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Michael Brantley

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  • Hochevar pitches clean inning in return as Royals beat Indians, 7-4

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Luke Hochevar watched the last out of the fifth inning settle into an outfielder's glove. Inside the bullpen, he turned and tossed a baseball to Royals bullpen coach Doug Henry. The bullpen door opened and a big-league mound beckoned...
  • Vargas shines as Royals beat Indians, 5-3

    Jason Vargas' 15th pitch was an 89-mph fast ball that caught too much of the plate and all of Michael Brantley's bat barrel. The ball disappeared into the right-field seats and another discouraging outing loomed. But the home run proved to be Vargas'...
  • Indians' Jason Kipnis heating up in leadoff role; Nick Swisher to expected to be activated Tuesday

    Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis said he and the rest of the lineup have found an adjustment that's working. He's just not saying what it is. "That's for me to know and you guys to enjoy watching," Kipnis said after the Indians' 10-7 comeback win...
  • Indians rally past Blue Jays for 10-7 victory

    CLEVELAND The Cleveland Indians made a number of defensive mistakes that led to a big inning for the Toronto Blue Jays but found enough offense to rally for a wild 10-7 win Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field. Indians (9-15) starting pitcher Trevor...
  • Indians routed by Blue Jays, 11-4

    CLEVELAND Indians ace Corey Kluber again struggled to show the same sharpness from last season's Cy Young campaign, third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall made a costly error and the bullpen was roughed up in an 11-4 loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon...
  • Homers help propel Indians past Blue Jays, 9-4

    CLEVELAND The Indians waved goodbye to a miserable April and welcomed the month of May with a potent offensive attack Friday night at Progressive Field. Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley and Brett Hayes each hit a home run and the Indians defeated the...
  • Indians, TJ House get roughed up by Blue Jays to end disappointing April

    CLEVELAND Indians starting pitcher TJ House's outing started out well, but he couldn't keep the Blue Jays' offense down for long in a 5-1 loss at Progressive Field on Thursday night. House didn't allow a hit through three innings, retiring nine of the...
  • Royals ride six-run seventh inning to 11-5 win over Cleveland Indians

    CLEVELAND The scoreboard does not measure aesthetics, but on a night marred by unsightly play from both sides, the motion of Kendrys Morales at the plate qualified as beauty. Morales lifted his right leg to time his swing against Indians reliever Bryan...
  • Indians fall to Tigers after Bauer scratched from start

    DETROIT The Indians' offense reverted back to its struggling form and TJ House was thrown into a tough situation in a 4-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park. Trevor Bauer was the Indians' scheduled starting pitcher but...
  • Moss drives in 7, Salazar strikes out 11 in Indians' 13-1 win over Tigers

    The Indians looked a lot like the Detroit Tigers did two weeks ago in Cleveland. There, the Tigers' offense steamrolled Indians' pitching in a three-game sweep. On Friday night in Detroit, the Indians had their best offensive night of the season and...
  • Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis says he's pressing at the plate

    Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis says he's pressing at the plate
    Northbrook native Jason Kipnis, 28, is in his fifth season in the major leagues and the starting second baseman for the Cleveland Indians. A 2005 graduate of Glenbrook North, Kipnis starred at Kentucky and Arizona State before being selected in the second...