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Breaking: Indians beat Blue Jays 6-4

The Indians avoided the series sweep with a 6-4 win against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field Sunday afternoon.  Closer John Axford loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth inning against Edwin Encarnacion before getting him to ground out to Jason Kipnis in a shift to end the game.  Starter Carlos Carrasco threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs and striking out five. He was perfect through three innings before allowing three runs in the fourth inning and another in the fifth.  The Indians, down 4-2 in the sixth inning, came back when Blue Jays reliever Aaron Loup...
National Post 13 hours ago

Toronto Blue Jays can’t hold lead in Cleveland, fall to Indians

David Murphy hit a three-run double in the sixth inning and John Axford worked out of bases-loaded jam in the ninth
Toronto Star 13 hours ago

Blue Jays sweep dreams dashed by Indians: Griffin

Manager John Gibbons urges Jays to get “greedy” with series sweep on line. Toronto bullpen overworked.
Plain Dealer 2 hours ago
David Murphy delivers clutch hit to spark Cleveland Indians' 6-4 victory against Blue Jays

David Murphy delivers clutch hit to spark Cleveland Indians' 6-4 victory against Blue Jays

David Murphy's three-run double in the sixth inning on Sunday erased a two-run deficit and paved the way for Cleveland's 6-4 victory against the Blue Jays.
Akron Beacon Journal 7 hours ago

Murphy, Brantley lead Tribe to 6-4 win over Toronto

CLEVELAND: The Indians hadn’t had a big hit at the right time all weekend but got one on Sunday, as David Murphy came through for the Tribe in a 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field. The Indians entered the bottom of the sixth inning trailing 4-2 after the Blue Jays knocked Indians...
News-Herald 10 hours ago

Cleveland Indians 6, Blue Jays 4: David Murphy's big hit salvages series for Tribe

Just when it seemed like the Indians might never get another hit with a runner in scoring position, they got another hit with a runner in scoring position. One. Hey, it's a start. David Murphy's bases-loaded, three-run double in the sixth inning was the big blow...
Akron Beacon Journal 11 hours ago

Indians 6, Blue Jays 4 — Ryan Lewis' final thoughts

Eight final thoughts for the Indians' 6-4 win over the Blue Jays on Easter Sunday.  1. A lot was made over the Indians giving $12 million over two years to David Murphy instead of $8 million for one year to Nelson Cruz. Murphy is now hitting .288 with two home runs and 15 RBI, and he came up with the huge hit today against a lefty. And, if not for Michael Brantley being so damn clutch, he'd be leading the team in RBI.  2. He's doing OK for himself, considering he's in a platoon with Raburn, who DH'd Sunday.  3. Brantley went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and two RBI. All the guy...
Rotoworld 19 hours ago

Yan Gomes not in lineup Sunday - Yan Gomes (C) Cleveland Indians

Yan Gomes is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.
News-Herald 10 hours ago
Jim Ingraham: Carlos Carrasco experiment for Cleveland Indians isn't going well

Jim Ingraham: Carlos Carrasco experiment for Cleveland Indians isn't going well

How much longer? Are we there yet? Are we close? If not yet pulling the plug on the Carlos Carrasco audition, when does somebody from the Indians at least start reaching for it? How about now? Carrasco had another Debbie Downer start on April 20, throwing his team into a ditch that the Indians on this day were fortunate in being able to escape, rallying late for a 6-4 win over Toronto.
Rotoworld 13 hours ago

Carlos Carrasco roughed up again - Carlos Carrasco (S) Cleveland Indians

Carlos Carrasco was knocked around again but escaped with a no-decision Sunday, giving up four runs over 5 2/3 frames in a 6-4 win over the Blue Jays.
Rotoworld 13 hours ago
John Axford struggles but still manages save - John Axford (R) Cleveland Indians

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.

