Streaking Indians take down Verlander, Tigers

Jun 27, 2016

Streaking Indians take down Verlander, Tigers

Terry Francona did something Sunday at Comerica Park that he rarely gets to do. He relaxed while sitting in the visiting manager’s office. The Cleveland Indians had just beaten the Tigers 9-3, winning their ninth straight game and improving to 9-0 against Detroit this ...

LeBron, Cavs greeted as heroes on return

| Jun 21, 2016

LeBron, Cavs greeted as heroes on return

LeBron James stepped off the plane and into a blizzard of red-and-gold confetti before hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy. It gleamed in the bright summer sun, a symbol of hope and history. As promised, James brought home a championship, the one on hold the ...

Cleveland rocks as title drought finally ends

Jun 20, 2016

Cleveland rocks as title drought finally ends

More tears. Only this time, tears of joy. Cleveland’s championship drought, crossing 52 years, generations and noted by a long list of near misses, is over at last. On Father’s Day, LeBron James, the kid from nearby Akron raised by a single mother, brought ...

Jun 2, 2016

Season-long doping ban ends Byrd's career

Marlon Byrd’s second strike with performance-enhancing drugs cost him a full season — and his career. The veteran outfielder for the Cleveland Indians was suspended for 162 games without pay by Major League Baseball on Wednesday after testing positive for Ipamorelin, a growth hormone ...

Aoki strikes decisive blow

Apr 21, 2016

Aoki strikes decisive blow

Norichika Aoki delivered a two-run triple that proved to be the difference as the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Wednesday. The veteran leadoff man’s big two-out triple came in the second inning, when he pulled a 2-1 fastball from Indians starter ...

Tomlin, Indians agree to new deal

Jan 27, 2016

Tomlin, Indians agree to new deal

Josh Tomlin has shown toughness and tenacity during his time with the Indians. On Tuesday, he was rewarded for it. Tomlin and Cleveland agreed to a $5.5 million, two-year contract, a deal that can earn the right-hander $11.75 million over three seasons. The 31-year-old ...

Carrasco tosses gem

Sep 26, 2015

Carrasco tosses gem

Carlos Carrasco had his A-plus stuff and overpowered the Kansas City Royals’ B-team. Carrasco pitched a one-hitter, allowing only a seventh-inning single, and struck out a career-high 15 to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Royals 6-0 Friday night. The AL Central Royals didn’t ...

Rays spoil Carrasco's no-hit bid

Jul 2, 2015

Rays spoil Carrasco's no-hit bid

Carlos Carrasco was one strike away from throwing Cleveland’s first no-hitter in 34 years and already considering ways to celebrate. A bit prematurely it turned out. The right-hander gave up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis’ glove in ...

Murata makes MLB debut; Indians lose

Jun 29, 2015

Murata makes MLB debut; Indians lose

Toru Murata made his debut in the major leagues for the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, pitching 3⅓ innings and allowing five runs, three earned, in an 8-0 loss against the Baltimore Orioles. The right-hander retired the first five batters he faced but allowed a ...

Kluber strikes out 18, ties Feller's team mark set in 1938

May 14, 2015

Kluber strikes out 18, ties Feller's team mark set in 1938

Corey Kluber shrugged his shoulders at making history. He was just as dismissive with the Cardinals. Kluber struck out 18 — the most by an AL pitcher since Roger Clemens in 1998 — and allowed just one hit in eight innings to get his ...

Giambi announces retirement with gratitude to many

Feb 17, 2015

Giambi announces retirement with gratitude to many

Jason Giambi is retiring after 20 seasons in the majors. The 2000 AL MVP announced his decision Monday in a statement that was first sent to the New York Daily News. He ends his career as one of 20 players in history with at ...

Aoki's walk-off single ends 14-inning game

Jul 25, 2014

Aoki's walk-off single ends 14-inning game

After four hours, 23 minutes and a dozen pitchers combining to throw 397 pitches, Norichika Aoki gave the Kansas City Royals a win. Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Royals to a 2-1 victory over Cleveland after Indians ...