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Zach McAllister Leads Cleveland Indians Past Kansas City Royals

April 22nd, 2014 at 7:38 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Zach McAllister's consistent pitching has kept the Cleveland Indians (9-10) afloat. He improved his record to 3-0 as he led the Tribe to a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals last night at Progressive Field.

McAllister pitched six innings, giving up six hits and two runs. Marc Rzepczynski, Chad Allen and John Axford shut down the Royals over the final three innings.

All of the Indians' offense came from the long ball. Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, and Jason Kipnis did the same in the sixth.

The series will continue tonight, as Danny Salazar pitched for Cleveland against James Shields.

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Cleveland Indians Visit Detroit Tigers for Three-Game Series

April 15th, 2014 at 7:56 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

If the Cleveland Indians want to win the American League Central Division title, they have to beat the Detroit Tigers. They can start tonight.

Zach McAllister will take the mound in Detroit against Anibal Sanchez tonight. Other pitching matchups are Danny Salazar vs. Drew Smyly on Wednesday, and a battle of the aces on Thursday afternoon with Justin Masterson vs. Justin Verlander.

The Tigers dominated the Indians last year, winning all but two games. To turn things around, Cleveland hitters Asdrubal Cabrera (.188), Nick Swisher (.185) and Carlos Santana (.186) need to pick things up on offense.

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Cleveland Indians Survive San Diego Padres Rally to Win 8-6

April 9th, 2014 at 8:38 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

The Cleveland Indians built a 6-2 lead on the San Diego Padres then hung on for an 8-6 win at Progressive Field last night.

David Murphy hit his first home run as an Indian to give Cleveland its four-run advantage in the fourth.

On the mound, Corey Kluber (1-0) struck out eight batters in six innings. 

However, Vinnie Pestano coughed up three runs in the eighth to make things scary for Cleveland fans before John Axford slammed the door for his third save.

Cleveland will play a doubleheader against San Diego today at 12:05 p.m. Zach McAllister and Trevor Bauer will start the games for the Tribe.

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Cleveland Indians Win Opener 2-0 Over Oakland Athletics

April 1st, 2014 at 7:56 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Cleveland Indians fans who stayed up late to watch the opener got their reward as the Tribe beat the Oakland A's 2-0.

Justin Masterson pitched seven shutout innings, but Oakland pitchers Sonny Gray and Luke Gregerson matched his goose eggs on the scoreboard.

The Indians finally broke through in the ninth when Nyjer Morgan's sacrifice fly scored Asdrubal Cabrera. Nick Swisher added an insurance run when he singled to score David Murphy.

Chad Allen picked up the win in relief for Cleveland, while John Axford nailed down the save.

Corey Kluber will start tonight for the Indians against Oakland's Scott Kazmir, who was an instrumental part of the Tribe's success last year.

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Lonnie Chisenhall Homers in Cleveland Indians’ 8-3 Win Over Cincinnati Reds

March 25th, 2014 at 8:12 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Lonnie Chisenhall has responded well to the threat of Carlos Santana taking his job as the Cleveland Indians' third baseman.

Chisenhall hit his second home run of the spring as the Cleveland Indians improved their spring record to 17-7 with an 8-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Jason Kipnis and Ryan Raburn also homered for the Tribe.

Carlos Carrasco pitched six innings and gave up three runs, improving his spring record to 3-1. He is battling for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation with Josh Tomlin, who will pitch today.

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