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Columbus Dispatch 42 mins ago

Indians 6, Blue Jays 4: What a relief

CLEVELAND — It would be premature to qualify David Murphy’s bases-clearing double as the hit that resurrected the Cleveland Indians’ season.
Akron Beacon Journal 7 hours ago

Indians Notebook: Terry Francona keeps postgame meeting short

Manager Terry Francona held a short team meeting following Saturday’s 5-0 loss. It was the third loss in a row and sixth in the last eight games. The rotation has several question marks, several of the Indians’ best hitters haven’t been hitting well and the defense has been among the poorest in the American League. But it was still only 17 games into a 162-game season, and several of the question marks could work themselves out in the coming days. Francona felt a small talk was warranted. “I think I know our guys well enough where you don’t have to talk to them every day because I...
Plain Dealer 7 hours ago

SS Asdrubal Cabrera plays role in Cleveland Indians' victory: DMan's Report, Game 18, Sunday

Right fielder David Murphy's three-run double in the sixth inning helped the Indians rally past the Blue Jays, 6-4, Sunday.
Chronicle-Telegram 10 hours ago

Indians 6, Blue Jays 4: Tribe snaps skid, avoids sweep on Easter

CLEVELAND — The Indians picked a good day to come back from the dead. Riding a season-high three-game skid and with seven losses in nine games, Cleveland snapped out of the funk Sunday just in time to avoid a sweep by the Blue Jays, beating Toronto 6-4 in front of a sparse crowd of 11,716 Read More...The post Indians 6, Blue Jays 4: Tribe snaps skid, avoids sweep on Easter 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.
News-Herald 10 hours ago
Cleveland Indians notes: Terry Francona holds rare team meeting

Cleveland Indians notes: Terry Francona holds rare team meeting

Has the Indians' playoff appearance last year been a springboard or a yoke for them this year? So far this season, the Indians have looked like a team trying to live up to expectations rather than one feeding off them. Having watched his team lose four of five and seven of nine games following a 5-0 loss to Toronto April 19, Manager Terry Francona felt it was time to talk, so he held a rare (for him) postgame meeting.
Plain Dealer 11 hours ago

Terry Francona called a team meeting to ease his players' minds: Cleveland Indians chatter

Terry Francona met with his team after Saturday's 5-0 loss.
Plain Dealer 11 hours ago

Nick Swisher, Carlos Santana will stay near the top of the lineup for now: Cleveland Indians notes

"I just think that when you believe in guys, you have to be patient. I think sometimes maybe I am to a fault."
Plain Dealer 16 hours ago

Cleveland Indians vs. Toronto Blue Jays: Chat about the game and get updates

The Indians look to avoid a three-game sweep in today's game against Toronto. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.

Indians vs Blue Jays — Pregame lineups and notes, featuring Carlos Carrasco

Blue Jays (10-8) 1. Reyes SS 2. Cabrera LF 3. Bautista RF 4. Encarnacion 1B 5. Francisco 1B 6. Lawrie 3B 7. Rasmus CF 8. Thole C 9. Goins 2B SP: RHP Brandon Morrow (1-1, 5.52 ERA) Indians (7-10) 1. Bourn CF 2. Swisher 1B 3. Kipnis 2B 4. Santana C 5. Brantley LF 6. Cabrera SS 7. Murphy RF 8. Raburn DH 9. Chisenhall 3B SP: RHP Carlos Carrasco (0-2, 7.84) Notes: The Indians try to hold off a series sweep for Easter. And it's a big day for Carrasco.  The Indians have seemed intent to give him a chance to figure things out at the major league level, but if he continues...
Plain Dealer 18 hours ago

Starting lineups for Sunday's Cleveland Indians -- Toronto Blue Jays game

The Indians need a win on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep against Toronto. Here are Sunday's starting lineups and the pitching matchup.

Indians Player News

  • 7 David Murphy

    David Murphy

    David Murphy delivers clutch hit to spark Cleveland Indians' 6-4 victory against Blue Jays

  • 5 Carlos Carrasco

    Carlos Carrasco

    Jim Ingraham: Carlos Carrasco experiment for Cleveland Indians isn't going well

  • 4 Nick Swisher

    Nick Swisher

    Nick Swisher, Carlos Santana will stay near the top of the lineup for now: Cleveland Indians notes

  • 2 Carlos Santana

    Carlos Santana

    Carlos Santana says his defensive responsibilities are taking away from his hitting, but he stresses that it's still early

  • 2 John Axford

    John Axford

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

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