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Perez hits 48th homer, leaves hurt; Royals beat Indians 10-5

Sep. 30, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez tied a Royals record with his 48th homer of the season before leaving with a sprained right ankle, and Kansas City went on to beat the Cleveland Indians 10-5 on Wednesday night. Perez, who already broke the big league record for...

Perez breaks Bench's home run record; Royals sweep Indians

Sep. 20, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Salvador Perez hit his 46th home run, breaking Johnny Bench’s record for most by a catcher in a season to highlight the opener, then the Kansas City Royals completed a doubleheader sweep by beating the Cleveland Indians 4-2 Monday night. Perez hit a...

Kluber beats Indians, Gallo homers twice as Yanks win 8-0

Sep. 17, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Corey Kluber kept Cleveland's bats as hushed as he usually is. Pitching against the team that helped him blossom into a star, Kluber allowed four singles over six innings to win for the first time in nearly four months, and the New York Yankees climbed...

Verdugo's RBI single in bottom of 9th lifts Bosox past Tribe

Sep. 04, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Alex Verdugo hit an RBI single with bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday. “For me, I took it personal and it helped me lock in a little extra,” Verdugo...

Martinez hits 3-run homer in 10th, Red Sox beat Indians 5-3

Aug. 28, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning off Nick Wittgren and the Boston Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 on Saturday night. Martinez, who broke out of an 0-for-20 slump with three hits, drove a 2-1 pitch into the seats in right...

Polanco's 10th-inning double lifts Twins past Indians, 5-4

Aug. 17, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco did it again. Polanco doubled with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to score Max Kepler and give the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. It was the second straight...

Lowrie doubles in 10th, A's top Indians for 5th win in row

Aug. 10, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jed Lowrie delivered an RBI double in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics extended their winning streak to five, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on Tuesday night. Oakland moved into sole possession of the top AL wild-card spot, one game ahead of...

Goodwin homer in 9th gives White Sox 2-1 win over Indians

Aug. 01, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Brian Goodwin homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Chicago White Sox a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Goodwin hit a 3-1 pitch from Nick Wittgren (2-4) over the wall in right for his sixth home run of the...

Cruz HR in Rays debut, Tampa Bay beats Cleveland 10th in row

Jul. 23, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit a solo homer in his Tampa Bay debut and Joey Wendle delivered the go-ahead single in a six-run ninth inning as the Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 10-5 Friday night. On a day the Indians announced they will change their name to the...