Call Guardians winners over Rangers and champs of AL Central
ARLINGTON, Texas — (AP) — Cleveland has another new name this year: AL Central champions. They clinched the division title about 15 minutes before their game ended, when the second-place Chicago White Sox lost to Detroit. The Guardians have made it look easy recently, opening a 10-game lead with 10 days left. He struck out seven and walked none throwing 75 pitches in his second start since returning from the injured list following forearm inflammation. The Guardians won despite having 16 rookies make their major league debuts, and they’ve overcame a brutal schedule -- an MLB-high 11 doubleheaders -- due to Cleveland’s sometimes nasty weather.wftv.com
Rizzo, Stanton homer as Yankees win 6-1, sweep 2 from Guards
Wandy Peralta also filled the bases in the ninth, forcing manager Aaron Boone to bring in closer Clay Holmes to get pinch-hitter Steven Kwan for the final out and his 15th save. Rizzo and Stanton homered in the fourth off Aaron Civale (2-5), who held the Yankees without a hit the first time through their order. Civale had just gotten Aaron Judge to bounce into a double play before surrendering 841 feet in homers to Rizzo (409) and Stanton (432). It was the 10th time this season the Yankees have hit back-to-back homers. He's got eight homers in 41 at-bats and come through every time manager Aaron Boone has called on him.wftv.com
Cole, Carpenter help Yankees wallop Guardians 13-4 in opener
Yankees Guardians Baseball New York Yankees' Matt Carpenter is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run off Cleveland Guardians relief pitcher Anthony Gose in the sixth inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader, Saturday, July 2, 2022, in Cleveland. Carpenter homered twice and drove in four runs and Gerrit Cole brushed off giving up back-to-back home runs, leading New York to a 13-4 romp over the Cleveland Guardians in the first game of a split doubleheader on Saturday. They’re a professional lineup.”SHIFTING GEARSThe Yankees twice deployed a unique shift on Guardians star José Ramírez, moving shortstop Marwin Gonzalez into left-center. UP NEXTAaron Civale (2-4, 7.20 ERA) was scheduled to start Friday and the Guardians gave him the option of pitching either game. The right-hander was tagged for six runs in three innings against the Yankees on April 24.wftv.com
Cole, Yankees wallop Guardians 13-4 in DH first game
Yankees Guardians Baseball New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers in the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Guardians, Saturday, July 1, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer) (David Dermer)CLEVELAND — (AP) — Gerrit Cole brushed off giving up back-to-back home runs and worked six strong innings, leading the New York Yankees to a 13-4 romp over the Cleveland Guardians in the first game of a split doubleheader on Saturday. Cole (7-2) was tagged for consecutive homers in the second inning by Josh Naylor and Franmil Reyes before settling in. SHIFTING GEARSThe Yankees twice deployed a unique shift on Guardians star José Ramírez, moving shortstop Marwin Gonzalez into left-center. UP NEXTAaron Civale (2-4, 7.20 ERA) was scheduled to start Friday and the Guardians gave him the option of pitching either game.wftv.com
Cole, Yanks sweep Guardians in series blighted by fan issues
Guardians Yankees Baseball New York Yankees' Anthony Rizzo (48) and Yankees' Aaron Judge celebrate after Rizzo's home run against the Cleveland Guardians during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 24, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Jessie Alcheh) (Jessie Alcheh)NEW YORK — (AP) — Gerrit Cole bounced back from the shortest start of his career, Anthony Rizzo powered an early offensive barrage and the New York Yankees pounded the Cleveland Guardians 10-2 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep in a series marred by fan misbehavior. Myles Straw and Oscar Mercado were heckled after misplays, and breakout rookie Steven Kwan left early with right hamstring tightness. Working with backup catcher Jose Trevino for the first time, Cole limited the Guardians to a walk and four hits. Yankees: Resume a six-game homestand Tuesday night with RHP Luis Severino (1-0, 2.08) taking on Orioles RHP Jordan Lyles (1-1, 3.52).wftv.com
Cole, Yanks sweep Guardians in series blighted by fan issues
Gerrit Cole bounced back from the shortest start of his career, Anthony Rizzo powered an early offensive barrage and the New York Yankees pounded the Cleveland Guardians 10-2 to complete a three-game sweep in a series marred by fan misbehavior.
