Last Build Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:47:29 EDT
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:37:16 EDTYandy Diaz put one of his best offensive skills on display on Opening Day. Rangers ace Yu Darvish sent a fastball just below the strike zone, and the Indians rookie shot the pitch into the right-field corner for a double. It was Diaz's first Major League hit and a look into his potential.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:43:59 EDTYes, these are the Indians the way they were drawn up. While the 10-8 record doesn't blow you away, it projects to 90 wins over 162 games, and it's only been in the last week that the reigning American League champions have hit their stride.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:37:51 EDTAfter strong pitching and stellar defense helped the Tribe win the first two games in the series, the Indians made three errors and helped Chicago to a win the 6-2 finale.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:26:42 EDTIt all began 15 years ago, and you are going to want to be part of the MLB.TV celebration of baseball and technology, as the world's longest-running and most successful live-streaming sports product is a way of life for millions.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:58:48 EDTIndians manager Terry Francona's eyes widened at the mention of the play on Sunday morning. One night earlier, catcher Yan Gomes threw out Tyler Saladino from his knees. The quickness and strength displayed in only a few seconds blew Francona away.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:01:38 EDTWhite Sox starter Derek Holland limited the defending American League champions to one run in six innings on Sunday during a 6-2 White Sox victory at Guaranteed Rate Field. Holland improved to 2-2 overall and 2-0 against the Indians, raising his career mark to 7-1 against Cleveland with a 2.27 ERA. Holland struck out six and walked three.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:01:18 EDTMuch of the conversation among Houston players in the visitor's clubhouse of Tropicana Field on Sunday drifted toward golf games and long naps.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:36:45 EDTWho do the Indians have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Cleveland's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:48:32 EDTCarlos Carrasco followed the example set by Corey Kluber Friday night at Guaranteed Rate Field by shutting out the White Sox over eight innings Saturday in a 7-0 Cleveland victory. The Indians came within three outs, recorded by Zach McAllister in the ninth, of producing back-to-back individual shutouts for the first time since April 16-18, 1981, when Wayne Garland and Bert Blyleven did the honors.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:21:19 EDTCarlos Carrasco briefly pleaded his case in the visitors' dugout, but it was no use. After eight brilliant innings against the White Sox on Saturday night, the pitcher's night was done. Indians manager Terry Francona did not want to give in to unecessary pressure.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:50:49 EDTPart of Jose Ramirez's value is his ability to move around the diamond for the Indians. While Jason Kipnis was sidelined earlier this month, Ramirez filled in at second base. Last year, Ramirez played left field in Michael Brantley's absence before sliding to third base for the second half.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:40:32 EDTCleveland ace Corey Kluber allowed three hits in his complete-game, 110-pitch performance, striking out nine and walking two en route to a 3-0 win vs. the White Sox. Jose Quintana lasted six innings and 106 pitches, fanning six and walking three while allowing five hits. Kluber faced 29 hitters, two over the minimum.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:15:15 EDTDuring Corey Kluber's outing against the White Sox, the re-emergence of his cutter was critical in piecing together his best performance of this young season. The right-hander threw a shutout, and allowed just one runner to reach second base.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:20:00 EDTThe Indians have started to look more like themselves on the field this week, and now the reigning American League champions are adding a familiar face back into the fold. Prior to Friday's game against the White Sox, Cleveland activated second baseman Jason Kipnis from the 10-day disabled list, following his comeback from a right shoulder injury.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:46:31 EDTAccording to a report by Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci on Thursday, the Indians' offer to Francisco Lindor during the spring was around $100 million, but the rising star turned down Cleveland's proposal. There have been no indications that negotiations have continued into the season.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:33:24 EDTTrevor Bauer threw 6 1/3 solid innings, and Carlos Santana connected on a pair of RBI doubles to lift the Indians to a three-game sweep over the Twins with a 6-2 win on Thursday afternoon at Target Field.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:28:49 EDTCarlos Santana could fit in just fine in a number of different places in the Cleveland lineup. Manager Terry Francona likes Santana batting leadoff, though, and has written Santana's name at the top of the lineup card in all 15 games so far this season.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:43:42 EDTApril weather in Minnesota is unpredictable -- the Twins have played in snow before -- and Wednesday's rainout forced both teams to figure out what to do with their respective rotations.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:08:31 EDTThe Twins' scheduled game against the Indians on Wednesday night at Target Field has been postponed due to rain. It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Saturday, June 17.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 01:17:10 EDTIn games when the Indians' offense has put up big numbers, chances are good Jose Ramirez is somewhere in the thick of things.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 01:34:34 EDTJunior Fernandez put his tough start to the season behind him in a truly dominant manner, retiring the first 19 batters he faced on Wednesday.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:54:56 EDTJose Ramirez and Edwin Encarnacion both hit two-run homers, while Francisco Lindor connected on a two-run triple and extended his hit streak to 12 games with a single in the first to help the Indians to a 11-4 win over the Twins on Tuesday night at Target Field.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:32:17 EDTWhen Indians manager Terry Francona filled out his lineup card Tuesday, he had no problem penciling Lonnie Chisenhall in at center field.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 01:19:55 EDTAny lingering concerns regarding Lewis Brinson's health were quashed by his performance on Tuesday night. Playing in just his fifth game since returning from a dislocated pinky finger, the Brewers' No. 1 prospect recorded four hits, including his second home run, and five RBIs.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 01:03:39 EDTMichael Brantley, who was limited to 11 games last year due to a shoulder injury, has gotten off to a hot start in 2017. That includes a homer and two RBIs in Cleveland's 3-1 win over Minnesota on Monday night.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 02:48:01 EDTDanny Salazar settled down after scuffling early, and was backed by two RBIs from Michael Brantley, including a solo homer, to lead the Indians to a 3-1 win over the Twins on Monday night at Target Field.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:10:10 EDTTwins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey admitted it was a little strange to have his former organization, the Indians, in town for a four-game series that began Monday night at Target Field.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:05:41 EDTSomebody is watching you, Cody Allen
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 18:45:51 EDTIncreased exposure to a specific type of pitcher is usually a good thing for an offense. That has not been the case for the Indians, who have seen more than their fair share of left-handed starters in the season's first two weeks.
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 19:31:12 EDTOne of the reasons the Indians have been slow out of the gate offensively this season has been the high volume of lefties they have encountered. On Sunday, Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd got his turn against the Tribe and spun six strong innings en route to a 4-1 victory at Progressive Field.
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 13:18:45 EDTWhen Carlos Santana sent Justin Verlander's first-pitch curveball into the right-field seats Saturday, he passed former Indians and White Sox great Jim Thome for the most home runs against Verlander, who was asked about the comparison.
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 01:59:10 EDTWhen Jose Ramirez's helmet is flying off, that usually means good things are happening for the Indians. That was the joke made by manager Terry Francona last season, when the stocky infielder continuously lost his lid on the bases in a breakout campaign.