Friday , 19 September 2014

Cleveland Indians

Indians 2, Astros 0: Carlos Carrasco pitches 2-hitter, strikes out 12

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HOUSTON: Carlos Carrasco threw a two-hitter with a career-high 12 strikeouts to lead the Indians over the Houston Astros 2-0 Wednesday night. Yan Gomes had an RBI single in the fourth inning and a run-scoring triple in the sixth for Cleveland. Carrasco (8-5) walked one in his first career complete game. His previous best for strikeouts was 10 on Sept. ... Read More »

Indians’ ace Corey Kluber has a strong case to challenge Mariners’ Felix Hernandez for American League Cy Young Award

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Corey Kluber is putting an exclamation mark on what has been an unbelievable breakout season for the 28-year-old right-handed pitcher. Kluber set a career high in strikeouts on Tuesday when he fanned 14 Astros hitters in a 4-2 victory in Houston. In doing so, he boosted his season strikeout total to 244 and passed Indians’ all-time strikeout leader Bob Feller’s ... Read More »

Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

WEDNESDAY: Indians at Astros Time: 8:10 p.m. TV: STO Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco (7-5, 2.86) vs. Brett Oberholtzer (5-11, 4.51) THURSDAY: Indians at Astros Time: 8:10 p.m. TV: STO Pitchers: Danny Salazar (6-7, 4.22) vs. Scott Feldman (8-11, 3.95) FRIDAY: Indians at Twins Time: 8:10 p.m. TV: STO SATURDAY: Indians at Twins Time: 7:10 p.m. TV: STO SUNDAY: Indians at Twins ... Read More »

Astros 3, Indians 1: Playoff hopes fade for sputtering Indians

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HOUSTON: Jose Altuve had three hits to give him 209 this season and drove in two runs, leading the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. The major league hits leader is just one hit shy of tying the franchise record of 210, set by Craig Biggio in 2008. Cleveland’s wild-card hopes continue to ... Read More »

Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

TUESDAY: Indians at Astros Time: 8:10 p.m. TV: STO Pitchers: Corey Kluber (15-9, 2.45) vs. Nick Tropeano (1-0, 3.60) WEDNESDAY: Indians at Astros Time: 8:10 p.m. TV: STO Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco (7-5, 2.86) vs. Brett Oberholtzer (5-11, 4.51) THURSDAY: Indians at Astros Time: 8:10 p.m. TV: STO Pitchers: Danny Salazar (6-7, 4.22) vs. Scott Feldman (8-11, 3.95) FRIDAY: Indians at ... Read More »

Hard work, technology help T.J. House become a vision of success for Indians

DETROIT: There was a point three years ago when the Indians nearly released T.J. House, thinking the left-handed pitcher was too soft to eventually pitch in the big leagues. “Back then he’d kind of struggle with any adversity in a game,” Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway said. “An error would lead to bad pitches. A bad call from an umpire ... Read More »

Tigers charge from behind again, take Shaw deep for second straight game to cap sweep, 6-4 Sunday

Bryan Shaw mumbled to reporters when they approached him following Saturday night’s loss, saying he hadn’t been approached all season and now the media wanted to talk to him. The statement wasn’t exactly true, although Shaw probably hasn’t had more than a handful of interviews all season. Unfortunately, it’s the nature of being a reliever. Few notice you until you ... Read More »

Indians report: Second baseman Jason Kipnis, fan exchange frustrations on social media

DETROIT: Not long after the Tigers rallied in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday night for a come-from-behind 5-4 victory, some Indians fans took to social media to voice their frustrations. Professional athletes generally know it’s best to ignore anything negative from fans. But when one tags them directly on Twitter with their negative comments, sometimes it’s just too ... Read More »

Indians report: Francona juggling rotation after rainout last week

DETROIT: It wasn’t a lack of production, but instead a lack of sunshine that will cost pitcher T.J. House a start as a member of the Indians rotation when the team’s current road trip continues early next week in Houston. As much of a shame as that is given that House has matched ace Corey Kluber’s effectiveness over his last ... Read More »