Indians look for series sweep of Toronto
Cleveland Indians (58-41, second in the AL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (38-64, fourth in the AL East)
TORONTO (AP) — Mike Clevinger dodged a scare on his first batter of the game to turn in another strong start for the surging Cleveland Indians.
Cleveland Indians (57-41, second in the AL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (38-63, fourth in the AL East)
Toronto; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Mike Clevinger (3-2,...
Detroit Tigers (29-62, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (54-40, second in the AL Central)
CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger wanted to make the most of his strict pitch count as the strikeouts piled up.
Clevinger matched his career high with 12 strikeouts and 100 pitches over six...
Detroit Tigers (29-61, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (53-40, second in the AL Central)
Cleveland hosts Minnesota after Bauer’s solid outing
Minnesota Twins (56-33, first in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (50-38, second in the AL Central)
Cleveland; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Kyle Gibson (8-4, 4.09...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Clevinger was searching for the success he experienced late last season, long before a balky back forced the Indians right-hander into an extended stay on the injured...
Cleveland Indians (46-38, second in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (29-57, fifth in the AL Central)
PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Mike Clevinger (1-2, 5.89 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 31...
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Major League Baseball is set to announce the participants for next week's Home Run Derby. Six of the eight players are...
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday:
Major League Baseball is set to announce the participants for next week's Home Run Derby. Six of the eight players...
Plesac, Indians to face Cashner, Orioles on Saturday
Cleveland Indians (44-37, second in the AL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (23-58, fifth in the AL East)
BALTIMORE (AP) — The calendar says late June. For Mike Clevinger, it's still early March.
Admittedly rusty and out of synch, Clevinger struggled in his return from the injured list Friday...
Orioles take 3-game skid into matchup with Indians
Cleveland Indians (44-36, second in the AL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (22-58, fifth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Mike Clevinger (1-1,...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Aaron Civale didn't get much sleep before his major league debut.
The 24-year-old right-hander looked wide-awake once he got to the mound.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger is confident his latest stint on the injured list will be a short one.
The Cleveland Indians placed Clevinger on the 10-day IL prior to Friday night's game...
Cleveland to visit Texas Tuesday
Cleveland Indians (37-34, second in the AL Central) vs. Texas Rangers (39-33, second in the AL West)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Lynn did what he has been doing throughout his first season with the Texas Rangers with another quality start.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger is rejoining the Indians' rotation sooner than anyone — other than him — expected.
The right-hander, whose season seemed in jeopardy when he strained a muscle...
Indians at crossroads in season snaking sideways
CLEVELAND (AP) — Hours before the first pitch of Sunday's series finale against the Yankees, two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber sprinted across the sun-soaked outfield inside an empty...
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Already missing two members of their rotation, the Cleveland Indians are going to be without starting pitcher Carlos...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco will be sidelined indefinitely because of a recently diagnosed blood condition.
The team said Carrasco had been feeling lethargic...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have put pitcher Jefry Rodriguez on the 10-day injured list because of a strained right shoulder.
Outfielder Tyler Naquin, who was on the IL since May...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger's comeback is speeding along like one of his fastballs.
Cleveland's starter has made startling progress from an upper back strain that threatened his season...
MIAMI (AP) — Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber is in a cast after he broke his right forearm against the Miami Marlins.
Kluber was hit by a line drive off the bat of Brian Anderson...
MIAMI (AP) — Corey Kluber got hit hard again, and the last line drive really hurt.
The struggling Cleveland Indians right-hander broke his right forearm when he was hit by a comebacker...
DETROIT (AP) — Now down three key players in the season's early going, the Cleveland Indians reclaimed their usual spot at the top of the AL Central on Tuesday.
DETROIT (AP) — Cleveland Indians starter Mike Clevinger will miss at least six weeks with a back muscle injury.
The Indians placed the right-hander on the 10-day injured list retroactive to...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Toronto was no match for Mike Clevinger, who was stopped Sunday only by upper back tightness that forced him from the game after five scoreless innings.
Slumping Blue Jays look to end 3-game slide
Toronto Blue Jays (3-7, fourth in the AL East) vs. Cleveland Indians (5-3, third in the AL Central)
Cleveland; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Marcus Stroman (0-1,...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Once Mike Clevinger's dominant day ended, he watched his teammates rally on TV.
There was a leadoff walk, a fortunate error, a clutch hit and two bases-loaded walks in an...
