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

    Aug 5, 2014, 6:38 AM EDT

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    Don’t look now, but the Angels are only a game back of the A’s in the AL West. And, thus, a game away from having the best record in baseball.

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

    Aug 4, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Indians celebration

    The Tribe walks off against Texas, MadBum was dominant and V-Mart goes yard again. Note: if you were not a baseball fan, you would have no idea what any of the stuff in the previous sentence meant. It’s just barely English, yet we all get it. Cool, huh?

  3. Where have all the superstar left-handed hitters gone?

    Jul 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Last night’s Home Run Derby included just one left-handed hitter (Justin Morneau) among the eight contestants and tonight’s All-Star game will feature only two left-handed hitters (Chase Utley, Robinson Cano) among the 18 starters.

  4. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 9, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT

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    This was Jacob deGrom’s best performance since he played Jim Morrison in that Oliver Stone Doors flick.

  5. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  6. Play of the Day: Yasiel Puig recovers from misjudging a fly ball

    Jul 5, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig are your current leaders in turning a poor play into an amazing play (1).

  7. Michael Brantley could return from concussion Saturday

    Jun 18, 2014, 10:17 PM EDT

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    Indians outfielder Michael Brantley suffered a mild concussion on Monday evening when he banged his head and neck on the knee of Angels infielder John McDonald while trying to break up a doubleplay. But he is expected to avoid the disabled list.

  8. Michael Brantley left the game last night after taking a knee to the head

    Jun 17, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    Michael Brantley

    You can never be too careful with head injuries.

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

    May 20, 2014, 6:31 AM EDT

    Indians walkoff

    Two wins for Ohio teams, both in extra innings, both games decided by homers. Ohio is clearly the home of magical performers turning in clutch performances.

  10. Michael Bourn exits Saturday night’s game with left hamstring tightness

    May 3, 2014, 8:20 PM EDT

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    Michael Bourn’s left hamstring has been a bother dating back to spring training. He had to leave Saturday night’s game early with more discomfort.

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

    Apr 22, 2014, 6:56 AM EDT

    Trout and Harper

    Baseball’s two brightest young stars pass like ships in the night.

  12. Michael Bourn is headed to the disabled list, Nyjer Morgan makes the Indians

    Mar 24, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Indians center fielder Michael Bourn will begin the season on the disabled list with a hamstring injury suffered on March 16, the team announced. Bourn was a big disappointment in the first season of his four-year, $48 million deal, hitting just .263 with a .676 OPS and career-low 23 steals, and then in October he…

  13. Michael Bourn is questionable for Opening Day

    Mar 17, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Michael Bourn strained his surgically-repaired left hamstring yesterday and now his Opening Day is in doubt: Michael Bourn is going to miss at least a week. Has mild left hamstring strain. Unknown if he’ll be ready for March 31 opener. #Indians. — paul hoynes (@hoynsie) March 17, 2014   It would appear that Michael Brantley…

  14. Indians expected to offer Jason Kipnis a contract extension soon

    Feb 22, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Minnesota Twins

    Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis will enter his first year of arbitration eligibility after the season. He’ll have the opportunity to go through the arbitration process for three years. After the 2017 season, he would become eligible for free agency. According to Terry Pluto of the Plain Dealer, however, it sounds like the Indians want…

  15. Indians and Michael Brantley agree to four-year, $25 million extension

    Feb 10, 2014, 8:13 PM EDT

    Michael Brantley AP

    UPDATE: The deal is done. According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Brantley will make $25 million over four years while the contract includes an $11 million option for 2018. 8:13 p.m. ET: Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that the Indians and outfielder Michael Brantley are close to agreeing on a…

  16. 40 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 17, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    There was a flurry of arbitration-related news today as players and teams scurried to reach agreements prior to the noon central deadline earlier. 39 players did not reach an agreement with their respective teams, and as such, they have exchanged salary figures with their clubs. Of note, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel filed for $9 million,…

  17. Indians are likely to tender Drew Stubbs a contract

    Dec 1, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Drew Stubbs

    Outfielder Drew Stubbs is in line for a raise on his $2.825 million salary in 2013 as he is eligible for arbitration for the second of three years. Despite a solidified outfield with Michael Brantley in left, Michael Bourn in center, and the recently-signed David Murphy in right, the Indians are expected to tender Stubbs…

  18. American League Wild Card Game: Rays-Indians lineups

    Oct 2, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    Terry Francona, Joe Maddon

    Here are the lineups for tonight’s American League Wild Card Game between the Rays and Indians, in Cleveland: Rays: LF David DeJesus RF Wil Myers 1B James Loney 3B Evan Longoria 2B Ben Zobrist CF Desmond Jennings DH Delmon Young SS Yunel Escobar C Jose Molina SP Alex Cobb Wil Myers only batted second 11…

  19. Michael Bourn back from sprained wrist

    Sep 28, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

    Michael Bourn

    Good news for the Indians as they attempt to secure a Wild Card spot this weekend. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that Michael Bourn is back in the starting lineup this afternoon against the Twins. The speedy center fielder hasn’t played since he sprained his left wrist on a slide into second base…

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

    Sep 21, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT

    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…

  21. Indians outlast White Sox to creep within one game of second AL Wild Card

    Sep 13, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

    Nick Swisher

    With just a handful of games left in the regular season, the Indians have certainly done their part to remain relevant both in the AL Central and Wild Card races. They defeated the White Sox by a score of 3-1 this afternoon, improving to 79-68, 5.5 games behind the division-leading Tigers and one game behind…

  22. Mike Aviles breaks scoreless tie in the ninth with a grand slam as Indians beat Tigers

    Sep 1, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Mike Aviles, Asdrubal Cabrera

    It was a pitcher’s duel in Detroit this afternoon as the Tigers and Indians wrapped up a three-game weekend series. Tigers starter Justin Verlander held the Tribe scoreless through seven innings, allowing just four hits and walking two while striking out six. Indians starter Danny Salazar matched him, holding the Tigers at bay through six…

  23. Indians buy high on Ryan Raburn, but it’s OK

    Aug 7, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

    Ryan Raburn

    After hitting .256/.311/.430 in 1,573 at-bats over seven seasons with the Tigers, Ryan Raburn had to settle for a minor league contract in the offseason.  A few charmed months later, he’s now making guaranteed money through 2015, courtesy of the two-year, $4.85 million extension he signed with the Indians on Wednesday. There’s no denying that…

  24. Scott Kazmir blanks the Marlins over six as Indians win

    Aug 4, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

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    Indians starter Scott Kazmir held the Marlins scoreless over six frames this afternoon, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out seven. As recently as June 15, his ERA stood at an unsightly 5.89, but after today’s outing, it is now 3.89. The Indians got their two runs on a Lonnie Chisenhall RBI single…

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

    Jul 8, 2013, 6:43 AM EDT

    Orioles' Jones watches his two-run home run off of Yankees closing pitcher Rivera during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York

    Orioles 2, Yankees 1: Even Superman gets beat up once in a while. Adam Jones handed Mariano Rivera his second blown save of the year and the first blown save in Yankee Stadium in a dog’s age when he smacked a two-run homer in the ninth. Speaking of Superman, I finally got around to seeing…

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