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  • Balk is difference as Phils sweep Indians

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- In a pitchers' duel on a sloppy, wet day at Citizens Bank Park, it took Danny Salazar's duel with the pitcher's mound to help determine the winner. The Phillies took advantage of one rough inning from Salazar and won their sixth consecutive game, posting a 2-1 victory Sunday..." May 01

  • Light-hitting Galvis leads Phillies past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Two bloops fell for the Philadelphia Phillies. Two blasts by the Cleveland Indians were caught. That was ultimately the difference Saturday night, as the Phillies beat the Indians 4-3 for their fifth straight victory. The second of the bloops, off the bat of..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • Phillies defeat Indians on Howard's walkoff homer in 11th

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Howard, one of the Philadelphia Phillies' elder statesmen, said the energy is somehow different on a young, rebuilding club. On Friday night, the 36-year-old Howard provided a jolt of his own, hitting a leadoff homer in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Phillies..." April 29

  • Indians Designate Ross Detwiler, Activate Tommy Hunter

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians announced on Friday that they’ve activated right-hander Tommy Hunter off the disabled list and designated lefty Ross Detwiler for assignment in order to clear a spot on the active roster. Detwiler, 30, signed a minor league deal with Cleveland and made the club out of Spring..." April 29

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Indians grind out win vs. Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- It wasn't pretty for the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night, but they count just the same in the standings. The Indians overcame a pair of errors and an early deficit, getting three hits from Carlos Santana and three RBIs from Francisco Lindor in a 6-5 win over the Minnesota..." April 28

  • Deja vu: Another walk-off win for Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Doing some of their best work late in the game, the Minnesota Twins came up with yet another clutch hit in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday at Target Field. For the second consecutive night, the Twins walked off the Cleveland Indians, this time winning 5-4 on a one-out..." April 27

  • Arcia's homer lifts Twins past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Having played 16 innings a day earlier, the Minnesota Twins faced the prospect of going to extra innings yet again on Monday against the Cleveland Indians. Oswaldo Arcia had other plans. The Twins' powerful left fielder crushed a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the..." April 26

  • Francisco Lindor reveals his crush on Hannah Montana

    Larry Brown Sports "Francisco Lindor’s secret is out. Not only did the 22-year-old Cleveland Indians shortstop reveal he listens to Miley Cyrus, but he also revealed his crush on the singer/actress. Lindor was a guest on MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk” Monday and was asked about a song he listens to that he..." April 26

  • Indians without Carrasco for 4-6 weeks after hamstring injury

    The Score "The Cleveland Indians have put right-hander Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and he's expected to miss 4-6 weeks. " April 25

  • Indians complete sweep of Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Their starting pitcher left the field grimacing as the team's trainers helped him back to the dugout. Fortunately for the Cleveland Indians, they had a former starter to call upon and rescue their bid to sweep the Detroit Tigers. Trevor Bauer warmed up quickly and provided 3 1/3..." April 24

  • Carrasco helped off field with hamstring injury after awkward play

    The Score "Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco had to be helped off the field in the third inning of Sunday's series finale against the Detroit Tigers after suffering a left hamstring injury on an awkward play at first base. With one out in the bottom of the third, the 29-year-old ran to cover..." April 24

  • Kluber, Indians overpower Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Corey Kluber finally enjoyed the luxury of pitching with a lead. That cushion had Kluber flashing his old Cy Young Award form. Kluber collected his first victory of the season and Yan Gomes tied his career high by driving in five runs as the Cleveland Indians overwhelmed the..." April 23

  • Homers power Indians to 2-1 win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Don't expect Carlos Santana to turn into Rickey Henderson because that just isn't in his genes. But there's a good chance that Cleveland manager Terry Francona will be putting his designated hitter back in the leadoff spot on occasion. With Jose Ramirez and Rajai Davis not..." April 22

  • Danny Salazar off to a hot start as No. 3 starting pitcher

    Akron Beacon Journal "Although Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar took the loss in Wednesday’s game, an unwanted end result, the performance was much of the same. That is, ace-level pitching from the No. 3 spot in the starting rotation. In three starts this season, Salazar has a 1.47 ERA. He has 23 strikeouts..." April 22

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

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    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    .@Indians activate OF Lonnie Chisenhall from 15-day DL; option Collin Cowgill to Triple-A Columbus.

  • Patience pays off as Indians edge Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- After hitting into double plays in each of the first three innings Cleveland Indians hitters decided to be more patient at the plate, and that patience paid off. Cleveland drew four walks in the span of five batters in the fourth inning, leading to two runs and an eventual 3-2..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • Matz's masterpiece helps Mets blank Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Steven Matz's first start this season was a disaster, but his second start was a masterpiece. Matz pitched seven scoreless innings and combined with three relievers on a three-hit shutout to lead the New York Mets to a 6-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians Sunday at Progressive..." April 17

  • Fans caught having sex at Indians game?

