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Indians call up Chen, DFA Swarzak

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cleveland Indians have purchased the contract of pitcher Bruce Chen from Triple-A Columbus and designated pitcher Anthony Swarzak for assignment. The 37-year-old Chen will start Saturday against the Minnesota Twins. This will be his 2015 debut. So far in the minors, Chen has posted a 2-1 record with a 1.74 ERA, 23 strikeouts and three walks in 31...

Recap: Cleveland vs. Minnesota

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Torii Hunter's four hits and four RBI kept the Minnesota Twins' hot streak ongoing by virtue of a 9-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Hunter had a solo homer and a three-run double to lead the Twins to an eighth win in nine games, a stretch in which they've scored an MLB-best 68 runs. Kurt Suzuki added three hits and scored a pair of runs, while Kennys...

Recap: Kansas City vs. Cleveland

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - All nine Indians starters had at least one hit and seven drove in runs in Cleveland's 10-3 drubbing of the Kansas City Royals to even this three-game series at one game apiece. Brandon Moss homered, drove in three and scored twice to back Carlos Carrasco (4-2), who struck out six in seven innings of three-run ball. Mike Aviles had three hits while...

Indians activate Swisher from DL

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cleveland Indians activated outfielder Nick Swisher from the 15-day disabled list, and he is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Kansas City. Swisher, 34, had surgery on both of his knees in August and has not played in 2015. During a six-game rehab assignment for Triple-A Columbus, he had nine hits in 24 at-bats, including a home run. The...

Indians send struggling House to DL

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Cleveland Indians pitcher T.J. House was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to shoulder inflammation, one day after the left-hander turned in a fourth straight subpar start. House lasted just three innings in Thursday's 5-1 loss to Toronto, walking three and allowing five runs on four hits. The 25-year-old has posted an ugly 13.15 ERA while...

Recap: Detroit vs. Cleveland

By The Sports Network, 1 month 4 days ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - It's safe to say Brandon Moss likes playing at Comerica Park. Moss went 3-for-5, homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs as the Indians crushed the Tigers 13-1 in the opener of a three-game series. In 11 career games at Detroit's home park, Moss has produced like a Hall-of- Famer with seven home runs, six doubles, 22 RBI and a .465 batting...

Recap: Chicago WSox vs. Cleveland

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Carlos Santana and David Murphy homered to support a strong return start from Carlos Carrasco in the Cleveland Indians' 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Taking the mound one week after being struck in the jaw by Melky Cabrera's line drive in the opening inning of an eventual losing decision to the White Sox, Carrasco (2-1) struck out eight while...

Recap: Chicago WSox vs. Cleveland

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Melky Cabrera's RBI hit capped a four-run rally in the ninth inning that lifted the Chicago White Sox to a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians in the opener of a three-game series Monday night. The White Sox rally came only after they struggled to solve Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer, who had seven strikeouts in seven shutout innings while giving up four hits...

Rounding Third: Cleveland fans to SI: Shove it!

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Don't the Cleveland Indians have enough to deal with? For a franchise looking for its first World Series title in 67 years, the last thing it needed was to head into the season being picked by Sports Illustrated to win it all. Now I'm not one who believes in jinxes, but it's hard to argue with the hex that goes along with, one, being picked by the...

Indians pitcher Carrasco struck in face by line drive

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco was hit in the face by a line drive Tuesday night and was carted off the field. Carrasco was struck in the top of the first inning by a ball hit by the second batter of the game, Melky Cabrera of the Chicago White Sox. The ball appeared to deflect off his pitching hand and his glove before making contact with...