9/20/2014 | Francona being cautious with Kipnis' hamstring
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis wants to return to the lineup as soon as possible. Tribe manager Terry Francona knows it is more important to be smart with an injury than give in to a player's desire to get back on the field.
9/20/2014 | Brantley takes pride in 20/20 season
Michael Brantley would surely say that a win was his preference on Friday night, but the Indians' All-Star left fielder understands and appreciates what he accomplished in the extra-inning loss to the Twins.
9/19/2014 | Francona sets AL record with pitching change
The phone inside the Indians' bullpen has rung more than any other in the history of the American League. When Indians manager Terry Francona exited the visitors' dugout at Target Field and strolled to the pitcher's mound in the seventh inning on Friday night, he set a new standard for bullpen usage. Marc Rzepczynski's outing against the Twins marked the 541st relief appearance by Cleveland this year, setting a league record.
9/19/2014 | Kipnis day to day with right hamstring injury
Jason Kipnis was held out of the starting lineup on Friday due to a sore right hamstring, but Indians manager Terry Francona was optimistic that the second baseman would be able to return during the weekend series against the Twins.
9/19/2014 | House looks to help Tribe in WC race vs. Twins
The Indians hope T.J. House will be able to give them a boost in the Wild Card race when they square off against Trevor May and the Twins at Target Field on Saturday night.
9/19/2014 | Miscue in ninth looms large in Tribe's loss in extras
Indians shortstop Jose Ramirez bobbled a grounder off the bat of Aaron Hicks in the ninth inning on Friday, allowing a game-tying run to score rather than punctuating a win with a double play. The Twins went on to win it in the 10th inning, when Trevor Plouffe delivered a walk-off single off Josh Tomlin to send the Tribe to a 5-4 defeat.
9/19/2014 | Raburn's season ends with left knee surgery
On Friday, Ryan Raburn underwent arthroscopic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, where Dr. Rick Parker repaired a lateral meniscus tear in the veteran's left knee. Raburn is expected to need around six to eight weeks for a full recovery, giving him enough time to be ready for Spring Training.
9/19/2014 | With lucky 13th, Indians keep Wild Card hopes alive
Danny Salazar pitched well, but the Indians couldn't get to Scott Feldman. They did, however, get to the Houston bullpen in the 13th inning and escaped with a 2-1 win at Minute Maid Park, keeping alive their hopes of an American League Wild Card berth.
9/18/2014 | Two challenges go Francona's way vs. Astros
Cleveland manager Terry Francona won two challenges in Thursday's game against Houston, both involving Indians shortstop Jose Ramirez.
9/18/2014 | Francona reminded of father when watching Altuve
Terry Francona, who has gotten a close look at Jose Altuve, knows something about batting races. In 1959 his father, Tito, had the highest average in the AL but he fell 34 at-bats short of qualifying for the crown.
9/18/2014 | Postseason dream alive as Tribe faces Twins
The Indians will begin their final road series of the season when they start a three-game set against the Twins at Target Field on Friday. Trevor Bauer will get the ball for the Tribe, with Phil Hughes starting for Minnesota.
9/17/2014 | Salazar hopes to come through for Indians
Cleveland will finish a four-game set against the Astros on Thursday at Minute Maid Park when Danny Salazar takes the mound opposite Houston's Scott Feldman. The Tribe is five games back of Kansas City for the American League's second Wild Card spot.
9/17/2014 | Carrasco throws two-hit shutout in Houston
Carlos Carrasco tossed a two-hit shutout to lead the Indians past the Astros, 2-0, on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.
9/17/2014 | Indians' front office in Houston evaluating club
While the season isn't over yet and the Indians remain in a playoff push, the front office already has an eye on the future.
9/16/2014 | Tribe starts Carrasco hoping to aid playoff push
The Indians are clinging on to playoff hopes and will start Carlos Carrasco on Wednesday night in Houston sitting five games back of the second American League Wild Card spot. The Astros will send Brett Oberholtzer to the mound hoping to play spoiler.
9/16/2014 | Kluber's career-high 14 K's lead Tribe to 'W'
The Indians put a damper on Jose Altuve's record-setting night, using Yan Gomes' two-run homer and another tremendous outing from Corey Kluber to hold off the Astros, 4-2, at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night and climb to five games back of the second American League Wild Card spot after the Royals lost, 7-5.
9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees
Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.
9/15/2014 | Tito a fan of Tal's Hill in center field at Minute Maid Park
The quirky Tal's Hill in center field at Minute Maid Park has plenty of detractors, but it may have an unlikely fan in Indians manager Terry Francona.
9/15/2014 | Ailing Raburn's status remains unclear; MRI may be needed
Utility man Ryan Raburn's hyperextended left knee hasn't improved at all, as he received treatment to no avail prior to Monday's game against the Astros.
9/15/2014 | Tribe turns to ace Kluber to get on track in Houston
The Indians will turn to one of their steadiest arms in Corey Kluber in an effort to get back in the win column on Tuesday. Nick Tropeano will make his second career start for the Astros in Houston.
9/15/2014 | Improved McAllister not enough to halt skid
Zach McAllister's strong effort wasn't enough as the Tribe fell, 3-1, to the Astros in Houston on Monday night to move six games back of the second American League Wild Card spot.
9/14/2014 | Francona trusts Shaw in eighth despite lefty splits
The eighth inning belongs to Indians setup man Bryan Shaw. Despite some unfavorable splits against left-handed hitters, Shaw has pitched well enough to earn the trust of manager Terry Francona for most late-game situations.
9/14/2014 | Francona defends Kipnis' tweets following loss
In the aftermath of an emotional loss on Saturday night, Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis logged into his Twitter account and defended his team in a series of messages. One post in particular, though, included expletives and was directed at a specific fan.
9/14/2014 | Raburn's season in doubt after knee injury
The Indians are not sure how much time utility man Ryan Raburn will miss due to his left knee injury. With a little more than two weeks left on the schedule, it is possible that Raburn's season is at risk.
9/14/2014 | McAllister looks to capitalize on chance vs. Astros
Having lost his rotation spot at the end of July, Zach McAllister will be making a rare spot start as Cleveland opens a four-game series against Collin McHugh and the Astros at Minute Maid Park on Monday. The Indians trail the Royals by five games for the second American League Wild Card spot.
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