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

    Jun 13, 2013, 7:19 AM EDT

    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…

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

    May 13, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Apr 18, 2013, 6:58 PM EDT

    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”…

  4. Jason Kipnis tables extension talks with Indians

    Apr 5, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    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.…

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

    Mar 18, 2013, 8:06 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Mar 6, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

    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…

  7. Two Days in the Valley

    Mar 4, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

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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…

  8. The Wilson Defensive Awards were announced last night

    Nov 5, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    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…

  9. Indians acquire Mike Aviles from Blue Jays

    Nov 3, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    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,…

  10. The Indians sign Takuya Tsuchida

    Oct 30, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    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…

  11. 2012 projections review: second base

    Oct 26, 2012, 10:26 PM EDT

    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,…

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

    Oct 6, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

    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…

  13. Baseball announces the Roberto Clemente Award nominees

    Sep 18, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    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…

  14. Tigers suffer setback, blow ninth-inning lead versus Indians

    Sep 16, 2012, 6:51 PM EDT

    Lonnie Chisenhall

    The White Sox completed their sweep in Minnesota earlier today, but the Tigers couldn’t match the feat in Cleveland. They gave up a 6-5 lead in the ninth to lose to the Indians 7-6. Carlos Santana tripled in Jason Kipnis to tie the game off Jose Valverde, and Lonnie Chisenhall singled to win it afterwards.…

  15. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 14, 2012, 3:46 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Cardinals 2, Dodgers 1: A must-win for both teams if they wanted to stop the bleeding, but a muster-win for L.A. since they’re behind in the standings. Just didn’t happen, though. Lance Lynn, back in the rotation in a spot start, allowed one run in six innings and struck out seven to give the Cardinals a…

  16. No no-no, but Felix Hernandez beats Indians for 12th win

    Aug 22, 2012, 12:35 AM EDT

    Felix Hernandez

    Felix Hernandez didn’t make any sort of run at Johnny Vander Meer’s unbreakable record of back-to-back no-hitters Tuesday — he gave up a single to Jason Kipnis, the very first batter he faced — but he did limit the Indians to one run in 7 2/3 innings in a 4-1 victory. Meanwhile, the other Hernandez…

  17. Indians manager already thinking ahead to 2013

    Aug 16, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT

    Manny Acta

    After an 11-game losing streak knocked his team out of contention for 2012, Indians manager Manny Acta is looking ahead towards next year. “It’s no secret, we’re going to need to improve our offense,” Acta told Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “We’re going to have to find a solution in left field, we’re…

  18. 2012 midseason awards: AL MVP

    Jul 6, 2012, 5:41 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton was far and away the AL’s best player for two months, but he’s definitely come back to the pack after hitting just .223 with four homers in June. He struck out 35 times last month, nearly matching his total of 39 times from April and May combined. That said, he still leads the…

  19. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 11, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Torii Hunter, Mark Trumbo

    Angels 10, Rockies 8: Mark Trumbo hit two three-run homers to help the Angels complete what was nothing short of an annihilation of the Rockies’ pitching staff. Trumbo is at .326/.380/.632. It would have been optimistic to predict those numbers from Pujols before the season started. Nationals 4, Red Sox 3: Bryce Harper had the…

  20. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 29, 2012, 5:47 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox  v Tampa Bay Rays

    White Sox 2, Rays 1: Chris Sale: 15Ks and three hits in seven and a third. Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer. Red Sox 7, Tigers 4: Jim Leyland said that we saw what we saw and should write what we saw, so let’s do that: The Red Sox’ second inning rally never should have happened…

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

    May 24, 2012, 8:28 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

    Yankees 8, Royals 3: Alex Rodriguez would like the New York sporting press to write more career obituaries for him. It seems to suit him nicely (2 for 4, 2 HR, 3 RBI). Reds 2, Braves 1: Todd Frazier hit a walkoff homer. It came off  Cristhian Martinez because, as everyone knows, Fredi Gonzalez would be drummed…

  22. Josh Beckett chased early against Indians

    May 10, 2012, 9:57 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett Getty

    It was tee time for the Indians against Josh Beckett earlier this evening. Beckett, who recently missed a start with lat soreness after tying a career-high by throwing 126 pitches on April 29, was blasted for seven runs over just 2 1/3 innings. He allowed seven hits, including homers from Jack Hannahan and Jason Kipnis,…

  23. Yu Darvish strikes out 11, takes first loss versus Indians

    May 6, 2012, 4:07 PM EDT

    Yu Darvish

    The Rangers hadn’t lost with Yu Darvish on the mound this season, but the Indians dropped them 4-2 on Sunday, with Darvish taking his first defeat. Darvish struggled with his command early, but he pitched out of jams after giving up a single and a walk to start the first and a walk to start…

  24. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 4, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

    Erik Bedard Getty

    Pirates 6, Cardinals 3: Erik Bedard struck out 11 men in five innings. At one point he fanned seven in a row. Overall, Pirates pitchers struck out 17 Cardinals. Pedro Alvarez went 2 for 4 with a homer. Two weeks ago he was hitting .074. Now he’s at .257 and he’s slugging over .600 on…

  25. Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day

    Apr 15, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT

    jackie robinson

    On April 15, 1947 — 65 years ago today — Jackie Robinson made his debut at Ebbets Field, breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier in a 5-3 Brooklyn Dodgers victory over the visiting Boston Braves. On Sunday, the baseball world remembers and celebrates and collectively dons Jackie’s No. 42. And if you haven’t already seen…

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