5/27/2015 | Bourn breaks out with outstanding day at plate
During Wednesday's 12-3 rout of the Rangers, Michael Bourn kept his recent hot streak going with one stolen base, two RBIs and three hits. The center fielder contributed a pair of RBI singles, including one within Cleveland's eight-run outburst in the third inning against Texas right-hander Colby Lewis.
5/27/2015 | Entire lineup contributes to Indians' offensive outburst
In the third inning of a 12-3 rout of the Rangers, Carlos Santana crushed a pitch from Rangers starter Colby Lewis to deep center field, where the baseball bounced into the bushes beyond the wall to cap off an eight-run outburst.
5/27/2015 | Paxton, Mariners welcome Kluber, Tribe to open homestand
The Indians wrapped up a six-game homestand and head to Seattle for the first of two meetings between the clubs this season. For Seattle, it marks the beginning of an 11-game homestand, the longest of its season. Corey Kluber (2-5, 3.49 ERA) starts the opener for Cleveland, opposing James Paxton (3-2, 3.52 ERA) for Seattle.
5/27/2015 | Santana back in lineup; Salazar should make next start
One day after they each dealt with injury issues, first baseman Carlos Santana and starter Danny Salazar were on the mend for the Indians.
5/27/2015 | Players shave heads to support Aviles' daughter
It began with only a handful of players during the Indians' last road trip. Slowly, more and more members of Cleveland's team and staff began joining the cause, shaving their heads as a collective show of support for Mike Aviles' young daughter, Adriana, who has leukemia.
5/27/2015 | Tribe's big 3rd inning ends Rangers' win streak
The Indians concluded a six-game homestand in overwhelming fashion on Wednesday afternoon. Cleveland used an eight-run third inning to power its way to a 12-3 rout of the Rangers, snapping Texas' seven-game winning streak in the process.
5/27/2015 | MLB.TV unveils new Web-based media player
Major League Baseball Advanced Media is introducing its new Web-based media player (version 5.0), for those who currently subscribe or those who sign up now for MLB.TV Premium ($114.99 a year or $24.99 a month) or regular MLB.TV ($94.99/$19.99). You'll notice the difference right away as the HD media player has an in-page layout, so it all happens in your browser with no need for an additional download.
5/27/2015 | Brantley headlines night of missed chances
It was an ideal situation for the Indians. With two outs in the ninth inning on Tuesday night, a pair of mistakes by the Rangers -- a fielding miscue by shortstop Elvis Andrus and closer Shawn Tolleson hitting Carlos Santana with a pitch -- set the stage for a Tribe comeback. But it wasn't to be, and the Indians lost, 4-3.
5/26/2015 | Carrasco, Lewis set to battle in Cleveland finale
The Indians and Rangers wrap up their three-game set on Wednesday afternoon in Cleveland, marking the last time the two teams will face each other in 2015.
5/26/2015 | McAllister works on fielding after costly error
Zach McAllister was on the mound at Progressive Field several hours before Tuesday's games, working on fielding drills with Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway one day after making a costly error. This was not punishment for the right-handed pitcher.
5/26/2015 | Brantley, Kipnis seek support after All-Star update
Jason Kipnis was not among the top five at his position when the first round of American League All-Star balloting results were released on Tuesday afternoon. Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley -- ranked ninth among AL outfielders -- was the team's lone representative in the first look at the ongoing fan voting.
5/26/2015 | Rangers outmuscle Tribe to win 7th straight
Mitch Moreland launched a go-ahead home run off Indians lefty Nick Hagadone in the eighth inning, helping power Texas to a 4-3 victory over Cleveland on Tuesday night. The win marked the seventh in a row for the surging Rangers.
5/26/2015 | AL All-Star Game ballot update: May 26
At the first update in the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot for the American League, the Royals have five players in position to start the July 14 Midsummer Classic at Great American Ball Park, and another four among the voting leaders. Royals catcher Salvador Perez, an All-Star in each of the last two seasons, leads all AL players in balloting with 1,447,753 total votes.
