8/28/2015 | Groundouts, double plays key in Bauer's gem
Trevor Bauer was reunited with an old friend on Friday night. On the mound at Progressive Field, where the Indians' starter has struggled more often than not this season, the right-hander regained the feel for his two-seam sinker against the Angels.
8/28/2015 | Francona discusses contract's opt-out clause
Indians manager Terry Francona wanted to end some of the speculation about his contract situation on Friday. With team president Mark Shapiro reportedly on the Blue Jays' radar for their pending presidential vacancy, Francona's future has been a hot topic of late.
8/28/2015 | Richards faces Kluber for tilt in Cleveland
The Indians and Angels will play game two of their three-game set in Cleveland, with Tribe Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber taking the mound against Los Angeles righty Garrett Richards.
8/28/2015 | Rally in 7th pushes Tribe past Angels
Trailing by a run with eight outs left, the Indians rallied against rookie reliever Trevor Gott, getting run-scoring hits by Abraham Almonte, Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana to beat the Angels, 3-1, at Progressive Field on Friday night.
8/28/2015 | Salazar scratched from start due to illness
Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar was scratched from his scheduled series-opening Friday start against the Angels due to illness. Right-hander Trevor Bauer got the start on a normal four days' rest, thanks to an off-day on Thursday.
8/27/2015 | Anderson encouraged after strong start off DL
Cody Anderson achieved his goal in Wednesday's 6-2 home victory against Milwaukee, exceeding his intended pitch count in his first start in nearly three weeks after hitting the DL with a strained oblique.
8/26/2015 | Lindor's presence has him fitting right in
As first-year players are known to do, Francisco Lindor made a rookie mistake in Tuesday's 11-6 home victory over Milwaukee. Not only was it a rookie mistake, but it was a rookie mistake that broke a cardinal rule of baseball: never make the third out of an inning at third base.
8/26/2015 | Salazar, Indians set to welcome Heaney, Angels
After a series in Detroit, the Angels head down to Cleveland on Friday to kick off a three-game set as part of their nine-game road trip. Right-hander Danny Salazar takes the mound for the Indians, opposing rookie lefty Andrew Heaney for Los Angeles.
8/26/2015 | Kipnis leads Tribe to series win over Crew
Jason Kipnis had three RBIs as the Indians completed a mini-sweep of their two-game series against Milwaukee with a 6-2 victory at Progressive Field on Wednesday night.
8/26/2015 | Top of the order to you: Tribe trio on fire
Francisco Lindor was standing on first base when Michael Brantley hit his second home run in Tuesday's 11-6 win over the Brewers at Progressive Field. Brantley and Lindor represent two-thirds of the top of an Indians lineup that's looking better and better by the day. The other piece of that puzzle is Jason Kipnis.
8/25/2015 | Myles hits for the cycle for Double-A Akron
Indians farmhand Bryson Myles hit for the cycle on Tuesday as Double-A Akron fell to Trenton, 9-7. The five-year veteran led off the game with a popout, but finished with four straight hits to round out a night 4-for-5 that included three RBIs.
8/25/2015 | Anderson fills in for Carrasco in finale vs. Brewers
Carlos Carrasco is out Wednesday and rookie right-hander Cody Anderson is in, as the Indians altered their pitching plan for an Interleague series finale against the Brewers after Carrasco developed some shoulder discomfort and was placed on the disabled list.
8/25/2015 | Brantley leads way as Tribe outmuscles Crew
Every member of the Indians' lineup reached base safely at least once in an 11-6 victory over the Brewers at Progressive Field in Tuesday's series opener.
8/25/2015 | Indians' Carrasco to DL with sore shoulder
Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco has been scratched from his scheduled Wednesday start vs. the Brewers because of mild shoulder soreness, and Cody Anderson will return to the rotation to take his place.
8/24/2015 | Kluber-Lester battle lives up to hype
Corey Kluber's focus is singular on the day he pitches. The ace of the Indians' rotation narrows his concern to each hitter who steps into the batter's box, and he doesn't bother to pay much attention to who is opposite him on the mound.
8/24/2015 | Heavy workload improves Allen's pitching
Days off are not always kind to Indians closer Cody Allen. When the hard-throwing right-hander has a prolonged down period, he feels he sometimes loses his rhythm on the mound. A heavy workload over a short time period gives him a chance to work out any kinks.
8/24/2015 | Bryant's HR gives Cubs walk-off win vs. Tribe
On a day where both starters dazzled, Kris Bryant stole the show with a two-out, walk-off home run in the ninth inning as the Cubs defeated the Indians, 2-1, on Monday at Wrigley Field. Monday's game was a makeup of a game scheduled for June 15 that was postponed because of inclement weather.
8/23/2015 | Lindor takes Betances deep in game's key AB
In the eighth inning of Sunday's 4-3 win, Francisco Lindor pulled a 97-mph fastball from Dellin Betances into the right-field stands for the game's go-ahead home run. It was a six-pitch battle that began with the young shortstop preparing to bunt, but one that ended with him sprinting around the bases as the Yankee Stadium crowd gave him his first career Bronx cheer.
8/23/2015 | Emotional Aviles thanks Posada for support
Mike Aviles had to fight back tears. Standing in the visitors' dugout at Yankee Stadium before Saturday's game, the Indians veteran was stunned to hear Yankees great Jorge Posada -- on a day dedicated to honoring his career -- would even for a moment mention Aviles and his daughter in his speech to the crowd.
8/23/2015 | Aces Kluber, Lester match up in makeup game
A pair of aces will square off when the Indians travel to Wrigley Field for a one-day stop in the Windy City on Monday afternoon. Defending American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and Cubs lefty Jon Lester will face one another in the Interleague makeup of the teams' June 15 rainout.
8/23/2015 | Tribe HRs open, close tight victory over Yankees
Francisco Lindor homered in the eighth inning to lift the Indians to a 4-3 victory over the Yankees on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. The Indians leave New York having taken three of the four-game set.
8/22/2015 | Francona tossed after 'neighborhood play' goes against Tribe
Indians manager Terry Francona did not think he was asking for too much. Without the ability to challenge the "neighborhood play" that came up in the third inning on Saturday, Francona hoped the umpires on hand at Yankee Stadium would at least use a crew-chief review to ensure everything went by the book.
8/22/2015 | Sabathia faces former team in series finale against Tribe
Once a Cy Young-winning arm for the Indians, left-hander CC Sabathia is now trying to get his season back on track for the Yankees in the heart of a postseason chase.
8/22/2015 | Severino earns 1st win as Yankees top Tribe
The Yankees broke out against Indians starter Danny Salazar early and often on Saturday in a 6-2 victory over the Indians at Yankee Stadium, the first Major League win for prized prospect Luis Severino.
8/22/2015 | Improved defense boosting pitchers' confidence
The Indians' pitching staff already had the kind of stuff to blow away opposing lineups and pile up strikeouts at a record rate. Over the past three months, Cleveland's arms have had the benefit of also working with a much-improved defense behind them.
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