Yanks fans pelt Cleveland outfielders with debris after win
Guardians Yankees Baseball Cleveland Guardians' Myles Straw (7) climbs the left field wall to talk with a fan during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Saturday, April 23, 2022, in New York. Cleveland closer Emmanuel Clase (0-2) was one strike away from preserving a 5-4 lead when Kiner-Falefa hit a 100 mph fastball for a tying double. The Yankees won for the fourth time in five games and got their second walk-off win following a rare bullpen meltdown. Chad Green allowed a two-run homer to Austin Hedges with two outs in the eighth that put Cleveland ahead 4-3. UP NEXTRHP Aaron Civale (0-1, 6.14 ERA) will start for Cleveland against New York RHP Gerrit Cole (0-0, 6.35).wftv.com
Yanks fans pelt Cleveland outfielders with debris after win
Some Yankees fans in the right-field bleachers pelted Cleveland outfielders with bottles, cans and debris in a chaotic scene moments after Isiah Kiner-Falefa and pinch-hitter Gleyber Torres got RBI hits with two outs in the ninth inning to lift New York to a 5-4 win.
Chicago Cubs hire Carter Hawkins as general manager
Cubs Cardinals Baseball Chicago Cubs' Frank Schwindel, right, scores past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Andrew Knizner during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (Jeff Roberson)CHICAGO — (AP) — The Chicago Cubs hired Carter Hawkins as general manager on Friday, dipping into Cleveland's front office in an effort to bolster their own player development system. The 37-year-old Hawkins spent 14 seasons with Cleveland, including the last five as an assistant general manager. The Cubs plan to formally introduce Hawkins as the franchise's 16th general manager at a news conference on Monday. “I am thrilled to bring Carter into our organization,” Cubs President of Baseball Operations Jed Hoyer said in a release.wftv.com
Changing to Guardians: Indians close with 6-0 win at Texas
Indians Rangers Baseball Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Aaron Civale throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington Texas, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen) (Matt Strasen)ARLINGTON, Texas — (AP) — Aaron Civale allowed only three singles while pitching six scoreless innings, Yu Chang homered and the Cleveland Indians closed out their 107th and final season under that name with a 6-0 win over the 102-loss Texas Rangers on Sunday. The Indians (80-82), who will become the Guardians by next season, finished with their first losing season since 2012. ... Hall of Fame shortstop Lou Boudreau played the most games in an Indians uniform, 1,560 from 1938-50. Rangers: Texas opens the 2022 season at home March 31 against the New York Yankees.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Franco ties a Mantle mark, Civale returns
The 20-year-old Franco tripled in his first at-bat Monday at Fenway Park. Franco is hitting .290 and has scored 48 runs and driven in 36 since making his big league debut this year. HAPPY RETURNSAaron Civale returns to the mound when the Cleveland Indians host Minnesota. The right-hander made three minor league rehab starts, going 1-0 with a 0.79 ERA. In a matchup of playoff contenders, Yankees ace Gerrit Cole (14-6, 2.73 ERA) starts the second game of a four-game seies.wftv.com
Indians homer in 19th straight; beat Sox 11-5
Indians Red Sox Baseball Cleveland Indians' Franmil Reyes (32) celebrates his solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in Boston. Martinez hit a two-run homer and had three RBIs, and Hunter Renfroe added three hits for the Red Sox, who had their four-game winning streak halted. The Red Sox scratched scheduled starter Nick Pivetta before the game, placing him on the COVID-19-related injured list. Cleveland led 6-0 after three innings before the Red Sox rallied, slicing it to 6-5 on Martinez’s shot. Red Sox: Cora said INF/OF Kiké Hernández (COVID-IL) was back in Boston after being quarantined in Cleveland.wftv.com
Indians homer in 19th straight; beat Sox 11-5
Franmil Reyes homered over the Green Monster to spark a three-run third inning _ Cleveland’s franchise-record tying 19th straight game with a home run _ and the Indians salvaged the finale of the series with an 11-5 victory over the COVID-impacted Boston Red Sox.
