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Cleveland Indians' Oscar Mercado, right, slides safely into home plate as Cincinnati Reds' Tucker Barnhart is late on the tag in the fifth inning in a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Mercado's daring, Clevinger's start leads Indians past Reds

Aug. 5, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Óscar Mercado's gamble paid off for the pitching-rich, hitting-poor Indians. “It probably wasn't the smartest of plays, but it worked out," Mercado said. Mercado scored from second base on a ball that didn't leave the infield and Mike Clevinger delivered another strong start by...

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...

Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz scores on a two-run double by Eddie Rosario off Cleveland Indians' pitcher Mike Clevinger in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Kepler homer, Dobnak pitching lead Twins over Indians 4-1

Aug. 1, 2020 12:40 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler hit his second leadoff home run of the season, Alex Avila added his first homer for Minnesota, and the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 4-1 on Friday night. Randy Dobnak (1-1) pitched five scoreless innings for Minnesota following a day of COVID-19 testing and uncertainty due...

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 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...

Kansas City Royals' Jorge Soler runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning in a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Holland fans side in new-rule 10th, Royals trim Indians 3-2

Jul. 25, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Greg Holland struck out the top of Cleveland's order to strand the tying run at second base and Maikel Franco hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the Kansas City Royals a 3-2 win over the Indians on Saturday in just the third major league game decided by the debated extra-inning...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Dealing ace: Bieber strikes out 14 as Indians win opener 2-0

Jul. 24, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber is only 25, and that hardly seems fair. He's already an All-Star MVP, and it might not be too early to call him an ace. And, he's only getting better. “When I say he makes the glass look half-full, that would be the biggest understatement,” Indians manager Terry...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning during a preseason baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday, July 20, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians players, owner meet to discuss potential name change

Jul. 21, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's players met Tuesday with owner Paul Dolan to discuss a potential name change for the team, which has been called the Indians for the past 105 years. Manager Terry Francona said the group had an “honest” conversation and he came away proud of how it was handled by...

Cleveland Indians' Bradley Zimmer hits a double in the third inning during a preseason baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday, July 20, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Lost and found: Zimmer makes surprise comeback with Indians

Jul. 21, 2020 2:42 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Seemingly lost, somewhat forgotten, Bradley Zimmer has found his way back to the Cleveland Indians. Sidelined by injuries for most of the past two seasons, Zimmer has put himself in position to not only make Cleveland's roster but also be a part of manager Terry Francona's regular lineup....

FILE - In this July 5, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas fields a ball during a baseball workout at Marlins Park in Miami. Rojas talked Monday, July 20, 2020, about the ways this season will be different, with bench players sitting in the stands during games and no clubhouse meals afterward. Another change: Rojas believes the Marlins will be good. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Strasburg gets feel for pitching on the road in a pandemic

Jul. 21, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

With all the protocols in place, Stephen Strasburg got a good feel Monday night for what pitching on the road will entail this season during the coronavirus pandemic. Last year's World Series MVP threw five strong innings for Washington in a 4-2 exhibition win over the Baltimore Orioles. Nationals manager Dave...