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Mercado gets 5 hits, Indians top Royals 10-5, 6th win in row

Jul. 20, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Oscar Mercado is giving the Cleveland Indians a major boost in his rookie season. Mercado went 5 for 5 and drove in two runs as the Indians won their sixth straight game, beating the Kansas City Royals 10-5 on Friday night. Mercado had an RBI double in the third inning and a run-scoring...

Bauer strikes out 10, Indians win 11th straight over Tigers

Jul. 19, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer tipped his cap after receiving a standing ovation when he walked to the dugout after being removed in the seventh inning. It might have been the right-hander's final appearance at home with the Cleveland Indians. Bauer struck out 10 in 6 2/3 innings, José Ramírez hit...

Mike Clevinger strikes out 12 as Indians beat Tigers 7-2

Jul. 17, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger wanted to make the most of his strict pitch count as the strikeouts piled up. Clevinger matched his career high with 12 strikeouts and 100 pitches over six innings, as the Cleveland Indians continued their dominance of the Detroit Tigers with a 7-2 win on Wednesday night....

LEADING OFF: Angels streaking, Homer's odyssey, Reds-Cubs

Jul. 17, 2019 3:57 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: PULLING TOGETHER The grieving Angels go for their sixth consecutive victory since the All-Star break when they host Houston again. Los Angeles (50-46) has won eight of 11 since the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs and moved four games above .500 for the first time...

Four Cleveland pitchers limit Detroit to one hit in 8-0 win

Jul. 17, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A single by Nicholas Castellanos in the fifth inning prevented Zach Plesac and three Cleveland Indians relievers from making history. Castellanos hit a grounder up the middle off Tyler Clippard for the only hit allowed by Cleveland in an 8-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday...

Indians' Kluber to throw off mound in return from injury

Jul. 16, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians say pitcher Corey Kluber will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday, his first appearance on a mound since breaking his right arm on May 1. The two-time Cy Young Award winner is on the 60-day injured list. He is scheduled to throw 20 fastballs at Progressive Field...

Mercado breaks tie with 2nd homer, Indians beat Tigers 8-6

Jul. 16, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians wanted to bounce back from a disappointing series against the Minnesota Twins. Oscar Mercado made certain they did. Cleveland's rookie outfielder hit his second home run of the game — a leadoff blast in the seventh inning — and the Indians continued to...

Santana homers, Indians beat Twins 4-3 to avoid sweep

Jul. 14, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — With the AL Central in danger of slipping away for the Cleveland Indians, Carlos Santana delivered. Santana, coming off his first career All-Star appearance, hit a solo home run that broke a seventh-inning tie and the Indians avoided a sweep with a 4-3 win over the first-place Minnesota...

Brake time: Twins rally, slow charging Indians 5-3 in opener

Jul. 12, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Twins returned from the All-Star break and pumped the brakes on the Indians. Slowing Cleveland's charge in the standings, Jorge Polanco's two-run double in the seventh inning rallied the AL Central leaders to a 5-3 victory Friday night that ended the Indians' six-game winning streak in...

Indians' Kluber arm healing, close to throwing in bullpen

Jul. 12, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians starter Corey Kluber's broken right arm is healing as hoped, and he could begin throwing bullpen sessions soon. Kluber was struck by a line drive on May 1 in Miami. Indians manager Terry Francona said Friday the two-time AL Cy Young Award winner had a "good checkup" and doctors are...