Indians place Carlos Santana on paternity list, Scott Atchison heads to DL


Before their four-game road series against the Mariners begins Thursday night, the Indians announced that they have placed first baseman Carlos Santana on the paternity list (with the birth of his first child) and Scott Atchison on the disabled list (left ankle sprain). To fill these two roster spots, the Indians announced that they have called-up

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Next Up: Indians vs. Mariners in Seattle

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Two of the hottest teams in baseball faced off in Cleveland this week and over those three games the Indians outscored the Rangers 23-17 but the Texas Rangers proved to be more effective overall, winning two out of three. The Rangers won 10-8 and 4-3. The Indians won yesterday, 12-3. That puts the Indians at 21-25, seven

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Indians players and coaches shave heads in support of Mike Aviles’ daughter

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Many fans may sometimes forget at times, but professional athletes have actual lives (outside of sports) as well, just like every other person in the world. For Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles, baseball became an afterthought earlier in May, when his four year-old daughter, Adriana, was diagnosed with leukemia. In support of Aviles’ family and Adriana

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Ball Played: Indians continue Cleveland celebration

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The Cleveland Indians missed a fantastic opportunity on Tuesday night as fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers spilled out from Quicken Loans Arena in pure jubilation to chaotically celebrate the Cavs punching their NBA Finals ticket for the first time since 2007. Many of those fans found their way to the gates of Progressive Field. Michael

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Jonah Keri: I think the Indians will surge back into the playoff hunt

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At least one prominent baseball mind thinks that the Cleveland Indians’ recent hot streak is a sign of more good things to come. Grantland’s Jonah Keri, a WFNY favorite who has long been bullish on this version of the Tribe — and especially on Danny Salazar — wrote that he thinks the Indians will contend for the

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Talking Tribe, Faith No More and Something Involving A Monkey – WFNY Podcast – 2015-05-27

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This is the third occasion that I’ve had to welcome Joe Petrich from Something Involving a Monkey to come onto the podcast. Joe’s been a friend for a long time and he makes some of the most interesting music in the world with his band, including bass player BeZo and drummer, Ritz. The band is celebrating

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Ball Played: Indians cannot hang on by their fingernails in loss

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Going into Tuesday night’s game against the Texas Rangers, it had been mentioned but not truly quantified that the Cleveland Indians offense has been much improved during the month of May. Much of the offensive improvement is rightfully attributed to the outstanding month of Jason Kipnis, but the overall team statistics have risen more than

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Ball Played: Prince Fielder taunts Indians in Rangers win

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Since the Cleveland Indians won a three-game series less than two weeks ago in Arlington against the Texas Rangers, both teams have been winning as many games as any outfit in baseball. The Indians took three out of four games from the Chicago White Sox and swept the Cincinnati Reds in an interleague showdown1 to climb within

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Next Up: Indians vs. Rangers in Cleveland

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First, a two-word summation of the three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds: Sweet sweep! Next come the Texas Rangers for a three-game series to finish up Cleveland’s six-game homestand. The Indians’ current six-game winning streak began with them taking the final three games of the four played in Chicago against the White Sox on May

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C-Cap Recap: Tribe Sweeps Reds, Wins Sixth Straight

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As the Cavaliers inched one step closer to a sweep in the Eastern Conference Finals, their next-door neighbors—those pesky, Dellavedova-like Indians—had already busted out the brooms to move within one win of their own championship hardware. Sure, you may not personally value the “Ohio Cup”—the trophy handed out to the winner of the annual Indians-Reds

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Reds Manager Bryan Price is Tribe Manager Lou Boudreau? Roger Recalls

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So, I received a text from my brother Roger a few weeks back, after the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics to move on to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Bryan Price? It was strange to see his name come up. I live in Cincinnati, and my impression was there was nothing very remarkable about the

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Next Up: Indians vs. Reds at home

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After the Cleveland Indians’ successful seven-game road trip to Arlington and Chicago from May 15 to May 21, the Sports Cynics Club might be looking for the darker hidden meaning of it all, but let us not be tempted to turn the Tribe’s growing success against left-handed starters into a left-handed compliment. On the trip

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Yan Gomes to start for Indians on Sunday

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For the first time since April 11, Cleveland Indians catcher, Yan Gomes will make his return to the starting lineup on Sunday. According to Paul Hoynes of, Gomes will start on Sunday in the final game of a three game series against cross-state rival, the Cincinnati Reds. After an impressive 2014 season (including receiving

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Cardale Jones to throw out first pitch for Indians

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Ohio State championship-winning quarterback Cardale Jones, who made it known on Twitter that he wanted to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Cleveland Indians game, has finally been granted his wish. On Thursday, the Cleveland Indians tweeted that Jones will be throwing out the first pitch on June 5, when the team takes

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C-Cap Recap: That’s Called a Winning Streak

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Had this game been played in Cleveland, one could only assume they would have dropped confetti from the upper deck. The Indians have won three in a row! It’s their first such string of the entire season, but more importantly, the low-stress 5-2 win over the White Sox Thursday night gave the Tribe an honest-to-gosh

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Ball Played: Shaun Marcum rules the night for Indians

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Shaun Marcum is the type of pitcher who is easy to root for. He was not a blue chip prospect, and he actually transferred from the University of Missouri to Missouri State University to get noticed by MLB scouts as he excelled on their 2003 College World Series team. Despite that achievement, however, he was still

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A fine day in Cleveland, oral histories, and Pixies: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Wednesday, Blawg Pound. We’re staring down the barrel of Memorial Day 2015, the Cavs open their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Atlanta Hawks this evening, and the Indians got a win (!) last night behind yet another dominant pitching performance. It’s a great day! Cavs coach David Blatt can explain why better than I

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Ball Played: Bauer defeats Indians’ man of constant sorrow

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On May 7, 2015 Jose Quintana made his MLB debut for the Chicago White Sox against the Cleveland Indians. At the time, he was seemingly a random left-handed pitcher from Columbia whom the White Sox needed in long relief after starter Phil Humber had surrendered eight runs in less than three innings of work. In

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Ball Played: Kluber versus Sale

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It is really difficult for a team to be doing as poorly as the Cleveland Indians are in the standings considering some of the individual performances they have had. For instance, the top four starters are so strong that they have masked the complete destruction that comes when Zach Chenhouse1 starts. The starting rotation ranks second in

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Next Up: Indians vs. White Sox

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Fresh off their first series win since awaaaaay back on April 9, the Cleveland Indians head to Chicago to play the White Sox in a four-game, Monday-through-Thursday series. They’ll be playing at U.S. Cellular Field on the south side of Chicago and all games have an 8:10 p.m. start time (for you eastern time zone

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