Twins, Angels postponed, will be made up on Thursday

Sports 05/22/19, 22:45

Very little has slowed the Minnesota Twins of late. A rare Southern California rain shower did the trick Wednesday night.The Twins had their series finale against the Los Angeles Angels postponed because of weather and unplayable field conditions. It has been rescheduled for Thursday.It is only the third postponement at ...

Twins hold on for 8-7 win after tense 3-run 9th by Angels

Baseball 05/16/19, 02:13

This strong start by the first-place Minnesota Twins has been fueled by an ample supply of power.Byron Buxton and Jason Castro each hit two-run homers, just the cushion that was needed to withstand a late surge by the Los Angeles Angels."Just put good swings on the ball," Buxton said, "and ...

Hicks hits tiebreaking homer, Tigers top Twins in DH opener

Baseball 05/11/19, 17:01

John Hicks hit a tiebreaking homer in the ninth inning, Ronny Rodríguez went deep twice and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Saturday in the opener of a doubleheader.Brandon Dixon also homered for the Tigers, who beat the AL Central-leading Twins for the first time this season ...

Polanco has 5 hits, Gibson fans 11 as Twins rout Jays 9-1

Baseball 05/08/19, 21:27

Jorge Polanco had five hits, including a two-run home run, Kyle Gibson struck out a career-high 11 and the Minnesota Twins beat Toronto 9-1 on Wednesday, completing a three-game sweep of the struggling Blue Jays.It was the second five-hit game of Polanco's career. His first came April 5 at Philadelphia.Eddie ...

Berríos shines as Twins blank Jays for 2nd straight night

Baseball 05/07/19, 21:07

José Berríos allowed four hits in seven innings, Mitch Garver homered and the Minnesota Twins shut out the Toronto Blue Jays for the second straight night, 3-0 on Tuesday.Berríos (6-1) won a career-best fifth consecutive start as the AL Central-leading Twins won for the eighth time in 11 games and ...

Indians put Kluber on injured list, star’s return unclear

Baseball 05/03/19, 13:45

The Cleveland Indians placed star pitcher Corey Kluber on the injured list with a broken right arm that will sideline him indefinitely. Kluber sustained a non-displaced fracture of his ulna bone on Wednesday night when he was hit by a line drive against Miami. He underwent further imaging test on Thursday ...

Indians anxiously await results on ace Kluber’s arm injury

Sports 05/02/19, 10:04

The Cleveland Indians will soon find out how long they'll be without ace Corey Kluber, whose broken right arm could alter their season.The two-time Cy Young Award winner sustained a non-displaced fracture Wednesday night when he was struck by a line drive in a start against Miami. Kluber, who has ...

Gore pinch-runs, speeds home as Royals sweep Indians

Baseball 04/14/19, 17:11

Pinch-runner extraordinaire Terrance Gore stole a base and then scored on Hunter Dozier's single in the ninth inning, lifting the Kansas City Royals over the Cleveland Indians 9-8 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of the AL Central favorites.Ryan O'Hearn led off the ninth with a walk against Brad Hand ...

Indians give manager Francona extension through 2022 season

Sports 04/03/19, 06:58

The Cleveland Indians have signed manager Terry Francona to a two-year contract extension through the 2022 season.Francona's deal was set to expire after 2020. But as he begins his seventh season with the Indians, the club decided to lengthen its relationship with the popular manager for at least another two ...

Confident Twins get 1st crack at division champ Indians

Baseball 03/27/19, 18:19

After hiring a new manager and some power-hitting help, the Minnesota Twins have assembled a team for 2019 that, assuming expected progress by several of their young players, they're confident can close the gap with Cleveland in the AL Central .The Twins don't have to wait for a crack at ...

White Sox, Royals ready to prove skeptics wrong this season

Baseball 03/27/19, 13:28

The consensus among prognosticators is that the Chicago White Sox or Kansas City Royals will finish in the bottom of the AL Central, and whichever avoids the cellar won't fare a whole lot better.Well, one of them will soon be undefeated.The White Sox and Royals meet Thursday at Kauffman Stadium ...

Indians’ Ramirez hurts knee, uncertain for opening day

Baseball 03/24/19, 20:34

The Cleveland Indians already were dealing with a depleted infield when Jose Ramirez took a most damaging swing.A two-time All-Star third baseman, Ramirez bruised his left knee when he fouled a ball off his leg Sunday in a spring training game. His status for opening day was uncertain.X-rays were negative. ...

Indians star 3B Ramirez bruises left knee, carted off field

Sports 03/24/19, 15:45

Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez has been carted off the field with a bruised left knee after fouling a ball of himself in a spring training game.The two-time All-Star was injured Sunday against the Chicago White Sox in Cleveland's final exhibition of the year in Arizona. Ramirez was being ...

Twins start fresh with rookie manager Baldelli in dugout

Baseball 03/20/19, 16:53

The Minnesota Twins hired the youngest manager in the major leagues. They remade the right side of the infield. There will be a new closer, too, should rookie skipper Rocco Baldelli decide to designate a particular reliever for ninth-inning duty.Starting fresh doesn't necessarily mean starting over, though.The Twins have quietly ...

White Sox still see bright future despite no Harper, Machado

Baseball 03/20/19, 13:54

The Chicago White Sox made their pitch for Bryce Harper and took a big swing at landing Manny Machado.Though they went 0 for 2 trying to sign the superstar sluggers, the White Sox enter the season still believing they are setting themselves up for success. The big reasons for that ...

Indians still class of AL Central, but Series win only goal

Baseball 03/20/19, 11:28

Carlos Santana's TV bashing days should be over.Back with Cleveland after spending one year in Philadelphia, where he ended some teammates' obsession with the popular video game "Fortnite" with one swing, Santana is excited to be returning to a team with World Series title aspirations.It's not that the Phillies didn't ...

Indians to count on strong starting pitching again in 2019

Baseball 03/09/19, 12:48

Presumably, they will all be ready to pitch the first week of the season. Right now, Cleveland's loaded starting rotation is in limbo. With the March 28 opener at Minnesota drawing near, manager Terry Francona has yet to say who he will start against the Twins or how he will configure ...

Jake of all trades: Indians counting on new arrival Bauers

Baseball 02/22/19, 19:24

The Cleveland Indians are heading into the 2019 season missing some big bats from last year's lineup. They hope Jake Bauers brought one from Tampa.Bauers, who came over in a December trade with the Rays, is being counted on to help fill the power void left with the departures of ...

Indians, reliever Clippard agree to terms on minor contract

Baseball 02/21/19, 10:50

The Cleveland Indians and two-time All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard have agreed to terms on a minor league contract.Clippard, who spent last season with Toronto, will try to earn a spot in Cleveland's revamped bullpen. The deal is pending the 34-year-old passing medical tests and may not be completed for several ...

Indians All-Star SS Lindor out 2 months with calf strain

Baseball 02/08/19, 13:22

Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor likely will miss the start of the season with a strained right calf.Lindor, one of baseball's best all-around players, sustained the injury recently while working out in Orlando, Florida. He was checked Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic and it confirmed a moderate sprain.The Indians anticipate ...

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