Boston slugger Ortiz's 530th home run keys triumph

Aug 16, 2016

Boston slugger Ortiz's 530th home run keys triumph

David Ortiz bid farewell to Progressive Field with a game-changing home run Monday. Ortiz hit a go-ahead, two-run drive in a three-run sixth inning, and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-2 to extend their winning streak to four. Ortiz’s 27th home ...

Aug 1, 2016

Brewers catcher Lucroy blocks trade to Indians

For the second straight season, the Milwaukee Brewers hit a snag while trying to trade one of their key players before the deadline. Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has blocked his proposed trade to Cleveland after the teams had reached a preliminary agreement on a ...

Indians win 13th straight to tie team mark

Jul 1, 2016

Indians win 13th straight to tie team mark

A dominant performance from Carlos Carrasco gave the Cleveland Indians their longest winning streak in nearly 65 years. Carrasco struck out a season-high 14, Jason Kipnis and Rajai Davis hit solo home runs and the Indians matched a franchise record by winning their 13th ...

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 ...