Dallas Keuchel pitched a complete game to extend his promising start to the season and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Tuesday night.
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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
What kind of confidence does A.J. Hinch have in Dallas Keuchel? Leading the Indians 4-1 and after serving up a leadoff homer in the ninth to Michael Brantley, he let Keuchel face the tying run with a runner at first and Keuchel responded by striking out Jason Kipnis and getting Brandon Guyer on a diving stop by Carlos Correa. He's 4-0 with a 1.22 ERA.
The worst rotation ERA in baseball -- from a staff that pitched into November. The Indians could have panicked when their starters stumbled early. Why were they so confident things would improve?
So much for Cleveland's slow start. With Francisco Lindor looking like an MVP candidate and Jason Kipnis back from the DL, the Indians could pull away early in the AL Central.
Melky Cabrera drove in a pair of runs, Derek Holland tossed six strong innings and the Chicago White Sox busted out of an offensive funk for a 6-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
Dallas Keuchel is dealing, but how will he fare against the Indians in a series that might be an October preview? Plus the player, rumor, injury and roto asset you need to know in MLB's new week.
Carlos Carrasco pitched eight innings of three-hit ball, helping the Cleveland Indians shut out the Chicago White Sox for the second straight night, 7-0 on Saturday.
Dan Szymborski examines the trajectory of Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor.
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Corey Kluber's second win of the season was a three-hit shutout of the White Sox on Friday night, throwing 73 strikes among his 110 pitches.
Francisco Lindor said the timing isn't right for extension talks with the Indians, but did note he'd like to stay in Cleveland long term.
Corey Kluber pitched a three-hitter and faced two over the minimum, leading the Cleveland Indians over the Chicago White Sox 3-0 Friday night.
The All-Star shortstop reportedly rejected a big payday in talks for a contract extension with the Cleveland Indians.
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis, who hit .275 with 23 home runs last season, was activated off the DL and will start Friday night.
Trevor Bauer struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings and Carlos Santana had two doubles and two RBI to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Thursday.
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer
A scoreless tie was just broken in a bizarre way in Minnesota. With the bases loaded, Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer was in the process of delivering a 3-1 pitch to Jason Castro. Instead, his plant foot slipped off the rubber. Bauer held onto the pitch as he stumbled forward, resulting in a run-scoring balk. He went on to walk Castro anyway.
Derek Jeter. Cal Ripken Jr. Francisco Lindor? The Cleveland shortstop hasn't played two full seasons yet, but his career trajectory could put his name among the game's all-time greats.
The Indians outfielder was hit by a pitch nearly as many times (31) as the A's (33) last season, and he's still alive to talk about it.
Jose Ramirez homered and drove in two runs and Josh Tomlin gave up three runs in six innings to lead the Cleveland Indians to an 11-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
The Indians were spoiled over the years by getting many of their top players to sign long-term deals for below-market value. Lindor will not be one of them.
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Matt Holliday's 447-foot third-inning shot in the Yankees' win over the White Sox was the longest home run of Monday night, beating out Atlanta's Freddie Freeman, Cleveland's Michael Brantley, and Seattle's Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz.
Danny Salazar finished six innings strong after a shaky start, Michael Brantley homered and drove in two runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Monday night.
The first base used for the final two innings of Game 7 of the 2016 World Series sold for $101,237 in an auction offered by MLB and was the most ever paid at auction for a baseball base.
Losing two of three at home to both the White Sox and Tigers last week has Cleveland out of the top 10 in our rankings.