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Phillies Grab 3-1 Lead on 9th-Inning Rally

Rollins' two-run double brings home tying, winning runs against LA closer Broxton

(Newser) - Jimmy Rollins doubled with two out in the ninth inning to drive home the tying and winning runs as the Philadelphia Phillies stunned the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-4, to take a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven National League Championship Series. The visiting Dodgers had clawed out of an early 2-0... More »

Manny to Dodgers: Sorry

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez met with his Dodgers teammates today to personally apologize for flunking a drug test and drawing a 50-game suspension, the Los Angeles Times reports. Team management had encouraged the outfielder to talk with the squad. “He knows he made a mistake. I forgive him,” third baseman... More »

Indians' 6-run Rally Defeats Blue Jays

Blake, Francisco hit two-run doubles to spark big inning

(Newser) - Casey Blake and Ben Francisco hit two-run doubles in a six-run seventh inning to help C.C. Sabathia and the Cleveland Indians defeat Roy Halladay and the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 in a duel of Cy Young Award winners last night. Blue Jays center fielder Vernon Wells jammed his left... More »

Royals' Meche Blanks Weak Indians Lineup

Seventh-inning throwing error gives KC all the offense it needs

(Newser) - Gil Meche pitched seven shutout innings, a throwing error by third baseman Casey Blake broke a scoreless tie and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 2-0 on Sunday. Miguel Olivo added a solo homer in the ninth for the Royals, who outscored the Indians 6-2 in sweeping the... More »

Indians Take Game One of Doubleheader

Kansas City loses sixth-straight game

(Newser) - Grady Sizemore had four hits and two RBIs and Fausto Carmona survived five shaky innings to lead Cleveland past Kansas City 9-6 in the first game of a doubleheader last night. The Royals have lost six straight. Sizemore was 4-for-5 with three singles and a solo home run, while Casey... More »

Blake Hits Grand Slam in Cleveland Romp

Sabathia earns first victory of season

(Newser) - Casey Blake had a grand slam and six RBIs and C.C. Sabathia struck out 11 in his first victory, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 15-1 rout of the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. Blake, the No. 9 hitter, was 4-for-4 with a single and a grand slam... More »

Morneau's Homer Leads Twins Past Indians

Blackburn throws 7 2/3 scoreless innings for his first Major League win

(Newser) - Justin Morneau hit a two-run homer for the power-poor Minnesota Twins, and Nick Blackburn made it stand up with 7 2/3 scoreless innings in a 3-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians today. Blackburn (1-1) earned his first major league win with veteran poise by using the defense behind him to... More »

Cleveland Wins But Worries

Martinez injured; Sabathia, Borowski shaky in 10-8 triumph

(Newser) - Cleveland catcher Victor Martinez was injured in a second straight home opener, and ace C.C. Sabathia and closer Joe Borowski both looked shaky, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Nonetheless, the Indians prevailed against the White Sox, 10-8, on Casey Blake's three-run ninth-inning double. Chicago starter Mark Buehrle was downright... More »

Indians Sweep Pivotal Series With Tigers

4-2 win moves team within 3 games of clinching AL Central

(Newser) - Last night's win over the Tigers was the Cleveland Indians' 20th in 25 games, raising them to a tie with Boston for the best record in baseball, and taking them one step closer to clinching the American League Central division title. Indians ace C.C. Sabathia improved to 18-7, and... More »

Indians Outlast Tigers, 6-5

Blake's 11th-inning homer helps shrink Cleveland's magic number to 7

(Newser) - With one swing, Casey Blake secured the Indians an 11th-inning win over the Detroit Tigers, and reduced Cleveland's magic number to seven. Blake's walk-off homer could end up being a key step on the way to the Indian's first playoff berth in six seasons, especially if they can take the... More »

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