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It hasn't always been easy, but the Cleveland Indians have managed to find ways to win of late.
Trying for a fifth consecutive victory, the Indians look to complete a sweep of the visiting Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Michael Bourn had three hits with three RBI as Cleveland (38-35) took advantage of five walks to score six times in the first inning, then hung on for an 8-7 win over Minnesota on Saturday.
Though the Indians have won eight of 10 since a season-high eight-game slide, it's been a challenge to succeed at times during the stretch.
They scored in bottom of the ninth for a 2-1 win over Washington on June 14; rallied from a pair of two-run deficits to beat Kansas City 4-3 on Tuesday and came back from two down to beat the Royals 6-3 the next game. Cleveland had to sweat out Saturday's contest which it led 8-3 after five innings.
"We won the game," Vinnie Pestano said after he converted his third straight save opportunity despite allowing two ninth-in...
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BALTIMORE, MD - The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have optioned right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco to Triple-A Columbus and recalled left-handed pitcher T.J. House from Columbus.
House, 23, has gone a combined 3-8 with a 4.83 ERA in 15 starts between Double-A Akron and Columbus this year (87.2 IP, 93 H, 47 ER, 11 HR, 33 BB, 75 K). The 75 strikeouts are second...
On Saturday the Cleveland Indians announced that they signed 4th round pick left-handed pitcher Kyle Crockett and 15th round pick shortstop James Roberts.
With the signings, the Indians have now signed all of their picks through the 9th round and have signed 21 of their 39 draft picks.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians first baseman Nick Swisher hit off a tee and survived batting practice without feeling stabbing pain in his left shoulder. He's ready to test it in a game.
Swisher moved closer to returning to Cleveland's lineup on Friday after missing nearly a week with an injury that has been bothering him most of this season. Swisher had hoped to be available...
The Indians have inked two more draft picks as 3rd round pick right-handed pitcher Dace Kime and 7th round pick left-handed pitcher Kenny Mathews both signed deals on Friday.
Kime signed for $525,000 which was $167,200 below the $692,200 slot for the pick, and Mathews signed for $150,000 which was $44,800 below the $194,800 for the pick. The Indians have signed seven of their nine...
Former general manager John Hart and three-time All-Star second baseman Carlos Barega have been inducted into the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame.
Hart was the architect of the Indians' most successful sustained run in franchise history, winning five straight AL Central titles and two pennants in the 1990s. Hart turned a perennial loser into what many believed to be a model franchise...
CLEVELAND -- There are certainly many ways to remember the Indians era of greatness in the 1990s, but Carlos Baerga put a new spin on things this weekend.
As Baerga reminisced, the memory of pregame before the 1995 Division Series opener against Boston in Progressive Field came to mind. The Indians walked on the field, saw Boston starter Roger Clemens and let him know their feelings...
Special K in Cleveland
Some were starting to question the future of Scott Kazmir as a starter for the Indians after his last start against Washington, when he served up five runs, four hits and three home runs in just two and two-thirds innings of work. Whether it was the rain, a mechanical issue or just another example of the inconsistency that the left-hander has dealt with so...
Cleveland, OH -- Cleveland scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning and the Tribe bullpen bent but didn't break, as the Indians beat the Minnesota Twins, 8-7, Saturday night at Progressive Field.
"We kind of had to hang on for dear life, but we did," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "We go home happy."
The Indians maintained a patient approach...
After going through some issues, the big league club got back to winning over the past week and climbed back over .500. That, combined with some fun with debuts in the short season leagues made this past week a good time here at IBI.
Note that the Digest is a little short this week as I am leaving for vacation. The Digest will return in two weeks with a mega-edition to catch you...
Akron, OH – Both teams played to the best of their abilities, but it was the Rock Cats who pulled out a 12-7 victory in a thriller on Saturday night at Canal Park.
Both teams took the lead in the ninth inning and the Rock Cats scored five runs to win the game in the 11th inning.
Although starting pitcher Toru Murata did well and the Aeros held the lead for the majority of the...
I enjoy watching the All-Star game, mostly because it’s fun seeing a team comprised of players wearing their team’s jerseys.
Where else can I watch Derek Jeter, in pinstripes, starting a double play with Ian Kinsler who is wearing Texas blue and white with Albert Pujols in his Angels jersey waiting for the relay?
I remember going to the All-Star game in 2009 when Cliff...
Player of the Game
Drew Stubbs hit a solo shot in the bottom of the 7th inning. This home run brought the Indians within one run of the Twins.
Jason Kipnis continues to stay hot. He hit a single and 2 doubles today and knocked in the 2nd Indians run.
After sitting 6 games due to injury, Nick Swisher found himself back in the lineup. Though he didn'...
Cleveland, OH — On short notice, Minnesota starter Pedro Hernandez allowed just two runs over five innings as the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians, 5-3, to avoid a three-game sweep on Sunday.
Hernandez (3-1, 5.54) was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to fill in for scheduled starter Mike Pelfrey who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained back.
ZEBULON – A nail bitter until the end, the Carolina Mudcats were walk-off winners as they defeated the Frederick Keys 3-2 on Monday night. The win was the first for the team in the second half, bringing the Mudcats record to 1-3 in the second half and 23-51 overall.
With the score tied 2-2 entering the bottom of the ninth, designated hitter Bo Greenwell singled and stole second...
Kevin Costner has always been known as a baseball fan and advocate, with movies like Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, and For Love of the Game. The Hollywood legend took an opportunity to take batting practice at the Cleveland Indians Progressive Field on Sunday, on a break for filming another sports movie in town. Watch as Costner sends a few ropes to left field, defying his 58...