LEADING OFF: Acuña has balky back, Cameron back in HOU
We’ll see how he is tomorrow.”Acuña ranks among the major league leaders in several key offensive categories. The 2018 NL Rookie of the Year was leading the league in runs (58) and was tied for first in stolen bases (15). The Astros sent the younger Cameron to Detroit at the 2017 trade deadline in a package for ace Justin Verlander. Felipe Alou’s 17 solo homers to start the season in 1966 remain the major league record. Civale is tied for the major league lead in wins, going 10-2 with a 3.32 ERA in 15 starts.wftv.com
Indians' Civale to miss at least month with finger sprain
Indians Cubs Baseball Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Aaron Civale delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Monday, June 21, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) (Charles Rex Arbogast)CLEVELAND — (AP) — Indians pitcher Aaron Civale will miss more than one month with a sprained right finger, the latest blow to Cleveland's injury-ravaged rotation. Civale, who is tied for the major league lead with 10 wins, injured his middle finger in a start against the Chicago Cubs on Monday. The Indians said Civale will be shut down from throwing for up to two weeks and the right-hander will miss between four to five weeks of game activity. The Indians will now have to survive without the 26-year-old Civale, who is having his best season.wftv.com
Indians expect MLB wins leader Civale to be out with injury
Indians Cubs Baseball Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Aaron Civale delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Monday, June 21, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) (Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO — (AP) — Cleveland Indians right-hander Aaron Civale appears headed to the injured list because of soreness in the middle finger on his pitching hand, another major hit for a banged-up staff. The major league leader with 10 wins, Civale left in the fifth inning of Monday night's win over the Chicago Cubs. The pitcher is scheduled to be examined by hand specialist Dr. Thomas Graham on Wednesday. The Indians had won six of eight and trailed the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox by two games through Monday.wftv.com
Kelenic announces arrival as Mariners top Indians 7-3
APTOPIX Indians Mariners Baseball Seattle Mariners' Jarred Kelenic reacts to the home run of Mitch Haniger as he heads in to score against the Cleveland Indians during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, May 14, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE — (AP) — Prized prospect Jarred Kelenic made his first major league hit memorable with a two-run homer and later added a pair of doubles, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 7-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. The 21-year-old Kelenic became the youngest Mariners player to homer since Adam Jones in 2006 and joined Lewis in hitting a home run for their first major league hits. MORE ON KELENICKelenic became the fifth player in Mariners history with three or more hits in his first two career games, and the first since Carlos Guillén in 1998. Kelenic also is the 18th player in baseball history with three or more extra-base hits in his first two career games.wftv.com
Zach Plesac loses no-no in 8th as Cleveland tops Seattle 4-2
Indians Mariners Baseball Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach Plesac throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE — (AP) — Zach Plesac came within six outs of ending Cleveland’s 40-year no-hitter drought, keeping the Seattle Mariners hitless into the eighth inning of the Indians’ 4-2 win on Thursday night. The anticipated debuts of Seattle prospects Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert were overshadowed by a masterful pitching performance by Plesac. While he wasn’t overpowering, Plesac managed to induce weak contact for most of the first seven innings. Civale has thrown at least seven innings in four of his seven starts, including his last against Cincinnati when he allowed only one run.wftv.com
Betts hits 2 HRs in final spring training game of the year
In the final spring training game of the year, Betts hit two home runs Tuesday night and the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-4. GOOD SIGNOn the final day of spring training, former All-Star pitcher Mike Soroka took a big step toward getting back on a regular-season mound. Ad“It was a perfect way to end a really good spring training on a positive note,” manager Brian Snitker said. Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer and Christian Yelich singled to finish spring training with a .393 batting average. AdDIAMONDBACKS 3, INDIANS 2At Phoenix, Diamondbacks starter Taylor Widener struck out seven over 5 2/3 innings, allowing four hits.
Nats reliever Harris out with blood clot in pitching arm
Harris has a blood clot in his right arm and is leaving spring training camp to be examined by a specialist, manager Dave Martinez said Friday, March 19, 2021. (Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via AP)Washington Nationals reliever Will Harris has a blood clot in his right arm and the team doesn't expect him to be in the bullpen on opening day. Carlos Martínez struggled in his fourth start for St. Louis. DODGERS 7, RANGERS 2Julio Urías made his fourth start for Los Angeles, allowing two hits in four shutout innings, striking out three. Adrian Houser made his fourth start.
