4:47 PM EDT, Thu April 27, 2017
Plain Dealer 10 hours ago
The new Michael Brantley is the old Michael Brantley, which is the Michael Brantley the Indians feared they'd never see again

The new Michael Brantley is the old Michael Brantley, which is the Michael Brantley the Indians feared they'd never see again

The new Brantley is the old Brantley, a Brantley the Indians once feared they'd never again see.
Plain Dealer 10 hours ago
Cleveland Indians 2017: Michael Brantley's return more important than team record (DMan video)

Cleveland Indians 2017: Michael Brantley's return more important than team record (DMan video)

The Cleveland Indians were 11-9 entering Thursday's game against the Houston Astros.

Indians 7, Astros 6: 13 Walk-Off Thoughts on going the other way, Michael Brantley, Andrew Miller

Here are 13 Walk-Off Thoughts after the Indians’ 7-6 win against the Houston Astros Wednesday night. 1. The Indians had a clear approach against Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Wednesday night: go to the opposite field and jump on the knuckle curve. They had four hits in the first inning to the opposite field (all by left-handed hitters) as well as a sacrifice fly off the bat of Edwin Encarnacion that was sent the other way to right field. Michael Brantley later added a two-run single in the fifth to left. The only runs the Indians scored on a ball hit up the middle or pulled...
Washington Times 19 hours ago

Comeback Kid: Brantley drives in 3; Indians beat Astros 7-6

CLEVELAND (AP) - Michael Brantley, continuing his comeback from shoulder problems that forced him to miss most of last season, drove in three runs and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Houston Astros 7-6 on Wednesday night. Brantley, who played in only 11 games last season after having two operations on ...

Indians go other way to top Houston Astros 7-6

CLEVELAND: The Indians’ peppered the opposite field to power their way to a 7-6 win against the Houston Astros Wednesday night. Facing Astros right-handed starter Lance McCullers, the Indians found early success going the other way with four hits to left field by left-handed hitters that resulted in a quick 3-0 lead. Carlos Santana singled to left-center and Francisco Lindor drew a walk to open the first inning. Michael Brantley followed with a drive to the wall in left-center that ricocheted off the glove of Josh Reddick, scoring a run. Edwin Encarnacion then drove a ball to the...

Astros 4, Indians 2: 15 Walk-Off Thoughts on Josh Tomlin, a four-batter stretch, Michael Brantley

Here are 15 Walk-Off Thoughts after the Indians’ 4-2 loss to the Houston Astros Tuesday night. 1. Josh Tomlin’s line with the exception of a four-batter stretch in the fifth inning: six innings pitched, four hits, zero runs, six strikeouts. Three singles and a double in the fifth inning, though, resulted in three runs. With Dallas Keuchel dealing on the other side, that was the ballgame. A mostly-strong outing can be unraveled with a couple of good swings and one missed chance at what would have been a great play by Francisco Lindor, but the flip-with-the-glove didn’t work. 2....
Scout Apr 25, 2017

Jackson and Brantley homer in 4-2 loss to HOU

A quality start from Josh Tomlin and a pair of home runs by Austin Jackson and Michael Brantley was not enough for the Cleveland Indians to overcome Dallas Keuchel's pitching clinic in front of 14,581 fans at Progressive Field.
Plain Dealer Apr 25, 2017
'Common sense' will rule how the Cleveland Indians use Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley

'Common sense' will rule how the Cleveland Indians use Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley

Manager Terry Francona relying on common sense to determine playing time for Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley.

Indians to continue monitoring Jason Kipnis’, Michael Brantley’s playing time day-by-day

The Indians are looking to use some “common sense” when determining the playing time of two key parts in their lineup, both returning from injuries. Manager Terry Francona is still being cautious with Michael Brantley coming off a biceps tenodesis procedure that ended his 2015 season. Jason Kipnis returned on Friday from a strained shoulder that put him on the disabled list to begin this season. Neither has a set schedule to determine which days they’ll be in the lineup or how many games in a row they might play. It will essentially remain a day-by-day decision. Kipnis’ handling...
Scout Apr 24, 2017

3 Stars of the Week: Kluber returns to form

Corey Kluber, Michael Brantley and Carlos Carrasco headlined the pack of notable performances in a week where the Indians won five consecutive games. The IBI's Gage Will brings you his third installment of 3 Stars of the Week..
Plain Dealer Apr 22, 2017
Cleveland Indians, Carlos Carrasco cruise past White Sox, 7-0, for fifth straight victory

Cleveland Indians, Carlos Carrasco cruise past White Sox, 7-0, for fifth straight victory

The Indians won their fifth straight game Saturday night as Carlos Carrasco and Zach McAllister combined on the pitching staff's second straight three-hit shutout. Edwin Encarnacion, Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez homered.

Indians activate Jason Kipnis from disabled list, option Yandy Diaz to Triple-A

Jason Kipnis will be making his 2017 regular-season debut on Friday night against the Chicago White Sox.   Kipnis was sidelined for the first few weeks of the season with a right shoulder sprain. He appeared in seven minor-league games in his rehab assignment between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus. Kipnis was delayed a couple days after being hit with a pitch on his left hand by former Indians pitcher Justus Sheffield last week. Kipnis is hitting sixth Friday night, allowing the first five in the lineup—Carlos Santana, Francisco Lindor, Michael Brantley, Edwin Encarnacion and...
Plain Dealer Apr 17, 2017
Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins starting lineups for Monday, Game 13

Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins starting lineups for Monday, Game 13

MINNEAPOLIS -- Here are the starting lineups for the Indians and Twins at Target Field on Monday night. INDIANS 1B Carlos Santana. SS Francisco Lindor. LF Michael Brantley. DH Edwin Encarnacion. 2B Jose Ramirez. CF Lonnie Chisenhall. 3B Yandy Diaz....
Plain Dealer Apr 13, 2017
Michael Brantley hits his first home run for the Indians since 2015

Michael Brantley hits his first home run for the Indians since 2015

Michael Brantley smacked a solo home run off of White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez-- his first long ball for the Indians in over a year.
WKYC Apr 12, 2017
Michael Brantley: Cleveland Indians...

Michael Brantley: Cleveland Indians...

All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley says the Cleveland Indians can beat teams, one through nine.        

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