    Larry Brown Sports "A couple of fans at Saturday’s Indians-Mets game apparently made good use of the empty stands in the outfield at Progressive Field. Here is a photo a fan posted on Twitter showing the fans getting intimate amid a bunch of empty chairs." April 17

  • Indians rough up Harvey in win over Mets

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- For four innings, Matt Harvey dominated the Cleveland Indians. For two innings, the Indians dominated Harvey, and the Indians' dominance prevailed as they beat Harvey and the New York Mets 7-5 on Saturday afternoon at Progressive Field. "For four innings that guy was carving us..." April 16

  • Mets offense comes alive in win over Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The New York Mets' dormant offense finally came to life Friday night, and they needed every run. The Mets hit four home runs, including three in the span of seven batters in a five-run fifth inning, to beat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 at Progressive Field. Michael Conforto,..." April 16

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Dodgers Sign Joe Thatcher To Minor-League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have signed lefty Joe Thatcher to a minor-league deal, SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo tweets. Thatcher is a client of Platinum Sports. The Indians released Thatcher near the end of Spring Training. Last season, he got good results in the Astros’ bullpen, posting a 3.18 ERA, 10.3 K/9 and..." April 16

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    Roger Mooney @RMooneyTBO

    Indians lineup v #Rays

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Carrasco, Indians shut down Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- For Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco, there's some magic hidden in Tropicana Field that he can't get enough of. Maybe it's because he lives just 35 miles up the road, in Tarpon Springs. Perhaps it's the lure of playing in a temperature-controlled dome, and knowing..." April 13

  • Change coming for Cleveland Indians' outfield with Michael Brantley, Lonnie Chisenhall approaching

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians aren't saying how many at bats Michael Brantley will need before he's ready to join the big league club for his 2016 debut. As they've said so many times since Brantley's November surgery on his right shoulder, they'll let him set the pace. This much is clear -- change is on the..." April 13

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Rays outlast Indians, Kluber

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- For the third time in as many wins this season, the Tampa Bay Rays waited until the eighth inning to get their bats going. As he did a week earlier to beat the Toronto Blue Jays, Logan Forsythe hit a two-run home run in the eighth, sparking the Rays to a 5-1 win over..." April 12

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • Cubs Acquire LHP Giovanni Soto From Indians

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cubs announced today that they have acquired left-handed reliever Giovanni Soto from the Indians in exchange for cash considerations. Cleveland had designated the 24-year-old southpaw for assignment last week. Kyle Schwarber has been transferred to the 60-day DL in order to clear a spot on the..." April 12

  • Cleveland Indians star Michael Brantley to begin rehab assignment on Tuesday

    Let's Go Tribe "The Cleveland Indians have announced that Michael Brantley will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday. Brantley had surgery on his non-throwing shoulder at the beginning of his offseason, and was initially expected to be out for all of April, and perhaps even longer. There..." April 11

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

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    Nick Camino @NickCaminoWTAM

    #Indians lineup today: Davis CF, Kipnis 2B, Lindor SS, Napoli 1B, Santana DH, Byrd LF, Perez C, Ramirez 3B and Cowgill RF

  • Ailing Dodgers acquire outfield depth from Indians

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers added depth to their depleted outfield Sunday, acquiring minor leaguer James Ramsey and utility man Zach Walters from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash considerations. The Dodgers announced the trade amid a series of injury-related transactions prior to their..." April 10

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

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  • Napoli's homer helps Indians beat Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Sometimes mistakes can lead to a loss, but that was not the case for the Cleveland Indians Wednesday night at Progressive Field. "We made a few mistakes, but we outplayed them," said Indians manager Terry Francona. Mike Napoli's home run in the bottom of the seventh inning..." April 07

  • Price, Red Sox win chilly opener in Cleveland

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND – There was a lot to like for Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell on Opening Day, and he liked all of it. Starting pitcher David Price struck out 10 in six innings and Mookie Betts and David Ortiz each belted two-run homers to lead the Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Cleveland..." April 05

  • MLB Releases 2016 Draft Bonus Slots

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released the final draft bonus slots to teams, and’s Jim Callis provides the figures. As he explains, and the attached table reflects (mobile link), the Reds have the highest total draft spending power and are one of five clubs with over $10MM in bonus pool..." April 05

  • Indians' frigid opener coldest in franchise history

    The Score "Cleveland may rock, but the city had to cope with the frostiest Opening Day in club history when the Indians took the field Tuesday. As the Indians hosted the Boston Red Sox at Progressive Field to get their 2016 season underway, temperatures in the area dropped to 34 degrees Fahrenheit, which..." April 05

  • Major League Baseball Is Back, and Maybe Worse Than Ever

    Rolling Stone "On Thursday afternoon, in the overpriced and stratified city that I now call home, the San Francisco Giants will play their home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants are among the favorites to win the World Series, which, if it happens, would be their fourth title in seven seasons...." April 05

  • MLB players ecstatic with extended netting

    USA Today "The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players noticed it the moment they stepped onto Progressive Field before their season opener Monday was postponed. The Kansas City Royals marveled about it Sunday night upon their arrival at Kauffman Stadium. Net. Nothing but beautiful net. It has..." April 05

  • Inside The Room For Tommy John Surgery, Baseball's Most Important Cut

    Deadspin "He didn’t want a piece of the dead guy holding his elbow together. That’s all he asked. Todd Coffey had resigned himself to spending the next year learning how to throw a baseball again. He had accepted the mind-numbing rehabilitation process after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, the..." April 05

  • Cleveland's opener shaping up to be historically cold

    The Score "The boys of summer will be competing with Mother Nature in Cleveland on Monday. Temperatures plummeted to 34 degrees Fahrenheit ahead of the Indians' home opener against the Boston Red Sox, one day after the Pirates' grounds crew was forced to shovel snow off the field before the first game of..." April 04

  • Snow, rain postpones Red Sox vs. Indians on Opening Day

    CBS Sports "For a while it appeared the weather in Cleveland would cooperate Monday, but unfortunately that is no longer the case. The season-opener between the Red Sox and Indians has been postponed, both teams announced. Monday's game, which was scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. ET, will be made up Tuesday at..." April 04

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