Tribe Wins 5th Straight

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Carlos Santana hit two of Cleveland’s five home runs and Danny Salazar struck out 10 in seven innings as the Indians thumped the Twins 8-1.  Cleveland has won five straight and leads Minnesota and Kansas City by six games in the AL Central.  The Tribe and Twins play again tonight in Minnesota.

 

Tribe Wins 4th Straight

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Edwin Encarnacion homered twice to help the Indians earn their fourth straight victory, 7-3 over the Red Sox.  Cleveland is five games up on Kansas City and Minnesota in the AL Central.  The Indians visit the Twins tonight.

 

Jackson Leads Tribe Past Rays

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Austin Jackson hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth as the Indians edged the Rays 4-3, to win their third straight.  First-place Cleveland is 4 ½ games ahead of Minnesota in the AL Central.  The Indians visit the Red Sox tonight.

 

Tribe Acquire Bruce From Mets

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The Indians acquired veteran outfielder Jay Bruce from the Mets for minor league pitcher Ryder Ryan.  Cleveland agreed to pick up the roughly $4.2 million left on Bruce’s $13 million salary.  Bruce is hitting .258 with 29 homers and 75 RBI this year.  Bruce, a three-time All-Star, gives the Indians a corner outfielder and established bat to replace Michael Brantley, who went on the DL Monday with a sprained ankle.  Lonnie Chisenhall has also been on the disabled list since early July with a strained calf.

 

Gomes Blast Leads Tribe

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Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth, giving the Indians a 4-1 win over the Rockies.  Cleveland is four games up on Kansas City in the AL Central.  The Tribe hosts Colorado again tonight.

 

Rookie Leads Tribe

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Rookie Bradley Zimmer homered and drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh inning double as the Indians won their sixth straight, 10-4 over the Angels.  Cleveland is a game and-a-half ahead of Kansas City in the AL Central.