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Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to the Cleveland Indians in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug 1, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Maeda, Sano power Twins past Indians 3-0

Aug. 1, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sanó hit a pair of homers and Kenta Maeda pitched six scoreless innings in his home debut for Minnesota as the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 on Saturday. Eddie Rosario added a solo homer for Minnesota, which got another strong start from a veteran newcomer to its...

Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz scores on a two-run double by Eddie Rosario off Cleveland Indians' pitcher Mike Clevinger in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Kepler homer, Dobnak pitching lead Twins over Indians 4-1

Aug. 1, 2020 12:40 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler hit his second leadoff home run of the season, Alex Avila added his first homer for Minnesota, and the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 4-1 on Friday night. Randy Dobnak (1-1) pitched five scoreless innings for Minnesota following a day of COVID-19 testing and uncertainty due...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco delivers in the third inning in a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Baseball's return includes several comeback stories

Jul. 27, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

Carlos Carrasco won his first start since his leukemia diagnosis, Yoenis Céspedes hit a home run in his return from major leg problems — and Daniel Bard had the longest road back of them all. This past week was obviously an emotional one for many people in baseball, and it was especially significant...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco, top, delivers to Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield in the first inning in a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians' Carrasco wins first start since leukemia diagnosis

Jul. 26, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco looked toward home plate and clutched the ball in his right hand before firing a 95 mph fastball on the game's first pitch. It was a beginning and an ending. Carrasco's comeback from cancer is complete. Starting for the first time since he was diagnosed with leukemia last...

Kansas City Royals' Jorge Soler runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning in a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Holland fans side in new-rule 10th, Royals trim Indians 3-2

Jul. 25, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Greg Holland struck out the top of Cleveland's order to strand the tying run at second base and Maikel Franco hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the Kansas City Royals a 3-2 win over the Indians on Saturday in just the third major league game decided by the debated extra-inning...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco delivers during baseball practice, Monday, July 6, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

LEADING OFF: Many happy returns to MLB mounds

Jul. 25, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: OHTANI’S TURN Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani is set to make his first appearance on the mound since Sept. 2, 2018, after not pitching all last season following elbow surgery. Ohtani is under no restrictions when he faces the Athletics in...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning during a preseason baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday, July 20, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians players, owner meet to discuss potential name change

Jul. 21, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's players met Tuesday with owner Paul Dolan to discuss a potential name change for the team, which has been called the Indians for the past 105 years. Manager Terry Francona said the group had an “honest” conversation and he came away proud of how it was handled by...

FILE - In this Sept 6, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco throws against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Indians’ right-hander, who made a dramatic comeback last season after being diagnosed with leukemia, has been cleared to pitch and is thrilled to be back on the field after baseball was shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic. Carrasco said his health is good and his doctors have approved him playing despite the inherent risks. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Indians' Carrasco on another journey, this time in pandemic

Jul. 3, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Not even a mask can hide Carlos Carrasco's smile or muffle his joy. For now, baseball's back. And he is as well. A year after a leukemia diagnosis threatened his life and nearly ended his playing career, Carrasco is staging another comeback. In remission and medically cleared to pitch, the...