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Cleveland Indians' Josh Naylor, right, and Franmil Reyes watch from the dugout after the Indians lost 10-9 to the New York Yankees in Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series, early Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Indians enter offseason of major decisions, uncertainty

Oct. 6, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A short, stressful 2020 season that ended two games into the playoffs is being followed by an equally harrowing offseason for the Cleveland Indians. They're in a “daunting” financial situation, worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Manager Terry Francona's health remains a...

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor (12) exits the batting cage before Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series against the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Indians' early October exit could be followed by Lindor's

Oct. 1, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — As Francisco Lindor played in the longest nine-inning game in history, a nearly five-hour endurance test that ended in an empty stadium on October's first morning, he considered it may have been his last game with Cleveland. “It crossed my mind,” he said. He wasn't alone. And...

New York Yankees' Gio Urshela (29) and Mike Ford celebrate after the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-9 in Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series, early Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Yanks sweep Indians 10-9 in draining game, meet Rays in ALDS

Oct. 1, 2020 3:46 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — It took the New York Yankees nearly five hours on the field, carried them from Wednesday to Thursday and September into October to complete the sweep. They stumbled into the 2020 postseason. They're standing tall now. DJ LeMahieu's tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off closer Brad...

In this photo provided by Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin, Joel Armbruster, the CEO of Phoenix Bats, displays a bat label from Larkin's Project Unity initiative in Plain City, Ohio, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Major League Baseball has endorsed players putting the label on knobs of bats during the playoff games starting Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. (Joel Armbruster via AP)

Hall of Famer Larkin's postseason bat labels promote healing

Sep. 29, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Larkin is gladly giving Major League Baseball a helping hand in these playoffs. Two of them, actually. Look closely at the bats being swung and you might notice something on the knobs: a label with a graphic design of Black and white hands clasped over the words “Heal”...

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)

Pocket Aces: Bieber, Cole square off as Yankees play Indians

Sep. 29, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber's first playoff appearance for Cleveland will come against the team that personifies postseason baseball excellence. All those pinstripes. The roll call of Hall of Famers. The 27 World Series titles. The history. Here comes the New York Yankees and all their autumnal aura. No...

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...

Cleveland Indians' Cesar Hernandez, center, is mobbed by Austin Hedges (17), Carlos Santana (41) and Jose Ramirez (11) after hitting a winning single off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Chris Stratton during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Walk away: Indians rally again, keep AL Central hopes alive

Sep. 25, 2020 11:32 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Once again, the Indians grabbed water bottles, poured from the dugout and danced around the infield grass like little kids at recess. Walk-off week rolls on. César Hernández ripped an RBI double into the right-field corner with two outs in the ninth inning as Cleveland rallied...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco, right, picks up Jose Ramirez as he celebrates with Franmil Reyes, left, after Ramirez hit a three-run home run in the tenth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Cleveland. The Indians won in ten innings. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ramírez, Indians clinch playoff spot with 5-3 win over WSox

Sep. 22, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — With one sweet swing, José Ramírez pushed the Cleveland Indians into the playoffs and strengthened his case for the AL MVP award. Ramírez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning, giving Cleveland a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox that clinched a postseason...

Cleveland Indians pitcher Zach Plesac throws against the Detroit Tigers in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Indians hold on in 9th for 1-0 victory over Tigers

Sep. 18, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Zach Plesac pitched impressively into the eighth inning, and Brad Hand worked out of a jam in the ninth to send the Cleveland Indians to a 1-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Francisco Lindor drove in the game's only run with a fifth-inning sacrifice fly, and Plesac (4-2)...