infielder Erik Gonzalez to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a five-player swap.
Francona, Indians still feeling ‘sting’ after ALDS sweep
CLEVELAND (AP) — Terry Francona's emotions are still raw and real. The postseason pain hasn't subsided just yet.
Still feeling a "sting" after another successful season for Cleveland ended in disappointment and well short of a World Series title, Francona tried to explain on Wednesday why his team looked so overmatched against the Houston Astros.
A capsule look at the Indians-Astros playoff series
A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros:
Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Houston, 2:05 p.m.; Game 2, Saturday, at Houston, 4:37 p.m.; Game 3, Monday, Oct. 8, at Cleveland, 1:30 p.m.; x-Game 4, Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Cleveland, 4:35 p.m.; x-Game 5, Thursday, Oct. 11, at Houston, 4:07 p.m. (All games on TBS).
Make-up game: Indians stars try to erase October ’17 failure
CLEVELAND (AP) — October's immense pressure can breed stars or break them. Last year, it cracked Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez.
Dynamic from April until September, Cleveland's All-Star duo was dreadful in the postseason.
"It was surprising to me," Indians center fielder Jason Kipnis said as the club prepared to face Houston in the AL Division Series. "Only because of how consistently good they are."
Allen’s RBI single in 11th leads Indians past Red Sox, 4-3
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are trying to make history. The Cleveland Indians keep getting in the way.
And after a highly competitive three-game series, the teams could see each other again next month with even more at stake.
Greg Allen singled with one out and the bases loaded in the 11th inning and Cleveland defeated the Red Sox 4-3 on Sunday night to deny Boston's bid for a club-record 106th victory for the second straight game.
Davidson’s 11th-inning single sends Sox past Indians 5-4
CLEVELAND (AP) — Matt Davidson hit a run-scoring single with two out in the 11th inning to lift the White Sox to a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night, Chicago's first victory at Progressive Field this season.
The White Sox were outscored 58-19 in dropping their first eight games in Cleveland, including a 4-1 loss on Wednesday when Jason Kipnis hit a grand slam in the ninth.
Indians rest several regulars after clinch, Tigers win 6-4
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is already thinking about the postseason.
The Indians rested several of their regulars a day after clinching the AL Central and lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Sunday as Jim Adduci homered and drove in a career-high four runs.
Indians blank Tigers, clinch 3rd straight AL Central title
CLEVELAND (AP) — Unchallenged for months, the Cleveland Indians clinched their third straight AL Central title with a 15-0 blowout on Saturday of the Detroit Tigers, who made four errors and managed only two hits.
Francisco Lindor and Michael Brantley connected for back-to-back homers in the first inning off Michael Fulmer (3-12), Jose Ramirez had three hits and the Indians built an 11-0 lead after two on the way to becoming the first team to clinch a division championship.
LEADING OFF: Indians can clinch, Cubs’ new closer hurt
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
ON THE CUSP
Jose Ramirez and the Cleveland Indians can clinch their third consecutive AL Central crown with a victory at home over Detroit and a Minnesota loss at last-place Kansas City. Josh Tomlin (1-5) pitches for the Indians against Matthew Boyd (9-12) and the Tigers. All-Star right-hander Jose Berrios (11-11) and the Twins face rookie Jorge Lopez (2-4), who took a perfect game into the ninth inning last Saturday at Minnesota.
Rays’ Snell no-hit bid into 7th, 19th win tops Indians 3-1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell is locked in on the Tampa Bay Rays' longshot postseason hopes, not thinking about winning the AL Cy Young Award.
Snell took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and got his major league-leading 19th win, leading the Rays over the Cleveland Indians 3-1 on Wednesday.
"I know that we're winning and that's the most important thing," Snell said. "That's what I'm focused on, that's what we're focused on. All the individual stuff I'll look at later."
Rays’ Snell loses no-hit bid against Indians in 7th
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell lost his no-hit in the seventh inning when Cleveland's Jose Ramirez hit a leadoff homer.
Ramirez took the first three pitches for balls before sending a full-count pitch into left-field seats on Wednesday for his 38th homer
Snell, who is seeking a major league-leading 19th win, struck out eight and walked two through seven innings. He received a standing ovation as he walked to the dugout after the seventh.
