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Posted: June 21, 2021, 6:32 pm
While Franmil Reyes is expected to start a rehab assignment with Class AAA Columbus on Tuesday, Clippers outfielder Oscar Mercado will probably be out of the lineup for a few days after getting hit in the head by a pitch Sunday in a game against the Toledo Mudhens at Huntington Park. Reyes, the Indians power hitting DH, has been on the injured list since straining his left oblique on May 22 while swinging the bat against Minnesota’s Jorge Alcala.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 5:03 pm
When the season began, Amed Rosario was essentially a man without a position who knew he’d be batting somewhere in the Cleveland Indians lineup more days than not. Now Rosario’s at-bats are can’t-miss viewing as the No. hitter and everyday shortstop in manager Terry Francona’s lineup.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 4:10 pm
The move: After three years in the minors Sandlin found his way to the majors this year. Sandlin made his big-league debut for the Indians on May 1, 2021. The right-handed reliever pitched one inning without allowing a hit and recorded one strikeout.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:45 pm
The Indians won the first two, including a walk-off victory in 10 innings on May 12. Last year, the Cubs won all four matchups, including the last two on walk-offs. Both the Indians and Cubs won on Sunday.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 1:59 pm
Beyond the Dugout is back again virtually on Zoom. For years, 3News’ morning anchor Dave Chudowsky has been interviewing Indians players, coaches and staff during Spring Training in Goodyear, Arizona. The segments air weekly on GO!
Posted: June 21, 2021, 1:42 pm
Cleveland Indians (39-30, second in the AL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (40-32, first in the NL Central) Chicago; Monday, 8:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Aaron Civale (10-2, 3.48 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 71 strikeouts) Cubs: Adbert Alzolay (4-5, 4.06 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 62 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cubs -144, Indians +125; over/under is even BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Indians head to face the Chicago Cubs on Monday. The Cubs are 25-12 on their home turf.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 10:08 am
The hit came after Pirates manager Derek Shelton pulled starter JT Brubaker (4-6) with two out in the seventh. The right-handed Brubaker threw just 76 pitches, gave up three hits and tied his career-high with nine strikeouts. It was all about the matchup,” Shelton said.
Posted: June 20, 2021, 11:35 pm
Indians pitching coach Carl Willis says he’s already noticed a drop in the spin rates among pitchers since MLB announced last week that any pitcher caught doctoring the ball would be ejected, suspended for 10 games and his team would not be allowed to replace him on the roster for the term of the suspension. We’re already seeing that (a decrease in spin rate),” said Willis.
Posted: June 20, 2021, 10:53 pm
The right-handed Brubaker threw just 76 pitches, gave up three hits and tied his career-high with nine strikeouts. Naylor, who had an earlier hit, was batting . against lefties and .
Posted: June 20, 2021, 8:32 pm
Hentges, Naylor lead the Indians to 2-1 win
Posted: June 20, 2021, 8:14 pm
Josh Naylor foiled Pittsburgh’s strategy with an RBI single in the seventh inning, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Pirates 2-1 Sunday. Cleveland avoided a three-game sweep by the Pirates, who had lost 10 straight entering the series. The Indians have won seven of 10.
Posted: June 20, 2021, 8:08 pm
As part of his series on former Detroit sports figures, Free Press special writer Bill Dow caught up with ex-Detroit Tigers infielder Travis Fryman:
Posted: June 20, 2021, 7:22 pm
Salvador Perez logs an RBI single to center field to tie the game at 2 in the bottom of the 3rd
Posted: June 20, 2021, 7:10 pm
Jun. 20—The Pittsburgh Pirates swapped left-handers in their bullpen Sunday, placing Sam Howard on the 10-day injured list and recalling Austin Davis from Triple-A Indianapolis. Howard, who is dealing with tendinitis in his right knee, was coming off a career-worst performance Friday night, when he allowed six runs on four hits in 2/3 of an inning against the Cleveland Indians. He also had a …
Posted: June 20, 2021, 6:01 pm
Jun. 20—Where the Cleveland Indians’ right-handed hitters looked to left field for a trio of solo home runs — with one ricocheting off the rotunda — the Pittsburgh Pirates’ lefties took aim at a different target at PNC Park. Michael Perez and Bryan Reynolds hit three-run homers over the Clemente Wall in right field — with one taking a splash in the Allegheny River — in a six-run seventh inning …
Posted: June 20, 2021, 10:00 am
Brad Johnson covers the latest home run news including a big week from Fernando Tatis Jr., fresh injuries, and a spotlight on Ryan Mountcastle. (John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 19, 2021, 8:04 pm
Louis Cangiano goes over tonight’s top daily fantasy stacks for a 15-game main slate starting at 7:05 pm ET. (Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 18, 2021, 9:07 pm
On Independence Day of 1945, the Philadelphia Athletics won the first game of a doubleheader with the St. Louis Browns, ending a 19-game road losing streak. A decade later, the A’s were in Kansas City and the Browns were the Orioles. Not since that A’s skid 76 years ago had an American League team dropped that many road games in a row before the Orioles fell, 10-3, in Cleveland on Thursday, …
Posted: June 17, 2021, 9:32 pm
Cleveland star escapes a rundown vs. Baltimore and smartly takes an extra base, while Angels shortstop makes pair of incredible running catches.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 2:56 am
Jun. 16—In early June, the Cleveland Indians’ offense was sputtering as the team struggled to keep its overall batting average around .220, which was in the bottom five in Major League Baseball. A lot of that had to do with Cleveland’s first basemen, primarily Jake Bauers and Yu Chang. Bauers, the left-handed hitter in the platoon, was hitting .190 with two home runs and six RBIs, while Chang …
Posted: June 16, 2021, 6:32 pm
The Orioles’ oft-lacking defense isn’t the only reason they lost Tuesday night in Cleveland, or the night before. Until they fix it, the 7-2 loss Tuesday at Progressive Field that represented their club-record 17th straight defeat on the road won’t be the last. This time, it started early, with a second error by Stevie Wilkerson in as many nights extending the first inning so a leadoff walk …
Posted: June 16, 2021, 3:01 am
The Indians didn’t let a rough day get any worse by losing to the woeful Orioles. José Ramírez picked up a pair of RBIs — made possible by Baltimore blunders in the field — and Cleveland shook off losing ace Shane Bieber for at least a few weeks by extending the Orioles’ road losing streak to 16 straight games with a 4-3 win Monday night. The Indians’ victory was tempered by the Bieber going on the injured list for an unknown period due to a shoulder strain.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 3:03 am
Indians ace Shane Bieber, the reigning AL Cy Young winner, has a strained right shoulder and will not pitch for at least two weeks.
Posted: June 14, 2021, 10:06 pm