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Cleveland Indians Begin Important Homestand Tonight

July 29th, 2014 at 7:30 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

The Cleveland Indians are running out of time to make the playoffs, so they have to make something happen during this week's home games against Seattle and Texas.

Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluber and Zach McAllister will start on the next three nights. Seattle will counter with Hisashi Iwakuma, Felix Hernandez and Chris Young.

However, the weekend series against Texas is also very important. Justin Masterson has to do something positive starting on Friday, for his sake and for Cleveland's. Danny Salazar will start on Saturday, followed by Bauer on Sunday.

Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana have been the American League Player of the Week for the past two weeks. No matter who gets hot this week, the Tribe's starting pitching will determine whether Cleveland (52-53) can climb back into the playoff race.

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Nick Swisher, Corey Kluber Lead Cleveland Indians Back to .500 Mark

July 12th, 2014 at 8:07 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Nick Swisher's fifth-inning home run put the Cleveland Indians ahead to stay in a 7-4 home victory over the Chicago White Sox.

The win brought Cleveland back to the .500 mark with a record of 46-46.

Lonnie Chisenhall tied the score at 4-4 in the fifth inning when he singled to score Asdrubal Cabrera.

Swisher then blasted a 415-foot home run to center field, his eighth of the season, to put Cleveland on top 6-4.

Carlos Santana added an insurance run in the seventh inning when he doubled to score Michael Brantley.

Corey Kluber (9-6) pitched six innings and gave up four runs. He walked two and struck out five. 

John Axford, Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen each pitched a scoreless inning to preserve the victory, as Allen collected his 11 save by striking out the side.

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Cleveland Indians Turn Triple Play in 10-3 Win Over Los Angeles Dodgers

July 2nd, 2014 at 6:27 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Justin Masterson lasted only three innings, but the Cleveland Indians hitters bailed him out in a 10-3 win over Los Angeles last night at Dodger Stadium.

Cleveland also turned a triple play in the fourth inning. Left fielder Michael Brantley caught a fly ball and pegged Dee Gordon at the plate. Catcher Yan Gomes then threw out Yasiel Puig, who was trying to move up to second base.

Lonnie Chisenhall hit his ninth home run of the year as the Tribe scored multiple runs in the first, third, sixth and eighth innings to subdue the Dodgers.

Kyle Crockett (2-0) got the win for Cleveland. He came on in the fourth after Masterson gave up three runs in three innings.

David Murphy had three hits for the Tribe, while Michael Brantley, Nick Swisher, Jason Kipnis and Yan Gomes added three apiece.

The Indians (40-43) will settle their three-game series with the Dodgers today at 3:10 p.m. Trevor Bauer will start for Cleveland against Hyun-jin Ryu.

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Corey Kluber Helps Cleveland Indians Snap Four-Game Losing Streak

June 26th, 2014 at 6:25 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Corey Kluber delivered seven shutout innings of work at the visiting Cleveland Indians beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 last night.

After a 14-inning loss in which the Tribe used its entire bullpen, Kluber (7-5) gave the relievers a bit of a break while striking out eight batters.

At the plate, Yan Gomes hit his eighth home run of the season, while Michael Brantley added his 12th. 

The Indians will take the day off before starting a three-game series tomorrow night in Seattle.

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Michael Brantley Sits Out of Cleveland Indians’ 9-3 Loss to Los Angeles Angels

June 18th, 2014 at 7:52 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Michael Brantley rested from the head and neck injuries he suffered on Monday, and the Cleveland Indians lost to the Los Angeles Angels 9-3 at Progressive Field.

Josh Tomlin (4-4) gave up 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings, while Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker (4-1) struck out 10 Indians in eight innings.

Lonnie Chisenhall was the Tribe's top hitter; he went 2-for-4 and hit his eighth home run of the season. MIke Trout socked two home runs for the Angels.

Justin Masterson (4-4) will start for Cleveland tonight at 7:05 p.m. against the Angels' C.J. Wilson (7-6).

The Indians did not give an update on Brantley, the reigning American League Player of the Week, who was hurt while trying to break up a double play.

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