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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C-Cap Recap: Just Out of Reach

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While we all may have wanted Corey Kluber’s incredible 18-strikeout performance to become the indelible image of the 2015 Indians season—the 180-degree course correction that launched the team into contention—Thursday afternoon’s encore match-up with St. Louis provided a far more realistic encapsulation of where this club is at. The lasting image, in this case, was

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Ball Played: Finally, an Indians win

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The Cleveland Indians came into the 2015 season supposedly offensively superior to the Kansas City Royals, especially when considering power hitting. The Royals invested so many resources into their defense and bullpen that it was thought to have left them a bit short at the plate. The Royals have been the better team at the

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Indians Series Summary No. 6: Are we there yet? No, dear, be patient

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Friday night’s 13-1 blowout win over the Detroit Tigers by the Cleveland Indians had some of us wondering if it was, finally, the great awakening of the offense. But, alas, no—we’re not there yet. On Saturday, the Indians returned to moribund run production and lost 4-1. Then on Sunday, Detroit’s 8-6 victory featured more of

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Michael Bourn moved to ninth spot in the lineup on Sunday

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For the first time since being signed by the Cleveland Indians, Michael Bourn will start a game lower in the lineup instead of the leadoff spot. Instead of batting first, Terry Francona has decided to drop him to the bottom of the order and bat him ninth versus Detroit. Bourn understood the decision saying, “Sometimes you just catch yourself in

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Indians defense no longer a comedy of errors

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In simple terms, the 2014 Cleveland Indians defense was a comedy of errors. The laughs extended to several comically range-limited defenders as well as some unfortunate injuries at key positions. The defense was so poor that the Indians ranked in last place in both Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) and in Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR). They were

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I will never complain about a Corey Kluber extension

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This is me talking to myself. I have to talk to myself sometimes when it comes to sports because otherwise you forget about foresight and only look at hindsight and then you hate yourself for being so stupid and not being able to see the future. That’s why I treat myself so harshly with regard to

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Two Indians mentioned as Grantland’s worst contracts

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It’s what all the Cleveland Indians defenders say when anyone wants to talk about how cheap the Dolans are, and they’re not wrong. Free agency is a completely inefficient way to build a baseball team. Jonah Keri and Grantland are at it again in 2015 analyzing what good and bad value look like. It works

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Indians acquire A’s power hitter Brandon Moss

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The Indians have made their first big move of the offseason today in acquiring Brandon Moss from the Oakland Athletics. In exchange for Moss, the Tribe sent minor league infielder Joey Wendle to Oakland. Last season in Oakland, Moss hit .234 with 25 home runs and 81 RBI in 147 games. He was selected to the 2014

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Nine pitches, Four hits, One killer loss

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Covering the Tribe on a nightly basis is a labor of love for me. But I also have a real job that from time to time keeps me away from the team I love the most. In these instances, readers of WFNY know they can usually count on a Jon Steiner special when I am

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An 11th inning gut punch

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After battling back, the Indians let another one slip away.

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Indians 3, White Sox 2: Carrasco 2.0 does it again

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  No matter how many times you want to bury the Tribe, or how many times they seem to try and bury themselves, they just keep coming back and winning the series. A night after losing a game they should have won with their ace Corey Kluber on the mound, it was up to Carlos

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Indians 7, Twins 5: Holt and relievers star as Wahoos complete impressive comeback

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I will be honest: With the way the Indians offense has performed most of the year and with the up and down nature of the team as a whole, I thought the game was over when I turned the TV on. I took my dog for a quick walk after the Indians batted in the

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Indians Notes: Bourn to be activated on Friday, Swisher getting second opinion

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The Indians take on the Arizona Diamondbacks today in a traditional doubleheader starting at 4 pm. The team is currently on a two game win streak after beating the New York Yankees two out of three games this past weekend. The Tribe could get a boost on Friday when they are expected to activate Michael Bourn off

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Indians acquire outfielder Chris Dickerson from Pirates

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The Indians added necessary outfield depth this afternoon in trading for outfielder Chris Dickerson from the Pittsburgh Pirates for future considerations. The Indians will either give up cash or a player-to-be-named-later. Dickerson, 32, has 314 games of major league experience with a healthy .262/.339/.406 batting line. He has played for four different MLB teams, the Reds,

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Dr. Smooth: All Star; #VoteKluber, and gauging the trade values of Masterson and Cabrera

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These are interesting times for our Wahoos. While most of you were on LeBron and Dan Gilbert Plane Watch or worrying about Johnny Manziel’s July 4th in Las Vegas, your local nine was taking two of three from the Kansas City Royals down at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. Big crowds came out Friday

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Bourn to DL, Tyler Holt called up

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The Indians won in impressive fashion last night 7-3 over the Kansas City Royals, but it came at a cost. Michael Bourn left the game in the eighth inning after scoring and having his hamstring apparently tighten up on him. Sure enough, we heard the news today that Bourn will be headed to the disabled

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Indians 6, Diamondbacks 1: Kluber shuts down snakes

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The worst bit going in Tribe circles heading into last night was the “what’s wrong with Corey Kluber” question. The answer: absolutely nothing. So he hadn’t won a game in the month of June. So what? By now you should all know how meaningless the win statistic is. Sure, Kluber was absolutely dominant in May,

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Michael Brantley named American League Player of the Week

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Michael Brantley should be your favorite Cleveland Indians. That was one of my favorite tweets to send out a year ago, and now it seems like a really obvious thing to say when it didn’t feel so obvious back then. He’s been named the American League POW for June 9-15. Michael led all Major League

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Royals 4, Indians 1: Bats go silent as Ventura bests Bauer

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When the Indians look back on their first two and a half months of the 2014 season, they are going to lament the amount of games that they both failed to come through in ample opportunities at the plate and made defensive blunders that cost them runs. Wednesday afternoon’s loss in Kansas City was the

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