Carlos Carrasco flirted with a no-hitter, and the Indians’ bats hung a five-spot on the board in the fifth to lead a 5-0 win over the Rays on Friday night at Tropicana Field.
There are two issues that led the Indians to to make a move on Wednesday night for Jay Bruce, a player whose 29 homers and career-best OPS output were essentially ignored at the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline but still movable in this August period.
In his fourth game back from a right hamstring strain, Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis experienced tightness in the same hamstring and was taken out of Thursday’s 4-1 loss to the Rays in the fourth inning.
Corey Dickerson’s three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth gave the Rays a 4-1 win over the Indians on Thursday night at Tropicana Field.
Newly acquired outfielder Jay Bruce is expected to join the Indians’ starting lineup for the first time when road warrior Carlos Carrasco (10-5, 4.06 ERA) and home-park hero Jacob Faria (5-2, 2.81 ERA) square off at Tropicana Field on Friday at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Indians manager Terry Francona knew his club was interested in acquiring outfielder Jay Bruce from the Mets, so after Cleveland’s frustrating 12-inning loss to the Rockies on Wednesday, Francona spoke to president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti and general manager Mike Chernoff.
Francisco Lindor flashed a smile when asked what nickname would be on the back of his Indians jersey later this month. Lindor will have fun with the nickname on his jersey during Players Weekend, which will be introduced by Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association on Aug. 25-27, when the Indians host the […]
The Indians acquired right fielder Jay Bruce from the Mets for Minor League right-hander Ryder Ryan on Wednesday night.
The initial hope on Wednesday morning was that Michael Brantley’s ailing right ankle would respond well to treatment, delaying a potential trip to the disabled list. That thinking changed roughly an hour before the Indians’ game against the Rockies.
Indians right-hander Danny Salazar will look to continue his hot stretch since returning from the disabled list when he takes the mound for Thursday’s series opener against the Rays at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay will counter with left-hander Blake Snell.
Next Wednesday morning, a scout for the Indians, 61-year-old baseball lifer Kyle Van Hook, will check himself into St. Luke’s Health at the Texas Medical Center.
After any tough loss, it is only natural for fans to browse a box score while playing the blame game. In the wake of the Indians’ extra-inning defeat to the Rockies on Wednesday, the fine print would show a blown save for closer Cody Allen and a loss for reliever Zach McAllister.