Latest Zach Plesac News

Plesac pitches 4-hitter, Indians keep pace, beat Angels 8-0

Sep. 11, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Corey Kluber is injured, Carlos Carrasco continues to work his way back from leukemia treatment and Trevor Bauer was traded, and still the Cleveland Indians continue to get solid pitching. Rookie Zach Plesac threw a four-hitter for his first complete game in the majors as the Indians...

Bieber thrills his local fans in Indians' 6-2 win over Halos

Sep. 10, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The chants of "Let's go, Bieber!" rolled out of the Angel Stadium stands before Shane Bieber had even thrown a pitch. The raucous cheers continued all night long, and they culminated in that rarest of baseball honors: a curtain call for a visiting player. Although the Cleveland...

López pitches 1-hitter, White Sox beat sliding Indians 7-1

Sep. 5, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis thinks now is the time for the Cleveland Indians to start looking like a playoff team. What may be their last chance starts Friday night with a series at the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins. Chicago right-hander Reynaldo López pitched a one-hitter against the Indians...

Indians beat White Sox 8-6 thanks to Mercado's clutch catch

Sep. 5, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Oscar Mercado's spectacular running catch saved the game for the Cleveland Indians. It also might have saved their season. The rookie made a leaping, backhanded grab of Eloy Jiménez's drive to center field with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning, allowing the Indians to...

Rays overpower Indians, try for sweep Sunday in key series

Aug. 31, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Pham helped the Tampa Bay Rays turn on the juice Saturday night — first with a blender, and then with his bat. Pham and Avisail Garcia hit two-run homers, Ji-Man Choi and Travis d'Arnaud had solo shots, and the Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 9-6. "I made a smoothie...

Rays beat Indians 4-0 in matchup of playoff contenders

Aug. 30, 2019 11:12 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Pruitt helped a taxed Tampa Bay bullpen, and the Rays beat Cleveland's 12-game winner Shane Bieber in his first start in two years. Pruitt and three relievers combined on a five-hitter, Jesus Aguilar had a three-run homer during a four-run seventh inning and the Rays beat...

Kipnis homers twice, Indians beat Tigers 4-2

Aug. 28, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Terry Francona let Aaron Civale work through a sixth-inning jam, then marveled at how the rookie right-hander handled it. "His heartbeat isn't going any faster, the game's not going too fast," the Cleveland manager said. "We just want to kind of stay out of the way. Let him do his job."...

Hand, Lindor lead Indians past Royals 4-1

Aug. 23, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona's faith in his All-Star closer paid off Friday night. Brad Hand bounced back from his recent struggles to record his 30th save and Cleveland defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-1 on Friday night. Hand had blown three consecutive saves and allowed seven earned...

Syndergaard, Mets sweep Indians 2-0 for 5th win in row

Aug. 23, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The only thing that stopped Noah Syndergaard was the weather. Syndergaard retired the first 16 hitters and allowed two hits over six dominant innings before a heavy storm interrupted him, and the New York Mets beat the Cleveland Indians 2-0 Thursday night in a rain-shortened game for their...

Orioles tie MLB record for HRs allowed, beat Royals 8-1

Aug. 21, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — In his trying first season as the Orioles' manager, Brandon Hyde was not the least bit concerned about his team tying a dubious record on a night it cruised to an easy win. Baltimore matched a major league mark by allowing its 258th homer this season, but the Orioles hit four of their own...