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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Cobb scattered four hits in 7 1-3 innings, Kelly Johnson homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 6-0 on Saturday night.
Cobb (1-0) struck out six and walked three as the Rays blanked Cleveland for the second consecutive game. Joel Peralta and Cesar Ramos completed a five-hitter.
Tampa Bay got its first hit when Jose Molina had a one-out single in the fourth. Johnson followed with a two-run homer that put the Rays up 3-0.
Indians catcher Lou Marson left the game in the fourth with a cervical-neck strain, when he had a jarring collision with Desmond Jennings.
Jennings walked leading off the third, stole second and third before being thrown out at home on Matt Joyce's grounder. Jennings slammed hard with Marson, who held onto third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall's throw.
BEST OF MAXIM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Jeff Niemann must overcome a health obstacle, again.
The Tampa Bay Rays announced Friday that they have placed the right-hander on the 15-day disabled list because of right shoulder soreness. Brandon Gomes, a right-hander, was recalled from Class AAA Durham to take Niemanns place in the bullpen.
Weve been fighting this for a while, Niemann said. The whole...
TAMPA - When going on a road trip, it’s easy to leave some necessary belongings behind. For the Indians, it looked like the team left their hitting shoes behind the Canadian border in Toronto, as Tampa Bay shutout the Tribe on Friday night, 4-0.
Cleveland hitters could not string together any sort of offense against Rays crafty left-hander Matt Moore. The southpaw blanked the Indians...
Shoulder surgeries are now becoming more frightening for pitchers than elbow surgeries. With the advancements in Tommy John surgery, pitchers can return sooner than they ever could before. For Jeff Niemann and the Rays, any surgery is going to be a problem, but shoulder surgery appears likely.
The Rays and Niemann are waiting on a second opinion, but according to Marc Topkin...
Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook…
The Indians have now played five games and each pitcher in their starting rotation has made their first start of the season.
Not that a lot was going to be taken from one turn through the rotation, but through five games the rotation has been as advertised as a volatile unit that is a complete wildcard for...
Baseball is a funny game. Heading into Sunday, the Tampa Bay Rays had shut out the Cleveland Indians in their last two games. On Friday, 23-year old Matt Moore held the Indians to two hits in a 4-0 victory. Saturday, another of the Rays talented young pitchers, Alex Cobb, scattered four hits in 7 1/3 innings while the Rays blanked Cleveland 6-0.
With brooms out in full force at Tropicana...
The Cleveland Indians will activate first basemen/designated hitter Jason Giambi on Tuesday. Tuesday is the first day the Indians can activate the 42-year-old.
Giambi has played in the majors dating back to 1995 and is hoping to squeeze one more season out of his body.
When activated manager Terry Francona plans to get Giambi some action quickly.
“I don’t want him to sit a week...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have placed left-hander Scott Kazmir on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right ribcage muscle.
The team made the move on Saturday.
Cleveland also recalled right-hander Trevor Bauer from Triple-A Columbus to start Saturday night against Tampa Bay.
The Indians had said Thursday that the moves were coming.
We’ve waited a long time for the much anticipated 2013 Cleveland Indians season to begin. The complete makeover of the team, a culture change if you will, has been universally lauded across our fair city. It starts with manager Terry Francona. I think it was a good thing that the Indians started on a tough six-game road trip to AL East beasts Toronto and Tampa Bay. Because of...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Moore pitched six sharp innings and Ben Zobrist drove in three runs to lead the Tampa Bay Rays over the Cleveland Indians 4-0 on Friday night.
Moore (1-0) limited the Indians to a pair of hits by Michael Bourn, walked two and struck out eight. The 23-year-old left-hander retired his final eight batters and came out after 100 pitches.
Man! It's good to be back at the Transactions Log!
Welcome to the 2013 Edition of The Transaction Rundown! Your weekly source for transactiony goodness from all levels of the Cleveland Indians organization. As always, you can get your daily fix of roster movement anytime by checking out the Transactions Log. Just click on "2013" under the "Transactions"...
Baseball is officially back! The big league club is in action, the minor league teams are playing, and you can go to your local ballpark and catch a game.
After the long offseason, I think everyone can join with me when I say "Finally!"
Here are all of the pieces that went up on IBI over the past week:
2013 Indians minor league full season rosters announced...
Roster Moves: In what looks to be the last pitching rotation announcement for awhile, the Indians have stated that Carlos Carrasco will be entered into the rotation between Ubaldo Jimenez and Brett Myers next time around as expected. This means Trevor Bauer will make just a single start before being sent back down, possibly for Jason Giambi who is due to join the team next week....
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Mark Reynolds and Lonnie Chisenhall hit three-run homers off AL Cy Young Award winner David Price, Justin Masterson pitched seven strong inning and the Cleveland Indians hammered the Tampa Bay Rays 13-0 on Sunday.
Carlos Santana had a career-high five hits, including a home run and a pair of doubles.
Price (0-1) gave up eight runs, 10 hits and three...
By Tony LastoriaSpecial To FOX Sports Ohio
The minor league season kicked off on Thursday night with the Indians affiliates in Columbus, Akron and Lake County all in action. One team has yet to start their season, and that is High-A Carolina who opens play tonight.
Yesterday I posted the five best prospects and then some to keep an eye on at Lake County, and today I follow suit with...