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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona watches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Cleveland Indians expect manager Terry Francona to return for the 2021 season after he missed 47 games this season due to health reasons. Team president Chris Antonetti said Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, that the 61-year Francona is back home in Arizona resting and recovering. Francona was hospitalized this season after undergoing surgery for a gastrointestinal issue and then dealing with blood clotting complications.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Indians' Francona underwent surgeries during health scare

Oct. 7, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Terry Francona's mind briefly wandered to a life without baseball while he battled through a major health scare. Retirement stared him in the face. “Some days when I was extremely frustrated, the thought crossed my mind,” the Indians manager said. “When it was hard to...

New York Yankees DJ LeMahieu bats during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. LeMahieu is in line to win the American League batting title. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

A capsule look at the Yankees-Indians playoff series

Sep. 29, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-three playoff series between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians in Cleveland beginning Tuesday night: ___ NEW YORK YANKEES Record: 33-27. Playoff Entry: second place, AL East. Playoff Seed: No. 5. Manager: Aaron Boone (third season). Projected Rotation: RHP Gerrit Cole (7-3,...

Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez watches his double off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Nik Turley during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Indians rally past Pirates, will host Yankees in playoffs

Sep. 27, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians are staying home for the first round of the postseason — and the New York Yankees are coming to town. Carlos Santana had four RBIs and delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning as the Indians rallied for an 8-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Colin Moran (19) celebrates with Jacob Stallings (58) and Ke'Bryan Hayes (13) after hitting a three-run home run off Cleveland Indians pitcher Aaron Civale during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Indians' playoff positioning hurt by 8-0 loss to Pirates

Sep. 26, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians will have one eye on the field and one eye on the scoreboard on the final day of the regular season. Cleveland suffered a setback in its bid to host a first-round playoff series and had its six-game winning streak snapped with an 8-0 loss to Joe Musgrove and the major...

Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez is congratulated by teammates after the Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox 5-4 in a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians beat Chisox for 4-game sweep, playoff seeds at stake

Sep. 24, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 Thursday night for a four-game sweep in a matchup of playoff-bound teams. The victory pulled the Indians within one game of Chicago for the fourth seed...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Bieber lowers ERA to 1.63, Indians top White Sox 3-2

Sep. 23, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber lowered his ERA to 1.63 in his final regular-season start, the lowest in the American League since Luis Tiant’s 1.60 for Cleveland in 1968, and Jordan Luplow hit a game-ending home run that gave the Indians a 3-2 win over Chicago on Wednesday night. The loss dropped the...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Mike Clevinger works against a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

LEADING OFF: Padres check Clevinger, Burnes' ERA title bid

Sep. 23, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday: PADRES PREDICAMENT Fresh off clinching their first playoff berth in 14 seasons, San Diego is hoping for good news concerning Mike Clevinger. Clevinger was suddenly pulled after only one inning of his start Wednesday and sent for an MRI on his right biceps....

Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Chicago White Sox pitcher Jace Fry during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Santana's homer lifts Indians to win, brink of playoff berth

Sep. 21, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians left Progressive Field on the brink of a playoff berth and went home. The party's on hold. In 2020, little goes as planned. “Everything is awkward this year," acting manager Sandy Alomar Jr. said. “So you can add that to it.” Carlos Santana's two-run homer...

Cincinnati Reds' Eugenio Suarez, left, congratulates Joey Votto, who hit a solo home run during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Cincinnati, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Reds, Brewers and Cardinals charging hard in NL Central

Sep. 21, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

All the Cincinnati Reds needed was one extended winning streak to turn a disappointing season into a possible playoff berth. Cincinnati had high hopes after spending big in the offseason, but the Reds showed little sign of improvement until they ran off six straight victories recently. Now they're at .500 and in...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco walks to the dugout after striking out Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

Carrasco, Ramirez star as Indians top Tigers 7-4

Sep. 20, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — With Carlos Carrasco looking sharp down the stretch, the Cleveland Indians could be a dangerous team in the postseason. Carrasco allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings, and Jose Ramirez homered twice to lift the Indians to a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Cleveland took...