Now in Chisox 'pen, Kopech makes debut after 2020 opt-out
TWINS 1, ORIOLES 0 (7 INNINGS)Minnesota ace Kenta Maeda allowed one hit in three innings, striking out four in his second start. Baltimore's Dean Kremer fared better in his second start, allowing a hit and a walk in three scoreless innings. Deivi García pitched three shutout innings in his second start for the Yankees. Nick Pivetta made his second start for Boston, allowing a run on three hits with three strikeouts in three innings. Alex Wood worked two innings in the start for San Francisco and gave up a home run to Omar Narvaez.
Indians rally for 4-3 win, keep AL Central title hopes alive
Down 3-1 and held to one hit for eight innings, the Indians found more of the late-inning magic that has carried them this week. Delino DeShields — who broke up Pittsburgh's no-hit bid with a bunt single in the seventh — hit an RBI single one out later. Until the ninth, the Indians did little against Pittsburgh starter Mitch Keller and three relievers. Gregory Polanco hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning off Indians starter Carlos Carrasco, but the Pirates couldn't hold on and dropped to 2-16 against AL Central teams. UP NEXTAaron Civale (4-5), who will pitch in relief for the Indians during the wild-card round, makes his final regular-season start against Pirates right-hander Joe Musgrove (0-5).
Singer flirts with no-hitter for 8, Royals beat Indians 11-1
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brady Singer delivers in the seventh inning of the baseball team's game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND – Kansas City rookie Brady Singer allowed just one hit — a two-out single through an infield shift in the eighth inning — and flirted with baseball history while leading the Royals to a 11-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night. Singer gave up a one-out walk in the first but then retired the Indians with relative ease. Olivares staked Singer to a 4-0 lead in the sixth with his third homer, a shot into the empty bleachers in left field. Indians: Open key three-game series at Minnesota with ace Shane Bieber (7-0, 1.25 ERA) starting against Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda (4-1, 2,77).
Indians end Haders hitless streak, beat Brewers 4-3
Cleveland Indians' Cesar Hernandez, center, is mobbed by teammates after hitting an RBI-single in the ninth inning in a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND Milwaukee closer Josh Hader allowed his first hit of the season, and then gave up Csar Hernndezs game-winning single in the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians beat the Brewers 4-3 on Saturday night. Oscar Mercado, who scored on Hernndezs liner through a five-man infield, led off the ninth with a double, ending Haders major league-record streak of 12 hitless appearances to start the season. The right-hander gave up an RBI double to Daniel Vogelbach in the fourth and Hiuras homer. Indians: RHP Shane Bieber (6-0, 1.20 ERA) faces Milwaukee for the first time in his three-year MLB career.
Wainwright throws CG on 39th birthday, Cards top Indians 7-2
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright delivers during the first inning of a baseball game Cleveland Indians, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)ST. LOUIS Adam Wainwright turned back the clock with a complete game on his 39th birthday as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 Sunday. St. Louis had mustered just three runs in the past 28 innings before the outburst. He was very sharp.PITCHING CYCLEWith the start against the Indians, Wainwright has made at least one versus every team except the Cardinals. Cardinals: RHP Dakota Hudson (0-2, 3.32 ERA) begins a three-game series in Cincinnati when he faces RHP Anthony DeSclafani (1-1, 5.71) on Monday night.
Cubs beat Indians 7-2 to match their best start since 1970
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Cleveland. The Cubs are 12-3 in their first season under manager David Ross, matching the club's start after 15 games in 1970. Hendricks hadn't faced the Indians since Nov. 2, 2016, when he started the dramatic finale as the Cubs beat the Indians in extra innings to clinch their first Series title since 1908. Indians: C Roberto Perez (shoulder) has been running and throwing at the team's alternate site in Lake County. Indians: Following their second off day in four days, Cleveland opens a three-game series in Detroit on Friday.
Indians' Carrasco wins first start since leukemia diagnosis
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco, top, delivers to Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield in the first inning in a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND Carlos Carrasco started again. Carrasco couldn't have imagined his journey when he took the mound on May 30, 2019, against the Chicago White Sox. Before Sunday's game, Indians manager Terry Francona appreciated the significance of Carrasco (1-0) starting again. Indians: Stay at home for three more games against the Chicago White Sox, with Aaron Civale starting for the Indians.