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Nick Swisher, Corey Kluber Lead Cleveland Indians Back to .500 Mark

July 12th, 2014 at 8:07 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Nick Swisher's fifth-inning home run put the Cleveland Indians ahead to stay in a 7-4 home victory over the Chicago White Sox.

The win brought Cleveland back to the .500 mark with a record of 46-46.

Lonnie Chisenhall tied the score at 4-4 in the fifth inning when he singled to score Asdrubal Cabrera.

Swisher then blasted a 415-foot home run to center field, his eighth of the season, to put Cleveland on top 6-4.

Carlos Santana added an insurance run in the seventh inning when he doubled to score Michael Brantley.

Corey Kluber (9-6) pitched six innings and gave up four runs. He walked two and struck out five. 

John Axford, Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen each pitched a scoreless inning to preserve the victory, as Allen collected his 11 save by striking out the side.

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Cleveland Indians Turn Triple Play in 10-3 Win Over Los Angeles Dodgers

July 2nd, 2014 at 6:27 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Justin Masterson lasted only three innings, but the Cleveland Indians hitters bailed him out in a 10-3 win over Los Angeles last night at Dodger Stadium.

Cleveland also turned a triple play in the fourth inning. Left fielder Michael Brantley caught a fly ball and pegged Dee Gordon at the plate. Catcher Yan Gomes then threw out Yasiel Puig, who was trying to move up to second base.

Lonnie Chisenhall hit his ninth home run of the year as the Tribe scored multiple runs in the first, third, sixth and eighth innings to subdue the Dodgers.

Kyle Crockett (2-0) got the win for Cleveland. He came on in the fourth after Masterson gave up three runs in three innings.

David Murphy had three hits for the Tribe, while Michael Brantley, Nick Swisher, Jason Kipnis and Yan Gomes added three apiece.

The Indians (40-43) will settle their three-game series with the Dodgers today at 3:10 p.m. Trevor Bauer will start for Cleveland against Hyun-jin Ryu.

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Corey Kluber Helps Cleveland Indians Snap Four-Game Losing Streak

June 26th, 2014 at 6:25 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Corey Kluber delivered seven shutout innings of work at the visiting Cleveland Indians beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 last night.

After a 14-inning loss in which the Tribe used its entire bullpen, Kluber (7-5) gave the relievers a bit of a break while striking out eight batters.

At the plate, Yan Gomes hit his eighth home run of the season, while Michael Brantley added his 12th. 

The Indians will take the day off before starting a three-game series tomorrow night in Seattle.

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Michael Brantley Sits Out of Cleveland Indians’ 9-3 Loss to Los Angeles Angels

June 18th, 2014 at 7:52 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Michael Brantley rested from the head and neck injuries he suffered on Monday, and the Cleveland Indians lost to the Los Angeles Angels 9-3 at Progressive Field.

Josh Tomlin (4-4) gave up 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings, while Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker (4-1) struck out 10 Indians in eight innings.

Lonnie Chisenhall was the Tribe's top hitter; he went 2-for-4 and hit his eighth home run of the season. MIke Trout socked two home runs for the Angels.

Justin Masterson (4-4) will start for Cleveland tonight at 7:05 p.m. against the Angels' C.J. Wilson (7-6).

The Indians did not give an update on Brantley, the reigning American League Player of the Week, who was hurt while trying to break up a double play.

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Will Lonnie Chisenhall Go from Part-Timer to All-Star?

June 10th, 2014 at 7:25 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Lonnie Chisenhall entered the season as the Cleveland Indians' biggest question mark. Today, he's their biggest exclamation point.

Chisenhall clobbered three home runs and collected nine RBI as the visiting Tribe destroyed the Texas Rangers 17-7 last night.

No player has racked up five hits, three homers and nine RBI in a single game since Fred Lynn of the Boston Red Sox in 1975.

Even though he didn't have a full-time job at the start of the season, Chisenhall is hitting .385 and might become impossible to keep off the All-Star team.

Michael Brantley and George Kottaras also hit home runs for the Indians. Scott Atchison (3-0) got the win in relief of T.J. House.

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