9/29/2014 | Rotation's progress reason for Tribe optimism
Looking ahead to next season, a main source of optimism for the Indians is the performance of their starting rotation this past year and the collective contractual landscape of the group for the next several campaigns.
9/29/2014 | Kluber-led staff fuels Indians' hopes for 2015
The breakout showing from right-hander Corey Kluber, combined with the strong second-half performance by Cleveland's young and controllable starting rotation as a group, has laid the groundwork for optimism for the 2015 season.
9/28/2014 | Veteran Giambi unsure of future
The time will come for veteran Jason Giambi to sit down and ponder his future in the game. Standing at his locker inside the Indians' clubhouse on Sunday morning, Giambi said that time had not yet arrived for him.
9/28/2014 | Youngsters help Tribe cruise in season finale
For the final game of the regular season, the Tribe put many of its young players on display. Led by T.J. House on the mound and second baseman Zach Walters' two RBIs, the Indians cruised to a 7-2 win over the Rays Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field.
9/27/2014 | Shaw sets Indians mark with 80th appearance
Bryan Shaw emerged from the center-field bullpen door, jogged to the mound at Progressive Field and entered the Indians' record book. With his one-batter outing in the ninth inning of Saturday's 2-0 loss to the Rays, Shaw set Cleveland's single-season franchise record with his 80th appearance of the year.
9/27/2014 | Brantley's 200th hit caps history-making season
With a single in the fourth inning Saturday, Michael Brantley became the first batter in Cleveland history to have at least 20 stolen bases, 20 home runs, 40 doubles and 200 hits in a single campaign.
9/27/2014 | Ailing Kipnis won't play again this season
Jason Kipnis did what he could to keep himself in the starting lineup over the past week, serving as a designated hitter at times while battling a right hamstring injury. The Indians have decided it makes more sense to have the second baseman sit for the final two games of the season.
9/27/2014 | Gomes had prime seating for Kluber's Cy-caliber season
Yan Gomes had the best possible view of Corey Kluber's incredible season for the Indians. From behind the plate, the young catcher helped guide the pitcher through brilliant outings and got to experience a firsthand look at an emerging ace.
9/27/2014 | Series on the line for Tribe, Rays in season finale
Cleveland will send T.J. House to the mound in Sunday's season finale, as he makes his 18th start of the season. The Rays will counter with right-hander Alex Cobb.
9/27/2014 | Carrasco strong, Brantley gets milestone in loss
On Saturday night, the Indians took the field for the first time this year without October baseball as a possibility and fell, 2-0, to the Rays. A silver lining came in the form of Carlos Carrasco, who turned in another strong performance to end his season, giving the Tribe reason to be optimistic about the front-end of its starting staff for the 2015.
9/27/2014 | Cleveland's improbable postseason run ends with A's win
The Indians enjoyed only a brief taste of the postseason a year ago, playing in front of a packed Progressive Field in the American League Wild Card Game. But that served as an October tease when the Tribe lost to the Rays. On Friday night, the Indians picked up a 1-0 win over Tampa Bay, but it still led to another night of deflation as Cleveland saw its improbable road to the postseason officially end.
9/26/2014 | Tribe sets MLB single-season strikeout record
Corey Kluber unleashed his signature sinker in the eighth inning on Friday night and pushed the Indians to a Major League record. The Tribe established a benchmark for team strikeouts in a single season, ending Friday's 1-0 victory with a dozen punchouts and giving their pitching staff 1,431 on the year.
9/26/2014 | Swish, Giambi not surprised by former 'mate Jeter's walk-off
Indians designated hitter Nick Swisher watched Derek Jeter's final home game with the Yankees from start to finish on Thursday night. When Jeter delivered a walk-off hit in his final at-bat in pinstripes, Swisher felt it was the perfect conclusion to an amazing career.
9/26/2014 | Carrasco looks to finish strong, take series from Rays
After being eliminated from playoff contention, the Indians look to end their season strong with a series win behind Carlos Carrasco on Saturday night. Facing Carrasco will be Alex Colome, who will be pitching in just the eighth game of his Major League career.
9/26/2014 | Kluber makes closing statement for Cy with 11-K gem
Corey Kluber did his part in trying to save the Indians' season, and the pitcher made quite a statement in the process. On Friday night, Kluber put the finishing touches on a brilliant campaign in a 1-0 victory over the Rays at Progressive Field. Out of Kluber's control was Cleveland's fate in the AL postseason picture.
9/25/2014 | Kluber or King Felix? AL Cy Young voters have tough call
Felix Hernandez was roughed up for eight runs in Toronto this week, opening the door for Corey Kluber to continue his late push for the American League Cy Young Award.
9/24/2014 | Gordon's diving catch stands after Tribe challenge
With the Indians' season hanging by a thread, manager Terry Francona did not hesitate to challenge a seventh-inning catch by Royals left fielder Alex Gordon in Wednesday night's 6-4 win. The play was ruled as stands, but Francona did not want to take any chances.
9/24/2014 | Kluber gets Francona's vote for AL Cy Young
With only a handful of games left on the regular-season slate, there appears to be a two-horse race for the American League Cy Young Award. Mariners ace Felix Hernandez has been a favorite throughout the summer, but Cleveland's Corey Kluber has emerged as a serious contender.
9/24/2014 | Swisher admits playing through pain in knees
Nick Swisher, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees on Aug. 20, was feeling much improved and looking forward to using the coming offseason to return to full strength for the Tribe. As he reflects on his lost season, the first baseman and designated hitter is willing to admit that he played too long through discomfort in his knees.
9/24/2014 | Indians derail Royals to keep playoff hopes alive
Yan Gomes belted a three-run homer in the first and Jose Ramirez's RBI double keyed a decisive fifth as the Indians kept their playoff hopes alive with a 6-4 win over the Royals on Wednesday night.
9/24/2014 | Kluber looking to help raise stakes against Rays
Corey Kluber and the Indians will look to stay in playoff contention when they open a three-game set against Chris Archer and the Rays on Friday night at Progressive Field.
9/23/2014 | Royals one win away from eliminating Tribe
The Royals can eliminate the Indians from postseason contention and get a step closer to experiencing the playoffs for the first time since 1985 with a win in the series finale against Cleveland on Wednesday.
9/23/2014 | Tribe on brink of elimination as Salazar struggles
On Tuesday night, the Indians arrived at Progressive Field looking to start a five-game winning streak with a victory over the Royals. That was the surest way to increase the chances of improbably reaching the postseason. Kansas City then dealt the Tribe a 7-1 loss that has now pushed Cleveland to the brink of elimination.
9/23/2014 | Relief corps sets new record with Atchison's appearance
Terry Francona had already established an American League record for calls to a bullpen in a single season. On Tuesday night, the Indians manager's propensity for multiple pitching changes helped Cleveland's relief corps achieve another milestone.
9/23/2014 | Players with minor injuries rotating into DH spot
An assortment of health woes down the stretch has forced manager Terry Francona to think hard about how to assemble his daily lineup.
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