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Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:34:48 PDTBaseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he plans to meet with Indians owner Paul Dolan following the World Series to discuss the team's continued use of the controversial Chief Wahoo logo. Manfred said he also appreciates the segment of fans who are attached to the character, which still appears on some of the Indians' caps and sleeves of game jerseys. The Indians dropped Chief Wahoo as their primary logo three years ago, replacing it with a block ''C,'' but that isn't enough for some groups who want it abolished completely.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:40:10 PDTTrevor Bauer had hoped to pitch a bloody good game. Nine days after he walked off the mound with his stitched-up right pinkie dripping blood as if in some horror flick, Bauer failed to finish the fourth inning and left the Cleveland Indians with a two-run deficit. The Chicago Cubs went on to a 5-1 victory Wednesday night behind Jake Arrieta, tying the World Series at one game apiece as it heads to Wrigley Field for the first time since 1945.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:00:52 PDTIn the middle was Sundance, the one-named activist who oversees the Cleveland American Indian Movement, the group that has been protesting Cleveland’s Chief Wahoo logo and the Indians’ team name on every Opening Day for the past 46 years. The Indians being in the World Series inspired him to organize his first protest of the postseason, to get his message in front of a bigger, potentially international audience.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:58:31 PDTIt’s been an eventful postseason for Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer. Two weeks ago he needed stitches after his pinky finger got mangled while repairing one of his hobby drones. Trevor Bauer had to leave in the first inning of ALCS Game 3 because of his bloody pinky.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:10:59 PDTCleveland Indians starter Trevor Bauer says he has no concerns about a stitched up pinkie or the Chicago Cubs as the righthander prepares to take to the hill for Game Two of the World Series on Wednesday. Bauer, whose work in the American League Championship Series (ALCS) was cut short when he was attacked by one of his drones and required 10 stitches on his right pinkie, says his finger has healed and his confidence is sky high as the Indians look to follow up a 6-0 Game One victory on Tuesday with an encore in Game Two. It will be the first action in more than a week for Bauer, who failed to make it out of the first inning of Game Three of the ALCS against the Toronto Blue Jays when blood began streaming from his finger down his pant leg and formed a puddle on the mound.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:07:40 PDTCleveland Indians starter Trevor Bauer says he has no concerns about a stitched up pinkie or the Chicago Cubs as the righthander prepares to take to the hill for Game Two of the World Series on Wednesday. Bauer, whose work in the American League Championship Series (ALCS) was cut short when he was attacked by one of his drones and required 10 stitches on his right pinkie, says his finger has healed and his confidence is sky high as the Indians look to follow up a 6-0 Game One victory on Tuesday with an encore in Game Two. It will be the first action in more than a week for Bauer, who failed to make it out of the first inning of Game Three of the ALCS against the Toronto Blue Jays when blood began streaming from his finger down his pant leg and formed a puddle on the mound.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:22:05 PDTThere is no bleeding to stop for Trevor Bauer. The Indians lead the Chicago Cubs 1-0 in the World Series after Cleveland took a 6-0 victory in Game 1 Tuesday at Progressive Field, and Bauer just aims to hold serve in Game 2 on Wednesday. Rain might be another story, as Bauer takes the lead leg of the Indians' playoffs-long race to hand the ball to a dominant bullpen.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:04:00 PDTDave Shovein previews the Fall Classic, including matchup breakdowns, analysis, and predictions in Tuesday's Daily Dose.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:30:30 PDTThe Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians will send their postseason aces into Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday with an eye toward winning their first championship in three generations ... or much, much longer. Cleveland has not won a World Series since 1948. The Indians came up short in their three most recent appearances, the last in 1997, when Edgar Renteria's walk-off single in the 11th inning of Game 7 gave the Florida Marlins the title.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:57:24 PDTThe stage is set! It took 162 regular season games, and an intense postseason, but the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians are going to meet in the World Series. Sure, the Indians and Cubs have proved themselves to be baseball’s best teams this season, but both franchises have a long history of losing. The franchise last hoisted the World Series trophy back in 1948.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:29:19 PDTThe Toronto Blue Jays expect to make qualifying offers to potential free agents Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion but have yet to decide whether to make the same offer to outfielder Michael Saunders. The first baseman/designated hitter was an All-Star this year for the third time.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:43:23 PDTCleveland (AFP) - The Cleveland Indians will give right-handed ace Corey Kluber the ball in game one of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs in Cleveland on Tuesday.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:28:34 PDT(Reuters) - Ace right-hander Corey Kluber will start Game One of the World Series for the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday when they host the National League champion Chicago Cubs, manager Terry Francona said on Sunday. Kluber, the 2014 American League (AL) Cy Young winner, held the Boston Red Sox scoreless over seven innings in the AL Division Series and allowed two runs over 11 1/3 innings in the AL Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays to enter the World Series with a 0.98 ERA.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:24:51 PDTAce right-hander Corey Kluber will start Game One of the World Series for the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday when they host the National League champion Chicago Cubs, manager Terry Francona said on Sunday. Kluber, the 2014 American League (AL) Cy Young winner, held the Boston Red Sox scoreless over seven innings in the AL Division Series and allowed two runs over 11 1/3 innings in the AL Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays to enter the World Series with a 0.98 ERA.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:15:36 PDTBorn in November, Francisco Lindor is an October baby this year. Cleveland's dazzling shortstop, who can illuminate a ballpark with his swing or smile, has spent the past few weeks showcasing his talents while helping the Indians get to their first World Series since 1997. ''He's a pretty special kid,'' said Indians manager Terry Francona, who never misses a chance to gush about the kid they call Frankie.