Allen leads Indians to 11-1 romp over Reds
CINCINNATI (AP) — Greg Allen needed just two games in his latest tour with the Cleveland Indians to make a huge impact.
Recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Saturday for the third time this...
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...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tyler Naquin started Cleveland's comeback with a home run and ended Detroit's with a game-saving defensive play.
Naquin made a diving catch in right field to start an...
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...
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...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cleveland Indians recalled prospect Oscar Mercado from Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday and placed outfielder Tyler Naquin on the 10-day injured list with a left calf...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians needed something good to happen after watching their ace go down. Tyler Naquin came through for Cleveland.
Naquin's pinch-hit single with two outs in the ninth...
Lindor homers twice as Indians down Astros 6-3
HOUSTON (AP) — Francisco Lindor feels like he's still finding his timing at the plate just a week into his season after starting the year on the injured list.
Indians take 3-game slide into matchup with Marlins
Miami Marlins (7-16, fifth in the NL East) vs. Cleveland Indians (12-10, second in the NL Central)
Cleveland; Wednesday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland enters the matchup as losers...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent outfielder Cameron Maybin and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a minor league contract.
Maybin, who turns 32 next week, hit .163 with one RBI in 48 plate...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Francisco Lindor had an exceptional Monday after a very good Sunday.
Lindor homered twice, including a grand slam, and finished with a career-high seven RBIs as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 9-3 on Monday night.
On Sunday, he had two doubles and a solo homer in Oakland.
Lindor homered in the fourth after Yan Gomes singled and Jakob Junis hit Tyler Naquin and Rajai Davis with pitches. He added a three-run homer in the sixth to finish Junis' evening.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians starting first baseman Yonder Alonso will miss at least three games after being placed on the family-medical-emergency list.
Cleveland made the move Friday before opening a three-game series against Minnesota. The AL Central-leading Indians also activated center fielder Tyler Naquin from the disabled list. He had been sidelined with a hamstring injury since May 11.
Erik Gonzalez started the opener at first in place of Alonso, who is in his first season with Cleveland.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have activated outfielder Brandon Guyer from the 10-day disabled list and designated Melky Cabrera for assignment.
The Indians announced the moves prior to Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox.
Guyer — hitting .150 — was batting fifth and playing right field in his first appearance since he strained his neck on May 19. He was hurt in a collision with a fan while chasing a foul ball at Houston.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians activated outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall from the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Bradley Zimmer to Triple-A Columbus.
Chisenhall strained his right calf chasing a fly ball on April 7 and was placed on the DL the following day. He's batting .235 in seven games. Chisenhall missed six weeks last season with the same injury.
Indians place OF Guyer on DL with neck strain
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cleveland Indians lost another outfielder Wednesday when they placed Brandon Guyer on the 10-day disabled list with a neck strain after he got hurt in a collision with a fan.
The injury occurred Saturday when Guyer went after a foul ball in Houston.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have placed outfielder Tyler Naquin on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and activated left-hander Tyler Olson from the paternity list.
Naquin pulled up running into second base Friday night after his two-run double in the fourth inning against Kansas City. He was replaced in the top of the fifth and an MRI revealed the strain.
Naquin, primarily playing right field, is batting .333 with two homers and 11 RBIs in 30 games.
NEW YORK (AP) — Yonder Alonso's leadoff single in the eighth inning off Dellin Betances has ended the New York Yankees' bid for a combined no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians.
Alonso grounded a clean hit through an infield shift on the right side Sunday, just beyond second baseman Gleyber Torres. The rookie made a desperate dive to his backhand on the outfield grass, but couldn't reach the ball.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall is expected to be sidelined for four-to six weeks after straining his right calf, an injury similar to the one that caused him to miss nearly two months last season.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Cleveland Indians loved the sight of 35-year-old Edwin Encarnacion chugging around the bases on his way to a standup inside-the-park home run.
"I knew he had wheels, but ..." starter Mike Clevinger said with a laugh. "You see something new every day."
Cleveland Indians outfield, free agent outlook -- Terry's Talkin'
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Here was the Cleveland Indians' starting outfield for the final game of the season, a 5-2 loss to the New York Yankees:
LF: Austin JacksonCF: Jason KipnisRF: Jay Bruce
The odds are against any of those players being in the same position when the Tribe opens the 2018 season.