Chicago White Sox (62-100, fourth in the AL Central in 2018) vs. Cleveland Indians (91-71, first 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 tab Kluber for 5th straight opening-day start
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Corey Kluber will start on opening day for the Cleveland Indians for the fifth consecutive season, matching a franchise record.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Presumably, they will all be ready to pitch the first week of the season. Right now, Cleveland's loaded starting rotation is in limbo.
Gonzalez, Bregman lift Astros over Indians for 2-0 ALDS lead
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole have been even more brilliant in the playoffs, keeping Cleveland's powerful offense in check to give the Houston Astros a 2-0 lead in the AL Division Series.
Cole struck out 12 and walked none, combining with two relievers on Houston's second straight three-hitter in a 3-1 victory Saturday.
In October of openers, Indians and Astros will ride starters
HOUSTON (AP) — This postseason may be best remembered for its bullpen openers. Just not in the AL Division Series between the Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians.
Relief pitchers are covering entire games for other championship contenders this October, but the Astros and Indians are ready to roll old school, starting with Cy Young Award winners Justin Verlander and Corey Kluber facing off in Game 1 on Friday.
Indians to start Clevinger in Game 3 against Astros
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger will start Game 3 of the AL Division Series against the Houston Astros.
Manager Terry Francona announced Tuesday that he'll go with Clevinger when the best-of-five series returns to Progressive Field next week. Clevinger went 13-8 with a 3.02 ERA and 200 strikeouts in 32 starts during the regular season.
LEADING OFF: Cubs lose their closer, Indians try to clinch
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The Cubs will try a closer-by-committee approach down the stretch after learning Pedro Strop is out for the rest of the regular season because of a strained left hamstring. Strop, who had posted 11 saves since closer Brandon Morrow went on the disabled list in July, hurt himself trying to beat out a double-play grounder this week.
Lindor homers leading off again, Indians roll Royals 9-3
CLEVELAND (AP) — With one swing, Francisco Lindor shook the Indians from their early September slumber.
The All-Star shortstop homered leading off the first again, Mike Clevinger struck out 10 and Cleveland moved closer to its third straight AL Central title with a 9-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
The Indians ended a three-game losing streak and reduced their magic number for clinching another division title to 10 following Minnesota's 5-2 loss to Houston.
Kipnis hits 3-run homer, sends Indians past Twins 5-3
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis kept watching and hoping.
Kipnis' high drive barely cleared the right field wall for a three-run homer that broke a sixth-inning tie and sent the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Thursday.
Usually, when it's close, Kipnis said he tries to study "the outfielder and see how big his eyes are getting or if he's timing up a jump. Once the fans' arms go up, mine goes up with them."
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.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit two home runs in a game for the first time in the major leagues, and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-4 on Friday night.
Ohtani, whose four hits were also the most of his big league career, singled in the eighth and scored the go-ahead run on David Fletcher's double.
The Angels won at Progressive Field for the first time since June 17, 2014, breaking a 10-game skid.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Shohei Ohtani, who sometimes wows opponents with his pitching, put on a display with his bat.
Ohtani hit two home runs in a game for the first time in the major leagues, had a career-high four hits and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-4 on Friday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — When he got back to the dugout, Austin Romine was greeted with smiling faces and laughter.
"Why does everyone have fun watching a catcher round the bases?" he said.
Romine chuckled, too.
New York's backup catcher came all the way around and scored when Cleveland committed two errors on his routine double in the seventh inning, and the New York Yankees edged the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Saturday night in a game that had several strange plays.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Spot starter John Gant earned himself another turn in the rotation.
Gant pitched one-hit ball over a career-high seven innings, Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run double and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cleveland Indians 4-0 on Monday night.
"I would think so," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said about Gant getting another start. "He didn't do anything to take that away from him."
CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger has become a vital member of the Cleveland Indians' rotation.
Clevinger struck out 10 and allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings, and Cleveland beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Tuesday night.
Clevinger (6-2) beat Chicago for the third time this season and was in command after giving up a first-inning run. He retired 13 straight between the second and sixth while allowing five hits.
CHICAGO (AP) — Francisco Lindor sensed the Cleveland Indians needed a lift coming off back-to-back losses.
Nothing like a leadoff homer or a late tiebreaking drive to get the job done.
Lindor and Jose Ramirez connected, Mike Clevinger struck out 11 in seven innings and the Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Thursday afternoon.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Brantley largely lost his previous two seasons to injuries.
Cleveland's left fielder has returned and is one of the best hitters in baseball again.
Brantley extended his hitting streak to 18 games by going 3 for 4, including a solo homer, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 7-3 on Tuesday night.