Ray Fosse, the catcher famous for being barreled over by Pete Rose in the 1970 All-Star Game and who went on to help the Athletics win two World Series and later became a popular broadcaster for the A's, has died.
Shohei Ohtani, the favorite for American League MVP, is the first player who also pitches ever nominated as a finalist for the Hank Aaron Award, which is given to the best offensive player in each league.
Cleveland manager Terry Francona is confident he'll return next season after missing most of the past two with serious health issues.
After finishing 80-82 for their first losing season since 2012, Cleveland is set to leave behind an injury-plagued 2021 -- and its Indians nickname -- and look forward to a future as the Guardians.
Eddie Robinson, the last surviving player from the 1948 World Series champion Cleveland Indians who also went on to be GM of the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves, has died at age 100.
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— Now comes the changing to the Guardians for the Cleveland baseball team that played 107 seasons as the Indians.
— Jordan Lyles closed his season by allowing only two hits in seven innings and rookie Jonah Heim broke a fourth-inning tie with a three-run home run to help the Texas Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Saturday night.
Who is rising and falling with the end of the season mere days away?
— Austin Hedges and Bobby Bradley homered, Jose Ramirez drove in three runs and rookie Eli Morgan won his third straight start as the Cleveland Indians drubbed the Texas Rangers 9-4 on Friday night.
— Shane Bieber pitched three effective innings, Bradley Zimmer drove in three runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Thursday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
— Salvador Perez tied a Royals record with his 48th homer of the season before leaving with a sprained right ankle, and Kansas City went on to beat the Cleveland Indians 10-5 on Wednesday night.
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— Salvador Perez hit his major league-leading 47th home run and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Tuesday night.
— As they've done in countless ninth innings over decades, fans in Progressive Field stood to cheer during the final three outs.
— Lucas Giolito pitched six scoreless innings, Eloy Jiménez had a two-run single and the AL Central champion Chicago White Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Sunday.
— Eli Morgan allowed one hit in six innings and José Ramirez drove in three runs, powering the Cleveland Indians to a 6-0 victory over the AL Central champion Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.
— Chicago starter Dylan Cease left after being struck on the right arm by a comebacker in the sixth inning as the White Sox beat Cleveland 1-0 on Friday night in Indians ace Shane Bieber's return.
Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber retired all nine batters in his first start for the Indians since missing over three months because of a strained right shoulder.
— Tony La Russa stood in the dugout, soaking in the moment as the Chicago White Sox celebrated winning their first AL Central title since 2008.
— Tony La Russa stood in the visiting dugout, soaking in the scene as the Chicago White Sox celebrated their first AL Central title since 2008.
Who is rising and falling as the end of the season rapidly approaches?
Reigning AL Cy Young winner Shane Bieber, who hasn't pitched since June 13, will start for Cleveland on Friday. Interim manager DeMarlo Hale said Bieber would be on a pitch count of approximately 70 pitches vs. the White Sox.
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— Yu Chang hit a bases-loaded triple off left fielder Andrew Benintendi’s glove in the first inning, leading Cal Quantrill and the Cleveland Indians to a 4-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.