Or how about this? Here was the Tribe's 2017 opening day outfield:
LF: Michael BrantleyCF: Tyler NaquinRF: Abraham Almonte
Fielding foibles of Chisenhall, Naquin doom Indians
CLEVELAND (AP) — Addison Russell lofted a fly ball in the first inning, and right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall converged with center fielder Tyler Naquin.
Probably an easy play in a half-filled ballpark on a hot summer night, the 284-foot fly turned into a disorienting disaster for the Cleveland Indians.
Indians, Jays meet in ALCS after ‘quirky’ games in season
CLEVELAND (AP) — There wasn't a bench-clearing brawl.
That is about the only thing that didn't happen during seven tense, theatric and highly entertaining regular-season games between the Toronto Blue Jays and Indians, who will renew acquaintances when the AL Championship Series opens on Friday night at Progressive Field.
If October's drama is anything close to what it was like between the clubs in July and August, buckle up.
The San Francisco Giants are still alive in the National League Division Series after Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik hit consecutive doubles in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the Giants a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs. The Giants went ahead 5-3 with a three-run eighth, but the Cubs extended the game on Kris Bryant's two-run homer off Sergio Romo. Madison Bumgarner's postseason shutout string ended at 24 innings when Jake Arrieta slammed a three-run homer in the third to put Chicago ahead 3-0.
Encarnacion, Osuna lead Blue Jays over Indians 6-5
CLEVELAND (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion homered, Roberto Osuna bounced back from a nightmarish outing to record the save and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 on Saturday night.
The Blue Jays were stunned Friday night on Tyler Naquin's game-ending inside-the-park home run off Osuna that gave the Indians a 3-2 win.
The latest matchup between division leaders also had plenty of drama, with Osuna retiring Naquin on a groundout to end it.
Indans’ Josh Tomlin activated to start against Blue Jays
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin has been activated from the family medical emergency list and will start Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Tomlin returned to his home in Tyler, Texas, on Wednesday. The right-hander is 11-6 with a 4.14 ERA in 22 starts.
Right-hander Shawn Armstrong was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.
White Sox let early lead slip away, lose in 9th to Indians
CLEVELAND (AP) — The White Sox felt as if they played well during their nine-game road trip.
The solid play, however, couldn't ease Chicago's disappointment following a 5-4, ninth-inning loss to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.
"It's just an emptiness, leaving at all of these parks. It's tough," slugger Todd Frazier said. "(There is a) sour taste in our mouths."
Naquin hits game-ending sacrifice fly, Indians top White Sox
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland manager Terry Francona put up a pinch-hitter in the middle of an at-bat and the strategy paid off when Tyler Naquin lofted a game-ending sacrifice fly in the ninth inning that lifted the Indians over the Chicago White Sox 5-4 Thursday night.
The AL Central-leading Indians scored a single run in each of the last five innings to overtake Chicago. Cleveland improved to 6-2 on an 11-game homestand.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ian Kennedy served up four home runs while striking out eight batters, all in less than five innings, which led the Royals pitcher to sum up his performance quite succinctly.
"I don't know if I've ever pitched that bad," he said, "and got that many strikeouts."
The strikeout total was just about the only highlight in Kansas City's 11-4 loss to AL Central-leading Cleveland on Wednesday. Tyler Naquin hit two of the Indians' five home runs...
Ellsbury’s home run key hit for Yankees in 11-7 win
CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Yankees rolled into the All-Star break on a high note.
Jacoby Ellsbury hit a three-run homer and the Yankees overcame a shaky outing by Masahiro Tanaka to beat the Cleveland Indians 11-7 on Sunday, moving to .500 (44-44) going into the break.
"It's a positive thing for us. We beat a good team three out of four," manager Joe Girardi said. "Hopefully we can carry the momentum into the second half."
CLEVELAND - In the town where Joe DiMaggio’s famed 56-game hitting streak ended 75 years ago this month, the Yankees arrived on Thursday desperate to begin a more modest streak of their own.
“I know it’s been up, down, one step forward, two back,” manager Joe Girardi said of his club’s failure to fire off a sustained winning streak. “But I believe they have a run in them. And it’s got to start pretty soon.”
Yankees edge Indians 5-4
CLEVELAND (AP) — Didi Gregorius had two hits, including a solo homer, and scored twice as the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Thursday night.
Chase Headley added two singles and drove in the go-ahead run for the Yankees, who improved to 3-4 on their 10-game trip. Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits and an RBI apiece.
Cleveland, which leads the American League Central, lost its second straight home game after 13 wins in a row at...