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  1. Indians top Astros to maintain lead as the AL’s second Wild Card

    Sep 21, 2013, 8:52 PM EST

    Houston Astros v Cleveland Indians

    The Indians entered tonight’s action with a half-game lead over the Rangers for the second Wild Card in the American League. The two teams have been trending in opposite directions, with the Rangers having lost nine of their last ten contests, while the Indians have won seven of their last nine. The Tribe sent lefty…

  2. Asdrubal Cabrera turned a ridiculous double play

    Sep 8, 2013, 11:05 AM EST

    asdrubal cabrera

    In case you missed it, Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera turned an incredibly acrobatic double play Saturday in Cleveland’s 9-4 win over the Mets. Jason Kipnis fielded a hard-hit Zach Lutz grounder with a runner on first base and one out, and air-mailed a backhanded flip to the second base bag. Cabrera averted disaster by leaping…

  3. Carlos Santana, Jason Kipnis deliver for Indians fan living with cerebral palsy

    Aug 25, 2013, 9:45 PM EST

    Carlos Santana Getty

    Sometimes, one can get caught up with all of the negative news that gets reported these days, so it’s good to find a piece like this every once in a while. Per this story by the Associated Press, on Saturday, eight-year-old Niko Lanzarotta and his family were watching the Indians take batting practice prior to last…

  4. The American League wins the 2013 All-Star Game 3-0

    Jul 16, 2013, 11:25 PM EST

    84th MLB All-Star Game

    Another Midsummer Classic in the bag. Another scoresheet which looks like a train wreck, but that’s how the All-Star Game rolls. And the American League rolled to victory here at Citi Field, beating the National League 3 to 0. As with most All-Star Games it was the small moments which were the most memorable. Here…

  5. UPDATE: The American League is now up 3-0 heading into the bottom of the eighth

    Jul 16, 2013, 10:52 PM EST

    84th MLB All-Star Game

    10:52 PM: It’s now 3-0 in the bottom of the eighth, as the AL strung some hits off Craig Kimbrel, capped by Jason Kipnis‘ two out double scoring Sal Perez. And a surprise? Mariano Rivera comes into the game in the bottom of the eighth, not the ninth. Interesting choice. 9:41 PM: The AL extends…

  6. Evan Longoria, Stephen Strasburg lead All-Star snubs

    Jul 6, 2013, 8:21 PM EST

    Evan Longoria

    No matter how bloated the All-Star rosters get, it’s never hard to find imperfections. This year, two of the AL’s top 10 performers to date have been left off for no good reason. For some reason, manager Jim Leyland’s squad took three catchers and four second basemen, but just two from third base, which has…

  7. The All-Star Game rosters have been unveiled

    Jul 6, 2013, 7:10 PM EST

    yadier molina getty

    Via MLB’s official Twitter, here are the starting position players for the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field: NL @AllStarGame starters 1B: Votto 2B: Phillips SS: Tulowitzki 3B: Wright C: Molina OF: Beltran OF: CarGo OF: Harper #ASG — MLB (@MLB) July 6, 2013 AL @AllStarGame starters 1B: Davis 2B: Cano SS: Hardy 3B: Cabrera…

  8. Alex Gordon will probably avoid the disabled list, but has a “substantial butt bruise”

    Jul 5, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Alex Gordon

    What’s the matter, Alex? Butthurt? Oh, wait, I guess you are: The optimistic outlook, if you prefer that one, is the Royals expect Gordon to avoid a stint on the disabled list. Initial signs for a possible concussion provided encouraging news, but tests will continue through the end of the week. As for the hip…

  9. Alex Gordon suffers head injury on inside-the-park homer

    Jul 4, 2013, 12:52 AM EST

    Alex Gordon

    All turned around by a Jason Kipnis fly to deep left, Alex Gordon hit his head on the fence at Kauffman Stadium and left Wednesday’s Indians-Royals game with a possible concussion and hip contusion. Gordon’s head snapped back as he hit the wall, which is actually a chain-link fence in Kansas City. Had it simply…

  10. Pouliot’s midseason award picks: AL MVP

    Jul 3, 2013, 6:26 PM EST

    Miguel Cabrera

    The reigning MVP has some heavy-hitting competition this year. Let’s see if he can hold them off. AL OPS leaders: 1.136 – Miguel Cabrera: .368/.458/.678, 26 HR, 85 RBI, 2 SB in 323 AB 1.126 – Chris Davis: .329/.405/.721, 31 HR, 80 RBI, 0 SB in 301 AB 1.102 – David Ortiz: .320/.406/.607, 16 HR,…

  11. Yasiel Puig, Jason Kipnis named Players of the Month for June

    Jul 3, 2013, 3:31 PM EST

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    One guy is not a surprise. The other guy doesn’t get nearly the recognition he deserves. But Yasiel Puig and Jason Kipnis are your Players of the Month. Puig’s exploits are well known at this point. He made his debut in June and in 26 games completely wrecked the opposition. He led the Majors with a…

  12. Position player Casper Wells outpitches White Sox pitching staff in blowout

    Jun 28, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Chicago White Sox

    The Indians and White Sox are slated to play two games tonight, but they may have exhausted all their weapons in game one. The two clubs combined for 29 runs over a nine-inning affair, hanging up crooked numbers in seven different innings as the Indians won 19-10. All but two members of the Indians’ starting…

