Latest Cleveland Indians News

The Latest: Zimmerman recalls first time he saw Jose Altuve

Oct. 21, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Ryan Zimmerman, the longtime "face of the franchise" for the Washington Nationals, remembers the first time he saw the 5-foot-6 player who has grown into that role with the Houston Astros. Jose Altuve made his big league debut with...

Indians C Pérez has ankle surgery, expected ready for camp

Oct. 17, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians catcher Roberto Pérez had surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle. The team said Pérez underwent the arthroscopic procedure Thursday in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The 30-year-old Pérez is expected to be fully recovered by spring training in February. Pérez...

October outsiders: Indians' final comeback falls short

Sep. 30, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians made one stirring comeback after another through a season scattered with adversity, misfortune, and unexpected challenges. Their last one fell short. They're stubbornly sitting out the postseason for the first time since 2015. "We were on the run, and I just wanted to play in...

Nats top Indians 8-2, head to playoffs on 8-game win streak

Sep. 29, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been more than a century since a major league team went from 12 games under .500 to as many wins as the Washington Nationals accumulated this season. And the Nationals are surging into the playoffs, running their winning streak to a year-high eight games with an 8-2 victory Sunday...

Nationals beat Indians 10-7, will host NL wild-card game

Sep. 29, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals assured themselves of hosting the NL wild-card game by holding on to beat the already-eliminated Cleveland Indians 10-7 Saturday with the help of a grand slam in a nine-run second inning from Gerardo Parra. Nationals Park will be the site of a win-or-go-home game...

'Baby Shark' slam helps Nats clinch hosting wild-card game

Sep. 28, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals' surge started after they brought aboard Gerardo Parra, whose dugout dancing and "Baby Shark" walk-up music became the trademarks of the club's turnaround. So maybe it's fitting the Nationals assured themselves of hosting the NL wild-card game by holding on to...

All 10 MLB playoff slots filled; A's, Rays in, Indians out

Sep. 28, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

The creative Tampa Bay Rays and the tenacious Oakland Athletics earned playoff spots Friday night, filling out the 10-team field for the Major League Baseball postseason. Several of the pairings and sites are still to be determined before the playoffs begin Tuesday night with the NL wild-card game. Any...

Indians out of AL wild-card chasse after 8-2 loss at Nats

Sep. 28, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cleveland Indians' clubhouse was quiet as can be, nearly cleared out. The TVs were all off. No music. No conversation. The meaningful part of their season is done. Manager Terry Francona and the Indians will miss out on the playoffs for the first time since 2015, eliminated from the...

Rays beat Jays 6-2, back in playoffs for 1st time since 2013

Sep. 28, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2013, clinching an AL wild card berth with a 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night behind Tommy Pham's two-run homer and 4 1/3 hitless innings from Tyler Glasnow. Tampa Bay will play Oakland in the wild-card...

LEADING OFF: A's, Rays try to clinch, Brewers keep pushing

Sep. 27, 2019 3:20 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: AL WILD CARD Oakland and Tampa Bay could clinch the AL wild-card spots and close out Cleveland. Francisco Lindor and the Indians put themselves in danger by losing 8-0 to the White Sox on Thursday night. The loss dropped them two games behind the Rays for the...