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:56:52 PDTThe guest list for Ryan Merritt's upcoming wedding could be growing. Cleveland's rookie pitcher has made a lot of new friends. A most improbable October hero for the Indians, Merritt has been overwhelmed by the generous outpouring from some Cleveland fans for sending wedding gifts to him and his fiancee, Sarah, after the 24-year-old pitched so well in the AL pennant-clinching victory over Toronto on Wednesday.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:30:30 PDTIt’s been a whirlwind 48 hours for Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Ryan Merritt. After Merritt shut down the Toronto Blue Jays, deliriously grateful Indians fans found the wedding registry that belongs to Merritt and his fianceé Sarah Brushaber.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:18:52 PDTThe Cleveland Indians are four wins away from ending a 68-year World Series championship drought. The Indians were a deep team coming into the season, and that depth has been tested since spring training. Along the way, they lost star outfielder Michael Brantley and starting catcher Yan Gomes.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:16:52 PDTIn back-to-back postseasons, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion hit the two biggest home runs Blue Jays fans had seen in a generation. One year after a six-game AL Championship Series loss to eventual champion Kansas City, the Blue Jays fell to World Series-bound Cleveland in five-games Wednesday. Bautista and Encarnacion highlight a list of nine Toronto free agents, including six on this year's playoff roster.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:10:00 PDTThe Indians are going to their first World Series since 1997. Matthew Pouliot recaps in Thursday's Daily Dose.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:20:54 PDTThere were three minutes between the final out of the game and when Adrian Gonzalez tapped the “send” button. Gonzalez marched off the field, through the bowels of Dodger Stadium, into his team’s clubhouse. “Somehow this is an out,” Gonzalez tweet said, with a picture attached of the second-inning play where he was ruled out despite his contention that his hand beat the tag.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:15:52 PDTThe Cubs can take an NLCS lead back to Wrigley Field by winning Game 5 in Los Angeles. Chicago thumped the Dodgers 10-2 on Wednesday night, tying the series 2-2 behind slump-busting performances from Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell. Jon Lester makes his second start of the series after allowing one run in six innings in a Game 1 victory.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:24:13 PDTThe humble workhorse in a wipeout bullpen, Andrew Miller was selected AL Championship Series MVP after his latest spotless outing sent the Cleveland Indians to their first pennant since 1997. Miller tossed 2 2/3 innings in a 3-0 victory Wednesday over Toronto, capping a five-game series in which the lanky left-hander overpowered the dangerous Blue Jays. Miller gave up three hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings against Toronto and earned a four-out save in Game 3.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:07:11 PDTThe Cleveland Indians are going to the World Series for the first time since 1997 after a 3-0 victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto. The Indians won the best-of-seven American League Championship Series four games to one and will host game one of the World Series on Tuesday against either the Chicago Cubs or Los Angeles Dodgers.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:25:55 PDTJose Bautista ripped a ball to left field and the crowd at the Rogers Centre roared, reaching a crescendo as Bautista arrived at second base standing up to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning. This Toronto Blue Jays team that rose to prominence after years of mediocrity on the strength of a loaded lineup was finally going to break through and the player whose breakout gave the team its first building block years ago was getting the rally started. Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion struck out swinging and Troy Tulowitzki’s pop up was caught by first baseman Carlos Santana in foul territory for the final out of the inning, the game, and in Toronto’s case, the season.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:36:23 PDTFor the Cleveland Indians, the script was the same every game - hope for the best from whoever they started, then count on Andrew Miller and the bullpen to close it out. Merritt coolly kept the Indians ahead until reinforcements arrived, and Cleveland earned its first trip to the World Series since 1997 by blanking the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 Wednesday. The 24-year-old lefty defied expectations, shutting down the powerful Blue Jays before exiting in the fifth inning.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:27:59 PDTBidding to return to the World Series for the first time since 1993, the Blue Jays lost in the ALCS for the second straight year, following last year's six-game defeat against eventual champion Kansas City. Toronto was held to six hits by rookie Ryan Merritt and three relievers in the Indians' second shutout of the ALCS. ''We never really had a big inning, never were able to really string some hits together and get a rally going,'' Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin said.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:22:23 PDTThe biggest loser in the American League Championship Series wasn’t the Blue Jays or the Toronto fans who watched the Cleveland Indians celebrate a trip to the World Series on their home field. Nope, the biggest loser could only be one man: Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista, who is going to have to bury his head in the sand after a week of trash-talking and complaining that is now coming back to bite him. The Indians celebrated winning the AL pennant.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:27:47 PDTBy Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - Just over a week ago Ryan Merritt was pitching in the Arizona Instructional League watching the Cleveland Indians work their way through the Major League Baseball postseason on television. On Wednesday the 24-year-old rookie was trending on Twitter and being showered with praise and champagne after leading the Indians to a 3-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays and into the World Series. Merritt, who had started only one game in his major league career and pitched 11 innings total, stunned the Blue Jays by throwing 4-1/3 shutout innings before the Indians' stellar bullpen took over.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:28:22 PDT(The Sports Xchange) - Carlos Santana and Coco Crisp homered, rookie Ryan Merritt allowed two hits in 4 1/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 on Wednesday afternoon to win the American League Championship Series in five games. The Indians will play with the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Chicago Cubs in the World Series, which opens Tuesday in Cleveland.