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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Justin Masterson pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels with a 3-1 victory Wednesday.
The Indians, who began the day 5 12 games behind first-place Detroit in the AL Central and 3 12 behind Oakland in the race for the second wild card spot, improved to 69-58 and surpassed last season's win total with 35 games to spare.
The injury-ravaged Angels have lost 13 of their last 17 and are a season-worst 16 games under .500 this late in the season for the first time since 1999, the year before Mike Scioscia became manager. All-Star outfielder Mike Trout missed his third straight game because of tightness in his right hamstring -- leaving his on-base streak of 40 consecutive games on hold.
Masterson (14-9) allowed a run and five hits over 6 2-3 innings, tied a season high with five walks and struck out seven just 10 days after giving up five ru...
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The Cleveland Indians have granted the release of Japanese right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka according to multiple reports.
The 32-year old spent the entire season at Triple-A Columbus, going 5-8 with a 3.92 ERA in (19 starts) for the Clippers. The Indians had signed Matsuzaka to a minor league deal in February, but the veteran did not make the 40-man roster and was released before...
Daisuke Matsuzaka will not be reunited with Terry Francona after all.
Francona’s Indians granted the right-hander his release Tuesday, allowing Matsuzaka the opportunity to catch on with another team before the end of the season.
“We didn’t have an immediate major league opportunity for Daisuke,” Cleveland general manager Chris Antonetti told reporters. ”He had been throwing...
AKRON, OH -- The Binghamton Mets came into Akron Thursday night fresh off of clinching the Eastern Division.
Not that the Akron Aeros cared.
The Aeros (62-68) defeated the B-Mets (81-50) by a score of 7-3 thanks to four Binghamton errors and a four-run first inning.
After a one-two-three inning from Akron starter Toru Murata, the Aeros wasted no time scoring. A leadoff single from...
Indians prospect outfielder Tyler Naquin is providing a slash line of .375/.423/.458 (.881 OPS) with two doubles and three runs batted in through his first six games with Double-A Akron.
The 2012 first-rounder went 0-for-3 in his first contest with the Aeros, but has since recorded a hit in each game, including seven hits over the last three. After batting .277/.345/.424 (.769 OPS...
The Cleveland Indians released pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka on Tuesday.
Matsuzaka, 32, asked for and was given his release after spending all season with Triple-A Columbus. During his stay there he held a 3.92 ERA and a 95/35 K/BB ratio over 103 1/3 innings of work.
It is unclear what the right-hander who spent six seasons with the Boston Red Sox plans to do next.
The Indians brought...
It is widely known that Indians GM Chris Antonetti is out seeking ways to improve his club now and in the future. The whispers are that the Tribe has made several claims on players who other teams have put out as available since the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. The waivers are revocable, which means that should the Indians claim someone, the other team has the right to pull...
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.
Note that Columbus was off last night.
Joe Wendle (2B, Carolina): Games 1 & 2: 2-for-7, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 SO, 1 SB
Wendle has been regressing from his four-digit OPS in mid-July...
A successful road trip gave a boost to the Cleveland Indians' playoff hopes.
The Indians will try to end their recent woes at Progressive Field during a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins that begins Friday night.
Cleveland (69-58) moved within 2 12 games of Oakland in the race for the AL's final wild card berth by going 6-3 on its trek. The Indians completed the...
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Pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka asked for and was granted his release from the Cleveland Indians earlier this week. It didn’t take long for him to find a new employer.
The Japanese right-hander has agreed to a contract with the New York Mets, according to CBS Sports.com. According to the report, Matsuzaka will go straight to the big leagues for New York. The hurler hadn’t seen any...
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Salazar struck out seven to give him 29 strikeouts in his first 23 big-league innings but he was long gone by the time the Indians beat the Angels 4-1 in 14 innings as Drew Stubbs hit a two-run homer to break a 1-1 tie. The Indians are an AL-best 9-2 in extra innings this...
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