7/5/2015 | Kipnis likely to make All-Star team tonight
If statistics were the only element in play, Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis likely would have had his named called as a starter for this year's American League All-Star team, but Kipnis fell short in fan voting and will have to wait one more day to learn his fate.
7/5/2015 | Rookie Urshela holding his own offensively
With anything, familiarity often creates comfort. That appears to be the case for rookie third baseman Giovanny Urshela, who has held his own offensively as he has gained more at-bats and experience with the Indians.
7/5/2015 | Gomes finding offensive stride after knee injury
Yan Gomes is currently fighting the temptation to glance up at the scoreboard to see if his season statistics are showing improvement. The Indians' catcher knows he needs to worry less about the numbers and focus more on each individual at-bat.
7/5/2015 | Bucs' big 5th vs. Tribe leads Cole to 12th win
Right-hander Gerrit Cole earned his Major League-leading 12th win of the season as the Pirates reached the midpoint of their season with a 5-3 win over the Indians on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park.
7/5/2015 | Keuchel, Carrasco to duel in battle of 10-game winners
A pair of 10-game winners will square off in the opener of a four-game series Monday in Cleveland when Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel (10-3, 2.03 ERA) faces Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco (10-6, 3.88 ERA) at Progressive Field.
7/4/2015 | Anderson spins gem, but takes hard-luck loss
Cody Anderson has had the chance to sit back and watch one of the American League's hottest rotations since being promoted to the Indians. It has afforded the rookie a crash course in how to attack hitters at baseball's highest level.
7/4/2015 | Moss' time in Bucs' Minors sparked power
Indians outfielder Brandon Moss didn't have feelings of vengeance as he trotted around the bases at PNC Park.
7/4/2015 | Allen holds unique strikeout record for Tribe
Indians closer Cody Allen has been overpowering opposing batters for most of the season, allowing him to recently establish a unique strikeout record for the ballclub.
7/4/2015 | Salazar, Cole set to face off in rubber game
Gerrit Cole, who leads the National League in wins and boasts a 2.20 ERA, has held firm this season when facing hitters with runners in scoring position -- a trend he'll look to continue against the Indians at 1:35 p.m. ET Sunday at PNC Park. Meanwhile, Cole's counterpart -- Indians starter Danny Salazar -- has fared well when facing those situations, as well.
7/4/2015 | Bucs even series vs. Tribe with Locke's gem
Jeff Locke turned off a hot Indians offense for eight innings on Saturday and Neil Walker's sixth-inning single drove in the only run he needed to give the Pirates a 1-0 victory on Independence Day.
7/4/2015 | Bourn breaks out with three-RBI night
Struggling at the plate -- and subsequently dropping in the order -- Indians outfielder Michael Bourn hasn't had the most ideal 2015. But perhaps Friday night will serve as further fuel for consistent optimism.
7/4/2015 | Bauer imitates batting stances to rave reviews
Trevor Bauer was waiting for the right moment. When he stepped into the batter's box in the seventh inning on Friday night, the Indians pitcher saw an opportunity and seized it. He raised his bat and began moving it in a violent circular motion.
7/3/2015 | Facing Bucs sparks memories for Francona
Before 10 years as a Major League player and 13 managerial seasons, Terry Francona recalls spending Opening Day in the seats of old Three Rivers Stadium.
7/3/2015 | With no DH vs. Bucs, slumping Santana sits
Traveling to a National League city always presents a problem for Indians manager Terry Francona. For the series opener against the Pirates on Friday, first baseman Carlos Santana became the odd-man out with no designated hitter in the lineup.
7/3/2015 | Anderson, Locke face off in Interleague tilt
Don't be surprised if Saturday's 4:05 p.m. ET tilt between the Pirates and Indians at PNC Park is methodically defined by ground ball after ground ball as Cleveland's Cody Anderson takes the bump. Pirates starter Jeff Locke, meanwhile, has also induced double-digit ground ball totals in four of his past five outings.
7/3/2015 | Tribe battles rain, Bucs for 5th straight win
A trio of early runs and another solid start led the Indians to their fifth straight win, a 5-2 victory over the Pirates on a rainy Friday night at PNC Park.
7/2/2015 | Record aside, Kluber worthy of All-Star berth
Corey Kluber has not given much thought to the All-Star Game. The Indians' ace knows that other people probably are not thinking too much about him in relation to the Midsummer Classic, either. "I don't know how many guys with the traditional statistics that I have make an All-Star Game," Kluber said, shrugging off the topic Thursday.
7/2/2015 | Five-RBI night boosts Moss' confidence
Carlos Carrasco's stellar showing in the Tribe's 8-1 win over Tampa Bay understandably overshadowed a strong night in the batter's box for Moss. Cleveland's slugging right fielder went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in the second inning and a towering three-run home run in the eighth. It was an encouraging outburst for Moss, who has been frustrated with his lack of consistency this season.
7/2/2015 | Tribe sweeps Rays on Aviles' HR in 10th
Matt Moore made his first start for the Rays since undergoing Tommy John surgery 14 months ago, but a Mike Aviles home run in the 10th inning Thursday spoiled the left-hander's return and gave the Indians a 5-4 victory to complete a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field.
7/2/2015 | Cleveland-Pittsburgh rivalry renewed at PNC Park
The rivalry between the cities of Cleveland and Pittsburgh plays out yearly in the NFL, but it's rare that the respective fan bases can carry the passion into a baseball stadium. That will change this weekend, when the Indians head to PNC Park to take on the Pirates in a three-game Interleague series.
7/2/2015 | Bourn sits out CLE-TB finale for suspension
Major League Baseball heard Michael Bourn's case, but the Indians center fielder ultimately had to serve the one-game suspension he received last month. Bourn will sit out Thursday's game against the Rays, adhering to the one-game punishment MLB gave him for bumping into home-plate umpire Phil Cuzzi on June 16.
7/2/2015 | They Said It: Reaction to Carrasco's near no-no
A roundup of quotes from Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco's near no-hitter on Wednesday against the Rays.
7/2/2015 | Cash played role in Carrasco's development
Joey Butler lined a single to center, a loud sigh from the Tropicana Field crowd vibrated around the park, and it was over.
7/2/2015 | Tribe pitchers enjoying unprecedented success
As Carlos Carrasco sat by his lonesome in the Indians dugout throughout Cleveland's victory over the Rays on Wednesday night, fellow starters Danny Salazar and Cody Anderson understood exactly what was running through his mind.
7/2/2015 | Carrasco ends up on the precipice of history
Carlos Carrasco spun around swiftly and watched helplessly as the ball hit by Joey Butler sailed over second baseman Jason Kipnis -- the only hit he allowed in Wednesday's 8-1 win over the Rays.
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