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4/20/2014 | Royals, Indians set to clash for first time in '14

Beginning Monday, the Indians and Royals will clash for the first time in 2014 in a four-game series at Progressive Field. Jeremy Guthrie gets the start for the Royals, with Zach McAllister taking the mound for the home team.

4/20/2014 | Tribe hopes comeback win signals turnaround

Michael Brantley and David Murphy -- who hit the go-ahead, three-run double in the sixth -- helped Cleveland overcome a rough outing from starter Carlos Carrasco and pick up a 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays, salvaging a victory to wrap up what had been a disappointing series.

4/20/2014 | Francona reinforces belief in club with team meeting

Indians manager Terry Francona is not big on speeches, but he knows there are times when his voice needs to be heard in the clubhouse. Following Saturday's 5-0 loss to the Blue Jays, marking the seventh defeat in nine games for Cleveland, Francona called a team meeting.

4/20/2014 | Santana working through rough stretch

Slumps tend to be magnified at the start of the season. The way Indians hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo sees things, Carlos Santana's current rough stretch has as much to do with a longer swing as it does with fighting the paltry numbers listed on the scoreboard.

4/20/2014 | Francona being patient with top of lineup

No one needs to tell Indians manager Terry Francona that the top of his lineup is struggling. Prior to Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Francona admitted that the temptation to switch up the batting order definitely exists.

4/19/2014 | Despite errors, Tribe wants Gomes to keep throwing

Indians catcher Yan Gomes is known for his strong right arm. In the first few weeks of this season, though, Gomes has featured a loose cannon. Entering Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, Gomes had already made five errors for Cleveland.

4/19/2014 | Francona turns to rookie Lee in key situation

The Indians believe that rookie reliever C.C. Lee will soon become a key piece in their bullpen. While balancing making decisions aimed at winning games, Cleveland manager Terry Francona is also keeping Lee's development in mind.

4/19/2014 | Masterson working with decreased velocity

Given the kind of performance Justin Masterson was able to give the Indians on Friday night, the sinkerballer was not too concerned about what numbers flashed on the radar gun. His pitch velocity has not been up to par to this point this season, but he is confident that the miles per hour will go up as the season progresses.

4/19/2014 | Indians' offense denied by Buehrle, Blue Jays

Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle worked into the eighth inning on a cold afternoon, quieting the Tribe's offense in a 5-0 loss for the Indians at Progressive Field. Corey Kluber allowed four earned runs over 6 2/3 innings.

4/18/2014 | Rotation issues plaguing Tribe in early going

The good news is that the Indians have better reason to feel comfortable about the state of their starting-pitching depth now than they did going into the season. The bad news is they already have pretty ample reason to consider dipping into it.

4/18/2014 | Reyes returns to Blue Jays' lineup in Cleveland

Jose Reyes will make his return to the lineup when the Blue Jays visit the Indians on Saturday afternoon. Left-hander Mark Buehrle takes the mound for Toronto against right-hander Corey Kluber.

4/18/2014 | Francona: Giambi will be activated Monday

The Indians have decided to give Jason Giambi a few more days of rest before activating the veteran slugger from the disabled list. Manager Terry Francona said the ballclub will wait until Monday to add the 43-year-old Giambi to the active roster.

4/18/2014 | Gomes remembers time with Toronto fondly

Hours before the Indians hosted the Blue Jays on Friday, Indians catcher Yan Gomes headed to the field during an early round of batting practice to chat with a few of his former Toronto teammates. Gomes will always cherish the brief stint he had north of the border.

4/18/2014 | Swisher's struggles don't concern Francona

The last thing Indians manager Terry Francona is going to do is make too much of a slump roughly two weeks into the season. That is especially true when it comes to a veteran player such as Nick Swisher.

4/18/2014 | Masterson's nine K's, Santana's homer not enough

Justin Masterson gave the Indians the kind of performance they needed on Friday night, but a late rally by the Blue Jays sent the Tribe to a 3-2 loss in the opener of a three-game series at Progressive Field. With the defeat, Cleveland has dropped six of its past eight games.

4/17/2014 | Axford bounces back with save, works on control

Sometimes the best remedy for a bad outing is the chance to swiftly take the mound again. One game after his first blown save of the season, Indians closer John Axford shut the door on the Tigers on Wednesday night.

4/17/2014 | Salazar knocked around as Indians drop series finale

Despite Michael Brantley's four-RBI day, Cleveland's efforts against Tigers ace Justin Verlander went for naught in a 7-5 loss at Comerica Park on Thursday afternoon. Danny Salazar was tagged for five runs in 4 2/3 innings.

4/17/2014 | Kipnis tossed for arguing balls and strikes

Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis expressed some frustration in the third inning on Thursday and promptly paid the price. Following a three-pitch strikeout at the hand of Tigers starter Justin Verlander, Kipnis received his first career ejection from home-plate umpire Lance Barrett.

4/17/2014 | Chisenhall adjusts mentally to role off bench

Lonnie Chisenhall entered this season unsure of how he would be used by Cleveland manager Terry Francona, but through the first two weeks, he has embraced and excelled in his redefined job.

4/17/2014 | Improved command aids McAllister's high fastball

Zach McAllister lives and dies with his fastball, and when he is pounding the bottom half of the strike zone consistently, he can then use the upper portion of the zone to his advantage.

4/17/2014 | Well-rested Masterson opens set vs. Blue Jays

The Indians hope extra rest will give Justin Masterson an edge when he takes the mound against the Blue Jays on Friday night at 7:05 ET at Progressive Field.

4/16/2014 | Tigers face tough task in Indians' Salazar

On Thursday, the Tigers will face likely the hardest-throwing starter they have seen so far this season in the Indians' Danny Salazar.

4/16/2014 | McAllister strong, and Indians close out Tigers

A crucial escape by Zach McAllister in the fourth inning helped pave the way for a 3-2 victory for the Indians on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.

4/16/2014 | Safe call at first stands after Indians challenge

With the Tigers trailing the Indians 3-1 in the bottom of the eighth on Wednesday night at Comerica Park, Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler laid down a bunt and was called safe on a bang-bang play at first. After Indians manager Terry Francona's challenge and a video review, the umpires ruled that the play stands.

4/16/2014 | Prospect Bauer wins in return to Triple-A

In his first start back with Triple-A Columbus since making a spot start for the Indians last week, right-hander Trevor Bauer threw six scoreless innings on Wednesday.

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