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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' Aaron Judge (99) is congratulated by Aaron Hicks after hitting a two-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber (57) in the first inning of Game 1 of an American League wild-card baseball series, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

No debate: Judge, Yankees pound Bieber, Indians in opener

Sep. 29, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — On a night for debates, Aaron Judge, Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees made quite an opening statement. Shane Bieber had no rebuttal. Judge smashed a tone-setting, two-run homer on Bieber's fourth pitch, Cole struck out 13 in his New York playoff debut and the Yankees opened their AL...

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 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)

Bieber lowers ERA to 1.63, Indians top White Sox 3-2

Sep. 23, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber lowered his ERA to 1.63 in his final regular-season start, the lowest in the American League since Luis Tiant’s 1.60 for Cleveland in 1968, and Jordan Luplow hit a game-ending home run that gave the Indians a 3-2 win over Chicago on Wednesday night. The loss dropped the...

Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Chicago White Sox pitcher Jace Fry during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Santana's homer lifts Indians to win, brink of playoff berth

Sep. 21, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians left Progressive Field on the brink of a playoff berth and went home. The party's on hold. In 2020, little goes as planned. “Everything is awkward this year," acting manager Sandy Alomar Jr. said. “So you can add that to it.” Carlos Santana's two-run homer...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco walks to the dugout after striking out Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

Carrasco, Ramirez star as Indians top Tigers 7-4

Sep. 20, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — With Carlos Carrasco looking sharp down the stretch, the Cleveland Indians could be a dangerous team in the postseason. Carrasco allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings, and Jose Ramirez homered twice to lift the Indians to a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Cleveland took...

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz, right, celebrates with Max Kepler after Cruz hit a home run during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Cruz, Twins power up again in 7-5 win against Indians

Sep. 13, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his 16th homer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5 on Sunday to complete a sweep of their weekend series. Marwin Gonzalez, Ryan Jeffers and Josh Donaldson also connected, helping Minnesota win for the 10th time in 12 games. The Twins have multiple...

New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo, left, jumps off the base after forcing out Toronto Blue Jays' Travis Shaw at third during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. The call was upheld after a Toronto challenge. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Bichette returns, Kirk debuts as Blue Jays beat Mets 3-2

Sep. 12, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Bo Bichette singled and scored in a successful return to the Toronto lineup and Alejandro Kirk also got a hit and scored in his big league debut Saturday night as the Blue Jays beat the New York Mets 3-2. Bichette, who missed 27 games with a right knee sprain, was activated from the...