5/25/2015 | Errors, Marcum's struggles snap streak
Zach McAllister stood in Cleveland's clubhouse, flanked by reporters, answering for the critical seventh-inning throwing error that cost the Indians in a 10-8 loss to the Rangers on Monday. Not long after the pitcher's terse replies, it was starter Shaun Marcum who shouldered the blame.
5/25/2015 | Memorial Day a family affair for Francona
Memorial Day means a little more to Indians manager Terry Francona these days. Appreciation for the annual holiday grew for him after his son, Nick, joined the United States Marines and served overseas.
5/25/2015 | Easing back, Gomes sits vs. Rangers
Indians catcher Yan Gomes -- sidelined since April 12 due to a sprained right knee -- returned from the 15-day DL for Sunday's 5-2 win over the Reds, but was out of the starting lineup for Monday's opener against Texas.
5/25/2015 | Salazar, Rodriguez look to cool red-hot bats
The Indians and Rangers play the middle game of their three-game set on Tuesday night in Cleveland after a slugfest in the opener.
5/25/2015 | Prince, Elvis rock Tribe, keep Rangers rolling
Something had to give when the Indians and Rangers -- two of baseball's hottest teams -- opened a three-game set on Monday at Progressive Field. Behind an outpouring of offense, Texas claimed a 10-8 victory over Cleveland to extend its winning streak to six games.
5/25/2015 | Buxton headlines Prospect Team of the Week
This past week, May 18-24, Byron Buxton raised his batting average 26 points and his slugging percentage 58 points, making him the most impressive among our Prospect Team of the Week honorees.
5/24/2015 | Bauer's in-game changes to mechanics help in win
In Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Reds, Trevor Bauer's ninth pitch of the afternoon was a changeup. It wasn't your ordinary changeup. No, this one only traveled about 40 feet, barely making it past the infield grass before bouncing off the dirt -- plus catcher Yan Gomes' shoulder -- and trickling towards the Reds dugout. Right away, the mechanical engineer in Bauer knew something was awry. Bauer has dedicated his life to crafting a crisp delivery, and it wasn't so he could throw pitches like that.
5/24/2015 | Hamilton returns as Rangers face Indians
A week and a day after ending a three-game set in Texas, the Rangers come to Cleveland for another three-game series that will conclude their season series. Shaun Marcum (1-0, 2.31 ERA) will make his second start in the Majors since July 6, 2013. Phil Klein (1-0, 4.50 ERA) makes his second Major League start ever, after making his first in Boston on May 20.
5/24/2015 | Indians activate Gomes from 15-day DL
The Indians activated catcher Yan Gomes from the disabled list on Sunday and designated fellow backstop Brett Hayes for assignment. Gomes was inserted into the lineup behind the plate and batting seventh for the series finale with the Reds.
5/23/2015 | Kluber continues his brilliant stretch of pitching
Like his teammate Carlos Carrasco from the night before, Indians starter Corey Kluber didn't have his best stuff in the early goings of his Saturday start. And, like his teammate, Kluber showed that even when he's not at his best, he's better than most.
5/23/2015 | Indians come up with clutch hits on Saturday
Baseball is a game that, more often than not, abides by the law of averages. It's also a game of streaks. But in the end, those streaks tend to even themselves out. In Saturday's 2-1 victory over Cincinnati, the Indians experienced some regression to the mean, in a good way.
5/23/2015 | Indians trying to give players regular rest
Indians All-Star left fielder Michael Brantley received a day off Saturday, a regularly-scheduled day of rest. Brantley has dealt with lower back soreness off-and-on throughout the season, and didn't play the field in Friday's game. But the day of rest is as much a part of a larger initiative by the Indians to keep their players fresh as it is about Brantley's health, specifically.
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