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Cleveland Indians acting manager Sandy Alomar Jr., right, talks with Francisco Lindor during the first inning in a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians hitting coach Van Burkleo opts out due to COVID-19

Aug. 7, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cleveland Indians hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo has opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns about contracting the coronavirus. Team President Chris Antonetti said Friday that Van Burkelo had been contemplating his departure for some time because of a personal high-risk condition and for...

Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez runs the bases after hitting a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo during the first inning of a baseball game at Progressive Field, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

José Ramírez powers Indians past Reds 13-0

Aug. 6, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez homered from both sides of the plate and drove in four runs, and the Cleveland Indians routed the Cincinnati Reds 13-0 on Thursday night. Ramírez hit a solo drive batting from the left side against Luis Castillo in the first inning. He connected again during...

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...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona watches during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Surprise, Ariz. Francona continues to undergo medical tests for a gastrointestinal issue, and there remains no clear timetable for when he'll return to the team.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Francona still not managing Indians due to medical condition

Aug. 5, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona remains absent from the team to get rest while dealing with a gastrointestinal issue that he's battled for months. Francona will miss his fourth game in a row Wednesday night when the Indians return home to play two straight against the Reds. The two teams...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona watches during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Surprise, Ariz. Francona continues to undergo medical tests for a gastrointestinal issue, and there remains no clear timetable for when he'll return to the team.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Indians manager Francona undergoing tests, return unknown

Aug. 4, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona continues to undergo medical tests for a gastrointestinal issue, and there remains no clear timetable for when he'll return to the team. Francona has scheduled appointments with “a series of doctors” at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday and...

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...

Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto (19) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Cincinnati, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Votto's homer lifts Reds over Indians 3-2; still no Francona

Aug. 4, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto hit a two-run, go-ahead homer, Nick Castellanos also connected and the Cincinnati Reds beat Cleveland 3-2 Monday night as the Indians played again without ill manager Terry Francona. Sonny Gray shook off a tough start to the game to complete six strong innings, and Cincinnati...

FILE - This is a Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, file photo showing Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona talking before a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Cleveland. Baseball is back, but because of the coronavirus, official scorers will work remotely this season to rule on hits and errors, make other judgments and tabulate box scores. Francona said the game slows down as you get farther away from the action, which affects judgment on deciding whether a play should be a hit or an error. So he's not keen on scorers working from home.(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)

Indians manager Francona to miss 2-game series in Cincinnati

Aug. 3, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will miss at least the club's next two games because of a gastrointestinal issue that has bothered him for months. Francona was scheduled to be checked Monday by doctors at the Cleveland Clinic. He'll remain in Cleveland during the Indians' two-game...

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)

Rotation reports: Cleveland rolling, Houston in flux

Aug. 3, 2020 2:33 AM EDT

Cleveland's starting rotation is rolling through the early stages of the season. The Houston Astros, on the other hand, are having to make do with a group that bears little resemblance to the one that pitched its way to the World Series last year. Someone forgot to tell the Indians that starting pitchers might...

Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi, left, talks with Bryce Harper, right, prior to a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Leading Off: Phillies end layoff, visit Judge, Cole, Yankees

Aug. 3, 2020 2:28 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK TO WORK The Philadelphia Phillies face a difficult assignment in their long-awaited return to action. Bryce Harper and the Phils haven't played since opening the season with a three-game series against the Miami Marlins, a team that has had at least 18...