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Apr 20, 2014
Rotoworld
John Axford skated on thin ice again but managed to nail down his sixth save with a scoreless frame in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.
Apr 17, 2014
KFFL
Cleveland Indians RP John Axford, who has five saves in six chances this year, has ...
Plain Dealer 5 hours ago

The Cleveland Indians' faith in closer John Axford is paying off: Zack Meisel's musings

When the Indians signed John Axford over the winter, they immediately granted him the closer role. To this point, the right-hander has been about as dependable as the team could have hoped.
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 21, 2014

Breaking: Indians beat Royals 4-3

The Indians (9-10) beat the Royals (9-9) 4-3 at Progressive Field Monday night.  Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis each hit two-run home runs. Nick Swisher also hit two doubles.  Zach McAllister got the win, throwing six innings and allowing three runs, two earned, while striking out two.  Marc Rzepczynski, Cody Allen and John Axford all threw scoreless innings. For Axford, it's his seventh save this season. 
Rotoworld Apr 20, 2014

John Axford struggles but still manages save - John Axford (R) Cleveland Indians

John Axford skated on thin ice again but managed to nail down his sixth save with a scoreless frame in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.
KFFL Apr 20, 2014

Indians | John Axford keeps it interesting

Cleveland Indians CL John Axford allowed two hits and a walk Sunday, April 20, but ...
KFFL Apr 17, 2014

Indians | John Axford working on control

Cleveland Indians RP John Axford, who has five saves in six chances this year, has ...
Plain Dealer Apr 17, 2014

John Axford trying to close books on walks: Cleveland Indians notebook

Manager Terry Francona isn't worried about closer John Axford's early-season struggles with the strike zone.
KFFL Apr 15, 2014

Indians | Skipper not overly concerned about John Axford

Cleveland Indians RP John Axford has allowed six walks over 5 2/3 innings this season, ...
Plain Dealer Apr 14, 2014

Alexei Ramirez's two-run homer off closer John Axford beats Cleveland Indians, 4-3

The Indians, who dominated Chicago last year, dropped three out of four games to the White Sox in their first meeting of this season.
Chronicle-Telegram Apr 14, 2014

White Sox 4, Indians 3: Closer John Axford blows save as Tribe loses on homer in 9th inning

CHICAGO — The Cleveland Indians looked poised to salvage a four-game split. One pitch from John Axford and one big swing by Alexei Ramirez changed that. Ramirez hit a two-run homer off Axford in the ninth inning, rallying the Chicago White Sox over the Indians 4-3 on a rainy Sunday. The Indians scored twice in Read More...The post White Sox 4, Indians 3: Closer John Axford blows save as Tribe loses on homer in 9th inning appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain County News.

White Sox 4, Indians 3: Marla Ridenour's final thoughts

Fourteen final thoughts after a top-of-the-ninth rally turned into a buzz-killing loss at U.S. Cellular Field. 1. John Axford was sitting at his locker in a T-shirt and shorts, postponing his shower as he waited to talk. The new Indians closer had just blown his first save of the season in five chances and he he knew he needed to show accountability. If the measure of a man is what he does when he fails, not when he succeeds, Axford past his first test. 2. Axford spoke for about a minute and admitted he didn’t do his job. He’d had some anxious moments in the four saves he’d recorded...
Plain Dealer Apr 4, 2014

John Axford at peace back in closer's job: Cleveland Indians notes

John Axford thinks a year away from closing did him good.
KFFL Apr 3, 2014

Indians | John Axford starts strong

Cleveland Indians CL John Axford has closed the door on the first two save opportunities ...
Plain Dealer Apr 1, 2014

John Axford: Cleveland Indians closer 2014

Check out the latest news and stats for the Indians' closer, John Axford.
Plain Dealer Apr 1, 2014
Terry Pluto's Cleveland Indians Scribbles: A big night for Axford, Murphy and Morgan

Terry Pluto's Cleveland Indians Scribbles: A big night for Axford, Murphy and Morgan

After blowing his first four saves attempts in 2013, protecting the 2-0 lead is exactly what the Tribe's John Axford needed to open the season.
Plain Dealer Mar 29, 2014

Bullpen: The spotlight is on new closer John Axford - Cleveland Indians 2014 position previews

Manager Terry Francona will open the season with an eight-man bullpen, including new closer John Axford.

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