Cleveland Indians

Cubs rout Indians 9-3, send World Series to deciding Game 7

CLEVELAND (AP) – Addison Russell hit a grand slam and drove in a record-tying six runs, leading the Chicago Cubs over the Cleveland Indians 9-3 Tuesday night and forcing the World Series to a deciding Game 7. Indians ace Corey Kluber, dominant while winning Games 1 and 4, starts again on short rest Wednesday night at home against big league…

Kluber, Indians beat Cubs 7-2, now lead World Series 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) – Corey Kluber earned his second win in this World Series and the Cleveland Indians moved within one victory of their first championship since 1948, routing the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Saturday night with home runs by Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis. Leading the Series 3-1, Cleveland can finish off it at Wrigley Field on Sunday night, when Trevor…

Indians edge Cubs 1-0 for 2-1 World Series lead

CHICAGO (AP) – Cody Allen escaped a ninth-inning jam and the Cleveland Indians pitched their fifth shutout this postseason, holding off the Chicago Cubs 1-0 Friday night for a 2-1 lead as the World Series returned to Wrigley Field for the first time since 1945. The Cubs put runners on second and third with two outs in the ninth before…

On Merritt: Indians head to World Series, top Jays in ALCS

TORONTO (AP) – A most unlikely pitching performance helped put a most unexpected team into the World Series. Rookie Ryan Merritt coolly delivered a lead to the Andrew Miller-led bullpen and the Cleveland Indians won their first pennant since 1997, blanking Toronto 3-0 Wednesday in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series. The Indians will open the World Series at…

Indians clinch AL Central crown with 7-4 win over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) – The Cleveland Indians clinched the AL Central title Monday night, overcoming an injury to ace right-hander Corey Kluber in a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Kluber left after four innings with right groin tightness, joining Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar in a group of talented Cleveland pitchers dealing with injuries. But even those concerns were secondary…

Salazar rolls, Indians beat Braves 3-0 for 12th straight win

ATLANTA (AP) – Danny Salazar threw seven innings, Lonnie Chisenhall hit his second homer of the series and the Cleveland Indians stretched their winning streak to 12 games by beating the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Wednesday night. Cleveland swept its fourth straight series to extend the majors’ longest winning streak this season. The Indians began the day leading second-place Kansas…

Kluber, Indians beat Braves 5-3 for 11th straight win

ATLANTA (AP) – Carlos Santana hit a tie-breaking single in Cleveland’s three-run ninth inning, Corey Kluber allowed only three hits in eight innings and the Indians beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Tuesday night for their 11th straight win. The winning streak is Cleveland’s longest in 34 years. Arodys Vizcaino (1-3) walked Tyler Naquin to open the ninth and then…