8/27/2016 | More-grand: Rangers slam Tribe to back Griffin
The American League's top two teams expected some back and forth in their series this week, but trading blowouts was probably not what the Rangers and Indians had in mind. On Saturday night, A.J. Griffin's strong start and a big first inning helped Texas pull off a 7-0 romp over the Tribe at Globe Life Park.
8/27/2016 | Pipeline preview: De Leon looks to rack up more K's
Here's a look at top prospects to watch in Sunday's Minor League action.
8/27/2016 | Holland, Salazar set for finale of marquee series
Rangers left-hander Derek Holland and Indians right-hander Danny Salazar will square off in the finale of a four-game series between the top teams in the American League on Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park.
8/27/2016 | Bruises for bases: Guyer racking up HBPs
Brandon Guyer was sporting a bright red bruise on the side of his left shin on Saturday evening. It was the result of the latest pitch to tail low and in and strike the Indians outfielder, who has become baseball's new hit-by-pitch king.
8/27/2016 | Indians end funk with furious 17-hit attack
Following a four-game stretch that saw the Indians score only three runs -- all via solo home runs -- the offense kicked into high gear Friday night in a 12-1 victory over the Rangers.
8/27/2016 | McKenzie, Borucki among top prospect performers Friday
Fans in attendance for Friday's matchup between Class A Lake County and Lansing were treated to a pitchers' duel between starters Triston McKenzie and Ryan Borucki, who combined for 11 scoreless innings and 18 strikeouts.
8/26/2016 | Tribe relentless in Texas to back Kluber
The Rangers and Indians have each put their Cy Young candidate on display this series. On Friday night, it was Corey Kluber's turn to show why he belongs in the discussion, and he did just that in a 12-1 victory at Globe Life Park.
8/26/2016 | Carrasco locked in entering showdown with Rangers
Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco, coming off one of his finest performances of the season, will look to keep his momentum going against the Rangers on Saturday night at Globe Life Park. Texas counters with righty A.J. Griffin.
8/26/2016 | Tribe won't 'run away from' Tomlin in rotation
Prior to Friday night's game against the Rangers, manager Terry Francona indicated that Josh Tomlin would make his next scheduled start as planned, even after his recent struggles.
8/26/2016 | Lucroy, Indians move on from near trade
After Jonathan Lucroy reached second base in the second inning on Thursday night, Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor said something to the Rangers catcher before patting him on the back. If Cleveland fans thought Lindor had any harsh words for Lucroy, they were wrong.
8/26/2016 | Lucroy faces Indians for 1st time since vetoing deal
Jonathan Lucroy has flourished in his short time with the Rangers, hitting seven homers with 14 RBIs through 20 games. The veteran catcher faced what could've been a different reality, though, when the Rangers opened up a four-game series over the Indians with a 9-0 win on Thursday.
8/25/2016 | Francona: Tomlin deserves help, not demotion
Indians manager Terry Francona has never been one to make a rash decision in the immediate aftermath of a demoralizing defeat. After the latest setback for starter Josh Tomlin, and with a spot on the October stage at stake, Cleveland might be close to considering its alternatives.
8/25/2016 | Kluber to take on Perez in matchup of division leaders
The Indians will send out an American League Cy Young Award candidate of their own in right-hander Corey Kluber for the second game of their series against the Rangers on Friday night at Globe Life Park -- a night after Rangers ace Cole Hamels took the mound.
8/25/2016 | Veteran pitcher Hunter released by Tribe
The Indians released right-hander Tommy Hunter on Thursday. The nine-year veteran is now a free agent.
8/24/2016 | Offense misses cross-country trip to Oakland
The Indians arrived in Oakland riding the high of a series that had an October feel to it. Cleveland and Toronto clashed in a classic set, which featured a packed Progressive Field, late-inning heroics and a level of intensity typically reserved for the postseason.
8/24/2016 | Division leaders open four-game series in Texas
The Rangers and Indians currently boast the two best winning percentages in the American League. If the clubs hold steady, they might be hoisting division-clinching banners and preparing for a possible matchup under the October spotlight.
8/24/2016 | A's strike early to clinch series over Indians
The Indians traveled to the Coliseum this week with a chance to pick up some wins against an A's team that has struggled all season. Cleveland did not expect to run into the kind of pitching it did in Oakland, where the A's took two of three in the series after a 5-1 win on Wednesday afternoon.
8/24/2016 | Ramirez effective in filling in for Brantley's offense
Cleveland's outfield was expected to be a weak point entering the season, and then it got worse when Michael Brantley never contributed. But rather than collapse, the Indians have found a Brantley-like replacement on their own roster: Jose Ramirez.
8/24/2016 | Gimenez homers in front of family, friends
Chris Gimenez was happy not to hear a familiar voice yelling at him from the Coliseum crowd on Tuesday night. The Indians' catcher drew a walk. He did not swing at any bad pitches. For the first time as a Major Leaguer, he also belted a home run with his parents in the stands.
8/24/2016 | Tribe wants consistency from Salazar in between starts
When Danny Salazar took a major step forward last season, the Indians were quick to praise the pitcher's diligence behind the scenes. Now, Cleveland wants the right-hander to get back to the solid routine that helped him emerge as one of the game's top young arms.
8/24/2016 | Indians trying to get Salazar right again
It was another rough start Tuesday for Danny Salazar, who allowed six runs in four-plus innings in a loss to the A's. In a span of seven starts, Salazar's season ERA has jumped from 2.22 to 3.90.
8/23/2016 | Rosario, Smith among top prospect performers Tuesday
Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith proved worthy of their elite prospect rankings as the duo led Double-A Binghamton to a 9-1 victory over Hartford on Tuesday night.
8/23/2016 | Combating Miller's slider not an easy task
Through nine appearances for the Indians, Andrew Miller has a 1.69 ERA with 16 strikeouts and one walk in 10 2/3 innings. Overall this year, Miller has fashioned a 1.45 ERA in 53 games, during which he has piled up 93 strikeouts against eight walks over 56 innings.
8/23/2016 | Davis backs Manaea gem as A's top Tribe
Khris Davis hit a three-run home run in the first inning and pitcher Sean Manaea allowed one run over seven innings with eight strikeouts as the A's topped the Indians. Chris Gimenez hit a home run for Cleveland, but pitcher Danny Salazar allowed six runs.
8/23/2016 | Graveman, Bauer hook up for series finale
Kendall Graveman, coming off his first shutout, gets the start on Wednesday in the series finale against the Indians. Trevor Bauer, who struck out a season-high 13 in his last start, gets the nod for the Indians.
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