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Sat, 1 Oct 2016 01:30:01 EDTIn a game with postseason implications, and ace Corey Kluber temporarily out of the rotation, the Indians handed the ball to a rookie. Lefty Ryan Merritt was up for the challenge, turning in a strong effort that fueled a 7-2 win over the Royals on Friday night.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:45:17 EDTThe Indians are back in the postseason as the American League Central champs. Celebrate now with gear from the MLB.com Shop.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 02:55:31 EDTThe smile arrived shortly before Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor reached second base. When he slowed down and stood on the bag, Lindor could not contain himself any longer.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 15:08:07 EDTCorey Kluber, Tyler Naquin and Francisco Lindor are vying for baseball's top honors in the 2016 Esurance MLB Awards. Vote to help the Indians win big.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:30:27 EDTWith the Indians still playing for home-field advantage in the postseason, Royals manager Ned Yost said he will continue to play his front-liners in the final two games of the season.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 01:30:13 EDTYan Gomes did not give up on returning to the Indians, and the catcher's diligence behind the scenes was rewarded prior to Friday's game against the Royals.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:20:32 EDTOn Friday, Detroit announced that Monday's makeup game with the Tribe will have a 1 p.m. ET start time, if the contest is deemed necessary.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:05:36 EDTThe Indians have talked to Trevor Bauer about potentially pitching on short rest in the postseason. The right-hander not only expressed his willingness to do that, but he also let the club know that he is open to also being available as a reliever.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:22:30 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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:50:00 EDTA mound visit is enough to elicit a steely glare from Corey Kluber. Given the durability and determination of their ace, the Indians know that the leader of their rotation does not want his current health issue to interfere with starting in the American League Division Series.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:12:58 EDTThe American League West champion Rangers and the AL Central champion Indians will match up for the 2017 H-E-B Big League Weekend exhibition series next March, it was announced on Thursday.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:28 EDTThe Indians tried to wait out the rain on Thursday, but they will now be forced to wait to find out if they need to return to Detroit ahead of the American League Division Series.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:55:00 EDTThe Indians are currently weighing a handful of ways to fill out their postseason pitching staff. Part of Cleveland's discussions revolve around right-hander Danny Salazar, who is doing everything he can to return as a reliever in time for the American League Division Series.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:30:00 EDTMichael Brantley has grown unfortunately accustomed to reports speculating about how long it will take for him to return to the field for the Indians. On Thursday morning, the latest rumor brought an amused smirk to the outfielder's face.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:19:29 EDTThe Tigers couldn't beat the rain Wednesday night, but they had just enough at-bats to beat the Indians. Miguel Cabrera's three-run home run in the fifth inning came right before the downpour that stopped play at Comerica Park to finish out a rain-shortened 6-3 win.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:11:09 EDTAbraham Almonte wanted his season to end with a party. The Indians outfielder got his wish on Monday night, when Cleveland celebrated its American League Central championship in a Comerica Park clubhouse that still has the faint smell of champagne lingering two days later.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:04:49 EDTThe Indians' hangover from their American League Central title clincher Monday was a precursor to the onslaught from the Tigers, whose fight for a postseason berth rolls on. Miguel Cabrera and Justin Upton hit three-run home runs, part of a five-RBI game for Cabrera, as Justin Verlander tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings in a 12-0 Tigers victory Tuesday night at Comerica Park.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:00:23 EDTAs the Indians celebrated on Monday night, bench coach Brad Mills made his way into the mob and found backup catcher Chris Gimenez. It was then, amid the champagne and post-clinch chaos, that Mills informed Gimenez he would be playing third base on Tuesday.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:19:11 EDTWith an American League Central title in the Indians' reach, ace Corey Kluber was forced to exit Monday's game against the Tigers.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:54:57 EDTAdrenaline was taking over for Roberto Perez. With two strikes on Detroit's Cameron Maybin in the ninth inning on Monday night, the Indians catcher signaled for a fastball from closer Cody Allen, and waited anxiously for the pitch.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:19:30 EDTIn enemy territory, and against a team that has tormented Cleveland for so many years, the Indians finished the job. With a 7-4 victory over the Tigers on Monday night, the Indians punched their ticket to the October dance as the American League Central champions.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:42:44 EDTThe Indians clinched their first American League Central title since 2007 at the ballpark that housed four of the previous five division crowns. In the process, their 7-4 win over the Tigers made Detroit's postseason pursuit much tougher.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:04:12 EDTTerry Francona knows all about the struggles of the Cleveland Indians' franchise. He was born into it, making his debut in the real world on April 22, 1959 -- just five days after his father, Tito, made his Indians debut.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:29:28 EDTJason Kipnis knows what it is like to reach the postseason. Three years ago, the Indians second baseman sprayed champagne on the final day of the regular season, when Cleveland clinched a spot in the American League Wild Card Game.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:25:49 EDTThe plan Monday called for a shutdown start from Cy Young candidate Corey Kluber to put an emphatic exclamation point on the Indians' first division title since 2007.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:15:00 EDTCut4 postseason preview: The Cleveland Indians
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:08:22 EDTNapoli said clinch party is 'Wherever I'm going'
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:43:09 EDTMichael Brantley leaned against a wall, arms folded across his chest, and just watched. Across the clubhouse hallway and inside the visitors' locker room at Comerica Park, his Indians teammates poured champagne, drenching everything and everyone in sight as they shouted, laughed and hugged after winning the American League Central title.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:27:34 EDTOne of the aspects of the Indians' leadership structure that manager Terry Francona enjoys is the hands-on approach of the front office. The top members of Cleveland's leadership do not shy away from stepping in the clubhouse, working directly with Francona, his coaches or the players.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:47:45 EDTVoting is underway through Nov. 11 at MLB.com/awards to help decide who wins Best Rookie regardless of league affiliation, and all five of your candidates are currently playing key roles in pennant races: Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer, Indians center fielder Tyler Naquin, Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager and Nationals center fielder Trea Turner.