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The Cleveland Indians are off to a rough start in what could be one of their most crucial stretches of the season.
Chris Johnson drove in the winning run with a two-out single in the ninth inning and the Atlanta Braves edged the Indians for the second night in a row, 3-2 on Wednesday.
Mike Aviles homered and drove in both Cleveland runs, but the Indians squandered too many chances and paid for it in the end.
''We had opportunities. We need to capitalize on them,'' Aviles said. ''When our ace (Justin Masterson) goes out and gives us strong innings, we've got to find a way to get a W.''
The Indians have scored three runs or fewer in five of their past six games - not a good time to go into a slump. They dropped four games back in the wild-card race.
After wrapping up a three-game series with the Braves, Cleveland moves on to play three games in Detroit against the AL Central-leading Tigers before returning home for three games with Baltimore, a...
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Gattis during his janitorial days. His story started with a bang, literally, homering off the Phillie’s Roy Halladay in his first major league at-bat. Talk about a dream come true, crushing a Doc Halladay pitch over the outfield wall in your first at-bat. Whoa. The homerun ball was caught by a young man wearing a Texas A&M shirt. The irony was not lost on Evan Gattis. From...
The Cleveland Indians, who continue to make a push for playoffs, acquire another outfielder from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jason Kubel will added to the Indians roster and the Diamondbacks will get cash and a minor league player to be named later.
Kubel, who is 31, has a career batting average of .265 with 139 home runs, over the past 9 seasons with Minnesota and Arizona. He hit...
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Jordan Smith (CF, Carolina): 3-for-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SO
All year, people like me were just hoping to see a little power out of Smith. Through the first four months of the season...
Brett Myers has not pitched for the Cleveland Indians sine April 19. He will not pitch for them again this season as the team cut ties with the 33-year-old right hander on Thursday.
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Chris Johnson watched the winning run slide across the plate, then braced himself for the celebration.
This time, he was in the middle of it.
Johnson singled with two outs in the ninth inning for his first career walk-off hit and the Atlanta Braves won again at home, beating the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Jordan Schafer drove in Atlanta's first two runs. He...
Yesterday we reported that Cleveland Indians utility man Ryan Raburn was hoping to avoid a stint on the disabled list as a result of his leg injuries. Raburn showed progress while working out prior to yesterday's game, and manager Terry Francona is now optimistic that the veteran will return to the team's lineup in the near future, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com...
ATLANTA -- After spending a nerve-wracking day in Pensacola, Fla. -- the headquarters of Dr. James Andrews' practice -- Brandon Beachy looked relieved as he addressed reporters before Tuesday's game against the Indians: he will not need surgery on his inflamed right elbow. Andrews did tell Beachy and the Braves doctors that there is an ample amount of unwanted fluid, but...
The Indians have released right-hander Brett Myers.
Myers had been sidelined since April 19 because of an elbow strain and the Indians activated him from the 60-day DL just prior to cutting him loose. The Indians signed Myers to a one-year $7-million contract this past offseason. In 2013 Myers notched an ERA of 8.02 in 21 1/3 innings.
For his career the 33-year-old Myers has pitched...
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves have activated second baseman Dan Uggla from the disabled list, two weeks after he underwent eye surgery.
Uggla is in the lineup, batting sixth, for Wednesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians. He rejoined the roster after playing two rehab games for Triple-A Gwinnett, where he went 2-for-7 with a homer but also struck out four times.
Outfielder Justin Upton is day to day after being struck on left hand by a pitch during Atlanta's game against Cleveland.
Upton was plunked with a 92-mph fastball from Ubaldo Jimenez that rode into the hitter in the fifth inning with the Braves leading 3-0 Thursday night.
The training staff immediately ran out to check on Upton, who looked as though he would stay in the game...
Before Thursday night Kris Medlen had won every start when the Braves scored at least three runs while he was in the game and he also had won six consecutive starts — home or road — when he got that much support.
Brian McCann got three for him with one swing in the third inning against Cleveland a three-run homer that powered the Braves and Medlen to a 3-1 win for a three-game...
Perennially disappointing outfielder B.J. Upton left Tampa for Atlanta — and another huge payday — this past off-season. Upton must have finally finished…
After being stuck in DFA limbo for just a couple of days, Jason Kubel has a new home: the Cleveland Indians. Arizona dealt Kubel to the Tribe for a player to be named later and will be picking up nearly all the money remaining on his contract.
Saying that Kubel has stunk in 2013 has been an understatement, a point that I made on Wednesday. But his weaknesses this year (and throughout...
Just a little more than a week ago, Elliot Johnson was playing for the Kansas City Royals, seven games out of a playoff spot. He was then claimed by the Atlanta Braves, baseball’s best team, and that’s apparently rejuvenated Johnson.
That hasn’t been evident on the field necessarily — Johnson is 5-for-18 since being claimed — but Johnson’s care-free attitude has been...
Akron, OH – The regular season may be coming to an end, but it’s never too late for a superb pitching performance.That’s exactly what the Aeros got on Wednesday night when Brett Brach and three relievers combined to shut out the Erie SeaWolves, 5-0, in front of 4,193 fans at Canal Park.It was the first win in the series for the Aeros (65-71). For Erie, the loss means more...