9/18/2014 | Francona reminded of father when watching Altuve
Terry Francona, who has gotten a close look at Jose Altuve, knows something about batting races. In 1959 his father, Tito, had the highest average in the AL but he fell 34 at-bats short of qualifying for the crown.
9/18/2014 | Postseason dream alive as Tribe faces Twins
The Indians will begin their final road series of the season when they start a three-game set against the Twins at Target Field on Friday. Trevor Bauer will get the ball for the Tribe, with Phil Hughes starting for Minnesota.
9/17/2014 | Salazar hopes to come through for Indians
Cleveland will finish a four-game set against the Astros on Thursday at Minute Maid Park when Danny Salazar takes the mound opposite Houston's Scott Feldman. The Tribe is five games back of Kansas City for the American League's second Wild Card spot.
9/17/2014 | Carrasco throws two-hit shutout in Houston
Carlos Carrasco tossed a two-hit shutout to lead the Indians past the Astros, 2-0, on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.
9/17/2014 | Indians' front office in Houston evaluating club
While the season isn't over yet and the Indians remain in a playoff push, the front office already has an eye on the future.
9/16/2014 | Tribe starts Carrasco hoping to aid playoff push
The Indians are clinging on to playoff hopes and will start Carlos Carrasco on Wednesday night in Houston sitting five games back of the second American League Wild Card spot. The Astros will send Brett Oberholtzer to the mound hoping to play spoiler.
9/16/2014 | Kluber's career-high 14 K's lead Tribe to 'W'
The Indians put a damper on Jose Altuve's record-setting night, using Yan Gomes' two-run homer and another tremendous outing from Corey Kluber to hold off the Astros, 4-2, at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night and climb to five games back of the second American League Wild Card spot after the Royals lost, 7-5.
9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees
Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.
9/15/2014 | Tito a fan of Tal's Hill in center field at Minute Maid Park
The quirky Tal's Hill in center field at Minute Maid Park has plenty of detractors, but it may have an unlikely fan in Indians manager Terry Francona.
9/15/2014 | Ailing Raburn's status remains unclear; MRI may be needed
Utility man Ryan Raburn's hyperextended left knee hasn't improved at all, as he received treatment to no avail prior to Monday's game against the Astros.
9/15/2014 | Tribe turns to ace Kluber to get on track in Houston
The Indians will turn to one of their steadiest arms in Corey Kluber in an effort to get back in the win column on Tuesday. Nick Tropeano will make his second career start for the Astros in Houston.
9/15/2014 | Improved McAllister not enough to halt skid
Zach McAllister's strong effort wasn't enough as the Tribe fell, 3-1, to the Astros in Houston on Monday night to move six games back of the second American League Wild Card spot.
9/14/2014 | Francona trusts Shaw in eighth despite lefty splits
The eighth inning belongs to Indians setup man Bryan Shaw. Despite some unfavorable splits against left-handed hitters, Shaw has pitched well enough to earn the trust of manager Terry Francona for most late-game situations.
9/14/2014 | Francona defends Kipnis' tweets following loss
In the aftermath of an emotional loss on Saturday night, Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis logged into his Twitter account and defended his team in a series of messages. One post in particular, though, included expletives and was directed at a specific fan.
9/14/2014 | Raburn's season in doubt after knee injury
The Indians are not sure how much time utility man Ryan Raburn will miss due to his left knee injury. With a little more than two weeks left on the schedule, it is possible that Raburn's season is at risk.
9/14/2014 | McAllister looks to capitalize on chance vs. Astros
Having lost his rotation spot at the end of July, Zach McAllister will be making a rare spot start as Cleveland opens a four-game series against Collin McHugh and the Astros at Minute Maid Park on Monday. The Indians trail the Royals by five games for the second American League Wild Card spot.
9/14/2014 | Tribe tagged again by late homer, falls back in race
On Sunday afternoon, the Tribe's typically reliable relief corps caved in during the most critical of games, sending the Indians to a 6-4 defeat that sealed a three-game sweep at the hands of the rival Tigers at Comerica Park.
9/13/2014 | Hyperextended knee forces Raburn from game
Indians right fielder Ryan Raburn was lifted from Saturday night's contest against the Tigers in the fourth inning after hyperextending his left knee.
9/13/2014 | Giambi backs up own advice with sprint from first to home
Jason Giambi scored from first on Lonnie Chisenhall's double in the ninth on Friday, and the vet said it was an opportunity for him to put the words and advice he offers to his teammates into practice on the field.
9/13/2014 | Indians push back House due to matchup with Astros
T.J. House is in the midst of an historic run on the mound for the Indians, but the rookie left-hander will need to wait a little longer than normal to build on his last outing.
9/13/2014 | Big hits not enough to prevent Indians' late loss
Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer and Mike Aviles hit a two-run double, but Alex Avila's eighth-inning homer took down the Tribe in a 5-4 Tigers win on Saturday night at Comerica Park.
9/13/2014 | AL Central rivals battle for playoff position in finale
The Indians and Tigers will meet for the last time this season on Sunday at Comerica Park in another game with crucial American League postseason implications. Trevor Bauer and Justin Verlander square off in the finale.
9/12/2014 | Salazar takes on Lobstein, AL Central-leading Tigers
The Indians missed a chance to climb back into the American League Wild Card picture on Friday, and Danny Salazar aims to make up for that when he squares off with rookie Kyle Lobstein and the Tigers at Comerica Park on Saturday night.
9/12/2014 | Rainout gives McAllister another starting opportunity
A rainout earlier this week made it possible for the Indians to pull off a doubleheader sweep of the Twins on Thursday in Cleveland. It also threw a wrinkle into the Tribe's regularly scheduled rotation.
9/12/2014 | Aviles relieved to be back in action after concussion
After missing nearly two weeks with a concussion, Mike Aviles returned to the Tribe with a pinch-hit appearance in the eighth inning of the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Twins. He started the second game, as well as Friday night's opener vs. the Tigers.
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