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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians send down Clevinger, Plesac after virus blunder

Aug. 14, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — After hearing Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac explain their actions, the Cleveland Indians sent the pitchers to their alternate training site on Friday after the two broke team rules and Major League Baseball coronavirus protocol last weekend in Chicago. Clevinger and Plesac drove to...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians send down Clevinger, Plesac after virus blunder

Aug. 14, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — After hearing Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac explain their actions, the Cleveland Indians sent the pitchers to their alternate training site on Friday after the two broke team rules and Major League Baseball coronavirus protocol last weekend in Chicago. Clevinger and Plesac drove to...

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)

Indians' Plesac upset with portrayal after COVID violation

Aug. 13, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Zach Plesac feels he and teammate Mike Clevinger have been unfairly portrayed as “bad people” in the aftermath of the pitchers being quarantined by the team for violating COVID-19 protocols last weekend in Chicago. Plesac said he posted a six-minute video on...

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....

Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon doubles against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

LEADING OFF: Blackmon hitting .500; Clevinger, Plesac halted

Aug. 12, 2020 3:33 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BLISTERING BLACKMON Charlie Blackmon raised his batting average to an amazing .500 with three more hits in Colorado's 8-7 win over Arizona. After starting out the year 0 for 9, Blackmon has hit in 15 straight games. He’s 34 for 68 through 17 games in the...

Chicago Cubs' Jason Heyward, left, is congratulated by Anthony Rizzo after the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-1 in a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Lester, Heyward (4 RBIs) power Cubs to 7-1 win over Indians

Aug. 11, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jon Lester and the Cubs didn't let another of 2020's distractions slow them one bit. Lester looked comfortable on a mound where he helped make history, Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer and Chicago returned from a four-day layoff and rolled to a 7-1 win over the Cleveland Indians, who...

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...

FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, the entrance to Sahlen Field, home of the Toronto Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate, in Buffalo, N.Y., is viewed. The Blue Jays will walk onto the field Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, as the host team for the first time in 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays debut in Buffalo; Clevinger out

Aug. 11, 2020 2:07 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ NEW DIGS Baseball's nomads, the Toronto Blue Jays, finally move into their new home at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York, when they play the Miami Marlins. It'll be the first time this year the Blue Jays are the host team. Canada’s government...

FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, the entrance to Sahlen Field, home of the Toronto Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate, in Buffalo, N.Y., is viewed. The Blue Jays will walk onto the field Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, as the host team for the first time in 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays debut in Buffalo; Clevinger out

Aug. 11, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ NEW DIGS Baseball's nomads, the Toronto Blue Jays, finally move into their new home at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York, when they play the Miami Marlins. It'll be the first time this year the Blue Jays are the host team. Canada’s government...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

AP source: Indians' Clevinger flew with team after violation

Aug. 10, 2020 10:04 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger's free spirit may have put the Cleveland Indians at risk. Clevinger flew home with his teammates Sunday despite knowing he had broken the club's COVID-19 protocols by going out in Chicago with right-hander Zach Plesac during Cleveland's weekend trip, according to a person...