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(AP) -- Kansas City's pitchers have sparked the team's return to the .500 mark.
Right at the head of that effort has been Ervin Santana, who will look to lead the Royals to a winning record for the first time in exactly a month with a victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.
"It's important to get to .500, but now it's more important to move past that," manager Ned Yost said.
Kansas City (34-34) has won 11 of 13 behind a pitching staff that has posted a 1.69 ERA during its run while holding opposing hitters to a .217 average.
"We've been playing good baseball and we're enjoying it," designated hitter Billy Butler said. "We're more confident now than we were when we started 17-10."
It was more of the same Monday, as the Royals held the Indians (34-35) to six hits. James Shields overcame four walks to allow one run in six innings, and the bullpen took care of the rest in Kansas City's 2-1 victory. Royals...
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The Mariners and Athletics were exposed to a sewage backup Sunday in Oakland, forcing both teams to flee their locker rooms.
As surprising as the Indians off-season spending spree was, I still think the club’s basic strategy is unchanged: develop a young core of players internally and dip into free agency when you need it. It just so happened that they needed a lot of help this past off-season, and there was a bit of a perfect storm of available money, available talent, and a protected draft pick....
Today the Cleveland Indians have recalled third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall from Triple-A Columbus and optioned right-handed pitcher Matt Langwell to Columbus.
Chisenhall, 24, has been with Columbus since May 13th where he hit .390 (41-for-105) with 8 doubles, 2 triples, 6 home runs and 26 RBI in 27 games for the Clippers (.455/.676/1.132). Since May 29th he has hit .467 (28-for...
There is your Cleveland Indians in numbers, as I stand staring here at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario. They started the season 8-13. During this stretch, the offense was prone to big innings, but not much else. The starting pitching was suspect, but the bullpen was as dangerous as they come.
The next phase of baseball was dominant. The starting pitching...
Earlier this season, Cleveland Indians slugger Nick Swisher was hampered by a sore left shoulder. It appears that the injury never fully healed, as he was given Sunday off to rest his shoulder, according to Mark Emery of MLB.com.
Swisher aggravated his shoulder on Saturday while batting against Jordan Zimmermann. Manager Terry Francona deemed Swisher available for Sunday'...
Cleveland, OH — Corey Kluber escaped three no-out jams with no damage and the Cleveland offense provided just enough support, as the Indians beat the Nationals 2-0 to win the three-game series.
After a leadoff single by Anthony Rendon in the fourth, Ryan Zimmerman hit a ball to newly-acquired Indians third baseman John McDonald, who threw a double play ball past second baseman...
Wade Davis stopped his five-game winless streak, Jeff Francoeur homered, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Sunday.
Davis (4-5) gave up two runs and five hits in six innings for his first win since he beat the Los Angeles Angels on May 15. It was the right-hander's first game against the Rays, who traded him to the Royals during the offseason.
Shaw hides his face after Hosmer ties the game with a double
The Cleveland Indians had been having a fairly nice year compared to expectations. After today they are trailing the Royals by a half game. It looked like Cleveland was in line for a win after Carlos Carrasco worked 7 shutout innings. The 8th inning proved to be a little trickier. After putting a man on second,...
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.
Carlos Moncrief: CF, Akron Aeros: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 BB:
There isn’t a player who is more intriguing to me than Carlos Moncrief. I’ve talked about his talent for three...
Yesterday, Tony posted part one of his post-draft Q&A with Indians Director of Scouting John Mirabelli. Today, in part two, Mirabelli goes into depth about their preparation for the draft, the philosophy of the draft, how they manage their bonus pool money, the decision-making process that goes into the first round pick (and other picks), the negotiation process, and much more...
Roster Update: Desparation forced the Indians to finally bring Lonnie Chisenhall back despite the fact that he has been completely destroying AAA pitching for the past month. Matt Langwell was sent back to Columbus to make room for Lonnie, bringing the Indians bullpen down to the standard seven pitchers.
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Ubaldo Jimenez threw 5.1 innings of two hit baseball...
Michael Brantley's sacrifice fly capped Cleveland's three-run eighth inning, rallying the Indians to a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
Held to one run and three hits over seven innings by Ervin Santana, the Indians finally strung something together in the eighth off Kelvin Herrera (3-5) and Tim Collins. Michael Bourn and Jason Kipnis delivered RBI hits...
COLUMBUS- After coming back from a 2-0 deficit in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game, the Columbus Clippers suffered a defensive meltdown in the ninth to hand the Pawtucket Red Sox a 3-2 win Tuesday.
Clipper closer Preston Guilmet had a runner on first with two outs in the bottom of the ninth before three fielding errors paved the way for a Pawtucket victory.
The Cleveland Indians have climbed back to .500 following an eight-game losing streak. The Kansas City Royals need one more win to do the same.
These AL Central foes meet in Cleveland for the first time this season Monday night.
With eight strong innings from Corey Kluber, who helped the Indians (34-34) end an eight-game skid Tuesday, Cleveland won for the fourth time in five games...