  13. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 13, 2013, 7:19 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Kansas City Royals

    Royals 3, Tigers 2: Jose Valverde was handed a 2-0 lead in the ninth with a runner on and promptly coughed it up by surrendering a homer to Lorenzo Cain. Phil Coke added his own brand of kerosene to the fire on the 10th as Eric Hosmer singled in the winning run. After the game…

  14. Justin Masterson shuts out the Yankees in 1-0 Indians win

    May 13, 2013, 2:51 PM EST

    masterson getty

    Cleveland and New York are playing a doubleheader today and the Indians took Game 1 behind a complete-game shutout by Justin Masterson, who improves to 6-2 with a 3.14 ERA on the season. Jason Kipnis‘ solo homer in the first inning ended up being the only scoring in a 1-0 game. Masterson’s complete-game shutout is…

  15. Jason Kipnis hopeful to return from sore elbow on Friday

    Apr 18, 2013, 6:58 PM EST

    Jason Kipnis

    Jason Kipnis is out of the Indians’ lineup tonight for the fifth straight game due to a sore left elbow, but the hope is that his return isn’t far off. According to Dennis Manoloff of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Kipnis completed a full batting practice session this afternoon at Progressive Field. While he reported some “expected”…

  16. Jason Kipnis tables extension talks with Indians

    Apr 5, 2013, 9:30 PM EST

    Jason Kipnis Getty

    There was a report last month that the Indians were discussing a multi-year contract extension with Jason Kipnis, but the second baseman told Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer today that talks have stopped for the time being. “Once the regular season started, the negotiations stopped,” said Kipnis before Friday’s game against the Rays.…

  17. Report: Indians talking contract extensions with Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis

    Mar 18, 2013, 8:06 PM EST

    Kipnis Brantley

    After making some big splashes in the free agent market this winter, the Indians are now trying to lock up two of their promising young players. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Indians have discussed contract extensions with outfielder Michael Brantley and second baseman Jason Kipnis. The aim is to buy out each player’s…

  18. Jason Giambi: “he’s not a veteran, he’s the veteran”

    Mar 6, 2013, 2:04 PM EST

    Jason Giambi

    Those are the words Terry Francona used to describe Jason Giambi this morning, responding to a question about the “veteran presence” Giambi brings to the Indians clubhouse. Francona is strongly of the view that Giambi is not just veteran presence. He’s almost like an additional coach. And not just for the young kids. He’s an…

  19. Two Days in the Valley

    Mar 4, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    It was a pretty full weekend in Arizona. And yes, I took that picture of Matt Harrison. Kinda proud of it. I left Tempe Diablo Stadium on Friday afternoon and decided to get some food and a drink. I ended up getting that plus a poor man’s Raymond Carver story out of it, so that…

  20. The Wilson Defensive Awards were announced last night

    Nov 5, 2012, 4:30 PM EST

    Michael Bourn

    We mentioned this last week, but last night the inaugural Wilson Defensive Awards were announced on MLB Network. As we said previously: sponsored awards like this are kind of “whatever,” but in a world where people still take the Gold Glove awards seriously, I’m cool with any viable competitor. As you’ll recall, there were awards for the…

  21. Indians acquire Mike Aviles from Blue Jays

    Nov 3, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

    Mike Aviles Getty

    Two weeks after being traded to the Blue Jays in the deal that sent manager John Farrell to the Red Sox, Mike Aviles is on the move again. Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that the Blue Jays have shipped Aviles and utility man Yan Gomes to the Indians in exchange for right-hander Esmil Rogers. Aviles,…

  22. The Indians sign Takuya Tsuchida

    Oct 30, 2012, 11:33 AM EST

    Indians Block C

    I do not know who Takuya Tsuchida is beyond the fact that he’s an 18 year-old Japanese outfielder, but the Indians have signed him, reports Paul Hoynes. Hoynes says he’s “a left-handed hitter with speed and athleticism, who can play several positions,” including center field and second base. The Indians don’t have a need for a…

  23. 2012 projections review: second base

    Oct 26, 2012, 10:26 PM EST

    Robinson Cano

    This is the third entry in a position-by-position review of my 2012 projections. Along with looking at my top preseason top 10 (for fantasy purposes) from each spot, I’m highlighting some other interesting players. Any requests for players not covered can be made in the comments. 1. Robinson Cano – Yankees Projection: .309/.362/.520, 30 HR,…

  24. With Terry Francona in fold, Indians can’t be so cheap

    Oct 6, 2012, 6:09 PM EST

    Terry Francona

    The Indians’ move to hire Terry Francona looks like a coup. Getting a two-time World Series-winning manager to come to Cleveland and take over a team that hasn’t finished over .500 in five years makes for quite the turn of events. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if it does any good. Francona…

  25. Baseball announces the Roberto Clemente Award nominees

    Sep 18, 2012, 12:30 PM EST

    Clemente

    The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” David Ortiz won it last year.  The 2012 nominees — one per team — were just announced and are listed below. One complaint first. It’s the same complaint I lodge every…

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