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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cubs beat Indians 7-2 to match their best start since 1970

Aug. 12, 2020 10:39 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bell bottoms were in style and Nixon was in the White House the last time the Chicago Cubs started a season this hot. Their rookie manager isn't taking any credit for the fast start. “I mean, I’ve got a good team,” David Ross said. “That’s what it is....

Cleveland Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Indians keeping Clevinger, Plesac away after violations

Aug. 11, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians went a step further than just putting Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac into quarantine. They've been sent away from the team, and it's not known when they'll be back. Cleveland placed the two starting pitchers on the restricted list after the right-handers broke team...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach Plesac throws against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Plesac, Reyes, Luplow power Indians over White Sox 7-1

Aug. 8, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach Plesac tossed six strong innings and the Cleveland Indians snapped a scoring drought with a six-run fourth in a 7-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. The Indians had been blanked for 13 innings before Franmil Reyes and Jordan Luplow each hit a two-run homer in the fourth....

Chicago White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez keeps an eye on a fly ball during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

White Sox slugger Eloy Jiménez wants to stay in left

Aug. 8, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Eloy Jiménez has no interest in the designated hitter job with the Chicago White Sox. Doesn't want to hear anything about a late-inning defensive replacement, either. His team wants the same thing for him. Jiménez was back in left field for Chicago's 2-0 victory over Cleveland on...

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor, left, Cesar Hernandez, middle left, Carlos Santana, right, and Jose Ramirez, middle right, celebrate after a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The Indians won 4-2. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Reyes backs Bieber with homer, Indians beat Reds 4-2

Aug. 4, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Shane Bieber overcame two solo home runs to pitch into the eighth inning, Franmil Reyes hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians snapped a four-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Reyes capped the Indians' comeback from a 2-0 deficit with...

Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto (19) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Cincinnati, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Votto's homer lifts Reds over Indians 3-2; still no Francona

Aug. 4, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto hit a two-run, go-ahead homer, Nick Castellanos also connected and the Cincinnati Reds beat Cleveland 3-2 Monday night as the Indians played again without ill manager Terry Francona. Sonny Gray shook off a tough start to the game to complete six strong innings, and Cincinnati...

Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler scores from second base on a single by Nelson Cruz in the third inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Garver, Twins lean on pen for 2-hitter to top Indians 3-1

Aug. 2, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver hit his first home run of the season and the Minnesota Twins used their bullpen to string together a two-hitter in a 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday afternoon, taking the four-game series from their primary division competitor. Max Kepler doubled and scored...

Cleveland Indians' Shane Bieber, center left, celebrates with catcher Sandy Leon after Bieber's performance against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Bieber earned the win. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Bieber strikes out 13, ties record as Indians top Twins 2-0

Jul. 30, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland's Shane Bieber tied the major league record for strikeouts in a pitcher's first two starts of the season, punching out 13 Minnesota Twins over eight innings in the Indians' 2-0 victory on Thursday night. Bieber (2-0) fanned 14 over six scoreless innings on Friday against Kansas...

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor hits a two run home run in the first inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Santana homers as Indians complete sweep, 5-3 over White Sox

Jul. 28, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer, Oscar Mercado had a two-run single and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 to complete a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday night. Santana’s first inning blast helped spoil the return of White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon (0-1) from...

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...