Donaldson activated by Indians, who will skip Kluber’s turn
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Josh Donaldson was activated from the disabled by AL Central-leading Cleveland and set to make his Indians debut Tuesday night at Tampa Bay.
Cleveland also said 18-game winner Corey Kluber will not start this weekend, allowing him to get extra days off and to line him up for the postseason.
Donaldson was acquired from Toronto on Aug. 31. The 2015 AL MVP had not played in the major leagues since May 28 because of a left calf strain.
Pillar lifts Jays after Indians’ Ramirez leaves bases loaded
TORONTO (AP) — Carlos Carrasco pitched a gem, and AL MVP contender Jose Ramirez came to the plate at the perfect moment.
And still the Cleveland Indians couldn't turn it into a victory.
Kevin Pillar hit a solo homer in the bottom of the 11th after Ramirez grounded out with the bases loaded in the top of the inning, allowing the Toronto Blue Jays to beat the Indians 3-2 on Friday night.
Indians’ Kipnis on move to outfield: ‘I’ve got a job to do’
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis has been in this position before. That's the positive.
That doesn't mean he's happy about it.
Kipnis took fly balls in center field on Tuesday as he transitioned from playing second base after the Indians acquired third baseman Josh Donaldson in a trade last week from the Toronto Blue Jays.
Carrasco strikes out 11, Indians roll past Twins 8-1
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco dusted himself off, climbed back on the mound and smiled after dealing with another scary moment against the Minnesota Twins.
Carrasco struck out 11 and withstood taking a liner off his glove in pitching the Cleveland Indians past the Twins 8-1 on Tuesday night.
"I'm glad nothing happened," he said. "Everything's fine. It's part of the game."
Francisco Lindor matched a career high with four hits while Jose Ramirez drove in three runs for the AL Central leaders.
Carrasco gets 15th win, Ramirez homers as Indians top O’s
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco's stretch of dominant pitching has come at a perfect time for the Cleveland Indians.
Carrasco pitched seven scoreless innings and moved into a tie for the AL lead with his 15th win, Jose Ramirez hit his 37th home run and Cleveland beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 on Friday night.
Ramirez, Kluber lift Indians past Reds 8-1
CINCINNATI (AP) — On a day when the Cleveland Indians lost key starter Trevor Bauer to an injury, ace Corey Kluber gave them a huge lift.
Kluber extended his dominance of the Cincinnati Reds with seven strong innings and Jose Ramirez hit his 36th home run as the Cleveland Indians rolled to an 8-1 win on Tuesday night.
Indians pull away from Reds for 10-3 win
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona turned to Yandy Diaz in a big spot, and he delivered.
Diaz hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Cleveland's seven-run sixth inning, helping the Indians pull away from the Cincinnati Reds for a 10-3 victory on Monday night.
Jose Ramirez hit his 35th homer in Cleveland's fifth win in six games. Ramirez, Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes had three hits apiece, and Melky Cabrera and Jason Kipnis each drove in two runs.
Bauer dominates as Indians beat White Sox 3-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Trevor Bauer was sailing along in another dominant start right until he got struck in the right ankle by a line drive.
Another bruising blow couldn't derail the Cleveland Indians.
Bauer pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez hit back-to-back home runs to lift the Indians to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.
Cleveland rocked: Indians’ season comes to stunning halt
CLEVELAND (AP) — The end came quickly, painfully and with little warning.
When the final out was made, and Cleveland's season crashed way before it ever imagined with a 5-2 loss to the New York Yankees, the Indians retreated to their clubhouse to try to figure out what went wrong.
Rising star: Indians’ Ramirez blossoms into MVP candidate
CLEVELAND (AP) — Start with his stocky, stubby body that's out of place among the chiseled physiques in a major league clubhouse. Jose Ramirez is built like someone on your softball team.
Take his personality: boisterous, sometimes abrasive, usually the life of the party. And finally there's his distinctive strut, arms swinging high at his sides, head cocked slightly — the swagger of a man on a mission.