The Cleveland Indians are back

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They are back. They are right in the thick of it. And they aren’t going anywhere. Your Cleveland Indians, left for dead by almost everyone, continue to win and are surging into September.

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White Sox 3, Indians 2: Jose Abreu is really, really good

This one was supposed to go down differently. With the Chicago White Sox playing well-below .500 ball, being kept afloat in the AL Central by only the Minnesota Twins, and the Cleveland Indians streaking off of their fourth straight win, Corey Kluber’s mere presence on the mound in the south side of Chicago should have cemented the Tribe’s

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Twins 4, Indians 1: Bats go silent as sweep chance goes by the board

This is what is so frustrating about our Indians. Here they are, winners of seven of nine, going for a sweep of the Minnesota Twins with their ace Corey Kluber on the mound and the offense can’t even muster a single scoring chance outside of a solo blast from Zach Walters. Despite the 4-1 loss

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Dominant starting pitching, slumbering bats, and Ubaldo being Ubaldo

Carlos Carrasco

This weekend series was once again another example of what this 2014 Cleveland Indians team is all about. The AL East leading Baltimore Orioles came to town with the biggest margin of any division top dog in baseball. Their offense is beastly, with power up and down the lineup. So naturally the story of the

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Photo: the Browns’ QB competition just jumped up a notch

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This is brilliant. I mean, we’ve kind of been down this road before trying to turn a pitcher into a quarterback and the results were a little bit Weeden-ish. Then again, when you’ve got the focus and unemotional demeanor of Ivan Drago and a cannon to boot, it might just work. But, you know, he’s

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Consistently Inconsistent play, King Kluber and the rebirth of Carrasco

Jason Kipnis

Win four straight. Lose four straight. Get everyone thinking that, once again, you are sunk. Lose two more veterans to the disabled list. Go to New York and visit Yankee Stadium, your personal house of horrors, and take the series for the first time since 2008 while throwing 20 straight scoreless innings. Yep, just your

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Indians 7, Reds 1: Commander Corey, long balls, lead Wahoos to fourth straight W

I am running out of superlatives to describe the Tribe’s Corey Kluber. So this is what it’s like to have a real ace? The Indians haven’t seen anything like this since Cliff Lee’s 2008 Cy Young season. But even then, I don’t think we truly appreciated what we were watching. Lee was dominating with unbelievable

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Columbus no-hitter and Kevin Love almost cried? … While We’re Waiting

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Who threw a no-hitter?! While Corey Kluber was dealing in Cleveland last night, a Columbus Clippers starter broke history. Tyler Cloyd, a 27-year-old claimed off waivers last October from Philadelphia, threw the first no-hitter in Huntington Park history. Cloyd struck out six and his lone blemish was a hit-by-pitch in the ninth inning. He is

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Indians 2; Mariners 0: Kluber’s “Maddux” bests King Felix in a performance for the ages

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If only Corey Kluber could start every game for the Indians…… Last night I was fortunate enough to attend the matchup of aces at Progressive Field. Felix Hernandez, currently the favorite to win the AL Cy Young Award took the mound for the Seattle Mariners. Kluber, the Indians clear number one, opposed him. If you

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Infographic: Corey Kluber vs. Felix Hernandez

Corey Kluber (10-6) squares off against Felix Hernandez (11-2) in what should be a battle of the two of the best pitchers in the American League thus far. Only John Lester (BOS) and Fernandez have a higher fWAR than Kluber on the season. During his last 13 starts, Hernandez has a 1.36 ERA, 10.3 K/9,

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LeBron’s mind and Kluber’s cutter: While We’re Waiting…

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Browns camp is under way, LeBron chose his jersey number and the Indians finally won a game. Happy Monday, kids. Let’s dig in. LeBron James has always had a way to recall certain instances of his on-court life. Having covered him during his final year in Cleveland back in 2010, I was always intrigued by

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Royals 2, Indians 1: Kluber near perfect, yet nothing to show for it

Games like Thursday night are why I love baseball and I why baseball frustrates the heck out of me at the exact same time. I mean what other game can one player completely shut down an entire team for the duration of regulation, only to be on the hook for a loss because of one

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Animated: Watch Corey Kluber dominate the Royals

This is becoming old hat by this point, but Cleveland Indians starter Corey Kluber turned in yet another masterful performance on Thursday night, carrying a perfect game through six and one-third innings, earning himself a no-decision. Per Elias, it was the deepest into a game that any Cleveland starting pitcher had gone without allowing a

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Indians dropped by Twins fill-in starter Anthony Swarzak

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(I apologize for the lateness of this recap. I’m filling in for TD today.) I had to look up Anthony Swarzak’s name three times. Apparently Carlos Santana did too, according to Alex Smith of MLB.com. His game story says that Carlos Santana had no idea who was pitching yesterday 90 minutes before it was scheduled

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Second-half Storylines: What are you watching?

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The Cleveland Indians started things off with a relative bang, taking three of four in Detroit. As we close in on the month of August, the Tribe stands 4.5 games behind the Tigers and will need to piece it all together heading into the fall if postseason play is to happen for the second consecutive

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Tribe weekend recap: Kipnis…back? King Kluber, The Carrasco effect, and rotation rotation

Jason Kipnis

If your Cleveland Indians were going to get back in the thick of the AL Central and Wild Card races, coming out of the blocks strongly is of the utmost importance. An 11-game, three-city road trip against three divisional foes was on the schedule. Things got started in Detroit with four games in three days.

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