8/28/2016 | Rangers edge Indians, pad lead in AL West
If the Indians and Rangers see each other again this season, it will be under the bright October lights with much more on the line. For now, Texas will have to settle for finishing off a successful season series with the Tribe with a 2-1 victory on Sunday at Globe Life Park.
8/28/2016 | Salazar's improvement a silver lining in loss
During a 2-1 loss to the Rangers on Sunday, Cleveland walked away encouraged by a solid outing from righty Danny Salazar, whose recent issues compounded some problems for the rotation as a whole. That was the only true positive, along with the fact that the Indians did not lose in blowout fashion like in the previous two losses at Globe Life Park.
8/28/2016 | Francona using DH starts to keep Napoli fresh
Manager Terry Francona praised Mike Napoli, not only for his play on the field, but his leadership behind the scenes. The manager said the first baseman has helped keep the team pulling in one direction and has led by example through his daily preparation. Francona has been repaying Napoli of late by carefully managing his playing time.
8/28/2016 | Indians, Bauer take on Santiago in opener
The Twins are convinced Hector Santiago's bruised left thumb has healed enough to take the mound in the series opener against the Indians on Monday.
8/28/2016 | Carrasco unable to clean up messy first
A mess of things created a dicey first-inning situation for Carlos Carrasco. There were a couple of hits, an error and a mental mistake behind him. He also balked at an unfortunate time. It was an opportunity for Carrasco, one of baseball's best arms, to pull off an escape act.
8/28/2016 | Gimenez steps up in relief to save bullpen
At first glance, it may have seemed unnecessary when catcher Chris Gimenez took the mound for the Indians on Saturday night. The way manager Terry Francona saw it, though, Gimenez's eighth-inning appearance eliminated a tough postgame conversation with another player.
8/28/2016 | Groome, Gonsalves among top prospect performers Saturday
It hasn't taken Jason Groome long to reward the Red Sox for rolling the dice on him with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2016 Draft.
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.
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