5/21/2013 | A View From Studio 3: Kipnis on verge of stardom
The first-place Indians are a blast to watch these days, and part of the reason for that is second baseman Jason Kipnis, who may be on the verge of becoming a legitimate star.
5/21/2013 | Tigers, Tribe seek statement win in series finale
Justin Verlander didn't want to spend too much time looking at video or tweaking his mechanics after one of the worst starts of his impressive career Thursday. Instead, he put in a little extra work on the mound to prepare for Wednesday's matchup with Ubaldo Jimenez and the American League Central-leading Indians at Progressive Field.
5/21/2013 | Pitching to Miggy doesn't work for solid Kluber
Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera might impact a game more than any other hitter in baseball right now. Cabrera's influence on an outcome was certainly evident on Tuesday night, when the Indians took their chances with pitching to him at a critical juncture of a 5-1 loss.
5/21/2013 | Front office members to represent Tribe at Draft
Tim Belcher and Johnny Goryl were selected to represent Cleveland when the Draft begins on June 6 in MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J. Belcher is a special assistant in the club's baseball operations department, and Goryl is the adviser of player development for the Tribe.
5/21/2013 | Mike and Mike arrive, hoping Tribe avoids bad fortune
Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic -- co-hosts of the popular ESPN morning radio show "Mike and Mike" -- will be at Progressive Field during the Tribe's two-game series with Detroit.
5/21/2013 | Perez deletes Twitter account to put focus on club
Indians manager Terry Francona is not sure how Twitter works and he does not care to find out. Francona was also fine with closer Chris Perez's explanation for deleting the social-media account he used to interact with fans the past few years.
5/21/2013 | New father Swisher donates to help all Cleveland kids
Nick Swisher is the new father of a baby girl, and Cleveland placed him on the paternity leave list before Tuesday's game against Detroit. The Indians recalled infielder Cord Phelps from Triple-A Columbus to replace Swisher on the roster.
5/21/2013 | With more polish, Tribe's Bauer could thrive
Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer's baseball history is a fascinating story of outstanding pitching highlights, unconventional training techniques, personal conviction, endless commentary and differing opinions.
5/21/2013 | Baseball dignitaries will represent at '13 Draft
A star-studded cast of accomplished baseball legends will be on hand for the first day of the First-Year Player Draft on June 6, as the league welcomes its next crop of top prospects.
5/21/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 21
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/20/2013 | Now may be the time to believe in the Indians
Winners of 18 of their last 22 games, the Cleveland Indians are starting to look like real contenders in a tough AL Central. Their current run may be enough to make anyone a believer.
5/20/2013 | Perez serves up third homer in two outings
Speaking after Monday's thrilling 10-8 walk-off win in extra innings, Indians closer Chris Perez sounded like a guy who thinks something might be wrong.
5/20/2013 | Scoreless week earns Masterson AL honors
Indians ace Justin Masterson was named the American League Player of the Week after throwing two scoreless outings last week.
5/20/2013 | Gomes' three-run homer completes four-game sweep
On Monday afternoon, the Indians did it again. The Tribe put its never-say-die mentality on full display in a 10-8 victory over Seattle in 10 innings at Progressive Field, a win delivered courtesy of a three-run walk-off home run from catcher Yan Gomes.
5/20/2013 | Raburn relishing platoon role for Tribe
Ryan Raburn knows he's not going to play every day. And the 32-year-old utilityman, who was named the American League Player of the Week earlier this month, is OK with that.
5/20/2013 | Brantley gets tips from dad, a former big leaguer
After Michael Brantley smoked a 93 mph pitch from Seattle ace Felix Hernandez for a three-run homer in Sunday's 6-0 win, he rounded the bases, high-fived his teammates and pointed to somebody in the stands. That person was his father, former Major Leaguer Mickey Brantley.
5/20/2013 | No end in sight to Marson's injury problems
First, it was a neck strain that landed catcher Lou Marson on the 15-day disabled list. And now he's on it again -- this time with right shoulder inflammation. He's participating in a throwing program, but has "no clue" when he'll return.
5/20/2013 | Tigers, Indians get together for division showdown
Max Scherzer is learning what it means to be a veteran horse of a top-notch Major League pitching staff. Corey Kluber would love to someday wear that mantle. The two hurlers square off in an early American League Central showdown when the Tigers visit the Indians for a two-game series beginning Tuesday.
5/19/2013 | Streaking Tribe eyes four-game sweep behind Kazmir
The Indians hand Scott Kazmir the ball on Monday afternoon as they eye a four-game series sweep of the Mariners at Progressive Field. Seattle tabs Hisashi Iwakuma to halt their three-game skid.
5/19/2013 | Masterson dominates Mariners with 11 K's
Justin Masterson fanned 11 in seven scoreless frames, and the Tribe knocked six runs (five earned) off Felix Hernandez in a 6-0 victory at Progressive Field.
5/19/2013 | Gomes taking advantage of chances
Yan Gomes has appeared sporadically for the Indians this season, but he has a way of making those sightings count. He's playing slick defense and posting strong offensive numbers.
5/19/2013 | VP Atkins heaps high praise on prospect Lindor
In speaking with the media on Sunday, Ross Atkins raved about shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor.
5/19/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 19
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/18/2013 | Felix steps in to stop surging Tribe in Cleveland
Coming off two straight walk-off wins, the surging Tribe, 16-4 in its last 20 games, face a stiff opponent Sunday in the Mariners' Felix Hernandez. The Indians counter with the anchor of their rotation, Justin Masterson.
5/18/2013 | Reynolds drives in three including walk-off winner
For the second straight game, Cleveland won in walk-off fashion. After closer Chris Perez blew a two-run lead in the top of the ninth, the Tribe calmly went about its business in the bottom half. Mark Reynolds hit a run-scoring grounder with the bases loaded, and the Indians won their third in a row, 5-4.
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