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Scott Kazmir has gone nearly three years without a victory. His current teammates, meanwhile, have done nothing but win lately.
With five straight wins, the Indians hope Kazmir can help continue that run Saturday against the visiting Minnesota Twins.
Cleveland (13-13) has been firing on all cylinders during its streak, producing 46 runs and 12 homers while batting .357 despite the absence of injured regulars Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn.
The pitchers have also done their share, posting a 2.15 ERA. Cleveland starters had allowed five runs over the first four games of the streak before Justin Masterson was reached for five in 6 2-3 innings Friday.
That subpar outing, however, wasn't enough to slow the Indians, who returned to .500 for the first time since April 13 after winning the opener of this three-game set, 7-6 in 10 innings on Drew Stubbs' RBI double - his fourth hit. Jason Kipnis matched a career high with four RBIs for Cleveland, which seeks its first six-game ru...
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Scott Kazmir earned his first victory since the 2010 season on Saturday. Kazmir worked six innings allowing two runs on five hits against Minnesota.
Kazmir earned a rotation spot with the Indians after a strong spring but had struggled in his first two starts of the season.
On Saturday Kazmir recorded seven strikeouts and allowed just one walk against a Twins team that has struggled...
Following two hideous outings, Indians reclamation project Scott Kazmir stifled Minnesota Twins batters to lead the team to a 7-3 victory in Cleveland on Saturday afternoon. The 29-year-old Kazmir (1-1, 6.28 ERA), who easily outperformed Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco and Daisuke Matsuzaka to become Cleveland’s fifth starter, vacated the mound as a winner for the first time since...
The Indians made a move to add some bullpen assistance with Vinnie Pestano currently day-to-day with elbow soreness. Left-handed reliever Scott Barnes was recalled, and he took Ezequiel Carrera’s roster spot.
Barnes pitched in one game this year for the Indians, completing one inning of work and allowing two runs last week. Last season, he worked 16 games (19 IP) and had an ERA...
Tribe setup man Vinnie Pestano was unavailable to work Friday night’s game. Instead, Cody Allen was sent into the game to allow Joe Smith to be saved for the eighth inning. Allen promptly allowed a go-ahead homer to Chris Parmelee. After the game, it was communicated by Tribe skipper Terry Francona that Pestano had a “cranky elbow” and he was unavailable that evening.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Scott Kazmir earned his first victory in three seasons, Nick Swisher homered in his first at-bat since missing three games with a sore shoulder and the Cleveland Indians beat Minnesota 7-3 Saturday for their sixth straight victory.
Kazmir (1-1), a two-time AL All-Star who pitched in an independent league last season, allowed two runs in six innings. It was his first...
Indians reliever Vinnie Pestano could miss some time with elbow soreness due to tendinitis. While a few extra days of rest may be all that is needed, a trip to the DL might be a possibility.
Pestano says he's been dealing with tendonitis for years, but the ailment has never affected his ability to pitch effectively.
"It's something we've been monitoring the last...
Even outside of baseball, April is a month commonly described as a prelude to better things—showers begetting flowers and all that. So, for all our nail-biting over the Indians’ rather lifeless kickoff to the 2013 campaign, it can’t be too surprising to see things starting to balance out—more than a little bit—in the past few days.
For the sake of avoiding the oft-discussed...
With high-priced free agents Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher on the shelf for the last couple weeks and last few days respectively, one would think that Progressive Field was burning. Instead, that smoke you’re seeing is coming from the Tribe bats, who have stayed warm without their leadoff and cleanup hitters. Actually, they’ve heated up and diversified the contributions. Last...
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.
1B Matt LaPorta, Columbus Clippers: 3-5, R, HR, 2 RBI, K: Welcome back, Matt LaPorta! In his first game since being activated off the disabled list, LaPorta wasted no time in getting...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Nick Swisher has returned to the Cleveland Indians' lineup after missing three games because of a sore left shoulder.
He is the designated hitter and is batting fourth Saturday against Minnesota.
Swisher hasn't played since Monday. He missed the two-game series against Philadelphia and the Indians had an off-day Thursday. He was out again Friday but took...
The Cleveland Indians have claimed outfielder Ezequiel Carrera off of waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies. In other moves made by the organization they designated first baseman Michael McDade for assignment and optioned starting right handed pitcher Trevor Bauer to Triple-A Columbus.
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While he isn't a household name, Ryan Raburn is leading the charge for the surging Cleveland Indians.
The Indians try to extend their winning streak to five for the first time in two years Friday night when they open a three-game set against the visiting Minnesota Twins.
After back-to-back two-homer games, Raburn had his second four-hit contest in three days and drove in another...
This is a game where even when it felt like we were going to lose, they still win. That’s just the way this team has been rolling this past week. Center fielder Drew Stubbs had a career night going 4-for-5 with three doubles including a walkoff RBI double in the 10th inning. Justin Masterson bobbed and weaved and struggled with his command all night, but still gave the Tribe...
Life after the draft changes considerably for a player, but Lake County Captains’ starter Dylan Baker knows that baseball is just a game.
Baker, 21, was taken by the Cleveland Indians in the 5th round of the 2012 draft. The Alaska native attended Western Nevada Community College, where he went 13-0 with a 1.91 ERA and 126:46 K:BB ratio.
Last season, Baker appeared in eight...
Summer is in the air and Jake, Mike and Hayden are back to discuss the warming weather and warming bats in Cleveland.
Cy Young winners are dropping like flies at the hands of Indians hitters as the Tribe is now working their way back to the .500 mark and staying in the AL Central race. The offense is scoring runs left and right while the starting pitching appears to be settling...